The old adage has never rung more true: legends never die. In memory of beloved Vans family member and skateboarding icon, Jeff Grosso, some of Jeff’s closest friends come together to celebrate his life during a virtual birthday gathering.
Grosso leaves behind a prolific legacy of skateboarding history, having touched the lives of skaters of all ages and backgrounds with his cunning commentary, tenacious attitude, and enduring activism for preserving the core. The special ceremony will showcase never-before-seen-footage of Jeff by Greg Hunt from the Vans Propeller vert sessions, birthday edits by Six Stair Productions of personal video dedications from friends and family. Moderated by Chris Nieratko, the event will close with an intimate memorial gathering with respected skate names such as Steve Van Doren, Loveletters to Skateboarding co-creators Rick Charnoski and Buddy Nichols, John Lucero, Steve Olson, Steve Alba and Lizzie Armanto.
Despite the era of social distancing, Vans brings us all together for this unique and truly special moment – a heartfelt ode to many lives lived by a passionate man who loved skateboarding more than anyone. Jeff Grosso, you are missed!
Watch The Loveletters: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...
Performed by Blondie
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Written by Deborah Harry & Chris Stein
Published by Music of Windswept / BMG Monarch all rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Grosso & Christian Hosoi Life Without Andy
Christian Hosoi & Grosso Life Without Andy
Lizzie, Grosso, Tristan, Clay, Gregson, Cory, Ivan & Kevin cheering on Life Without Andy
Grosso loving the action! Life Without Andy
Brighton Zeuner & Jeff Grosso Life Without Andy
Tony Hawk, Grosso, Chris Pastras Life Without Andy
Grosso & Lizzie Armanto Life Without Andy
Patrick Ryan & Grosso Life Without Andy