Photos/Captions: Scott Serfas
Words: Abby Cooper
Thursdays are the new Fridays and it was time to get loose, Wildcat style. This wasn’t your typical snowboard movie premiere; this in fact was a full on party. The highly anticipated Wildcats movie, Wildcats Never Die was here. Before the doors cracked to the public at Fortune Sound Club, big names including Devun Walsh, JF Pelchat, DCP, Charles Reid, Tyler Nicolson, Chris Rasman and Mark Sollors were already sipping from red solo cups inside. The place flooded with fans and industry folk alike, all stoked to indulge on some much anticipated snow porn and claim their free beer. Gibbons Whistler launched a new beer simultaneously with the Wildcats premiere and clearly no one was upset about the double up. JF Pelchat was spotted in his pink one piece from the eighties long before he took the stage and played MC for the night, but seriously, how could you miss that outfit?
Manboys The Movie played first and warmed up the night for the main event. When JF and Devun took the mic you could feel the passion dripping from their words. It was time to unleash their two-year project for the first time and they were proud, excited and of course, ready to rage. The film was everything you wanted and more.
The flash backs to old footage offered an ode to the past of snowboarding and showcased the build of up of the snowboard culture as we know it today. The new footage showed off heavy street hits and gnarly backcountry spines. The flow of the movie and the comical voiceovers kept you craving more as it show cased the crew of talented Wildcats. There was howling and laughing in crowd, as one would expect with a traditional Wildcat film, but this one also tugged at your heartstrings. A movie that paid tribute to where this sport got it’s roots and shows off where it’s going with out skipping over the importance of your crew and the crazy culture that we as snowboarders love to embrace. You can only imagine when the film was over and all the swag was tossed, it was looser than loose, but hey we wouldn’t expect anything less from this legendary crew.