LINKIN PARK
SIERRA AT TAHOE
TWIN BRIDGES, CA.
4/14/2001

          Well, talk about fun in the sun! Sierra at Tahoe hosted their annual Boarding for Breast Cancer concert and ski and snowboard competition event. The weather was beautiful and the fundraiser to benefit breast cancer research and awareness was more than a total success. The event was completely sold out just after noon and a multitude of late coming concert-goers and skiers were turned away at the gates for the rest of the day. The competition was fierce in the half pipe contest, as one particularly sick and crazy individual was riding the pipe on telemark skis and catching more air than most of the boarders. I think this inspired all the riders in the competition to give it their all. This event rocks, you can ride right up to the perimeters of the concert area and be in front of the stage in no time at all. It was virtually impossible to cover this whole event by myself. So, Rocktime Magazine has some photos of the snowboard competition, but this year's review will only scope the fantastic music.

                The festivities began a little late with Stereomud and got even more snowed down when the Kottonmouth Kings played their set. This was very unfortunate for the sound and stage technicians as hundreds of snowballs were hurled at the band. This band was rocking too, this was not a disappointed crowd by any means. The lead singer actually asked the fans, half in jest, to see some snowballs thrown. I don't think he necessarily meant to have them shut down the show. But, after about a three minute constant onslaught of snowballs bombing the stage the mikes started to short out and the band's dj was screaming for mercy as he and the stage crew were holding up sweatshirts to keep the snow off the equipment. The first two songs were totally live and I was looking forward to what they had in store for us. I guess it was not meant to be as this band was exited stage left. The stage crew did a complete dry-off and the whole thing was up and running in a mere forty minutes as Static-X took to the limelight.

                     The buzz is Linkin Park and they set the stage on fire with their mix of hard core, punk rock, and rap. They have two real high energy lead singers and the hype was worth its weight as the crowd went nuts. This concert was all about healthy breasts and there was no shortage of these about the venue. A couple of the young ladies were even brave enough to drop their tops for the cause. The crowd was pumped and ready when called to duty for audience participation time. The band asked for it and the fans gave it up as Linkin Park performed their trademark hits "Crawling" and "In The End." Linkin Park's frontman wanted to know what it was like to start a pit on the snow and soon the crowdsurfing was out of control. The show wrapped up shortly after that leaving everybody trashed and thrashed from a hard day's ride and a mosh pit afternoon. Let's keep it safe out there kids, and we'll see ya at the shows.
                                                                              Nick Running


 

CLICK BELOW FOR PIC'S OF
Stereomud, Kottonmouth Kings, and Static-X
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 HALFPIPE
COMPETITION
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COUNTING CROWS
 
DEF LEPPARD
CHER
THE OTHER ONES
AEROSMITH
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
PAUL McCARTNEY
SANTANA
SHERYL CROW
TESLA
JAY-Z AND 311
OZZFEST 2000 OZZFEST 2001 OZZFEST 2002
DAVID BOWIE AND MOBY AT AREA2
THE WHO
JACKSON
BROWNE
PAPA ROACH, P.O.D.,CYPRESS HILL, & ROB ZOMBIE
MORNING SPRING RAIN FESTIVAL JUNE 2002
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
MIDNIGHT OIL
MT. AIRE 2002
BIG HEAD TODD
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG
BUSH AND DEFAULT
INCUBUS
BLUES TRAVELER
LINKIN PARK IN
LAS VEGAS
BRYAN ADAMS AT THE FILLMORE
LINKIN PARK & P.O.D.
CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT 
NYE 2001-2002
FUEL & SALIVA
AEROSMITH 2002
STEVIE NICKS
THE
BLACK CROWES
AEROSMITH 2001
BLINK 182
THE STRING
CHEESE INCIDENT
 OZZFEST 2001
BAD COMPANY
LINKIN PARK
 OZZFEST 2000
MARILYN
MANSON
MEGADETH
TED NUGENT
AND TESLA
THE OTHER
ONES
NEW YEAR'S EVE 2000-2001
 THE
COUNTING
CROWS AND
LIVE
THIRD EYE BLIND
      SUMMER
    TOUR 2000
YES
THE FURTHUR FESTIVAL 2000
THE B.B. KING
  BLUES FEST
2000
THE B-52'S
AND THE
GO-GO'S
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
JOE WALSH
2000
  ELTON JOHN
2000
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH, AND YOUNG
REUNION TOUR 2000
NYE
1999-2000
WITH THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
THE EAGLES
MILLENIUM TOUR 2000
LAS VEGAS
ZZ TOP & LYNYRD SKYNYRD
TOM PETTY
  HOLLYWOOD
BOWL
PEARL JAM
 HALLOWEEN
WIDESPREAD
PANIC
BONNIE
RAITT
'99
BONNIE
RAITT
'98
METALLICA
H.O.R.D.E.
'98
THE
B-52's
FURTHUR
'98
VAN
HALEN
 311
JERRY
CANTRELL
   BARENAKED
LADIES
COUNTING
CROWS

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