Action sports legend Travis Pastrana shattered the world
record for distance jumping in a rally car in the third year of Red Bull's New Year's Eve event series. Pastrana jumped his Subaru Impreza WRX STI off of the Pine Street Pier in Long Beach over open water and landed on a barge floating in the harbor, with the world-famous Queen Mary as the
backdrop on 12/31.
Swing revival pioneers Royal Crown Revue played a New Year's Eve show at the Fox Theatre Pomona on 12/31. Deke Dickerson & The Ecco-Fonics, Vicky Tafoya and the Big Beat and Faraway Boys & the Embalmers provided support! The countdown to New Year's even included a cameo from the mayor of the...
Here are our top picks of the most memorable and well, just the best live shows from 2009--from Jeff Tweedy being abnormally perky to Rufus Wainwright arriving onstage wearing a set of Mickey Mouse ears. Aw.
We've tallied up the numbers and here it is: Our top ten most read cover stories of 2009, based on online pageviews counts. Cocaine! Surfer dudes! Tacos! Skinheads! Crazypants birthers! 2009: It was a good one!
On 12/18, people gathered at Hurley HQ in Costa Mesa to celebrate the release of Robb Havassy's Surf Story, a collection of surf art and surf stories by 88 iconic surfers, artists, photographers and writers. Visit surfstoryproject.com for more info. All photos by John Gilhooley.
The Ice Cream Man rolled into the Prospector in Long Beach for a Holiday Ice Cream Social on 12/19. Created by Matt Allen, the Ice Cream Man spends most of this time year round giving away free ice cream around the country at many music festivals. As a special treat, the Ice Cream Man made a...