EOT 377- Interview w/ Skate Raleigh

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Hello everyone. This is Brian Jurado, the Public Affairs Director here at WKNC and host of Eye on the Triangle. For today's episode I made the trip to downtown Raleigh on the side of Capitol Boulevard to meet with Cody Sharland. Cody is on the board of Skate Raleigh, the team that is bringing a skate park to downtown Raleigh, we discussed the importance of skateboarding to the triangle and the process of turning a vacant area into a new skate park for the city. Following Eye on the Triangle'[s interview of Skate Raleigh Technician news editors Heidi, Emily, and Abigail will share their weekly news. So stay tuned to learn more about events and news happening around the triangle.

Hello, everyone, this is Brian Jurado with Eye on the Triangle. We're currently in downtown Raleigh at the future home of the Conlang Family Skatepark. We're all very excited about today I'm with Cody Sharland, who is part of the Skate Raleigh team, who has been in developments of bringing the skate park over here to Raleigh.

Cody Sharland 1:22
Yeah, thanks, Brian. So my name is Cody, I am a local to Raleigh, have been here for a few years after spending some time out west. Just graduated from NC State last year, go pack. And part of this, the impetus for getting this started was hey, we're just without it. Raleigh only has one pretty decent public skate park right now at Marsh Creek. And it just seems like hey, let's see what can happen if we can get some momentum, the right people together, the right purpose, the right jobs and you know, just all the kind of planets aligning to get something going and we just can't stop it at this point. It's snowballing. Everyone's saying yes to doing it, especially the City of Raleigh, the City of Oaks Foundation for helping being our fiscal agent for nonprofit sponsoring. And really the site here at Smokey Hollow. It just doesn't need to be a parking lot anymore. That's like fenced off, gated off locked up. Let's get some people out here. Let's make it a safe spot to skate and especially with RPD, Raleigh Police Department. They've been super supportive out here. The guys that we talked to that bring them out to the site, are former skaters on you know, patrolling the streets and they want to see it happen. They want to come out here and skate with people. So shout out to RPD for supporting us.

Brian Jurado 2:32
It's been incredible. I think the skate community here in Raleigh is very deep. And I feel like everybody kind of knows each other within the skate community here.

Cody Sharland 2:39

Brian Jurado 2:39
So it's pretty, like incredible, just based off the site that you're right next to Endless Grind, which is like a pretty historical skate shop that's in the area. So just kind of moving forward from that what, what was the process and like bringing this idea or pitching this idea, in terms of just kind of getting that city to start moving?

Cody Sharland 2:57
Sure, sure. Yeah. Yeah, you can't do anything without Reggie Barnes's help, especially behind his shop in Raleigh. I mean, he's just the epicenter of all things that have happened here. And Reggie is global at this point. Like he's sometimes he's, oftentimes, he's not in the country. He's traveling, skating, you know, just traveling, vacationing all around the world. And he was one of the first calls we made. But I think it just makes too much sense to have a spot. The next skate park right behind Endless Grind. And, man, like, it's weird how the skate scene has been, basically so resilient on finding spots around Raleigh, building spots around Raleigh, DIY spots around Raleigh, especially after what was it Vertical Urge disbanded, you know.

Brian Jurado 3:41
I believe so. Yeah, I know that there have been a couple of DIY spots that have kind of spotted here-, up here and there, but,-

Cody Sharland 3:47
And I'm not going to go on record of where to go where you find these spots. You know, maybe it's near your local cemetery. But um, you know, that's what we really want. We need extra spots and spaces. And this isn't the only spot like we're working with the city to really help make Raleigh a skateable city again. But the city has been wonderful in helping realizing, and they've had it in their own plans, I think just waiting for the right team of citizens to come together. And really, you know, not only be a sounding board, but doing people to get stuff done. They give us the site to lease here. So as soon as construction starts with the Smoky Hollow Park, we have to you know, temporarily move this. And, you know, we're gonna find a way to get all the equipment and all this stuff that we have elsewhere around the city. So we're doing that now. We're like thinking three moves ahead about as far as Okay, what does this look like in three to four years? We're going to be here at least two years at Smoky hollow.

Brian Jurado 4:40
Great. And just in the process so far, I believe that you guys are very much moving forward. There's been, I believe ground broke last week.

Cody Sharland 4:48
Yeah, yeah. You can kind of see it right there. There's Rubble. So we're at the site. We're right beside Capitol Boulevard going in downtown so you can see the skyline in view of where we started breaking ground that was just largely ceremonial but construction should start this month, it only takes about eight to 10 weeks to get everything ready. So it's going to happen really quick to make the site skateable. And we'll have a ground opening sometimes as, or a Grand Opening sometime this summer. But yeah, construction crews will be here fairly soon to get everything paved over, the site's already been graded, it's been used for so many different things. And then we'll start putting some ramps and boxes, some rails out here to make it like a plaza style skatepark.

Brian Jurado 5:23
And what has been like some of the major setbacks that you've had so far, if you've had any?

Cody Sharland 5:28
Gosh, that's a good question. I think there's only finite resources to go around, you know, the initial wave of, hey, I want to sponsor this, I want to donate to this one and contribute to this has slowed down a bit, just because we raise a lot of money really fast. So that's the only thing everything else has been like weirdly momentous for us. So we just have a lot of people saying yes to things wanting to help out with things. And I mean, today, I probably have like 20 emails I've responded to about the skatepark. So I would say the money is like one of those things, it's slowing down. So here's what we're doing to contribute to that to fix that. April 16, is a big fundraiser at Union Station downtown in the rail station. And we're pulling out all the stops, we're basically throwing a circus indoors, with a silent auction for custom skate decks, to raise money to get us like not only over the hump, but to finalize our fundraising goal. We have enough money now to get everything paved and ready to go to make this a designated skate spot. But the more money we raise, the better it can go. It doesn't take much. So I think if you're listening to this and that you're available on April 16, come on out, go to our website. It's called All aboard. And we're selling tickets for it right now. Beyond that, we'll always like work to basically take contributions, money. Beyond that we started our own 501 C three with Skate Raleigh. So we can you know, keep building skate spots, skate dots, and skate parks around town.

Brian Jurado 6:48
That's basically how I heard about the plan was just basically off those waves of buzzes that y'all have been kind of creating. So I know that there's been the pop ups like at, um,-

Cody Sharland 6:58
Yeah at Union Station.

Brian Jurado 6:59
Union Station. And then there was also the pop up at Moore Square Park, which was actually how I ended up finding out about it because of my roommate works at one of the coffee shops. And he's like, Dude, there's a bunch of skateboarders just like right here.

Cody Sharland 7:10

Brian Jurado 7:10
At Moore Square Park. And typically, I mean, skateboarders have been skating there for a little bit, but they're not usually as welcome.

Cody Sharland 7:16
Yeah, that's right.

Brian Jurado 7:17
They get kicked off after a while. So I'm like, huh, I wonder what's going on, typed it up. And then that's how I basically found out ab-, about y'all. And it's been incredible.

Cody Sharland 7:24
Yeah. Cool.

Brian Jurado 7:25
So I guess you do have that event coming up April 16. Is there anything else that you've got? Got some future plans for?

Cody Sharland 7:32
Yeah. Yeah. So beyond that, we'll have a big grand opening with the park as skateable. You know, once we work out the kinks and the bugs about, hey, everything works, everything's going well, we'll throw a big party out here on site. Beyond that, we're still going to do pop ups, because basically, we're testing out different spots in Raleigh to see what works. You know, I think, with any parks project, with any renovation with any restoration, like Moore Square hindsight, is 2020. They wish, we wish we could have done things differently for that park. You know, I think a lot of the elements there have some, like anti-skate protective measures, you know, not only that, I think they're working for the displaced persons there to like, you know, make sure it's not basically a bedroom for sorts out there. But like, hey, both of those things, people, that's what people need, people need to sleep and skate. So, you know, we're working with the city to show like, hey, this isn't like skaters. And anyone of kind isn't like some type of vagrant community, we're really working to show like, hey, this is how people are using this community. This is how people are needing this community. What can you do to provide for this community? And we really want to be a data point of like how to safely do that and accommodate everyone skaters and beyond, like, hey, this is parks are meant to be used. Sorry, it's not the way you intended. But this is like, you know, this is what the people need. And the city of Raleigh has been really responsive in saying like, hey, we're learning. We're doing this too. And let's do it better next time.

Brian Jurado 8:55
Yeah, I believe that just based off articles that you've guys's has republished as well, and cities such as Rome, the benefits of skate parks is like are incredible, just in general, bringing in that community and just kind of both as a learning ground and as people that have been continuously, like doing the sport.

Cody Sharland 9:12

Brian Jurado 9:12
It's kind of nice to have that one community all like in one section. And I don't think cities know how important that really is.

Cody Sharland 9:19

Brian Jurado 9:19
Especially when a lot of the time skateboarders are very much like pushed to the side. And they have to go to basketball courts or just random parking lots. They skate there for like 30 minutes, and then they're kicked off. So it's just kind of like moving from spot to spot has been like the skateboard culture for the past couple years.

Cody Sharland 9:35

Brian Jurado 9:36
So it's like, it's been very nice, especially here in North Carolina, where you go to parks in Durham, and Apex where they're all kind of like, rooted into one space now in the city, and they're actually being accepted. And it's a lot more of an accepting community than what it used to be when I was like, 10 years old. And when I first started skateboarding.

Cody Sharland 9:53
Yeah, it might have been like your first interaction with police then of like, you know, hey, I'm just, I'm just playing a sport.

Brian Jurado 9:58
Yeah, I'd be like 14 In a parking deck, and I'm getting like kicked off or just trying to learn an ollie I'm like, huh, so it just kind of, there always been, has been that back and forth from the skate community. And it's been very like, strange, but like very nice as of late when I'm growing older and like you're seeing this kind of team, teamwork essence to it. And there's cities building more parks, it's just a lot more of an accepting community than what it was when I was younger.

Cody Sharland 10:23
And, you know, the mindset with Raleigh is that it's a city within a park. So like there's so many park spaces here, especially per capita in comparison to other cities, globally, like we have an abundance of parks and so our parks and recreation and cultural resources department, they have to do so much. And there's been so much that's built that they're caretaking. But now it's being revised. It's a lot of it's being renovated, a lot of it's being restored to like modern purposes. So that was last year, the city of Raleigh passed a huge parks bond to like raise money to help throw and fix some of these problems and like, update their parks. So that's what we're really working for is like helping them try to reallocate some of this money and resources to go towards updating the parks. I despise empty baseball fields. I hate driving by a park with nobody on a baseball diamond. And like no offense anybody like baseballers or softballers or whatever sport that comes out there, kickballers, like park systems need to be used, park amenities need to be used. And the number one most used Park community in the world is guess what Brian.

Brian Jurado 11:29
I'm gonna say skate park.

Cody Sharland 11:29
That's right. Pickleballers are coming up. So part of it is like hey, we, if we build it, we know that people will be there. But it just is a giant hurdle to get it built. So once we do that, I think show the City of Raleigh that skaters love this stuff. They need this stuff. We won't skate at the Bell Tower. We won't skate at Publix. We won't skate like the all these like DIY spots. We have places to do it. Like the people are there. This is how they can use it in order to make it a home run for everyone because you want people in the parks. We can do that with skate stuff.

Brian Jurado 12:00
That's kind of the great part about skate stuff. Just beyond just regular skateboarding. It's just a very much more of a entry level sport. Like you go to things like baseball, where it's a little bit more-

Cody Sharland 12:11
It takes 17 other people to play a game.

Brian Jurado 12:12
Yeah, it takes 17 other people to play a game. With a skateboard-

Cody Sharland 12:15
And an umpire.

Brian Jurado 12:17
-It's just you, you just need you and the board or you and some wheels and you're hanging out. So it's like, that's kind of the great part of it is just, it's even at all ages. Anybody can do it.

Cody Sharland 12:26

Brian Jurado 12:26
And there's always that desire to learn. Because, I mean, it's pretty cool. So, I mean, just for skateboarders that are listening right now, I know you mentioned earlier that it's gonna be a plaza style, what is like what can be expected from this park, especially compared to other ones in Apex and Durham?

Cody Sharland 12:42
Well, here's one thing we don't have part of this site is that we can't dig into the ground. So there won't be any bowls, there won't be any subterranean features like the, the city is going to like renovate the heck out of this site. So like, we're doing some testing for them. But we just can't go below ground. We're gonna have ramps, we're gonna have entry level stuff, we're gonna have rails, we're gonna have boxes. We're gonna have spectating spots, too, because that's a big part of it. Like we want people to be able to hear, come and support, hang out. And really, like a lot of parents are coming too so like, rather than sitting in your Tahoe in the parking lot, watching your seven year old, you can be out there listening, being present to you know, if you're bringing someone on to skate, you can be there with them. There's also businesses nearby. So like we're right across from West Street, Layer Croissantery, The Pink Booth, there's diners, there's food, there's a pilates studio over here, there's mechanic down here, you can get your oil change, like there's just so much stuff going on. Rather than like, hey, we have to drive out to the middle of nowhere to do this. We want to have events here too. So like competitions, concerts, fundraisers, you name it, like we want to make this an event site as well. So like, not just having only skating, we want to make it as multipurpose as possible. And then 55,000 cars pass the site every day. So we're really trying to make this a site for advertisers to help pay and improve the park. So that's part of it, too. If you're looking for a sponsorship, we've got like a shortcut to get on Capitol Boulevard to get your products get your company's noticed. We put up some fence advertising for you. And that'll help us like, you know, bring notoriety to the parks and revenue to the park and get you your name out there like a really high rate of engagement.

Brian Jurado 14:12
And we're currently in the first couple of days of April.

Cody Sharland 14:15
That's right.

Brian Jurado 14:16
And as you said earlier, that the plans are moving along a lot faster or a lot, very fast in general. Where are you along in the plans and what can be like expected in the future coming months?

Cody Sharland 14:26
Sure. So New Line Design is our designer builder for the park. They are out of Brooklyn and they've done a really good job at like modifying the site building some stuff really unique to the site working with the site as it is under the parameters of the City of Raleigh. Will Alfen is our general contractor, his office is just down the street, so I'm pointing towards North Raleigh over here. His company is called Redesign Build and so they have, uh, they're managing a lot of our site and subs for this project when construction is out here gonna help with paving and getting some stuff filled with concrete work out here. So everything is scheduled to be built starting within like, five, six weeks, a couple of companies are donating their services contributing us. So we're like, hey, whenever you can do it, that'd be great. But we're hoping, you know, sometime in May, June, we'll be out here skating, testing out, making sure everything works. And then around, then, you know, a few weeks after, we'll have like a grand opening celebration, things will be wide open, it won't be open, I think 24 hours a day, just because we don't have lighting out here. So hopefully, you know, we're opening around like, you know, where there's like the most sunlight hours in the, in the day around, you know, when summer starts. And we'll just like maximize the time out here. That's kind of the timeline we see so far. It's, it's floating, we know not to put like a hard number on a date when this is gonna be ready and built. But just know, like, sometime this summer, you'll be skating nonstop out here.

And just kind of for anybody that wants to stay informed more on the skate park and any developments, where would you plug them to?

We're super active on Instagram. So S K 8 Raleigh is our handle, we post a lot of stuff there. That's kind of the most live and up to date version. So if you're on Instagram, check us out there. Always updating our story, always updating our posts. Skateraleigh.com is our website with big event stuff. So like all aboard, get your tickets there any type of events or, you know, competitions and stuff like that, that's gonna be at our website, we'll put it there. And those are kind of the two channels we do most, then you can sign up for emails on our website. So do that. And we could send you stuff so you don't miss anything. You don't have to keep checking back. And yeah, we're just like trying to rally the masses. There's already a ton of people out here, supporters of the skate park who don't even skate. So we're just kind of giving the banner to hey, this is Skate Raleigh. It's kind of everyone who has a board has wheels, wants more space to do this.

Brian Jurado 16:40
Great. Thank you. And lastly, skate parks are often representative of city. I mean, for an example that I pulled was Lez Coleman Park in New York based out of Brooklyn.

Cody Sharland 16:50
Yeah, yeah.

Brian Jurado 16:50
Which is a very, like big skate park. And it just represents like that urban environment and just New York City as a whole and the skate culture there. What do you want the Conlon Skatepark to represent Raleigh as?

Cody Sharland 17:01
Mm, man. It's maybe something that Raleigh doesn't have at this point, or is like trying to reclaim and it's really inclusivity. You go to Marsh Creek, you go to any skate park almost anywhere. And it's a mixture of ages, backgrounds, traditions, ethnicities, abilities. That's the beautiful thing about skating. It's everyone from everywhere, kind of coming together with this common ground. I think that's like, the biggest hope I have is that this would be a meeting point for so many, from so many places, no matter where they are. And they would feel accepted here, see the community at work here, be supported here. And honestly, like, I don't think Raleigh has this. I know, they haven't historically, and even as a member of the Wolfpack, like NC State hasn't had this, like, you know, this is this is one of those few places in time where for a moment, we can kind of all come together for the same purpose the same cause the same hope. Let's just skate some more. I know there's bigger stuff than that, like I hate with our city, we have so many problems about like, affordable housing, and other things that people like, are really on the higher level of hierarchy of needs. But like, I think for a moment in time, we could like really fix an issue with hey, do I belong here? So inclusivity would be like the number one thing of like, anyone can be here. We're not charging the mission. We want people just to be here. If they're skating or watching, that's what we want, but feel loved, accepted. Know who their people are. That's what makes a Raleigh, Raleigh, is when people feel like, have they, when they have all that they feel like a place is home. That's what we want for the skate park.

Brian Jurado 18:31
Well, thank you so much, Cody. I'm really looking forward to Skate Raleigh, and just overall the park in general. I've been following it for a little bit now. And I'm very excited to continuously keep following it and seeing it come to life in the summer.

Cody Sharland 18:42
Yeah, yeah. Thanks, man. Thanks, Brian. I want to see you out here I want to see everyone out here and go pack.

Brian Jurado 18:58
Up next Technician news editors, Abigail, Heidi and Emily share their weekly tidbits.

Abigail Ali 19:07
Hello, guys, welcome back to Eye on the Triangle. My name is Abigail Ali, and I am the news editor for Technician and today I'm here with,-

Heidi Reid 19:16
Hey guys. My name is Heidi and I'm the assistant news editor at Technician.

Mary Kay 19:20
Hey, my name is Mary Kay and I'm the assistant copy desk chief at Technician.

Emily Vespa 19:24
And I'm Emily Vespa. I'm the other assistant news editor at Technician

Abigail Ali 19:28
-and today we have brought you news tidbits from around the triangle and we are gonna get into it.

Emily Vespa 19:34
This next tidbit is about a bank robbery.

So the Raleigh Police Officers are investigating a bank robbery at First Citizens Bank in Downtown Raleigh. This is the second downtown bank robbery in less than a week. So to all our listeners please don't rob a bank. Um, they apparently pass a note to the teller and demanded money and the teller just complied which they didn't have a weapon. So I don't exactly know why the teller just gave them money because I don't know. I mean, maybe they were scared they would have a weapon. But is it even a bank robbery without a weapon? These are the questions that I'm wondering tonight.

Heidi Reid 20:16
Those are some really good questions. I think actually tellers are just supposed to do what they say because things probably have like good insurance and stuff. And so when have bank robbers ever gotten away except for that one time they hid on Centennial for like six days, but that was a mistake.

Emily Vespa 20:31
It was a fluke.

Heidi Reid 20:32
It was a fluke in the system.

Abigail Ali 20:33
Okay, according to Yelp, Big Mike's Barbecue in Cary has the best barbecue in North Carolina. It was officially declared the best by Insider Magazine, and News and Observer reported that Big Mike's barb-, Barbecue has 600 reviews on Yelp averaging 4.5 stars. Naturally, this news led me to their menu on their website, and some standout items include Tex-, Texas style brisket, Big Mike's Platter and sausage and pimento egg rolls. Honestly, for a barbecue place, their menu is really diverse, incorporating ribs, brisket, pulled chicken and more. And as someone who does not eat meat, aka me they have a veggie platter, a chop kale salad and grilled cheese, which is way more options than most barbecue places. So I thought that was pretty dope. But yeah, just by the way, Big Mike's is apparently really good and you should check it out.

Speaker 6 21:29
I don't know, as our resident Texas girlie I'm a little suss of anyone trying to call something Texas style, so might have to go check it to confirm.

Abigail Ali 21:37
So true.

Heidi Reid 21:38
As our resident waitress at a barbecue restaurant I'm hurt you would even do this at all. What do you mean Yelp? Yelp doesn't know anything.

Emily Vespa 21:48
You delivered that like you were like reading off a script like it was like, what do you even mean? I don't believe you. How could you do this to me.

Heidi Reid 21:58
I'm so sorry to tell you this, but this is in fact misinformation. Please come visit me at Midwood

Abigail Ali 22:03

Emily Vespa 22:04
Make sure you tip generously to your waitress if her name is Heidi Reid.

Heidi Reid 22:07
Yes, tip very generously. I like 50% tips and in cash, please.

Emily Vespa 22:11
Yes. But that is cool that they have pulled chicken because I like barbecue, but I honestly prefer pulled chicken and pulled pork. So yeah, and I'm glad they have kale salads and like grilled cheese. That sounds good. Even though Heidi doesn't like, she's giving me the biggest glare because she just doesn't like kale.

Heidi Reid 22:29
I don't like salad at all. What?

Emily Vespa 22:31
I forgot?

Heidi Reid 22:31
Actually, yeah, I'm sure, I'm sure Yelp has some sort of accuracy. So, sure, fine. Try Big Mike's. Get out of here.

Speaker 6 22:38
Okay. But in all honesty, a good, a good barbecue restaurant hits so different so like, we are gonna have to go check it out.

Heidi Reid 22:46
So the Ruth E. Carter Afrofuturism and Costume Design is a new exhibit coming to the North Carolina Museum of Art. Or the Noma as I like to call it. On March.

Emily Vespa 22:57
She's so unique.

Mary Kay 22:59
She's not like other girls.

Heidi Reid 23:00
On March 12, Carter won her second Oscar for costume design, making her the first black woman to win the award more than once. She's done costumes for many popular movies, most notably Black Panther. And the exhibit will run at the Noma through April 1 through August 6, and tickets are on sale now. And also, if you're under 21, your ticket is free. And usually it's kind of expensive. So maybe hold on to those old driver's license permits, if you want to go for free.

Wow, that was a great tidbit Heidi

Speaker 6 23:34
Honestly though, all of the costumes from Black Panther are really cool. So I feel like this would actually be like a very interesting exhibit to see.

Heidi Reid 23:41
No, all the costumes are really cool. Like they're really interesting costumes. And they're really intricate too. So yeah, I'm, it is interesting.

Emily Vespa 23:48
Yeah, I think that was a great tidbit Heidi.

All right. So if you're a fan of country music, or you're a fan of women, you should listen up. Shania Twain will be performing in Raleigh on October 18. And tickets start at $85 Each, which for Shania Twain, I think is pretty good.

Abigail Ali 24:07

Emily Vespa 24:08

Mary Kay 24:08
So we have to go?

Emily Vespa 24:09

Heidi Reid 24:10
Let's go girls.

Abigail Ali 24:13
Okay, so for my second tidbit, I have that State Senator Lisa Graftstein, stien is pushing for Senate Bill 225 to be passed. According to news and observer, this bill would break down standing legislation that prevents municipalities from making their own rent control laws, which is a really big deal as rising rent prices have been a huge discussion in North Carolina cities, especially Raleigh and Charlotte, and across the US as well and other growing cities. I know Technician covered this topic recently because rent prices have been greatly affecting students living near campus and it's kind of pushing them out or forcing them on to into the dorms, which is causing overflow. But yeah, I thought this was really Interesting. And the unfortunate thing is that the bill is still in the early stages and is currently sitting in rules committee. So we will have to see how far it goes. But keep an eye on updates for that, because I don't know, it's super relevant right now.

Emily Vespa 25:15
Yeah, that's so interesting. Um, especially because like, I feel like, although the Senate is very like, although both like the house and the general assembly are very Republican, like, if this were to be passed, it would mean that like, maybe not all local governments would choose to enact rent-

Abigail Ali 25:32

Emily Vespa 25:32
-like control. But I would think that like, you know, Charlotte, or like some bigger cities where they're also primarily like, liberal would be able to enact it, which is honestly where I feel like a lot of rent control could help. So that could be really awesome if they make that happen.

Heidi Reid 25:47
Also most of the bigger cities are liberal that would like likely to make that happen like Raleigh, like Charlotte, Asheville, like, that's where a lot of college students live. So that would be really helpful for us.

Abigail Ali 25:56
It really would. And it's nice because it doesn't like force. Like you were saying, it doesn't force everybody to enforce rent control, it just gives the option to the different cities that actually need it.

Heidi Reid 26:09
Okay, so bring your own vinyl is at Ruby's at Five Points in Durham every Tuesday at 6pm. And if you were anything like me, you think your music taste is better than everyone else's, and you want to force other people to listen to your music. So if you also enjoy hearing other people's tastes, you should do all of this at Ruby's at Five Points in Durham every Tuesday at 6pm. It is a really cool bar. It's also like a record store. So that's cool. And the event is hosted by a bartender and the host of bring your own vinyl for over a year. I think his name is Jaf-, Jafar Jafar, I might be saying that wrong. He brings his own records, but usually he focuses on your tastes. So go check it out.

Emily Vespa 26:50
Woo, I'm gonna bring my drink record to play one dance.

Heidi Reid 26:54
I was thinking of bringing Mambo number five.

Emily Vespa 26:56
Okay, good.

Unknown Speaker 26:57
Oh really? Because I had in my head that I would bring Sweet But Psycho.

Emily Vespa 27:00
That could work, that could all work.

Heidi Reid 27:02
This is good, what about Student Die? Could someone bring that along?

Emily Vespa 27:03
Yeah, I think I have that one.

Mary Kay 27:05
Or Cotton Eye Joe.

Heidi Reid 27:07
Okay, that one might get a little rowdy. Like that's really risky. Because you know how people get when they hear Cotton Eye Joe? They just start dancing.

Abigail Ali 27:13
They get very excited.

Emily Vespa 27:13
Yeah. Yeah, yeah no, that, like I remember when I accidentally incited a mob doing the Cotton Eye Joe.

Heidi Reid 27:21
We'll bring that, but that's for emergencies only.

Speaker 6 27:23
I also have the unreleased Taylor Swift song Thug Story so I'll bring that too.

Abigail Ali 27:27
Oh my God. Okay, guys, that is all we have for you this week. Thanks for joining us, and we'll see you next time.

Brian Jurado 27:46
Well, that is all for today's episode. I want to thank Cody Sharland for speaking on Skate Raleigh. If you're interested in learning more about Skate Raleigh, I would recommend checking out their upcoming fundraiser All Aboard. It's April 16 at the Union Station in Raleigh. They're also active on social media if you want to stay in the loop of future pop ups or triangle skating news. I hope everyone has a lovely rest of their evening. As always, you can catch more episodes of Eye on the Triangle on WKNC slash podcast. Tune in next Sunday at 6pm here on WKNC 88.1 for an Eye on the Triangle interview with the Raleigh City Farm. Thank you.

Music for today's episode has been fractal of life by Chris Hogan, licensed under the YouTube Audio Library.

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