Interview & Studio Portrait | Jonathan Labez | @JMLabez
Location Photos | Hayden Golder | @HaydenGolder
Videos | Andy Plumridge | @andy_plumridge | Jarrod Thackeray | @Jarrodthack
In 2 days, the full THEM team is headed to the UK to promote the release of the heavily anticipated 909 boot. Until they wrap up their UK stops before Winterclash, Be-Mag is interviewing the team, getting to know their experiences in Britain, favorite parts of Brit culture, and what tour life means to them.
Let’s sit down and talk with Gavin Drumm @_______seen
Is this your first time in the UK?
This will be my fourth time!
Favorite UK memory
Street skating with Oli Short & friends.
If you find the time to go sightseeing, where would you want to visit?
It’ll be my first time in Manchester. so hopefully I can catch an art exhibition there.
What are you most looking forward to on this trip?
Hanging with old friends, meeting new ones and skating with all of them!
Do you collect certain knickknacks when you visit a new place?
I do but they’re always different; sometimes gifts. I also like to leave things.
If you had to choose a theme song for this tour, what would it be?
That always reveals itself somewhere along the trip.
Who is your all time favorite skater from the UK?
Probably Oli, though let’s add Ben Jagger, James Bower and Leon Humphreys.
Person you’re most likely to get into trouble with on this tour?
Probably JJ. hahaha.
What do you dread the most about traveling?
Not a damn thing!
Do you have any good luck charm you bring on trips?
What are five essentials you are bringing on this trip?
• Massage ball
• Exercise band
What are some lessons you’ve learned on tour?
• Pace yourself
• Appreciate each moment
The Beatles, the Rolling Stones or Queen?
Sherlock Holmes or James Bond?
Doctor Who or Monty Python?
Monty Python [r.i.p Terry Jones]
Cup o’ tea, pint of beer, or shot of scotch?
Scotch [Irish though ;)]
Bronson or Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels?
Crisps or chips?
Meat pies or sunday roasts?
Gregg’s steak bake wif red saaaaauce