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Tale of Two Winter Parties

Last week of Feburary, First of March 2006
When most people in Chicago hang up their skate for the winter and only dream of hanging out with their skatin' buds. There are two groups that do something about it. NSP, your local chapter of National Skate Patrol and Team Rainbo don't let the cold keep us apart. While NSP is mainly in the planning mode over the winter we do head down to South Beach for a weekend of skating in the sun. Though it's Team Rainbo that keeps burning the fat with great indoor practices all winter long. Both groups do like to party as we represent here. Lot's of familiar faces here for all you Chicago skating fans, becoming a part of either group is only an email away. See if you can tell where one party leaves off and the other begins.


Every party begins with a huge plate of fried food; every good party.
Every party begins with a huge plate of fried food; every good party.
Every good party needs plenty of people to eat that fried food.
Every good party needs plenty of people to eat that fried food.
Really eat that fried food. Believe me, New Chris looked at this photo and said it was fine to keep. I think New Chris is a keeper as well.
Really eat that fried food. Believe me, New Chris looked at this photo and said it was fine to keep. I think New Chris is a keeper as well.
90% of the 2005 Chicago Chapter of National Skate Patrol. Can you read Tom's shirt? It says,
90% of the 2005 Chicago Chapter of National Skate Patrol. Can you read Tom's shirt? It says, "Where's Ray?" Can ya' see the horns on my head?
There he is!!! Did I mention good parties need fun people?
There he is!!! Did I mention good parties need fun people?
Tom trying out his new pre-rave speech.
Tom trying out his new pre-rave speech.
Mark and Zell... hey what that weird finger thing coming out of Patti's head. Aaaaaaaagh!!
Mark and Zell... hey what that weird finger thing coming out of Patti's head. Aaaaaaaagh!!
Gangstas
Gangstas
Rolling out the bling, weak bling, but bling none the less.
Rolling out the bling, weak bling, but bling none the less.
She got her man, it would seem.
She got her man, it would seem.
Good parties have enough food to last. As long as the kitchen's open this parties not going to end.
Good parties have enough food to last. As long as the kitchen's open this parties not going to end.

 
Her first exposure to the bobarazzi. Your first photo is always a nice one, from then on I take no prisoners.
Her first exposure to the bobarazzi. Your first photo is always a nice one, from then on I take no prisoners.
This is a meeting, so first off the business. Cale introduces himself and some history. Here Cale shows us the first Team Rainbo logo it was in hieroglyphics.
This is a meeting, so first off the business. Cale introduces himself and some history. Here Cale shows us the first Team Rainbo logo it was in hieroglyphics.
Meanwhile in the kitchen New Chris checks out our youngest team member who's just rolling in.
Meanwhile in the kitchen New Chris checks out our youngest team member who's just rolling in.
Yeah, that's one mean set of wheels.
Yeah, that's one mean set of wheels.

"Kids," she thinks, "they'll grow up, just glad I didn't have to."
Come here, little skater, come here, fast little guy aint he?
Come here, little skater, come here, fast little guy aint he?
Oh, they're looking at the Rainbo-through-the-ages table.
Oh, they're looking at the Rainbo-through-the-ages table.
Signing up for next year, if he can find his reading glasses.
Signing up for next year, if he can find his reading glasses.
Forget what I said before, every good party begins with a plate full of carbs.
Forget what I said before, every good party begins with a plate full of carbs.
The party under way.
The party under way.
Yes, we do have younger skaters. Fast one too.
Yes, we do have younger skaters. Fast one too.
The less filling / great taste debate rages on.
The less filling / great taste debate rages on.
Rainbo getting more and more urban every year.
Rainbo getting more and more urban every year.
New Chris, not shy of the bobarazzi's camera
New Chris, not shy of the bobarazzi's camera
Wine connoisseurs,
Wine connoisseurs, "How do I get this screw top off?"
Dessert and intrigue
Dessert and intrigue


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