Sxsw: annual music, film and interactive conference and festival held in Austin (Texas).
Photo: Tommy Kearns.
How many times have you heard the joke…
“What’s the hardest thing about rollerblading?” Every time you have skates on. People just don’t understand it because they haven’t seen it, so it’s kind of like a lost art I guess you could say.
And then when people see it, they’re like, “Damn, this is tight as shit!” You see skateboards so much it’s like drinking water. But when you see rollerblading, people stop, like, “Oh my God, people still do that?” [to female friend] You think rollerblading’s tight? You think skating’s tight? You think what I do is cool? [Friend: “I didn’t recognize it til you did it, Brian. But I recognize it now.”] People just got to see it, you know?
Has rollerblading gotten you laid?
Yes. But… not because of that. I think it’s a personality thing. If you didn’t know that I rollerbladed, you’d probably think I was a fuckin’… rapper, straight out of prison, like, tattooed, black motherfucker [laughs]. People judge shit all the time. […]
Check the full Talking to Strangers: Brian Freeman @ SXSW Interview.
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