There is an exciting, brand new festival making it’s way to Dallas, TX on Oct. 22, 2017 at Gas Monkey Live! Introducing the Skate or Die Fest, which will showcase live music and skateboarding competitions! Even without mentioning bands here (if you scrolled right on past the flyer) this already sounds amazing!
The show is being headlined by pop punk legends Bowling For Soup! These local boys have a history of putting on great hometown shows and this festival is sure to be no exception. If you aren’t familiar with Bowling For Soup they are known for such hits as 1985, Girl All the Bad Guys Want, High School Never Ends, Almost, and many more! Alongside Bowling For Soup will be Frankie Cosmos, Surf Curse, The Greeting Committee, Summer Salt, and more.
What sets this festival apart is that it is bringing you even more live entertainment than just live music. There will be skate competitions going on where competitors can register and compete for cash prizes ($3000). The festival will feature the largest game of S.K.A.T.E., which plays like the basketball game HORSE…but you know, on skateboards.
“The rules are basic. One player sets a trick by doing a particular skateboarding trick of their choice. If the trick is not landed, another player attempts to set a trick. Once a trick has been set (landed), the other player(s) must respond by doing the same trick in their first try. If they make it the game continues; if they miss it, they get a letter, starting with S, and so on, until they have missed five tricks, spelling SKATE, and they are out or the game is over.
No trick may be set more than once in the same game and a skater defending on their last letter may receive two attempts at that trick. The last person standing is declared the winner.
Other competitions will include: Best Trick and Highest Ollie, along with skate demos.
Do you know of another music festival that has a puppy petting zoo? Well, Skate or Die Fest has one!
Head on over to skateordiefest.com for more information and to sign up for the S.K.A.T.E. tournament!