Interview | Jonathan Labez | @JMLabez
Photos | Christian Delfino | @Christiandelfino
THEM Skates is headed to the UK in a week to promote the release of the heavily anticipated 909 boot. Until the Them team lands, Be-Mag is interviewing everyone on the THEM 909 UK tour, getting to know their experiences in Britain, favorite parts of Brit culture, and what tour life means to them.
Next up — Pat Ridder @PatRidder
Is this your first time in the UK?
Unfortunately, yes this is my first time in England.
If you find the time to go sightseeing, where would you want to visit?
Would love to visit the Tate Modern Museum.
What are you most looking forward to on this trip?
Hang out with my friends that I don’t see often. Sitting down and having an authentic English breakfast.
Do you collect certain knickknacks when you visit a new place?
I buy cigarettes in different places (trying to quit soon too).
If you had to choose a theme song for this tour, what would it be?
Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves the Sunshine
Who is your all time favorite skater from the UK?
Person you’re most likely to get into trouble with on this tour?
What do you dread the most about traveling?
Definitely don’t want to get sick while enjoying the world.
Do you have any good luck charm you bring on trips?
Not so much things, so much as my friends are my charms.
What are five essentials you are bringing on this trip?
• Them skates
• A scarf
What are some lessons you’ve learned on tour?
• Eat healthy
• Take enough vitamins when it’s cold
The Beatles, the Rolling Stones or Queen?
Sherlock Holmes or James Bond?
Doctor Who or Monty Python?
Cup o’ tea, pint of beer, or shot of scotch?
Crisps or chips?