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Last night Vans threw themselves 2 momentous birthday parties in both in Brooklyn and Austin, Texas.  Vans Kicked off their 50th celebration at the HOUSE OF VANS Brooklyn where the celebration was headlined by hip-hop legend Nas. The night was filled with free drinks, pizza, and burgers (served up by Steve Van Doren himself), along with appearances by Vans skateboarding legends and current pros. A special museum-like display was also enjoyed by all as they walked in, featuring an array of rare and classic Vans models and ephemera on display.

Meanwhile, at the SXSW music festival in Austin, Vans presented a retrospective of their various music-related collaborations throughout the years from bands including Motorhead, Bad Brains, and Public Enemy, while Erykah Badu serenaded the crowd.

Check out some of the photos that recap the 50th birthday bash.