we went to the maloof contest, where billy scrounged his way into the semi-finals. about half-way through the day, cory kennedy skated close by the edge in front of where we were sitting, and twenty or so kids swarmed the railing, reaching over for autographs, and the weight was so much on that one piece of platform that the floor broke through and kids starting sinking down into it like cars into a sinkhole. but the kids stayed there, screaming for autographs, still sinking into the earth. we had to physically pull some of them back until security showed up and roped it off. this is what it looked like when all the kids were off it, imagine it loaded with weight.
the semi-final results:
Results: Maloof Money Cup NYC 2011 PRO Street Semifinals (Top 12 advance to Finals)
Justin Figueroa AKA Figgy
...and rodrigo tx didn't even show up. but billy was wearing a ghostface shirt, so really it all evens out in the end.