Only two kinds of people call James Lugo by his first name: loved ones and people telling him he’s had too much whiskey. We love him — and maybe he has had too much whiskey, but who the hell are you anyway? — but we still call him Lugo. We also love that Lugo rolls with the dudes at Analog and gets along with What Youth hero Nathan Fletcher. We asked Lugo for a good Nathan story and he told us, “One time I was with him in France at like 4 a.m. in a rental car when we got pulled into a surprise checkpoint in the middle of nowhere. When asked for his license and registration Nathan handed over the car’s owner’s manual.” We love Nathan.
And Lugo. And James. We’re happy to have him filming, editing, and running wild in the streets of Newport Beach for What Youth.
Photo: Scott Chenoweth