Posted by:on September 29th, 2006
Rounding out three gratuitous Tony Hawk posts in a row is this chronologically challenged bit on his appearance at the grand opening of the Missoula Montana skate park. Now that we’ve got an insider or two (Photo Credits: Top left – Bryan Southard Bottom – Chris Swan AKA Bone Man), I don’t have to poach pics from the newspaper web sites, but I will anyway. More pics and links, including The Grind That Never Was after the jump.
First off. Lets get the newspaper stuff out of the way. Starting with the New West Missoula The caption on the picture below reads
Skateboarding superstar Tony Hawk grinds for an estimated 8,000 people at the grand opening of the Missoula Skatepark Sunday. Photo by Darren Guyaz. For more of Darren’s photos, check out this photo gallery.
Sure…That’s one hell of a grind.
Hey, He’s sensitive…
“Get a good seat because we’re coming in hot,” Hawk wrote in a recent e-mail interview with the Independent.
Also reporting is The Missoulian Online, (where they don’t capitalize their headlines) adding Halfpipe hero Tony Hawk to help christen new skatepark and the worst title ever, Park and ride with photo below by Photo by Linda Thompson/Missoulian
An estimated crowd of 8,000 people of all ages showed up to celebrate the park’s grand opening, watch a few of the world’s best professional skaters catch some mighty air, and take a ride themselves in the $750,000 state-of-the-art park
8000 or 10,000 plus spectators as reported by MissoulaSkatepark.org. Either way, that’s an assload of people, and apparently a few of them brought a camera. There are way too may pictures of this event available. Here’s a few links:
Way to go Missoula Skatepark Association. See you next summer. Montana is the new Idaho, which was the new Oregon.
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