Words| Julia Spadaro Photos| Mark Clavin
The local Colorado snowboard community came out in droves to watch the newest snowboard films, support the industry, and kick off the season in Denver's Sculpture Park for Snowboard On The Block 2017 this past Saturday.
With five movies playing and two bands headlining, dozens of tents, and plenty of beer, there was no shortage of entertainment. The Method Movie 2 started the afternoon, followed by Arbor's Cosa Nostra, TransWorld's own Arcadia, Absinthe Film's Turbo Dojo, and SNOWBOARDER's Pepper to close out the premieres for the fifth installment of the highly anticipated annual event.
This year showcased one stage for entertainment, whereas in previous years, there were multiple theaters playing films at the same time and festival goers had to choose where to designate their attention. Crowds gathered on the grass to view the movies throughout the evening and judging by the collective sounds of excitement at each major part and Eddie Wall's natural talent as a Master of Ceremonies, it's safe the say the people were stoked.
Live music and sunshine kept energy levels up and morale high, with shoulder-to-shoulder attendance for performances by The Murder City Devils and The Vandals. People flocked to the Hornitos hut, the Fireball tent and all of the beer gardens, especially when 10 Barrel Brewing gave out $2 beers for a quick 30-minute window. Food stands on the way in ensured people didn't get too tipsy by supplying delicacies like East Coast style pizza and delicious crepes.
Many brands came out to hold it down at their booths with product displays and awesome sales including Arbor, Bataleon, Skullcandy, and BOA. By the time the sun set, Sculpture Park held the biggest lot of people seen all day.
After the event came to a close, downtown Denver bars proved to entertain some killer afterparties. Between sunshine, excellent food and drink, kickass movies, and good company, Snowboard On The Block 2017 was a huge success! Check out the intro to Arcadia below and don’t forget to get a copy on iTunes now!