With all the world's best pros in Chicago that inevitably means that some fine Chicago nightlife gets sampled. After all, taking in the local culture is one of the perks of being a traveling pro. The site for Thursday night’s shenanigans was the District Bar in downtown Chicago, a place with 40 TVs showing every game or, in this case, Fuel TV on almost every of the 40 TVs in honor of the Dew Tour and Alli After Dark.
Absolut, Jameson and local radio station XRT sponsored the event, so with free drinks involving vodka and whiskey, things got loose quickly after people arrived. Good times.
Luke Parslow, Jerry Bagley from Vans and Josh Harrington
Since the BMX'ers like to win, things were pretty much on the down low, since most athletes will be competing on Saturday. While it was not a spring-break, tear-down-the-house kinda night, people were catching up, having fun, dancing and hangin’ out night. Yes, BMX is a male-dominated sport, but that does not mean the athletes don’t have lady friends. They do, so there were still lots of girls around, which is always nice.
You can participate in the nightlife yourself throughout the weekend. Tonight is the featured concert, part of the MTV2 Rock and Jock concert series, starring New Politics with Motion City Soundtrack headlining at the Soldier Field South Festival lot at 9 p.m.
BMX judges and super important industry guys
The Friday night Alli After Dark party will be happening at Joe’s Bar at 940 West Weed Street in Chicago. Come out, bring your friends and tell girls that like single BMX pros from out of town to come too. Try to get your hands on a VIP wristband for free Jameson and Absolut for an Absolut wild time. It's the weekend, no doubt things will get rowdy and fun.