Thursday, October 06, 2011

Crazy Critters and the Downtown Asheville Hurricane of Vintage T-shirts

(originally posted at Skippy Haha Vintage blog)

I recently went downtown Asheville with a hamper of my finest Skippy Haha Vintage t-shirts.

Alli Marshall of Asheville StreetStyle had arranged for local rock band The Critters to meet up and shoot a video for their song "Visions of Light."

The rough concept was for them to try on a shirt, come through the Flat Iron, show the camera, go around back and try on another shirt, ad infinitum, until the hamper was empty. Something sped-up and lighthearted like the intro to the Monkees TV show.

What actually happened was, as the Mountain Xpress said - total mayhem. It was a hurricane of t-shirts, a t-shirt-ornado. No one could have been prepared for the energy and enthusiasm displayed by those Critters. 

Here is the video, expertly edited by Steve Shanafelt of the Mountain Xpress. You can see me at the end, as shirts are being flung into the trees of Wall Street, silently screaming in my head "AAAAACKKK! My precious heirlooms! Save my precious heirlooms!" 




No really, it was fun. Really fun. It was all over in under 10 minutes. I came home and washed all the shirts.

2 comments:

One Girl said...

This is unbelievable! I LOVE THIS!!!! Yahooooo
I might have bitten my nails just a bit when they were putting your precious heirlooms in the street - but it did look so darn fun!!
isn't it cute when the dog seemed like he was instantly happier when he got his pumpkin striped tank on??? haaaa!!

skippy haha said...

thanks OG! the dog was a sweetie! and he did do some extra proud tail wagging when he wore his tanktop :)