Eggs, Boston's beloved skate spot, is the center of a photo show and zine release this Saturday at Orchard in Allston, Mass. Our frequent contributor and friend Ian Browning provided the written content for the zine, and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out. We're glad this is all happening for a few other reasons as well:
Eggs is the type of spot that every city needs, and we're glad there's a celebration taking place simply to honor having a dope place to skate – especially since so many cities don't. It's the type of spot that you can skate all day with your friends, learn tricks, chill, and generally enjoy skateboarding. Remind us again why Barcelona gets most of those places? It's also the type of spot that where somebody could film an entire part, and recently Eggs local Gavin Nolan practically did. Places like this are rare in 2016, so it's refreshing to see an urban ledge spot with so much going on (just check out the Instagram hashtag #eggsreport for proof).
"3/24/16 #Eggsreport @will_mazzari @ariel_perl #wafflereport #apfamilyedit"
Eggs isn't a sanctioned skate park, and for as needed and appreciated as skate parks are, we're especially glad for place like Eggs. It's a public place where skaters have formed a community and have sense of ownership, and are invested in keeping clean and safe. It's probably weird to the outside world that a few granite ledges could matter so much to a group of people - but they do. Much to the dismay of lawmakers and city officials, Eggs is what it looks like when the public gives a fuck about their public spaces.
In the wake of the loss of a similar place we thought would be around forever (especially since they already tried to kill it once), having a spot like this is especially worth celebrating right now. Come through this Saturday and join the celebration.