After 5 shows and 2 days off, Crew 2 is rested and ready to head to Ogden for our shows at the Egyptian Theatre. Orem and Salt Lake City have been wonderful hosts, and it will be hard to top the fun times we've had here as the tour rolls forward into Washington and California.
Our last show in Orem last Thursday sold out! That set us up for 2 huge shows in SLC at Abravanel Hall. For those of you who haven't been, it is a great venue for a premiere. We packed the house both nights, the show went off, and it seemed that everyone in the audience left happy. We also raffled off a ton of prizes, which sweetened the deal for a lucky few. Saturday night we gave away everything from a Spyder jacket to a pair of K2 skis.
After our show on Friday, we celebrated by heading to Gracies for a few post-show brewskis. Super-duper stud Doug Stoup and his girlfriend Risa joined us, as did the nicest woman in the ski industry, Ski Utah's Jessica Kunzer. We'd been spending time with Doug for about a week at that point, and he became the temporary 5th member of the crew. To give you an idea how cool he is, he didn't hesitate in helping us load out of both of the venues. Even though he is in the Norway and Antarctica segments in the movie, he certainly didn't seek out any movie star treatment, that's for sure. Check out Ice Axe Expeditions to get an idea for some of the ridiculous trips this guy has lead. The director of the film, Max Bervy, also stopped by to say, "Hi". Good fun was had by all as we celebrated a successful show.
Our days off have been filled at the Blue Plate Diner for tasty breakfast product, and dinner parties. Last night, Siri Wieringa (daughter of Alta general manager Onno) invited a bunch of her Montana/Glacier Raft Company friends over for some dinner product. Ryan Callaghan (projectionist) threw together some amazing guac, we had some imported cold beers from Pocatello, Idaho, courtesy of Katie Thompson (sister of Crew 2 tour manager Ryan Thompson) and Siri presented her world famous Quiche. There is nothing like a dinner party with friends, is there? Cheap, tasty and healthy. If only we could arrange a sponsorship from Whole Foods, we'd actually leave this tour with some money in the piggy bank...
The snow is falling in Utah; prepare yourselves!