Hip-hop, jibbing, bombers, racing
I was in a downtown liquor store (buying my medicine) the other night when the man behind the counter asked me what time Arrested Development was scheduled to play on Saturday night. “About 8:30,” I said. He didn’t seem like the type who would be excited about a hip-hop concert, and I must have had a strange look on my face because he eventually replied, “I need to know when the concert starts so I can have enough people working in here.”I expect we’ll be selling a lot of bombers.” They probably will. Arrested Development will shower Aspen with one of their “celebration” concerts following the completion of the Aspen Rail Revolution Invitational, which will be held at the Aspen Mountain gondola plaza from 7-8:15 p.m. The invitational will feature about 20 top skiers and snowboarders showcasing their skills on a series of plaza rails modified with welded additions. “I’m psyched about this, this is totally my scene,” a friend of mine said. If new-school jibbing is your thing, don’t miss the exhibition. If you’re more into bashing gates, the Aspen Times Town Race Series will resume this weekend with the infamous giant slalom finale. The quad-burning course will run from the top of Golden Horn to the bottom of Thunderbowl – the longest of the season. The advanced division racers compete on Saturday, while the recreation division, which is open to snowboarders and telemarkers in addition to alpine, runs on Sunday. The Spring Jam concludes Sunday with a WSA sledstyle exhibition – combining freestyle Moto X and snowmobiling – at Snowmass from 2-4 p.m. The NEPSA awards cap off the festivities from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Wheeler Opera House.
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