It’s that time, again. Time to get excited for the temperatures to get (a tad) chillier and the snow rain to fallÂ – just because we know the rain is snow where we go. Yeah. This is L.A., home of the Mountain High or Bear Mountain park punks and Mammoth Mountain weekend warriors. I’m one of the latter and so unlike those in Mammoth or many other actual resort towns, get to peep an event hosted by corporate heavyweight snowboard companyÂ Burton.Â It’s events like this that will work until the year I grow some ovaries, quit my job and head for the mountains to bus tables, work as a liftie and snowboard during all my free time. I’ll get back to you on that.
In the meantime, or rather – tonight – head to the Burton Flagship Store on Melrose for the Los Angeles premiere of The B Movie. It’s not B as in low-budget (Burton?! Low budget?!) but my best guess is for “Burton.”Â On hand will be the Burton Riding TeamÂ like Terje Haakonsen, Jeremy Jones,Â Jussi Oksanen andÂ Hannah Teter (YAY), so bring your posters and snowboards for signage.
Live music, food and drinks will be provided. Transworld Snowboarding Mag will also be giving away a Burton Hero 152 (yeah – that’s a longboard for me) but it’s signed by a handful of the team and it comes with a complete outerwear kit of your choice, including boot, binding, pant, jacket, goggle, glove and hat/helmet!! So while you’re there, be sure to enter for your chance to win.
There’s also an after-party at the nearby Spanish Kitchen down La Cienega so if it fits your fancy, afterwards you can canoodle with team riders or fellow weekend warriors. 😉 See you tonight.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Autograph Signing: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Movie Premiere: 8 PM
Burton SnowboardsÂ Flagship Store
8175 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
More info: 323.370.1777
After Party (21+ only):
The Spanish Kitchen
826 North LaCienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069