Adidas Fanatic VIII: The Summer Classic Returns
Our kid Beans just reminded me that one of my favorite NYC summer traditions, Adidas' Fanatic soccer tournament, is about to pop off. The 2009 edition of the flyest footie event in the country happens on July 25th at Waterside Park in Chelsea and as per usual will feature all manner of BBQ goodness, beats by DJ Neil Armstrong and loads of fine and fashionable ladies & gentlemen.
It will also feature teams representing some of the most original and vital creative voices in the city; this year's competitors include the Vice empire, house hero Neil Aline's Chez label, DJ den Turntable Lab, Complex & Fader magazines and downtown street soccer stalwarts Chinatown SC (former club of Thierry Henry and Iker Casillas). Last year, it was the Syrup Boyz who took home the silverwear but this year they're no where to be seen so everyone will definitely be bringing their "A" game in hopes of catching the title. I on the other hand will be bringing a flask in hopes of catching a buzz.