Photos: C. Nelson James / Meathead Films
Burlington, VT – It was without a doubt the most holy premiere that Meathead Films has ever had in its 11 years of public screenings. The hometown premiere of “No Matter What” and the kickoff to their 40 stop movie tour went down on Saturday October 29th at University of Vermont’s Ira Allen Chapel. The packed house of 700 fans was very vocal and quite entertaining themselves. There were real mullets, faux mullets, ski goggles, beanies, ski poles, and one die hard dude even had a quickly melting frozen piece of meat zip-tied to his helmet. Quite possibly the best tribute to the film company ever donned by a fan. Attendees from as far as Pennsylvania came out to be elbow to elbow with other winter enthusiasts for an intense 35 minutes of ski movie action.
Meathead athletes tossing out swag and Subaru of New England beach balls to the crowd at UVM's Ira Allen Chapel
Yep, that's a real hunk of meat zip-tied to John Weed's head. Clearly he's learning some sweet engineering skills at Champlain college
Meathead Films founder, Geoff McDonald, laying down some knowledge and introducing Meathead Films' 11th annual ski movie to a rowdy crowd
Dan Marion the Gnarbarion hyped for "No Matter What"
That's a lot of energy right there
Peter Hawks (far right) and East Coast legend on the mic, John Egan, bring some energy to the crowd representing the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation
Don't mess with the Canadian tuxedo or the mullet. EVER!!! Dana Allen holding it down. He shot photos with the Meathead crew last year and you can check out his most excellent photography HERE
Line skis raffle winner totally hyped on his Step Ups
Line skis founder and Ape Man wrangler, Jason Levinthal, totally hyped as well and on a family night with Jr. and his wife. With "No Matter What" being a Line sponsored movie, Jason is making sure he didn't totally throw all of his money away with his company's endorsement
With the Burlington premiere being the first official stop of the movie tour, “No Matter What” is hitting the road for the better part of three months. The film will be premiered at Northeast colleges, public theaters, bars, ski resorts (when they open), special events, and even at some satellite locations in mountain towns in the west coast hosted by independent event organizers. Check the Meathead Films Tour Page for further info on how you can see east coast movie magic on the big screen.