On Tour In Colorado (part 1)
Wow! Just arrived home from 2 weeks on the road and it’s nice to be back in SLC.
Behold a photographical recap of our shows ranging from huge blowouts to total busts and everything in between. Yes, this is going to be a long one.
Started off with a bang in FT Collins at the New Belgium Brewery. This show has grown steadily each year and 200 folks came to see the movie, or was it the 2 free beers, or was it to support the Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol? Over $1,700 was raised to keep the only backcountry ski patrol in the U.S. operating.
Here I am welcoming and warning the crowd that, yes some of the snowflakes were harmed in the making of this film.
This has become a fun pre-season and pray for snow event for us and the community of Ft Collins. Thanks to Shawn and Lucas for helping put this together.
Nest stop, Boulder, and home of THE Megan Michelson.
We moved to a nice new venue this year saying farewell to the Dark Horse. Great call!! The warehouse at Avery Brewery housed a mad throng of 260!!
Flylow Dan and I with our best mannequin impressions.
Shan Sethna is pretty much single handedly responsible for our mega-event in Denver at the Oriental Theatre. Can you find Lemon Boy? He’s much nicer in person than on the interweb.
We blew the doors off it this year with 650 folks cramming the theatre to set a record as the single largest event this venue has ever housed. Friends of Berthoud Pass raised over 3K thanks to everybody throwing down for raffle and silent auction items.
What a night, but it wasn’t over yet. Jonah and Megan empty their glasses and cheers to the upcoming season.
Not sure what Wren and I were up to here.
made sense at the time….
What happens on tour, doesn’t stay on tour, it gets blogged. Wren and Megan were onto something here. Sorry for posting this gals, but it’s too funny not to.
The next night was a great show at the new location for Wilderness Exchange near downtown Denver. I blew it and forgot the camera, but the place was packed 150 deep and we had to turn folks away. Great looking shop with the latest gear and a consignment area downstairs.
Up the I-70 corridor we went to the newly liberated town of Breckenridge for a show at 320 South.
Dan hit the road with us to display and promote the new line of gear from Flylow. Nice display! Dan has become a good friend of ours over the past few years, it’s fun to hang out and talk about the ski industry and our little start up companies.
With the recent legalization of marijuana in Breck, we could only speculate that folks just plain forgot to come to the show. However, a good time was had by those in attendance and almost everybody won gear from the raffle.
Days in between shows often end up at coffee shops using the internet to take care of business. Not sure what Dan is measuring here, but you can bet whatever he does will be swayze like the rest of the Flylow line.
The show must go on, next stop, Avon. We’ve had large shows (over 100) in the Avon/Vail/Edwards area over the past years, but only 10 folks showed up for the flick.
I attempted to draw in a crowd with my pole dancing skills. Nobody was impressed.
Jake Sakson drove down from Aspen in his new ambulance which he is going to convert to Bio-diesel and live out of for he winter. Now that is the ski bum spirit!
The police swung by to see what was going on.
Jake had everything in order and there wasn’t any trouble. But later we got to see a guy step out of line and get tasered. I was going to take some pics, but it didn’t seem right. Interesting night all in all.
First trip to Leadville was not a disappointment. The Scarlet Tavern was incredibly hospitable to the 90 or so guests who came out to shake the snow globe and see if it wouldn’t snow.
We ran on two screens with a few minor glitches. Thanks for coming out everybody, see you next year.
I’ll try and get part 2 up tomorrow after skiing! Going out with Jason West if we can drag him away from his little girl.