Flatmattersonline - 10 Years of Voodoo Jam by Scott O’Brien!

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With 10 years of the Voodoo Jam going down this weekend in New Orleans, Scott just wrote this article about what it means to him, the friendships he has made, & a whole lot more. If you can’t make it to the Voodoo Jam, you can celebrate with them by watching the lifestream. Read on!

In 2004 I had an idea about having a contest in a club with spectators being close to the riders so everyone could feel the energy and create a special experience. The idea was to highlight my love for riding with my friends and show the world that Flatland can be highly entertaining. I wanted people to feel the love that Flatland BMX has for life. Flatland is about friendships, hard work, artistic values, athletic abilities, mental strength and most of all its amazing life experiences. Red Bull believed in the passion I had so they stood behind me to create The Voodoo Jam.!

There was a problem with the 2004 Voodoo Jam, we could not find an MC for the event and I could not trust just anyone with my vision. We had some names, but I was so afraid that my vision would not be brought to life the way I wanted it to be. So I ended up just taking control of this part of the contest even though I was the organizer. I never MC’ed for an event before in my life. I had no idea my passion for riding could just come out like that and I am so honored for the life experiences since that day.!

So, here I am 10 years later reflecting on these past Voodoo Jams. I think about the impact it has had on Flatland and many riders in this world fueling my sport in so many ways. My friendships have grown strong because of Voodoo Jam. Most of all, Terry Adams and I have something together with Voodoo Jam that you can’t put a price on in life. The impact that Voodoo Jam has had on my life is hard to put into words, but since that day,in 2004, I would not have these friends, I would not have these experiences and most of all, I would not have this amazing outlook on life. Voodoo Jam has given my family a global view of life and for that I am forever grateful. !
Life can be what you want it to be, go out there and get it. Flatland BMX is one of the most amazing things on earth and if you truly believe in that, you will get so much back from it. Get out there and experience it!!!

Thanks to all the riders, sponsors, friends and family that have made Voodoo Jam possible.!
Much Love, !

Scott O’Brien!

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