GLOBE, THRASHER, and SPoTlight Productions Present... Slaughter At The Opera

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2008 by Rob

For Immediate Release:

El Segundo, CA.-

Following on from the all-time success of last year's Double Stack Cash Attack on the Gold Coast, Globe and Thrasher once again have put their heads together to raise the bar even higher. This might actually be as high as it gets.

Slaughter at the Opera is the evolution of the annual pilgrimage to Australia for invited professional skateboarders competing for an obscene cash prize purse. Spectators will be treated free-of-charge to an all-out assault by the skateboarding elite on a purpose-built set of rails perfectly recreated from iconic locations in the US.

What you need to know...

Date - Saturday, March 1, 2008

Time - Sydney Opera House gates open at 10:00am - Slaughter starts at about 2:00pm - crew will be warming up all day

Cost - Nothing - it's a free event for spectators - no charge

Rails - Spec-perfect recreations of the Outback [El Segundo] and UCI [University of California, Irvine] rails built in a line

Prize - $50,000.00

Commentators - Jake Phelps, Bryan Schaefer, Ryan Clements, special guests

Confirmed Tours - Globe, Girl, enjoi, Creature, Independent

Live Webcast @ Will begin 7pm FEB 29th in the U.S. (P.S.T.)

Confirmed skaters...
Mark Appleyard, Eric Koston, Andrew Reynolds, Paul Rodriguez, Stefan Janoski, Rick McCrank, Chris Haslam, Ryan Sheckler, Erik Ellington, Greg Lutzka, Nick Dompierre, Paul Machnau, Jake Duncombe, Brad Staba, Lewis Marnell, Cale Nuske, Jereme Rogers, Darrell Stanton, Adam Dyet, Matt Mumford