Windham, Vermont – Join pro snowboarder and TV Host Jack Mitrani and Olympic snowboarder Danny Davis on their journey of balancing pro snowboarder life with the pressures of producing the 5th annual Frendly Gathering music festival in the hilarious and inspiring Following Frendly web-series. The seven episode series powered by Skype launches today and runs through July 7th on youtube.com/FrendlyPresents.
After honing his edges in the firm half-pipes of the Green Mountain State, Frends co-founder Jack Mitrani moved to Mammoth, setting the stage for countless laughs, adventures and exploits of amplitude. His sense of humor and talent not only on snow, but also on camera, has landed himself a new path of hosting and commentating at some of the world’s top action sports events, including the X Games. Danny Davis, member of the 2014 Sochi Olympic team, lives life like his eccentric and diverse music playlists. Graduating from the flat and icy hills of Michigan to shredding as a Tahoe local, Davis’ breakout year five years ago landed him on podiums around the world. Today he is known as one of the most stylish and celebrated halfpipe snowboarders in the sport.
Episode 1: “Frendly History”
The series kicks off with some background as to how the Frendly Gathering came to be, when the Frendly Crew — a group of pro snowboarders that wanted to celebrate frendship and camaraderie — created a gathering of frends in 2010 of camping with a couple of favorite bands joining in for the weekend. In five short years, the Festival has grown to a 30-band lineup featuring national acts, a full weekend of activities, on-site camping and thousands of concert-goers who travel from across the World to attend. With just four weeks away until the Frendly Gathering, held in Windham, Vermont, the pressure mounts while the two balance the life of an event planner with the responsibilities of their snowboard sponsors and TV appearances.
Following Frendly is in collaboration with Skype, a platform that Mitrani and Davis have relied on since the Festival’s inception to stay connected with their “Frendly Crew” to help pull off the incredibly overwhelming task of putting together the event.
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