The historic Wheeler Opera House will once again host ski movie screenings for The Meeting, scheduled for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in in Aspen, Colo. (photo: Daniel Case)

Lance Herbstrong and Robotic Pirate Monkey Headline The Meeting Next Weekend in Aspen

Aspen, CO – An electronic line-up of Lance Herbstrong and Robotic Pirate Monkey will accompany movies and the D&E Fashion Show at Belly Up Aspen during The Meeting 7, a gathering of snowsports filmmakers, athletes, sponsors, media and fans in the Colorado ski resort town of Aspen from September 29 through October 1.

After the annual NEPSA Video Awards at the Wheeler Opera House on Thursday, the D&E Fashion Show will showcase all the newest trends for the 2011-2012 ski season at Belly Up Aspen featuring the brands Burton, Smith, Oakley, Volcom, Analog, Bonfire, 686, Anon, Skullcandy, Special Blend, Dragon, Voleurz, Electric and more.  Then a showing of Burton’s Standing Sideways will be followed up with a performance by Robotic Pirate Monkey, a trio of DJs out of Boulder, Colo. who mix dubstep with the familiar sounds of pop, rock, hip-hop and soul music.

The historic Wheeler Opera House will once again host ski movie screenings for The Meeting, scheduled for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in in Aspen, Colo. (photo: Daniel Case)
The historic Wheeler Opera House will once again host ski movie screenings for The Meeting, scheduled for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in in Aspen, Colo. (photo: Daniel Case)

Burton’s Standing Sideways was filmed on location wherever good snow was found, and features the riding of professional snowboarders Terje Haakonsen, Nicolas Müller, Jussi Oksanen, Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, Mikey Rencz, Frederik Kalbermatten, Keegan Valaika, Mikkel Bang, Kazu Kokubo, Mark Sollors, Zak Hale, Mark McMorris, Ethan Deiss, Alex Andrews and Stephan Maurer.

The Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain starts running at 9 p.m. on Friday and will take guests to the Sundeck for That’s Fine by Voleurz and the anticipated showing of One For The Road by Teton Gravity Research.  A bonfire and after party at the Sundeck will follow.

After Matchstick’s Attack of La Niña at the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday, the closing party will move over to the Belly Up Aspen for showings of Videograss’ Retrospect and Pirate Movie Production’s Bottom Line followed up with a performance by Lance Herbstrong.  Lance Herbstrong combines an electronic DJ set with a live band and is sure send the guests of The Meeting 7 off in one last dance party in celebration of the upcoming ski and snowboard season.

All events listed above are in addition to the film schedule previously announced. Tickets are now on sale for events at the Wheeler Opera House, the Sundeck and Belly Up Aspen.  Each screening at the Wheeler includes two movies (with the exception of Brain Farm’s The Art of Flight) and tickets cost $10 per screening.  Sundeck pricing is $15.  To purchase tickets for these events visit www.wheeleroperahouse.com or call (970) 920-5770.  Belly Up Aspen tickets for Thursday night are $15 and Saturday tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the show.  To purchase visit www.bellyupaspen.com or call (970) 544-9800.

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