San Diego Convention Center - San Diego, California
The Parties:An infamous portion of ASR is the the result of mixing skateboarders, swimsuit models and a weekend in San Diego. Many booths had kegs for VIPs, and flyers were distributed everywhere. Every night several manufacturers threw parties of all kinds. The Rev. Horton Heat played an early evening gig at the convention center to start things off. We stopped by the Graffix party and jammed to some blues, reggae, funk type bands and mingled with the conventioneers. The next night Third Rail threw a rager with several bands and a promised Miss XXX contest. Although the contest never materialized, the bands rocked and the house was full. This Colorado kid was feeling a little out of place more than once but it was fun.