Last weekend, a few of us from O’Neill were invited to attend and run a booth at Pac Sun’s Golden State of Mind Party at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. Could we have asked for a venue any more awesome and totally our style than the Ace? Nope, don’t think so. The weather was perfect, the DJs were rockin’ out, and the O’Neill table never had a chance to stop. We gave away custom trucker hats for everyone at the party using lots of spray paint, stencils, sharpies and our improv drawing skills. I was whipping out hat after hat, completely coating my left hand in spray paint (it took two days to finally come clean), and giving everyone a little something that was just for them. No two were the same and people seemed pretty stoked that their hat could be and say whatever they wanted. Ben from the men’s team was there too, doodling away with his stash of sharpies on more hats at the other end of our set up.
We also raffled off gear with the help of our event guru Shaun, our intern Matt, and my boy Trav. We gave away towels, beach umbrellas, bikinis, headphones, board shorts and our coffee table book, and the best part was when the guys won bikinis. Rather than jump into the pool wearing them, they came back the next hour with the hopes a girl or two would win board shorts so they could trade. Probably the better choice, although we would have had some pretty funny pictures if they’d kept them.
Once the day party was done, and most everyone was sporting a trucker hat from our table
(check out pics of our hats on PacSuns Facebook page), we packed up shop and enjoyed some sliders and tacos from the Lime Truck. What a great day, what a great weekend, and it was all totally worth the AWFUL traffic we were stuck in all the way out there. Thanks again PacSun!
–Alison, O’Neill Girls Assistant Graphic Designer