This weekend I was at the Midwest Ski Film Festival. I had talked to BP about it beforehand, and I was getting pretty stoked because as it would turn out, the afterparty with Walker, Wallisch, Hornbeck, and Hathaway was across the street from this house I regularly visit at UWM. So we bought an HO and a 1.75 liters of Jag, cause we were down to party. Unfortunatley the half of the bottle of jagger ended up on the floor the night before, but I could care less cause I would possiblly be partying with kids I have been watching tear it up in my favorite ski movies.
So the festival came, and I didn't realize until just before the showing of every day is saturday that it was walker and hathaway dropping sick beats on stage. The festival was great, and I think that everybody in the midwest owes BP some serious karma for making us look good. As I said, the festival was amazing, however it was the after party that made me come to the realization that we are one of the greatest communities around.
I stopped at my buddies house and picked up my case of beer, and went over to party. For a second I felt like I was looking at some celebrities when I was dancing to walker and hathaways beats, watching wallisch play pong, and seeing hornbeck as sloppy drunk as anybody. This feeling of being starstruck was gone though as soon as I realized how chill all of the guys were. I told wallisch that this is why I love skiing, because we are a tight enough community that I would be able to party with some of the biggest names in the industry, to which he responded "Fuck yeah, you don't see Shawn White getting blackout drunk down here do you?"
After that the night got pretty blurry, but I do remember a trip to a george webb at 5 am, Smoking with some high profile skiiers who I won't mention seeing as how it is still illegal, and seeing Hathbanger put down pancakes like he was fucking kobyashi. It will go down in my personal as one of the craziest parties I will ever go to, and for this weekend I feel like I need to issue out some thank you's
First of all, I would like to thank Harvey and Bishop for creating and upholding this wonderful place we call NS.
Second, thank you Level 1, Poor Boyz, 4bi9, and Jibulant for making some dope movies this year.
I can't even begin to talk about this weekend without thanking BP, you threw a dope as party and festival mang, mad fucking props
Walker, Wallisch, Hornbeck, and Hathaway, you guys know why you are the shit, I am sure I drunkenly told you each a few times.
But most importantly, I wanna thank the Newschoolers. You guys are the reason that I always have some form of procrastination at my disposal, the reason that things like the Superunknown have given us pros like Wallisch, the reason I even ever found out that BP was also from milwaukee and was throwing a sick festival, and you guys are the reason that freeskiing is the sickest community on the snow. Thanks to everbody, and I am looking forward to MWSFF next year