Alex Grey, true to that.

Alex Grey, true to that.

This barkeep was the busiest beaver all night long.

This barkeep was the busiest beaver.

This was the VIP area — there were a lot of very important people in attendance.

This was the VIP area — there were a lot of very important people in attendance.

Frankie Harrer, Nage Melemed and Mia Irons. Just adorable.

Frankie Harrer, Nage Melemed and Mia Irons. Just adorable.

Brian Iguchi and his lovely sister.

Brian Iguchi and his lovely sister.

Blondes on blondes — what do you make of that, Bob Dylan?

Blondes on blondes — what do you make of that, Bob Dylan?

Mingling.

Mingling.

And more mingling.

And more mingling.

Gina Turpel and Quincy Davis came and then they sat on funny chairs.

Gina Turpel and Quincy Davis came and then they sat on funny chairs.

Kai Borg and Kai Borg's friends.

Kai Borg and Kai Borg's friends.

Kaimana Henry, Dusty Payne and Ezekiel Lau, three of Hawaii's finest.

Kaimana Henry, Dusty Payne and Ezekiel Lau, three of Hawaii's finest.

Gavin Beschen, Kaimana Henry and Mike Morrisey, three of the universe's finest.

Gavin Beschen, Kaimana Henry and Mike Morrisey, three of the universe's finest.

Kellie Cuttrell and Donnie "Dirty Water Dogs" Stevens.

Kellie Cuttrell and Donnie "Dirty Water Dogs" Stevens.

David Nook and Louie Redman's beard.

David Nook and Louie Redman's beard.

Matt Ininns, Jen Sirchuk, Victor Pakour and a friend.

Matt Ininns, Jen Sirchuk, Victor Pakour and a friend.

They say, "Everything you need to know about a man could be said by the stickers he wears on his poncho." True to that.

They say, "Everything you need to know about a man could be said by the stickers he wears on his poncho."

Ryan Burch in the flesh.

Ryan Burch in the flesh.

Santa Cruz was, in fact, in the house. Skindog Cole Sandman and Willie Eagleton. All great names, all great people.

Santa Cruz was, in fact, in the house. Skindog Cole Sandman and Willie Eagleton. All great names, all great people.

The watchers.

The watchers.

It's showtime, folks.

It's showtime, folks.

They were enthralled. And when they weren't enthralled, they were Insagramming.

They were enthralled. And when they weren't enthralled, they were Insagramming.

True To This: World Premiere

All Photos: Peter Taras

Before Saturday, there hadn’t been any rain in California for a couple months. Before Saturday, there also hadn’t been a surf movie from Volcom since 2009’s BS! And before Saturday, there hadn’t been a movie blending snow, skate and surf together into one rad motion pic since Volcom originally did it back in 1993 with Alive We Ride. It was only fitting that the heavens opened on Saturday, and all of these respective droughts were quenched.

But with these torrential rains, there was a question if the True To This World Premiere in Costa Mesa, California would be too soggy for the masses. Would the same crowd still show? Well, 5,000 people showed up, so there goes that theory.

Yes, Volcom Headquarters, an action sports version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory opened their doors, skatepark, tents, offices, kegs and food trucks to the public, the public being anyone from ramp-sliding mini-grom to pro-snowboarder to swooning groupie to industry fat cat to skate rat to metal head to psychotic big-wave teamster. All watched and collectively ooooed and yewwwed at the various screens showing the fantastic True To This film. And when all was said and done, it was a great Saturday. —Beau Flemister-Moorman