Red Bull Soapbox Race Los Angeles 2009
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MYSELF AND MYKEE DEL MUNDO
On the night we saw Kid Cudi, we stayed up real late and woke up really early to cover the Red Bull Soapbox Race in Downtown Los Angeles on Grand and 5th. If your not one of our regular readers and/or don’t remember, we covered the Soapbox Race last year in San Francisco so we were very excited to do this all over again. This time around, we had better cameras and a surrounding of skyscrapers to decorate the race.
Another thing that was also different was this wicked 90 degree turn where all the action happened. With 110,000 people in attendance, this turn was the source of everyone’s hootin’ and hollerin’. Oh yeah, there were also celebrities on deck including Eric Estrada as one of the judges, G4’s Alison Haislip, and Shaun White making a guest appearance.
Special thanks to Red Bull and Scott Houston for giving us the opportunity to cover this event.
Been Doin’ It Since Birth
She’s a Bad Mamma Jamma
How about some mood music?
THE BOOBY SCARE
Featuring Alyson Hannigan (Willow or American Pie Chick), Emily Deschanel (Chick from Bones or Zooey’s sister), Kat McPhee (American Idol or Chick from Sherman Oaks), Minka Kelly (Chick at the end of (500) Days of Summer) and Jaime King (hot chick all around)
Eight Sci-Fi Gadgets Doomed to Fail
WORDS BY OWEN JAVELLANA
The year 2000 was supposed to be filled with robots and virtual reality. Instead we got George W. Bush and the Baha Men. And not to pour salt on the wound, but there’s a lot of cool ass science-fiction stuff that’s gonna stay fiction for a while. And in the off chance that scientists do find a way to make them reality, you better believe that mankind will find a way to mess them up. It’s better that you hear it from me now.
1. The Flying Car
For years, Hanna-Barbera cartoons have engrained in us the idea that cars will not only fly, but fold neatly into suitcases. Then again, they also told us that prehistoric animals will reluctantly agree to making a living as lawn mowers and record players.
The Man on The Moon
This past Friday, the Steel Crew made the trip to Los Angeles, which is the first time I’ve been to L.A. in months. By the good graces of the University of California Riverside and UCR’s Associated Students Program Board (ASPB), we had the chance to cover their beginning-of- the-year kick-off, Block Party with Mickey Factz performing and Kid Cudi headlining.
The anticipation for Cudi was heavy in the air. His album, “The Man on the Moon: The End of Day” debuted on the same week and he sold over 100,000 copies. Cudi was not scheduled to go on until 8 or so, but some very determined kids reserved their spots behind the barricades at around 3pm. They were treated to Mickey Factz’ energetic performance to start off the night. Mickey proved to be a great showman.
And then the crowd waited…
How about some mood music?
Fast backward in time