During Eli Reed’s recent visit to London he hooked up with Sirus Gahan to skate around the city, the video above is the result of that afternoon.
Check out an extract of our interview below, then read our full Eli Reed Interview.
How are things with you? Enjoying your time in London?
Yeah, this is the first time I’ve actually been able to hang out, chill and do fun stuff – walk around, shop that kind of thing. I’ve only been here two other times and each time was for two days, both times it was straight into skating right away. I didn’t really get any down time, this is the first time I’m getting a chance to really see the culture.
What places have you wanted to visit?
To be honest I don’t think of London as the first place I’d want to go to in Europe. I think because I am from Boston, and live in New York, so I am used to these kind of conditions, environment wise. I guess I didn’t put much thought into how much culture there was here, it’s one of the biggest cities in Europe you know. It’s the international headquarters it seems like. I really felt a good vibe this time.
A lot of people do compare it to those East Coast cities.
It’s got so much culture here, and I didn’t realise that. But, of course it’s London, it’s one of the biggest and oldest cities in the world. I just never had the chance to see it and feel it.
What made you want to be involved with the Diamond collaboration? What did you hope to achieve with it, and why Johnny Cash specifically?
Nick asked me to model for it as first, then it became that I wanted to do it but have more control of the art direction and all that kind of thing. That builds into now doing more with Diamond, being a team ambassador as well as being involved with marketing and some more behind the scenes stuff. It’s just how it evolved.