It is pretty rare to get the entire Dim Mak gang together with our demanding work schedules but we managed to squeeze in some good old fashion fun at the local bowling ally before our founder Steve “Aoki” embarked on his Aokify America tour. Lucky for us it was gay night so we felt right at home and completely comfortable singing along to classic 80’s jams in replace of our usual house bangers.
Steve took the role of team captain and divided us into three teams based off who bragged about their bowling skills and who could barley lift a bowling ball. After a few (or too many) beers we weren’t feeling competitive enough so Steve decided to up the anty a little bit with some prizes….free Adidas for the first place team and $100 for the second place team. That was all I had to hear and I had my game face on.
Each team had some key bowlers that evened out the playing field. Steve and our Vice President Lorne took on the role of bowling mentors offering tips and tricks to help win. Everyone became cheerleaders, high giving and cheering each other on. The scores were all pretty close but I will gladly brag about being on the winning team because I’m stoked for my new Adidas.
Being a charitable and generous company we decided against taking the $100 and donating all of the money to our always busy video production team. Feeling too hungry to play a second round we mobbed deep to the nearest Chipolte…for some free burritos #chipoltegang. After a long day in the office it was awesome to get out and spend some stress free fun time with the Dim Mak fam.
The Dim Mak family hosts a surprise bowling session for Steve Aoki’s birthday in LA on Monday 26th, 2012. Team Aoki ended up winning by 1 point, but it was a close one! Special thanks to the Shatto bowling alley in Korea Town.
Last night I learned just how competitive bowling is when the Dim Mak family came together in downtown Los Angeles for Steve’s surprise birthday party. We took over four lanes for the celebration and filled it with good company, balloons, beer, strike outs, and birthday cake…