So i've had this mission since last week to make it into the SIA Snow Show. I thought of every possible angle and every single one fell through. From asking people in the industry (with no response) to trying to do the semi-official thing and get in as a member of the press (my blog) with no answer back from the SIA people. So today I had it bad for getting in. I made my way over and did a quick casing of the joint. After about 10 minutes I found a propped open door. I snatched the handle and quickly yanked it open like I had business there. Inside was one lone security guard which I easily overtook. Don't worry he'll only wake up with a killer headache. Once in it was a free for all. Yeah, I did worry about not having a badge but I am DenverFrank "I don't need no Stinking Badges." Great stuff at the show. Tons of booths and reps who are willing to talk you into carrying their product for one reason or another. My favorite booths had to be Ride and Skull Candy. Ride because they had a actual convenience store set-up selling refreshments and snacks and Skull Candy because they provided eye candy. Anyway, peep shit below.
So overall a great time. I got a free hat, stickers, lanyards, chapstick, boardwax, energy drink and didn't have to pay a dime. If you are a ski and snowboard enthusiast then this would be your show. But unfortunately it isn't open to the public. Hence, why I had to get in the way I did. The best thing about this tradeshow is how it will stimulate the economy in Denver. I for one was definitely stimulated. DF*