Video: How To Create A FORCE OF NATURE

May 13, 2013
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So how do you create a force of nature? It’s this easy…

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The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is opening on May 17 with the most opening day terrain ever. Ideal early-summer conditions allowed for almost all of the snow to melt in the Fitzsimmons Zone before the Trail Crew came in. The crew has spent the past week cleaning up, fixing some features and most importantly buffing the trails to have almost everything good to go for this Friday.

bigquotesThe goal is to have Dirt Merchant open for day one, otherwise, everything else is looking great! - Bike Park Manager Brian Finestone

The official trail list to open on May 17 will be confirmed the day before, but riders can expect A-Line, B-Line, Crank-it-Up, Ninja Cougar, Karate Monkey and even Crabapple Hits be open.

More A-Line boostin .
  Trevor John Berg boosting the A-Line tombstone while shooting on Friday May 10.

Alongside Goldstein Productions, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park Team spent the past weekend filming for the first video of the season and were blown away with how everything was riding.

bigquotesLitterally it's like July up there and no one has ridden the Park yet, it was by far the best conditions I've shot in the Park, let alone before opening. - Mike Goldstein of Goldstein Productions

Goldstein trying some new tricks and getting in the action.
  Goldstein getting amongst it while trying out some new techniques.

Along with getting the Park open, the crew at GIANT Bicycles and SRAM, Rockshox, Avid, Truvativ have been assembling a brand new fleet of custom Whistler Mountain Bike Park GIANT Glory's. Almost too many to count.

Full of GLORY
  Things seemed to roll pretty quickly after the Team's first shuttle lap down A-Line on the new Glory's. Good-bye winter. Summer is here!

Lula pinned
  Lula took no time getting used to the bike again and was pinned flowing through A-Line.

Dispite only shooting for 2 days actually in the Park, Goldstein Productions has been shooting for close to 3 weeks planning and capturing the rest.

Definitely NOT this kind of Team.
  Good times all around while filming for the videos non-riding segments. "Not this kind of Team..."

Just an average day at the GLC.
  "THIS kind of Team".

Team train through Smoke amp Mirrors.
  Team train through Smoke & Mirrors.

So you'd better make it this Friday May 17 for the 2013 opening of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Fitzsimmons Express starts turning at 10am and will run to 5pm daily.

If you re coming to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park you better walk your bike in the village or this guy will get you
  And as always please make sure you walk your bike in the Village or this guy will get you...

SEE YOU FRIDAY!

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Video by Goldstein Productions
Photos by Mark Mackay Photography -all riding shots taken from May 10 and 11, 2013.
Voice over by Daniel Letto
Audio recording and mix by Keith White Audio
Precision driving by Trevor John Berg

166 Comments

  • + 89
 I want to be on that kind of team, where do I sign?
  • + 51
 Its the mother fucking Catalina Wine Mixer.. ohh uhh... I mean, It's mother fucking Whistler Bikepark!
  • + 28
 All other resorts take note....So dialed!!
  • + 29
 WALK YOUR BIKE
  • + 9
 Sorry, I was so hyped to be at Whistler I did'nt want to get off my bike!
  • + 29
 WALK YOUR BIKE!!!!!
  • + 6
 That's a lot of pristine new bikes Eek
  • + 11
 The blue powder scene at 00:38 - "Make a team... nope, not that kind of team"
OH DEAR GOD, MY SIDES, BOTH OF MY F*UCKING SIDES!! Big Grin

Hint: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmHaadXbfXM
  • + 5
 I want to go back in time and kick the first guy that ran over someone in the village and made it to where all of us have to walk our bikes. I have brakes, I can avoid running over the sightseeing tourist...even if they deserve to be run over. Razz
  • + 6
 Opening day is on my birthday? Too bad I live on the opposite side of the continent.
  • - 2
 I call dips on the shots gal for my team
  • + 6
 pristine new rental bikes that is... it's like they're being sent to a slaughter house, poor bikes
  • + 1
 Well that time of year to get stoked for again..
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  • + 53
 How dare you show us this in a Monday morning, first day at work after easter vacations? How am I supposed to work now?
  • + 16
 ^ what he said , video title should have been "Video: How To RUB IT IN" Wink .

one day......
  • + 95
 I just made a force of nature and didnt even have to leave my bathroom.
  • + 15
 Easter! Thats a long vacay!
  • + 5
 ...or: how to SCRUB it in

Big Grin
  • + 3
 Orthodox Easter was 7 days ago. Not that long..
  • + 0
 @ptakis Christos Anesti!
  • + 3
 Orthodox Easter (basing my assumption on the Greek flag in @cherouvim's post) is later than Easter celebrated in Western churches. Disparity between Julian and Gregorian calendars in the 21st century, ends up with Western Easter celebrated between 22 March and 25 April and Orthodox Easter celebrated between 4 April and 8 May... Kind of fun to research a little... The formula for determining when Easter occurs is intriguing itself since it falls on a different date each year. (Just trying to live up to my moniker)
;-P
  • + 1
 @durza11 alithos anesti! Big Grin
@reverend :-| wow man
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  • + 33
 im laughing.. i spent over 10,000.00 dollars there last year alone, just on myself between hotels, rentals, repairs, tickets..... then there was the beer & meals..
I would say easy 20g's dropped in whistler for the whole season alone.. its just that good...... I dont even wanna add the hookers n blow into that
  • + 13
 Living the dream
  • + 2
 haha damn nigga i wish i got ur cash!
  • + 4
 The locals earning $8 an hour thank you.
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  • + 33
 I must get to Whistler, right meow!
  • - 12
 Wait wait !it's not open right now !But i understand you want to be the first !!!
  • + 4
 and don't forget to come by the Air Dome for a session this weekend, there is now a resi-ramp!
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  • + 19
 dear Whistler, please come to Australia
  • - 4
 you mean Austria ^^
  • + 16
 ^^ no australia
  • + 6
 Austria got Leogang, not too bad if you ask me...
  • + 13
 Dear Australia, aren't you already in Whistler?
  • + 6
 ... practically have to learn Australian to get on the lift...
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  • + 15
 Sat in my office, 9 degrees celcius outside with rain showers, considering having a pedal over to the local forest for some AM riding after work.. And then I see this.. my feels Frown
  • + 7
 3 degrees C in scotland today. Got me plannig some Feivel Goes West shit
  • + 4
 Raining in Whistler all week till opening, so you won't be missing out on dusty trails. Just really good ones.
  • + 5
 93 in Cali today Wink
  • + 6
 by today you mean all the time
  • + 3
 Blue Mountain, Ontario got 2" of snow yesterday......
  • + 2
 in Paraguay 12 with rain!
  • + 0
 We could really use some rain. Probably wont see any till October Frown
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  • + 9
 Awesome video and an even sicker park, It's a shame i'm on the other side of the world lol...
  • + 8
 I wouldn't be complaining too much if you live in NZ. Amazing trails and forward thinkers over there. Nothing but red tape over here! Frown
  • + 2
 Grass is always greener on the other side :p
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  • + 6
 What the f*** am I doing here in Brazil as an engineer working for an aircraft manufacturer company??? I should be frying and selling hamburgers and living in Canada to ride that everyday!!! OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE TO YOU!?!?!?!
  • - 15
 Sorry - you'd be underqualified for flipping burgers here
  • + 7
 same here robbienroll and I must go even sweeping the streets in whistler to mount every day ...
  • + 11
 @Backdoor if you think that fliping burgers is a hard task, I can't imagine how you handle a bike going downhill!!! do you still have all your teeth?
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  • + 8
 One day, I'll go to Whistler, one day...
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  • + 6
 and that, fellow pinkbikers, is how you make an AMAZING video... but my season has already started Wink
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  • + 6
 September can't come soon enough. First ever trip to Whistler is booked. YES!!
  • + 2
 That's what i like to hear!
  • + 3
 Whistler will exceed your expectations. Take it easy on Day 1, then let it rip! Crank it up is a nice blue trail to get you prepared for the bigger stuff. September is the best month in the bike park. Weekends are still extremely busy, but weekdays you'll feel like you have the place to yourself. Have fun!
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  • + 4
 I never understood the logic of walking your bike in the village.
They let us bomb it down mountains but won't let us pedal on a big sidewalk ?
  • + 0
 I don't understand it, too. I mean walking your bike when you go to the chairlift is ok, but in the whole town...!?
  • + 47
 not the whole town, the village. its just the adjoining shops and walkway that you have to, and should- walk your bike. bombing down mountains doesn't include possible targets such as windowshopping tourists, baby strollers and douchebags texting while walking. if you added mountain bikers experiencing big dopamine dumps tear assing through the village you'd have pedestrian carnage, and that would look bad for business. and you don't want to fuck with whistlers business. and you don't want to make mountain biking look bad in whistler. so walk your bike in the village.
  • + 7
 thank you sir. This was explained really nicely.
  • + 12
 I agree obee1. Well explained. May the force be with you...
  • + 0
 I think I'll ride through the village, so the dude with a nice joint in his mouth comes over to talk to me!
  • + 2
 Thank you for explaining it, obee1. (My English is not good enough for knowing the diffrence between town and village Frown )
  • + 1
 Now I know. And knowing is half the battle.
  • + 2
 Holy shit. Thank yous, agreements and other kind words. And then well placed GI joe references as well? Someone better call me a fossil and tell me to f*ck myself or I'll think I'm on the wrong website.
Cheers lads, see you on the hill.
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  • + 2
 I've had the privilege of riding in Whistler once -- just the lower section. People were skiing up top still. Lots of bears, lots of fun. Won't be able to make it this weekend though. I'm going to have to settle for Moab instead.
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  • + 4
 In whistler-making a awesome vid to promote the opening of one of the best bike parks in the world
In the uk- cant even stream the bds Frown
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  • + 2
 Unfortunately it's unlikely I'll make it up there this year (for the first time in a long time) as I'm having a kid this summer. Kudos to the crew and resort staff for all their hard work. Hoping everyone has fun, rides hard, pushes themselves and cleans that feature/line/air/whatever you have on your bucket list.... Best feeling.
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  • + 5
 Some one please i beg you take me to whistler :-(
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  • + 4
 That was such a stellar opening promo video. Goldstein Productions is killer behind the lens.
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  • + 2
 Why does every video of whistler I see leave me wondering why I am in university and not out there living the dream doing what I really love to do?
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  • + 4
 i cant wait to be there in 9 days
  • + 3
 Haha I'm going in 5 days
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  • + 4
 Why are the lyrics: Sing it from the butthole? or is it just me?
  • + 3
 Yes, im not the only one who hears this!
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 Orthodox Easter (basing my assumption on the Greek flag in @cherouvim's post) is later than Easter celebrated in Western churches. Disparity between Julian and Gregorian calendars in the 21st century, and you end up with Western Easter celebrated between 22 March and 25 April and Orthodox Easter celebrated between 4 April and 8 May... Kind of fun to research a little... The formula for determining when Easter occurs was interesting to research. (Just trying to live up to my moniker)
;-P
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  • + 1
 My countdown is on still 2 months and 18 days to go and I m there lovely bike park after 3 long years whitout ripping you !!!
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  • + 3
 just broke my arm two weeks before the opening... I want to cry right now.
  • + 1
 heal safe, you'll be back
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  • + 1
 Just bought my pass, I'll be the guy driving up Friday night from Washington and sleeping in my car for an all day saturday good time. Man this work week is gunna suck.
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  • + 4
 I just peed myself.
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  • + 1
 This gets me pumped to ride!! One addition i would have made is a but of hub noise at 2:12. Other that that SIIIIIIIIIIIIIICK
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  • + 2
 Can't wait for the opening day !! wait...Whistler is on the other side of the planet and I am only 17 Frown ...damn !
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  • + 1
 Just booked my plane ticket and hotel for my 1st trip in whistler... 1st of june can't wait my dream's are comming true buddy's!!!!!
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  • + 3
 HEY! I found the title of the music it's:
Bob Bradley - Sing It Loud
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  • + 3
 This made me cry tears of joy
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  • + 2
 one of the sickest video i've ever seen !!!!!awesome !!!!I'll watch it once more when it will be VOD !
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  • + 1
 If I would be my own employee and I know how much time I spend for watching such great video and others like this on pinkbike I would fire myself , thx God I'm not
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  • + 1
 Jealous! wish I could go this year. Once every 2 or 3 years is on my bucket list for life.
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  • + 2
 So Excited!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you WhistlerBlackcomb
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  • + 1
 Walk your bike!!!
I heard this every day I was there; they need to stop that crap.
  • - 1
 ... or you could walk your bike...
  • + 1
 Yeah, right. I would rather ride my bike.
  • + 1
 That's because you are a selfish doucher. You are, but douchers never realize it. Hence the title.
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  • + 2
 Sorry can't make it till Tuesday, it's worse than waiting for Christmas!
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  • + 2
 stoked that I'm going next week!
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  • + 1
 Do they not do a triple play for after sept 2? That's the day I get there....
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  • + 1
 The season has started, yay! Nice video, but is he saying in the song: See you from the BUTTHOLE?
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  • + 1
 Should be my first time going this year. Driving up from norcal in july. Anyone want to meet up
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  • + 2
 So ready to get my whip on! So stoked!
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  • + 1
 What were the names of the trails that they were filming in cause they looked sick
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  • + 1
 I was so waiting for the dude to cough when he got all that talc stuff in his face.
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  • + 2
 We'll be there opening weekend... Company "work" trip!
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  • + 0
 Man it's a 4.5 hour drive tho all the way there from my house....soooo loooong of a drive....LOL what am I talking about that's not far at all....buahahahahaha!!!!
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  • + 2
 i cant waaaaait for this year. whats this song?
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  • + 1
 Man A-line is looking sweet to bad it's gonna be destroyed by the end of opening weekend Frown
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  • + 2
 It's been such a long winter. Can't wait for opening day!
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  • + 2
 Please Government of Candada - need a Visa STAT!
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  • + 1
 Yess cant wait till friday!!

P.s.

Track ID is Bob Bradley - Sing it loud (or sing it out loud, can't remember)
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  • + 1
 aww man Frown i will be at a race this weekend...Anyone down for next weekend? Big Grin super stoked on this!
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  • + 1
 I hate you... It's like December in Scotland. I need to be in whistler.... Dammit.
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  • + 2
 anybody knows what the title of the song is??
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  • + 2
 Must be so nice to right them trails before they get all beaten up.
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  • + 2
 Much better than any Dodge Dart television ad ...
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  • + 1
 WALK YOUR BIKE!!!! Haha probably the most common thing yelled is the village. Sweet ass vid! See ya on Friday.
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  • + 2
 Yes!! This got me soo stoked! great video, great conditions
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  • + 2
 That glory design is SICK!!
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  • + 1
 Okay, Okay ... after watching this vid 3 times ... that darn song is stuck in my head .... What's the song?
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  • + 1
 What trail is it at 1:37-1:39 of the video, going to be riding Opening weekend and want some tech rocks.
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  • + 1
 See you guys on Saturday!
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  • + 1
 ill be there seasons pass in hand ready to shred!
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  • + 1
 Stoked to ride this on Friday and Saturday!
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  • + 1
 0:35... just a few bikes...
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  • + 1
 Whistler sucks! Tell your friends Wink
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  • + 1
 Save some berms for the rest of us!
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  • + 1
 Guess where I'm going this weekend? #stoked
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  • + 1
 how the hell am I in Paraguay?, being that Whistler is waiting for me!
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  • + 1
 Liked the beer drinking team on the vid
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  • + 1
 Sat in Brio waiting for it to open....hurry up friday!!!
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  • + 1
 HEY!! i wish i could walk my bike trough the village... :s
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  • + 1
 WOOOOOO GOOOO WHISTLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 Loved the GT Bikes/Clay Porter reference!
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  • + 2
 WALK YOUR BIKE!
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  • + 1
 Trek Dirt Series Camp 24-27 May 13. Whistler here I come!!!!
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  • + 2
 cool!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 Why do I need to live 5057 miles away from this? :`(
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  • + 1
 Just open NOW!! I can wait no longer!!
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  • + 1
 absolutely ace...... need to get there.....
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  • + 1
 Jobs for Greeks in Canada? Razz
  • + 25
 Just nothing in finance please.
  • + 1
 HAHAHAHA that was great @tinfoil
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  • + 1
 damn i love those glorys !
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  • + 1
 Great opening vid, looks like Whistler is doing EVERYTHING right.
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  • + 1
 What's with that one guy and the short and tight red shorts
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  • + 1
 i enjoyed that excellent advertisement
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  • + 1
 See you in June yeeeeeeeeeew
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  • + 1
 Damm can't make it this year I wanna go back
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  • + 1
 I'm a little far to be there in time, but LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
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  • + 1
 ohhhh,i like the RED GLORY!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 Why is Europe so shit?
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  • + 1
 Freaking AWESOME!
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  • + 0
 Eek when i saw all those glorys Drool
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  • + 1
 damn buzz.....
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  • + 1
 Hah nice work
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  • + 1
 IT HAS BEGUN!!!
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  • + 0
 Awesome!!!
Epic Giants Smile
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  • + 0
 Northsttar, that's your cue
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  • + 0
 glorys outfitted with havocs = killer rental
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