Its my birthday today. I have made it to 35. Enough about that.
And the team kits are in. Always a few little ordering errors, but thats just how it goes.
Bikedance is Thursday and Pugfest is Saturday, 12 noon, at the ice rink parking lot.
So the Dharma Wheels Cyclery showed a film at Sundance. Yes indeed. How does such a thing occur?
Well, some of the team sponsors (myself included) are super fired up about the Race Across the Sky Leadville Trail 100 movie. So, with their backing (that means money), I called up Citizen Pictures and they agreed to let me be the captain of the ship to show the film. And, through Adam, we determined that the High West Distillery had an opening night slot available, and their AV equipment almost installed. And by almost, I mean that it had not arrived yet. It takes a little more than that to scare me off. So, the DVD’s arrive from Citizen Pics, happy days. They send two copies, in case one gets damaged….include a sheet on what to say so that you don’t piss off your audience or say something incredibly stupid – I mean seriously, would I do something like that? So we have a private showing in Jim’s theater at his electric company for the sponsors and special guests. The DVD’s worked great. Sundance week rolls around, and the screen and player show up. Then, they are even installed. On Wed, I ride up and preview the place. I also place flyers about town just to really pack the place in. Turns out the city sees the flyer, says “Hmmmm, we don’t have a permit” and calls the Office/Shop promptly at 9am on Thursday….the opening day of Sundance, and the day of our big screening. Well, being the town dentist sometimes pays off, and since the city people gets their teeth, and sometimes their bikes, fixed at the office/shop, they rushed it through…..for a fee of $300. So now, we are all set…..so how does the DWC do a film festival premiere?
Well first, you ride to the venue and park outside by the ice bar…
Then you socialize with the audience. When they find out that YOU brought the film to Park City and Sundance, they start buying you a lot of drinks….
And then, with a level 7 buzz, I get to talk about how rad Leadville is, thank the sponsors, Adam, and High West for putting the party on. I don’t think I said anything stupid…unless you count the part when I answered the question “how would you describe the Leadville race?” and I said “well, it’s not for pussies”. But I think thats cool.
Then, after the screening, we left….thanks to Tom for the pics….like this one, with our $300/same day during Sundance permit.
FYI, most of the locals were more impressed that Kim and I got a permit out of the City the opening day of Sundance then the fact that we showed the movie and had a packed venue.