We sent contributor Sam Turner deep into the circle-jerk of IF3 with a media pass and no free drink tickets to see how long he lasted. Turns out he stayed around for most of it. Be sure to stay tuned for BB’s ultimate guide to scoring at the biggest event to take place in Canada since the Winter Olympics.
September is inching towards fall and it’s time again for that glorious preseason orgy of all things skiing. As I’m sure you’ve been made well aware of by Newschoolers and all the other ski pages you subscribe to on Facebook, pros, hoes and hoards of rabid youth descended upon Montreal to revel in iF3. A publication as prestigious and as gung-ho about industry events as BroBomb has a moral obligation to attend but since Dunfee’s out west somewhere doing some Coyote Ugly stuff (I presume), they sent a 19 year old university student in his stead. That’s how you get things done, take note.
The prime loitering space across the street from the venue was apparently occupied by the TC van and other shiny tents this year. You kids take your action drinks and kendama circle to some other sordid corner of Montreal! Renaud Robert/IF3 photo.
Since someone else has probably covered for all the “sick action” that “went down” over these past few days, I will provide for you a comprehensive rundown of everything they can’t. There was a host of pros on site for the hordes of young people to swoon over. Will and Andy were there and emerged periodically from the TC van to hand out Orage gear and take photos with fans. Their willingness to socialize with the fans was humanity-affirming. Andy summed up the crowd-pleasing succinctly: “If I can brighten one kid’s day by giving him something someone else gave to me for free, well then it’s all worth it”. Some real altruistic shit. Whatever though, being nice is stupid. I did my best to steer clear of the autograph signings and looked for pros/industry types that I cared for. Jason Levinthal eruditely pointed out that “BroBomb sucks!” and Doug Bishop confirmed that the impending NS coffee table book will be matte black. Here’s hoping that it also converts into a coffee table itself (insert photo of Kramer here).