Monday, January 25, 2010

Olympic Trials 2010

Last Saturday night I headed up to Park City with Lisa and Nick for a night out on the town. We first had dinner at Davanza's. The best pizza place in Park City, it's basically tradition to eat there whenever we are in PC. After the delicious student special, which consists of a HUGE slice of pizza some fries and unlimited soda, we were ready to hit up the main event.

The main event being ... the 2010 Olympic trials for mens and womens boarding half pipe, it was soooo cool. There was a ginormous crowd which made for a fun atmosphere, pretty sure there was an ongoing snowball fight throughout the entire night, I thought it was hilarious. Also we were all standing on the most slippery snow that ever was, it was funny to watch people try and make it up and down without falling, a lot of people just gave in and slid all the way down. Watching these boarders tear it up in the half pipe was amazing they flew so high above the pipe it was mind boggling. They were all so good and busted out some nice moves. I will admit it was hard to take pictures of them, we had to stand pretty far away and they were moving so fast! but as always I did attempt to document in a way its kinda cool cause from the angle I was shooting from you can kinda see how high they get, but of course it doesn't do them any real justice.

Sean White was the last rider, his last run was just a victory lap because, of course, he had already won first place. He was amazing to see in person, he got twice as high as any other rider on his first trick. He did spend half of his run giving high fives to the lucky front row spectators, so it would have been fun to see his first two rides that earned him first place, but I will take whatever I can get. If you click on the pictures and make them big you can see his nappy red hair, proof that it is honestly, really him.

The fun doesn't stop there, after the competition, 30 Seconds to Mars put on a free concert! It was awesome. Of course it was still snowing and freezing, but when you are jumping up and down with hundreds of fellow concert goers you don't get as frozen as when you are just standing still watching people snowboard ... They put on a really good concert and sounded fabulous live. I loved the main singers outfit, his little knitted beanie with skulls and cross bones ... so hard core ...


  1. Super fun! what a cool thing to see. good documentation.

  2. Woah, that looks super cool (in both meanings of the word).

  3. I dunno what your talking about you got some great pictures of the snowboarders.