Bobbito Garcia's Rock Rubber 45s Premiere
Things kicked off in style on 18th November, when we welcomed an icon of the New York street scene, Bobbito Garcia, for the London premiere of his new documentary, Rock Rubber 45s.
The film is a cinematic odyssey which explores the connectivity of global basketball, trainer culture, and music through the first-hand lens of Bobbito, the cultural orchestrator, himself.
It charts his journey, from a youth dealing with mistreatment, educational issues, identity, and loss, and his ascension to self-determination and influence.
Rock Rubber went down a treat with our assembled guests, and the man himself was on hand at its conclusion to hold an intimate Q&A session in which he answered some of the more burning questions at hand.
All Qs roundly A-d, attendees were then invited downstairs into our Cellar Bar for a post-screening after party and DJ set, during which Bobbito jumped up onto our decks with a very special guest – his long-time partner in crime, Stretch Armstrong.
As you can imagine, this went down a treat. So too did our specially-made bespoke serve on the night which we dubbed ‘Cucumber Slice’ – a nod to his moniker during his days as an underground radio host.
Cucumber Slice – one cool customer..
The serve took mocktail form, in light of the fact that as well as being one cool customer, Bobbito is absolutely alcohol-free. The refreshing libation contained a subtle mixture of cucumber, apple, ginger, mint, avocado syrup, lime juice, and maple syrup.
Although the Cucumber Slice was big hit, that’s not to say that the rest of our bar menu didn’t get some love, too – every serve on our brand new Cellar Bar menu got some well-deserved attention.
All in all, it was one hell of a night and we were so hyped to have Bobbito, Stretch, and all of you who made it possible over to stay at ours.