Teton Gravity Research is finally legal! A few weeks ago, TGR celebrated its 21’st birthday with the world premiere of the film Tight Loose, and this year’s film title couldn’t be more appropriate for describing the celebrations.
The world premiere this year was set up in the shadow of the resort that TGR has called home since day one – the 3 story tall screen looked tiny compared to Jackson Hole in the background, and the Tangerine Dream parked in front of it even smaller. With the Deadlocks playing on stage and the 10 Barrel Pray for Snow rail jam going on, the energy was firing before it was even dark enough to turn on the projector. A full crew of athletes were on hand to sign posters for fans, and not even a little rain could put a damper on the evening (thankfully the Dream doubled as a stage for DJ ManCat to rock the house). With prize giveaways from Volkl, CEP, The North Face, Atomic and more, the stoke level raised even further, until it was finally time to hit play, and a packed venue got to share the new ski and snowboard movie together for the first time.
In true TGR fashion, the night was far from over when the movie ended. Hiball Energy drinks were flying as the crew descended to the Mangy Moose for the official after party (not to be confused with the after-after party or the after-after-after party), featuring The London Souls, and the hard rocking duo didn’t disappoint. The 21st birthday celebrations continue as Tight Loose is now on tour, with showings all around the world over the next few months, including Spokane Thursday, October 13 at the Bing Crosby Theater (the show starts at 7:30 p.m.). Find more info on the Spokane premiere here. For details and tickets at http://www.tetongravity.com/tours. (Photos and story courtesy of TGR.)