I remember watching trailers as a youngster and seeing the FBM crew necking back beers, parading around with strippers and then jumping some of the biggest dirt jumps ever. The VHS; Albert St is a good depiction of this… I wanted to be like those guys and so I drank beers, listened to 80’s rock music and tried to do crazy stunts on my bike. They glamorized that lifestyle and I bought into it.
Gone is the 80’s rock music from BMX. Gone is the crazy beer drinking and eating lightbulbs. In this new DUB trailer the music is street influenced Dubstep and quite clearly, someone’s snorting an enormous line of cocaine.
I remember being pretty influenced by those videos back then. I wonder how influenced kids will be by this sort of thing today?