This past Saturday at the Volcom Garden in Austin, Texas we celebrated the culmination of the past six weeks of #ThisFirst, our initiative to reward people who are dedicated to turning their passion into their career. The event was a showcase of the work of #TheFirst winners and also featured a sneak peek of a forthcoming #ThisFirst documentary.
Thank you to all our winners, some of who traveled a great distance to be here and to Fat Tony, The Night Beats, Al Lover, Sound on Sound Fest, Deep Eddy Vodka, Austin Eastciders and everyone who came out to enjoy the night with us.
All photos by Levi Thompson unless otherwise noted.
Fabian aka Chama played a short set
Night Beats capped off the night. Photo by Reid
#ThisFirst and some of the Volcom crew on hand for the night
We couldn’t resist the opportunity to break out the shredder again, so we brought it to the party so people could shred what they thought was holding them back from doing what they really want to do.
Thanks to Pixster for the photos
MORE ABOUT #THISFIRST
Throwing out the traditional job application, Volcom asked candidates one question, “What’s your ‘this’ and what would it mean for you to put #ThisFirst?’ The search received over 10,000 global entries – from roller derby to launching a food truck in Alaska, passions spanned a variety of topics including sustainable farm to table food sourcing, charity work, animal rescue, make-up artistry, and even crochet. For more information about #ThisFirst, go to volcom.com/this.