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Video: Half Cab 20th Anniversary Party at the 2012 Vans Downtown Showdown

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Half Cab, Vans held a special party in conjunction with the 2012 Vans Downtown Showdown in Amsterdam.

Twenty years, twenty skaters, twenty photos and one shoe, was the premise for the opening reception of the Vans Downtown Showdown Amsterdam. 

Featuring live music from Ray Barbee, Tommy Guerrero and Chuck Treese, DJ sets from John Cardiel, artist-customized Half Cabs from over 20 contributing artists selected by Steve Caballero as well as the first European exhibition of TWENTY, curated by Lance Dawes, a selection of photographs of some of the world’s greatest skateboarders wearing the world’s greatest skateboard shoe as captured over the years by some of the world’s greatest skateboard photographers.

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