Writing something about Texas Toast that isn’t trite or cliche is practically impossible. It’s not a bad problem by any means because to be honest, everything you’ve seen or heard about the event is all 100% true. During the past three years, more and more people have been making the pilgrimage to the jam to hang out, party and just flat out shred on little bikes.
I’ve had the pleasure of attending all three jams and each year there’s been moments where I got chills and goosebumps from behind the lens. From Aitken’s rebel run in the inaugural event to this year’s Veteran comp, Texas Toast never ceases to rejuvenate my love for BMX. Seeing everybody from my childhood heroes to the latest upcoming superstars, ride and have fun under one roof is absolutely incredible. We had dudes in that lumberyard who were in their 40′s boosting as high as their teenage counterparts!
When I was piecing together this documentary, it was almost overwhelming all the positive feedback we were getting and the best part was; the riding was almost secondary to the vibe. Sure, there were tons of bat-shit crazy moves that went down but the thing that got everyone most psyched was just how the BMX community came together. From all the brands and volunteers that helped make the event happen to the pros and kids who ventured out to just ride and have fun – everyone chipped in and helped put together on one of the best weekends of the year.
If you couldn’t make it out to any of the jams, hopefully this video will give you guys a good idea of what it was like. Thanks to everyone we talked with in the video and to Adam Banton and Jesus Sons for hooking us up with some tunes for it.
We also have a little bit of gear left over so if you want to get a new hat or shirt, click on over to our online store.
ARTIST: Adam Banton
TRACK: All the Little Things
ALBUM: Escapism (click here to pre-order the album via KickStarter)
LINKS: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
ARTIST: Jesus Sons
TRACKS: Who’s Around and Ain’t Talkin’ Homesick
ALBUM: Who’s Around
LABEL: Mock Records
LINKS: Facebook and Bandcamp