When we first got word that Baker would be surprising our good friend, Dee Ostrander, with his very first pro model, we knew we had to be there. We got wind of the big secret only a couple of days before, so we cleared our schedules, packed up the car, filled the cooler and headed to Dee’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.
When we arrived in Nashville, we met up with the F.U. Crue and hit the streets. Then we met Dee and the Baker boys at the first spot.
The heat really got turned up at the next spot. We were rolling with about 40 dudes, and we are at this sick rail spot in downtown Nashville. Security showed up, and they were pissed off right away. One of the security guys pushed someone, and the crew didn’t take that very well. A couple pushes and middle fingers later, security blocked all the entrances and all the vans and cars that were with us had to hop some curbs to get away before the cops showed up.
After a couple more spots and a couple more run-ins with cops and security, it was time to head to Hattie B’s where Andrew Reynolds was planning to turn Dee pro. In classic Boss Man style, Reynolds picked up the tab and bought everyone plenty of food and beer. When the food arrived on everyone’s tables, Doughnut (Baker Team Manager) walked around with a tray of specially labeled Texas Pete hot sauce bottles. Dee grabbed a bottle, and then realized what was happening. As soon as he began to look around the patio errupted and out came his first pro model boards for Baker. That is when things start to get blurry. Thanks for the good times, and the heavy hangover, Nashville. DEE IS F#CK!NG PRO!