When you think of the Teva Mountain Games, what comes to mind first? For me, it's a dog flying off the Eukanuba Dock Dogs deck in slow motion, slobber streaming from his mouth and eyes focused intently on the zooming ball ahead - followed by a giant splash into the water below. For you, it might be the elite bouldering crew at the IFSC World Championships or maybe just the endless line of free stuff in Expo Row (hey, we all love free stuff).
Now, with the Winter Teva Mountain Games presented by Eddie Bauer on the horizon, you can fill your brain with ice climbers, snowshoeing, big air bike tricks, hot chocolate, skiing the Back Bowls with a chance to win a thousand bones, and, as of this week - an amazing FREE CONCERT LINEUP!
The music component to the Games has been one of my favorite parts of the summer weekend and I am even more excited about the winter version. We booked two contrasting and awesome bands for February 10 and 11, 2012.
Introducing... THE SPAZMATICS!
I don't know if it's just me, but put people in spandex and some 80s jams on the microphone and it becomes an insta-party. And The Spazmatics are not just any 80s band, they really are the epitome of the era. You should just watch for yourself. And yes, costumes are encouraged. Do it.
Saturday night, clear your schedule for THEOPHILUS LONDON!
It's THEE-AH-FULL-US, by the way. I stumbled on that the first time too, it's okay. To be honest, I hadn't heard of him before. But then I found out this hip-hop genius had a ridiculous international following and his music has been in quite a few things. I am now obsessed. I love his style and the way he combines so many genres into one unique record. Plus, imagine him LIVE and amped up in Vail Village under the lights following the Teva Best Trick Bike presented by Thule... oh yes.
What are you most excited about? We'll have a video in a few days from Opening Day at Vail Mountain to show you just how excited people are about this event (shouting and dancing included). And, don't forget to check our Facebook page frequently, we're ALL about the giveaways!
Here's to the Winterized ATHLETES. ART. MUSIC. MOUNTAINS!
- Social and sometimes sassy Melissa