MSP's 'The Way I See It' Has Been Seen... in Whistler
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The MSP premiere of "The Way I See It" was exactly that and like everyday on the ski hill - a great time with friends.
We cruised into Millennium Place in Whistler, got our tickets and caught up with all the shredders we hadn't seen since last ski season. All but the movie pros that is. After their Friday night appearances at the show, you could say they were double booked for a wedding in Pemberton... all of them. Why? The brind and groom names might give you a hint... Sarah and Rory.
The movie was downright hilarious, with a more comical perspective than ever. Sean Petit started the movie off with silly sayings and some kinky attire questionable for skiing. He got the crowd hooting and hollering.
The rest is a blur... Colby West made us nearly piss our pants when he began dancing with Jon Olson and thrusting his manhood here and there (don't ask, just watch the film). Mark Abma and Eric Hjorleifson broke away from the costumes, heli and snowmobiles and spent a segment skinning and skiing at a backcountry lodge. Then Colby West and a cast of jibbers brought back the helis and the biggest jump ever for the ultimate park session in AK of all places. Kaj Zackrisson from Sweden taught us that Euros can fall hard (repetitively) but still see the positive and have fun with friends.
But it wasn't all fun and games. One segment brought tears to my eyes - Arne Backstrom skiing with his sister Ingrid and friends in Lake Tahoe. A truly dedicated skier who had a strong passion for the sport and his friends. He sadly died skiing on Pisco Mountain in Peru in June. He is truly missed.
Last but definitely not the least... humor was back in full force when the movie ended with far too cute of skiers Cody Townsend and Henrik Windstedt. One wore 'the green pants' and one wore 'the orange pants' and they ended the movie romantically holding hands. You just have to 'see it' yourself to find out what happened... and on that note see all the other sick segments and riders in the film.
We missed the afterparty but can only guess some good times ensued. Meanwhile, in a little spot up the road in Pemberton, the movie pros were raging amidst the wedding festivities. Congratulations to Rory Bushfield and Sarah Burke for tying the knot!
That's the way I saw it, if you weren't there then get the DVD and See It for yourself.
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