Backdoor Skateshop/ Skatepark

“All Purpose Space (For Cool Stuff)”

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  • Release # BFLD513
  • Limited to 150
  • Size Chart Clear
  • Product Description

    When I moved to Greenville, NC in 1993, I was obsessed with BMX, skateboarding, and music. There was a lack of venues for these interests at the time, and as was the DIY/ Punk habit of the day, our little group of friends started making things happen for ourselves. We started booking shows for the bands we liked at house parties, Unitarian churches, and any other place that would have us.

    Backdoor Skateshop opened in 1994 in downtown Greenville. Shortly after opening the shop upstairs, they started building an indoor skatepark into the downstairs space. Our accommodating friend Billy Rabon was (and still is) the store manager so my roommate Shon and I immediately started booking shows in the space… And HOLY COW, did we book some epic shows there!

    Backdoor was our clubhouse, our skatepark, our shop, our recording studio, and our music venue. It was very important to us and I’m very thankful to everyone involved with the space. We hope you dig this shirt! -Charles Cardello/ Bifocal Media.

    Oh wow… I spent countless hours at Backdoor (in my early days) playing music, hanging out, and spending time in a growing and caring community of great people. It was a beacon of hope in the khaki-infested streets of Greenville, NC… and one of the few places that not only had a full-running skatepark, but also ran a ton of all ages shows. It would be totally impossible to recount every show that I’ve seen there, but if you were in an underground band in the 90’s and 2000’s (and even today!!!) you’ve probably toured through Greenville and had the chance to hang out at Backdoor. Thanks so much to Billy for using my art on this shirt. I’m just stoked to be here. -Evil Jay/ Tokyo

    LIMITED TO 150. Printed on Canvas soft cotton tees. Ladies tees printed in Bella Canvas “Favorite Tees”. Ladies’ sizes run small.