Dime Live in Paris gallery02.10.2023
Having enjoyed the Glory Challenges in Montreal from afar with more than a little Fomo, we were excited when Vans invited us for a long weekend to attend the Dime Live in Paris event. On Thursday evening we made our way to a packed Arrow & Beast to check out a cool, Glory Challenge-themed retrospective photo exhibit before travelling across town on Friday to visit the Dime pop-up at a prestigious location on the Seine, a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower. The welcome party at nearby Fluctuart went off as expected and Bryan from Dime made an appearance, tirelessly posing for photos with fans before chasing off two intruders across the Pont des Invalides. Saturday was a free day so we visited Paul Grund‘s excellent photo show at Le Bal, which was also hosting a ‘zine fair where we caught up with our old friend Sergej Vutuc. The main event took place on Sunday for which the pop-up was transported across town to an unseasonably hot Aubervilliers and slowly dismantled during the afternoon to create a series of ingenious obstacles. Spirits were high as skaters invited from across the globe hurled themselves at clothes rails, oil paintings & potted plants among other fixtures & fittings from the shop, many of which were destroyed beyond repair. We hope you enjoy the photos below. Thanks to Dime & Vans for a memorable weekend.