Billabong’s Weekend in Vegas
The Billabong crew was at it again this weekend for the premiere of Taylor Steele's new surf movie "Trilogy", this time at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. As part of the festivities they invited their wakeboarding team to come take over the infamous Hard Rock pool around 6 p.m. on Saturday night for a two-hour rail jam. Eric Ruck, Shawn Watson, Kevin Henshaw, Brian Grubb, Chad Sharp, and Billabong guests Parks and Shane Bonifay took turns getting dirty on the 60-ft. rail that Pat Panakos designed.
Being that it was Las Vegas on VMA's weekend, there were a few celeb sightings checkin out the rail jam and up front poolside were Ryan Sheckler and Carey Hart. After the rail jam we headed to the stage at the other side of the pool to watch the world premiere of "Trilogy" and were not to be dissapointed! You can't beat a good rail sesion folowed by a few good poolside drinks while watchin Parko, Andy, and Taj tear it up on the big screen. After the show, Angels and Airwaves took the stage and jammed for about an hour but the trump card came after that when 50 cent made his first US apperance in two years for an encore performance. His set was cut a little short when the supports in the stage failed and almost slid right into the pool. All in all, Billabong knows how to throw a party, especially in Vegas.