American Nomad Bowl BBQ – Connecticut

Every year Nomads make the pillage to Connecticut for the American Nomad Bowl BBQ. Jay Kelly and the American Nomad himself, Bill Danforth, host an insane weekend long camp out/skate jam in their backyard bowl fueled by beer, burgers, skateboarding and punk rock.

They added a new section of the bowl just in time for this year’s party, and everyone was eager to grind the fresh coping and hit the super tight wallride that they added in on Saturday night.

Under 95 and Sadplant played live sets and brought a whole new level of stoke. Bringing a bit of FDR Skatepark to Connecticut, Under 95 made sure to have some fireworks during their set while Danforth set the coping of the new section on fire during the filming of Sadplant’s upcoming music video.

Words by Brandon Monohan
Photos by Joe Makarski and Brandon Monohan

Greg Pachell. Airwalk to fakie. Photo: Joe Makarski

Ryan Sutherland. Backside boardslide the whooooole bitch. Photo: Brandon Monohan

Hans Frank – Frontside Grind nosegrab on an OLD Alva. Photo by Joe Makarski

Gabs Rataiczak – Frontside Layback. Photo by Brandon Monohan

Greg Harbour – Fire Frontside Grind. Photo by Brandon Monohan

Greg Pachell – Frontside Air. Photo by Brandon Monohan

Brando – Vert Wall DropIn. Photo by Joe Makarski

Mike Drake. Frontside air. Photo: Joe Makarski

Greg Harbour – Layback Hurricane. Photo by Joe Makarski

Hans Frank – Backside Boneless. Photo by Brandon Monohan

Troll – Invert. Photo by Brandon Monohan


Under95. Photo by Brandon Monohan

Zack Fox – Frontside Lipside. Photo by Brandon Monohan

Group Foto. Photo by Brandon Monohan

If you ever get a chance to make the pilgrimage to the Nomad Bowl for their yearly BBQ, pack your tents and do NOT miss it!


Thank again,

Brandon Monahan

Ace Bizarro. Alley oop backside disaster. Photo: Brandon Monahan

Brandon Monahan. On the other side of the lens floating a backside ollie over the hip. Photo: Greg Pachell

Greg Pachell shooting off some fireworks. Photo: Brandon Monahan

Ethan McCarty – Backside Wall Ride. Photo by Joe Makarski

Greg Harbour. Layback. Photo: Brandon Monahan

Hans Frank. Layback. Photo: Brandon Monahan

Hans Frank. Texas plant. Photo: Brandon Monahan

Greg Harbour. Nose blunt yank in. Photo: Brandan Monahan

Joey Fitzpatrick. Back smith. Photo: Brandan Monohan

Ricky Dormoi – Frontside Boneless. Photo by Brandon Monohan

Joey Fitzpatrick. Front rock. Photo: Brandan Monohan

AJ Malik backside grinding the pool coping and Bill Danforth flipping the bird. Photo: Joe Makarski