Paganello 2007 Begins

Paganello 2007 got underway today with endless jamming under sunny skies followed by a ginormous opening party. Looks like there will be almost 60 freestylers in the competition. Unfortunately, Filippo Cavalca won’t be among them as he hurt his shoulder just yesterday. We wish him a quick recovery – we will miss you Filippo! Most turbo so far this week is Alex Alexandrov, who jammed for 3+ hours in the rain and soft sand yesterday, then followed it up with about 6 hours today. He was still jamming tonight at the party.

Tonight’s opening party had wine, pasta, freshly-caught fish, belly dancers, a medieval drama performed on stilts, a live band and fireworks. Those who wake up in time for the 10:30 players meeting tomorrow will play the Open Pairs prelim. 12 teams will advance to the semis from the 24+ teams entered, then the rest will have a playoff for two more spots.

Now it is time for me to sleep, so my old legs can make it through a three minute prelim round tomorrow. Buona notte.