Following Frendly Powered by Skype: Episode 6 "The Build"

In Episode 6 of Following Frendly, we begin to truly understand what goes into running a music festival. As the Frendly Crew shows up to Timber Ridge, we come to find that the harsh Vermont winter has left the festival grounds completely thrashed, wax, and taxed! 

Just as the final stone was being laid and a celebration was to be had, the festival was handcuffed by a last minute wristband fiasco. 

Following Frendly Powered By Skype Episode 5: "Airstream Adventure"

In Episode 5 of Following Frendly, Jack takes us through the adventures of the notorious airstream known as the Frendship. Going through many obstacles, it finally made it to the home of the Frendly Gathering, Timber Ridge Vermont. Starting with the purchase of the airstream, and the west coast transportation to follow. 

But it wasn’t a piece of cake getting it here. An unexpected change in this process occurred when little brother, Luke Mitrani, breaks the news that there would be a month delay on the refurbishing of the Frendship. 

Following Frendly Powered By Skype Episode 4: "Twiddle & Frends"

In episode 4 of Following Frendly, Jack and Danny tell the backstory of Twiddle, the headlining band of the 5th annual Frendly Gathering.

Jack and Mihali, the lead singer of Twiddle, go out for sushi and discuss how their next chapter of life needs to revolve around discovering talented street performers. Providing them with a platform for their talents to be seen, and voices to be heard.

We are extremely excited to launch a new platform we are building revolving around elevating street performers careers. Please send us a video message over Skype to Frendly.Gathering sharing your talent, voice, story, or anything of the matter.

Following Frendly Powered By Skype Episode 3: "Dislocated Danny"

In episode 3 of Following Frendly, Danny suffers from dislocating his shoulder while trying to redeem himself after he was not able to put down a run at the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships. Danny explains that when you are going through an injury, it's essential to have the support of good frends to lift you up.

With 107 Days away from the Frendly Gathering, Jack and Danny, confirm their headlining band with Matt Rogers, their band booking agent,  over Skype.

Following Frendly Powered By Skype Episode 2: US Open

In episode 2, get behind the scenes in Vail, CO, with Jack and Danny at the longest running, premier snowboarding event, Burton US Open Snowboard Championships, as they continue to balance building their 5th annual music festival, with the day to day life as snowboarders and hosts.

Danny becomes hard to get ahold of, so Jack resorts to flying a helicopter drone through Danny's window with an urgent note to call him.

 

Following Frendly Powered By Skype Episode 1: "Frendly History"

In the first episode of Following Frendly, meet professional snowboarders turned event planners, Jack Mitrani and Danny Davis, and watch how a small camping trip quickly turned into a 4,000 person music festival. With a little help from their 'Frends,' Jack and Danny bridge together the snowboarding and music worlds to celebrate life and the power of frendship. 

 

 

FOLLOWING FRENDLY POWERED BY SKYPE: "OFFICIAL TRAILER"

Hello frends and welcome to a new member of the Frendly Famly, Frendly Presents! Frendly Presents is our online blog and YouTube channel which we are creating to bring you closer to our world of music and snowboarding. We have been blessed to travel the world snowboarding from a young age and one thing we learned is that "there is no I in Frends" and as a collective we can succeed to greater heights together, than on our own. We want to share videos that make you laugh, and most importantly foster collaborative success amongst your own group of frends! 

Another aspect of Frendly Presents is web series and today, I'm extremely excited to announce our very first video project, Following Frendly Powered By Skype. 

Ever since we started the Frendly Gathering in 2010, it has always been a dream to be able to share the behind the scenes process of what it takes to put together the festival, all while balancing the other half of our lives as professional snowboarders and hosts. After working with Skype at the X Games this year, that dream has finally turned into reality!

After the X Games we had a conversation about how Skype could be involved at the Frendly Gathering. I had explained how I always dreamt of making a 7 pt. web-series following Danny Davis and I as we plan the music festival from the road. And how do you plan a music festival on the road? You use Skype to stay in touch with your staff members obviously. I also explained my vision of having an Airstream on-site that was fully equipped with a recording studio so that during the festival, bands could go in and record a song so we could share unique intimate performances from the Festival. 

The people at Skype are some of the kindest, coolest, people I've met to date and were equally as excited about the project and were instantly on board to help make it happen! Since that phone call The Frendly Crew has been working harder than we have ever worked in our entire lives to pull this off to our best ability all with the goal to make everyone laugh as well as feel inspired to work with their frends to pull off their dreams.

What is Following Frendly Powered by Skype? 

Following Frendly Powered by Skype is a 7 episode web-series that provide a closer lens into the lives of pro snowboarders, Jack Mitrani and Danny Davis, as they balance the pressures of snowboarding and hosting all while producing their 5th annual music festival, The Frendly Gathering. Through 7 hilarious and inspiring episodes, we will follow the Frendly Crew’s wild antics as they plan their event from the road. The series is in collaboration with Skype, a platform that Jack and Danny have relied on to stay connected with their "Frendly Crew" to help pull off this incredibly overwhelming task of putting together a music festival since day 1.

The series kicks off at the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships in Vail, CO, and continues on a voyage of a lifetime to the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. Along the way, the crew decides to buy an Airstream, convert it into a mobile recording studio, and discover the undiscovered musicians with the goal of providing a platform to get their stories and voices heard. 

Tune into frendlypresents.com every Tuesday starting 5/26 through 7/7 for a new episode of Following Frendly Powered By Skype. 

 

WELCOME TO FRENDLY PRESENTS

Hello frends and welcome to a new member of the Frendly Famly, Frendly Presents! Frendly Presents is our online blog and YouTube channel in which we have created to allow our fans, frends, and family to join in on the antics as we travel the world snowboarding while putting together our annual music festival, The Frendly Gathering. We have been blessed to live a surreal life as snowboarders from a young age and one thing we learned from our travels is "there is no 'I' in Frends" and as a collective we can succeed to greater heights, than on our own. We want to share videos that make you laugh, and most importantly foster collaborative success amongst your own group of frends! 

The Frendly Presents website is our home for exclusive content and in depth perspectives that get past the persona of your favorite action sports heroes, musicians, and artists that we are proud to call our frends. In addition to exclusive content, the site functions as a platform for artists of all mediums to be discovered and for the Frendly community to have a place for their voices to be heard and thoughts to be shared.