February 27, 2009

A Fly in the Champagne – Newport Beach, CA Premiere

Last night, A Fly in the Champagne premiered at Lido Theatre in Newport Beach, CA. Billabong and Quiksilver, two competing brands, came together for a project that some may call the unearthing of a surfing’s Art of War. Before we were even in the theatre to setup the theatre sold 60% of it’s capacity. Unheard of! Next thing we knew, the entrance to the theater was packed with groms, parents, your local pros and Industry folk. By 7pm the show was sold out!!! There was a line of more than 50 heads scrambling to get tickets. Greg and Rusty Long showed up a few minutes late, along with Brad Gerlach and some others who snuck in.. Lucky they bought tickets in advance..

Billabong’s Jason Jackson introduced Matt Beachesne from Irons Brother Productions who greeted the packed house of 650+ people. We threw some Quiksilver & Bong gear and ran the movie!

It was an amazing vibe during the movie! Hoots and hollering! When it was all over it was a mad dash for Quiksilver & Billabong posters and stickers for the groms! The table was dusted before you knew it!

Much thanks to Kelly Slater & Andy Irons for getting together on this great project!
Thanks to the crew at Billabong and Quiksilver for coming together on this project and premiere tour! For more dates & info, go to http://www.themountainandwave.com

The Legendary Lido Theatre - A Legendary Night

The Legendary Lido Theatre - A Legendary Night

The Lido Marquee: A Fly in the Champagne

The Lido Marquee: A Fly in the Champagne

Pac Sun's Stacie Perry with Quiksilver's MoDaddy

Pac Sun

Quiksilver's Meg Desmet, Stacey Lima with the lovely Gale Holbrook (Center)


Quiksilver Store Owner Tony & Tom Holbrook

Quiksilver Store Owner Tony & Quiksilver's Tom Holbrook

Quiksilver Team Manager Chad Wells with Quik Team Riders xx & AJ Collins with Friends

Quiksilver Team Manager Chad Wells with Quik Team Riders Derek Peters & AJ Collins with Friends

Quiksilver's MoDaddy, Rick Banta, Sarah Burlingham & friend


Quiksilver's Eddie Anaya, Jason Murray & Chad Wells


Newps Crew - Quik's Beeson, Moysa, Bree, Quik's Dolsa & Sandy Schwarzenbach

Newps Crew - Quik

Quiksilver's Pat Artukavich, Tom Holbrook & Jason Shelton


Hurley's Brandon & Jack's Gomie getting Psyched!


Smith's JP Collet - I want to see me on Smith.tv


Lugo - I see you! Yes, it's a G9 and my Kung Fu is quicker than you!

Lugo - I see you! Yes, it

Grom's ATTACK! Free posters and stickers! Hold on to those... It'll be memorobilia some day!


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