Vail's 50th Anniversary Ends With A Jimmy Cliff Concert.Vail has been celebrating their 50th Anniversary all season with lots of events showing the rich history of this Rocky Mountain resort town. The scheduled events have been much more refined than the actual history of Vail events would suggest.
On the 50th they are finishing the season with a bang, or is it a bong. A Jimmy Cliff concert. It's with Eminence Ensemble as the opening act on Sunday, April 14 in Vail Village at Solaris starting at 4:00 p.m.
It's not quite Vail's BB&B party of old, but it should do just fine I guess.
Here are the schedules for season ending parties and concerts in Vail, Whistler, Breckenridge, and Aspen.
10th Anniversary - Banning Of Vail's BB&B party.This is also the 10th Anniversary of the banning of the BB&B end-of-season party on Minnie's Deck above Lionshead.
For a few years I went to this season ending party called BB&B. Beer, Boards & Babes, or was it Boobs, Booze and Buns? Bongs, Boomers & Buttheads. Well you get the idea.
It was a blast. People built large snow forts in the woods equipped with water balloon launchers. There were traditional snowball fights and wild costumes. Nothing like the recent on mountain season-ending parties at Vail.
There is a nice post over at markusfarkus explaining the annual, unsanctioned, end-of-season party and it's unfortunate demise.
Here is a YouTube vid titled "Please bring back the BB&B parties in Vail Colorado" that will give you a glimpse of the activities.
The end came quick for Vail's BB&B.VailDaily - March 7th 2003
VailDaily - March 25th 2003
An article in the VailDaily explained the company line.
Then on April Fools Day 2003 the Forest Service Closes 15 Acres at Vail, Response to BB&B Concerns.
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