After Midnight at X Games in Aspen it's all about the wrist bands. In addition to the actual X Games competition there is an enormous party scene. It's kind of like a mullet...all business up front...all party in the back. High School and college students drive to Aspen from all over the Rocky Mountain region. The VIP and Sponsor's events are littered with corporate executives, agents, managers as well as the friends and family of the Athletes. If you have the right "hook ups" there's never a dull moment at X Games and it's always open bar and heavy apps.
After 7 years of snapping and rapping, AspenSpin has developed some good connections at X Games. This year especially we need to throw out some SPECIAL THANKs. To everyone who hooked me up...thank you, thank you, especially ESPN, RED BULL, MARLEY's MELLOW MOOD, FREESKIER and REPREVE. Repreve is the official recycling partner of X Games and hooked me up with a satchel full of GREEN BEANIES made from re-cycled plastic bottles. We distributed the Green Beanies to those people who proved that they are recycling and protecting the environment. If you scroll down to our previous posts from X Games you'll see some of the sick events we attended...Red Bull Media events & parties, the raucous Freeskier party, ESPN's Film / Style / Music programs etc etc. But Saturday and Sunday nights got fully out of control. It was full contact partying.
Unquestionably at X Games Aspen 2013 the place to be late night was the MARLEY SAFE HOUSE. Live music, entertainment, a young hot crowd who was ready to party and an open bar all housed at the former Crystal Palace. Lines of 500 or more were turned away as the safe house filled to capacity around 11 PM.
On Saturday night the reggae superstar MATISYAHU free-styled in front of a packed house. The Jewish reggae was flowing. At around 3 am the VIP room opened. It was mostly athletes and hot chicks plus 1 blogger. A. Party finally hit the rack at about 6 a.m. On Sunday night KY-MANI MARLEY (son of Bob) and his band unleashed a reggae fire storm at The Marley Safe House. He was joined by his son K.J. and others. It was out of control.
Also Sunday RED BULL threw their X Games closing party with music from BUN B and DIPLO. Yeah it was a HUGE deal. The Ballroom at the Hotel Jerome was filled with Gold Medalists, team managers and friends of Red Bull...mostly hot chicks.
So you get the picture. Party to Party...all night long. Lets just say our wrist band quotient was high.
Click 4 pix. MARLEY SAFE HOUSE