Earlier this evening at UBIQ in Philadelphia, the second round of Questlove’s 1World Air Force 1’s released. Unlike the usual quiet but pertinent atmosphere in Philadelphia, fans came from all over and as far as VA for this release. The first campers came on Saturday, for a Tuesday night release. Mostly out-of-towners at the beginning turned into a city wide fiasco, all local news stations and newspapers tuned into the culture and tried to get an understanding of the sneaker culture by interviewing the campers. Upon release there were about 90 pairs available for the 100+ campers, inevitably some went home disappointed, while others including 8 got their golden ticket pairs. By some great chance, of the first 5 campers to purchase their sneakers, 4 of them had golden pairs. Questlove came to deliver the campers Pizza and Water at 3:00 am the night before. All store cheering quickly went from one box being opened to another as the first 4 happened one after the other. Questlove himself would slap the golden toe’s on the window each time a pair was unwrapped, and signal how many golden toe’s were left. All in all to much chaos for the Philadelphia area, fans got to meet Questlove as he signed boxes and commemorative t-shirts for the event, leading to the after party co-hosted by Stussy Philadelphia, to cap off a spectacular night. Sneaker News’ Drew Veloric was there to capture all the action, check below for all the shots from the busy day.
A busy Walnut St. At Around 5:30pm
Down the street away from Ubiq the campers reside
They occupied a whole side street diagonal to Ubiq
Ryan Lee and Duckie From Ubiq and Puma-Dan(Puma) Pose
Chris Vidal formerly of Flight Club shows his support
Inside, The Setup Is Arranged Boxes and Shirts With Scattered Sizes For The Buyers To Pick From
Quest and All Of Philadelphia Getting Bombarded With Local News Cameras
Andy (Ubiq) Hard At Work
Corey (Ubiq) Poses
The First 5 Diehard Campers Are Finally Permitted To Buy Their Pairs
WHATS THAT…?!?! GOOOOLD
The First Gold Recipient
Soon Followed By A Second
Then a THIRD IN A ROW! This Was The First Person Inline He Came With A Broken Foot and Crutches-Thats Dedication!
New Campers Are Let In To Decide Which Pair To Pick
We Have Another GOLD!
Quest Stamps It On The Window To Show The Outdoor Crowd
Questlove Signed Gold Box
Questlove Hard At Work All Night Through The After Party, You Have To Give It Up For The Man Tremendous Job So Far On The Releases… Thats All Til Next Time Hope You Enjoyed.