OK... So I've been slacking a little bit. Well, here I am, smack dab in the middle of Sundance... the Mecca of film, 2nd to only Cannes Film Festival, and I am more concerned about snow and snowboarding. Is that wrong? Apparently not, because on Saturday night it seemed that the buzz about town wasn't about Philip Seymore Hoffman's film, or Tommy Lee Jones being across the street, or Ryan Reynolds, Bill Murray, Jonah Hill, and Danny McBride showing up at various parties throughout the night. Park City just happened to be hosting the final event of the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix, the results of which would determine who would make the Olympic snowboarding half-pipe team. Shaun White’s spot has long been secure, but still he debuted his new trick, the Double McTwist 1260 — two flips and three-and-a-half spins — and pulled out an insane, gauntlet-throwing run that scored 49.5, just half a point shy of perfect. Did I mention, family friend Kelly Clark tore it up and secured herself a spot as well? Uh, what film festival? So to recap the last couple of days, we hit up Park City on Day 2 for an awesome day of fresh powder. No, the OTHER kind of powder; I know I'm talking about movie stars. After a long day on the slopes we headed downtown for some dinner and then proceeded over to the "World Famous Harry O's" to check out the Joan Jett party. Can I tell you, that chick ROCKED that place. I was so beyond impressed that I wet myself. We ran up an embarrassingly huge bar tab that resulted in a few after-hours with some people I was told to not name. (Just ask me). I have to give a HUGE shout-out to my friend Clarke from Skullcandy for the hook ups at Harry O's! Can't wait for the Snoop Dogg party!
Day 3 was spent off the slopes because we were a bit "impaired" from the previous nights activities. We had a chance to walk the town, see some of Sundance's exhibitions, installations as well as do some SERIOUS bar-hopping on Main Street. After a full day of dealing with movie types, it was time for a dose of reality; we headed home for a lovely "proper" English roast courtesy of Stuart's Mum!
Day 4 we were up bright and early and headed over to Snowbird for some great conditions. My damn foot continued to bother me so I had to go drink some tequila to make it all betta! That mountain never ceases to amaze me. It's God's creation in all it's natural glory and beauty. Ironically enough 1% For The Planet was hosting their annual board meeting there! (I love those guys) We reluctantly headed back to Park City to shower up and head back down to Main Street for our 7pm dinner reservations at Prime Steakhouse. It was a wonderful dinner and I sincerely enjoyed spending som QT with Stuart and his family. In the middle of everything that is Sundance, there are the simple things that mean the most... friends & family. Although my partner in crime, Angela, was not by my side, she was sorely missed. (I kinda like her if you haven't picked up on it). So... it's now 10:56pm and our night has just begun... is it Dave Navarro playing acoustic? Should we dance on top of couches to Starkillers at the legendary 'The Downstairs' owned by Danny Masterson of 'That 70's Show' fame? I'm looking for an assistant... any takers?
Until tomorrow... Namaste!