The Chili Bowl was an incredible way to squander away a Saturday afternoon: water balloons full of beer, a blood geyser coming out of a guy’s head, filthy jokes from the announcers, a punk band playing awesome songs like “you are dead, motherfucker” and “crack on Mission St.” within a few dozen yards of a playground full of children, and, of course, skateboarding. This is definitely my kind of place.
If anyone doubted Allan’s recommendation of the park, you need to check Potrero del Sol out. It is like Dolores Park, only it’s not full of trash, dead grass, cops, it doesn’t smell like urine, and there is actually interesting shit going on. It even has its own miniature hipster hill, affectionately known as “lurker hill” by the announcers, where one can flaunt their keen sense of retro bicycle-parts aesthetic and complete apathy towards skateboarding while unfettering, drinking and carousing.
Anyways, I shot some SICK phone-video of the competition. Sadly, my camera does not have a fisheye lens and I still know nothing about making skateboarding videos. Bon appetit.