Online skateboard mag Crossfire’s annual, infamous Halloween Massacre event, in association with Vans, is staged at the BaySixty6 skatepark in west London. Since the first edition in 2007, it has featured some insane skateboarding, well illustrated by the 2009 edit of proceedings, which featured skaters such as Aaron Sweeney, Greg Nowik, Barney Page, Helena Long, Becky Jacques, Daryl Nobbs, Dave Snaddon and Nicky Howells.
More recently, the 2012 edition featured guest pro riders from Witchcraft, Creature, Lovenskate, Kill City, Heroin and Death Skateboards, an open, five-hour hour skate jam with best trick comps and a Zombie Bowl Sesh.
Filthy footage of the 2012 event soon emerged online, featuring ‘Chav’ Dan Hill, Dannie Carlsen, Craig Questions, Jake Snelling, Tom Steele, Ewen Bower, Salar Kooshki, Adam Moss, Sam Pulley and Sox, many in full-on Halloween fancy dress. Carlsen took overall Ripper of the Day in the bowl with some incredible tricks including blunt tre flips and flip fakies, while Hill took longest grind in the bowl, Rob Smith took the wallride honours and Alex DeCunha laid down the goods on the rail.
The after party is always equally entertaining – in its seventh year, the gnarliest Halloween party in town was held in 2013 on the Battersea Barge and featured Shikari Sound System, Baby Godzilla, and DJ sets from Gallows guitarist Lags and Sweet Dreams. The night was even shut down briefly after revellers in the mosh pit ripped down cables and lights during Baby Godzilla’s set.