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We went to Battle this last weekend...

... and won!  A huge "thankyou" to the judges that chose us Best Custom Sneaker for the second year running, including our gracious host Suraj and celebrity DJ, mister DJ Clark Kent.
That's them, picking the winning custom, the Billy Holidays...

Preparations for us were big this year since we made this huge, tricked-out display. 

On the drive there we look all composed and shit but...

This was us the night before...

We also met some amazing people. Such as super cute married sneaker duo Tyler and Twiggy.
These are some sneaker fiends if ever I met any. She says when they met dude only had three pairs of shoes and he says they were all skate shoes too.

Oh my how things have changed. Twiggy has every pair of heat that I've ever wanted and Tyler also has a collection to die for. He's real cool about it too 'cos he's not greedy or precious: he told me he's going to be selling a lot of these after the show, starting on ebay at 99 cents "and they'll go for whatever they go for". Find that ebay account!

I also fell in love with the brand 8and9. Their shit is illll!!!! And the team were all super nice. Saigon Girls love you guys!

Also, did I mention how many fine dudes there were walking around that show? 

Like Oscar from Mumz 

Ace from Make It Clap

and DJ Fever from Philly 

The line to get in was so long that they even started locking people out who already had entrance. Hence why I was left screaming like a dickhead on my own when they announced us best Custom Sneaker while Miss Saigon was stuck outside arguing with the bouncers. NICE WORK FELLAS. Luckily she got back in time to get on stage and accept her award from the most awesome Angie Martinez who was wearing Fafi adicolors. <3>

We were next-booth neighbours with the beautiful FlyKIckz from NYC. Females representin'!!! 

Miss Saigon and Wale...

Arriving victorious back to Philly we were touched to be welcomed home with fireworks. Maybe it's just because it says "Hooters" in the photo but this one kind of looked like something else to us.

Oh yeah. And I finally got a word-for-word explanation.