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Anthrax, Chuck D, Valient Thorr, Black gold & snowboarding in East River Park, NYC – pics & video

photos by Chris La Putt

Valient Thorr bundled up, a snowboarder & Chuck D w/ Anthrax
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Over the last three weeks, a massive snowboard ramp has risen in East River Park, in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. Nine stories tall and 150 yards long, it required more than 100 workers to build, and it has lured 16 of the world’s top professional snowboarders to compete in Thursday’s Red Bull Snowscrapers, billed as the largest urban snowboard event in North America.

Riders, including the 2006 Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White, Travis Rice, and Terje Haakonsen, will zip down the ramp and soar 50 feet while performing aerial maneuvers before touching down on either side of a 36-foot-long ramp. A panel of judges will rate the best moves and style. The winner will get $50,000 of a $100,000 purse. [The NY Times]

That NY Times article came out before yesterday’s event (2/5). Musical guests included Valient Thorr (seen above bundled up after he/they played) (and who are performing again tonight/Friday in Brooklyn), Black Gold (who play/DJ again outside today/Friday at South Street Seaport), and “Anthrax” who were joined by Public Enemy’s Chuck D (as seen above). Bring the Noise.

Chris, who is no stranger to the Valient Thorr, got there too late to catch the opening band, but he did get lots of pretty pictures from the rest of the action, as you can see below…

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Snowboarding Champion!…

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Black Gold…

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Chuck D…
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More more pictures of people having fun in the freezing cold, check out IglooFest 2009.

note: “To the person who lent Chris a camera battery: He’s very grateful and would like to give it back to you. Please contact him”


Anthrax & Chuck D | NYC @ Red Bull Snowscrapers | Feb 5 2009 | Madhouse & Bring The Noise from UN:ART:IG on Vimeo.

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