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Jacksonville, Florida — March 12th-15th 2020. A unique time for a skate contest to take place right before social distancing was implemented throughout the country. At the time, gatherings of 250 people or less were allowed so the powers at Kona skatepark held a meeting, asked a lot of questions, did a head count, and made a strict policy that if there were anymore than 250, the competition would be shut down instantly. A social media blackout policy was also instilled to deter people from showing up so no one knew, asides from us that were there, that the event was even happening—which made it special in its own way. In one aspect, Pow Wow 10 felt like one last hurrah before this pandemic takes us all into harder times. Skating and cheering in the Florida sunshine while people are cooking burgers and dogs on their grills and throwing back a few beers, add to that, some amazing live music performances and you have yourself a Pow Wow. Always a good time seeing everyone and after we make it through this pandemic we’ll get together and do it all again. We have to right? Because Pow Wow 11 is coming March, 2021! Cheers!