On July 30th, 2011 my mom, my brother, my baby-sitter and I went to the X-Games. We got there and headed towards our seats. My mom's friend gave us V.I.P passes, so we sat in a little area that had a roof-top and coolers for Red Bull, Sprite and other drinks. The seating we had was right in-between the BMX bike competition and street-skate.
At first we were watching the BMX bikes. I thought it was really cool because they were doing flips and jumps on their bikes. A man named Daniel Dhers won the BMX and then we moved on to street-skate. The area was set up like an actual street. There were fake garages, ramps, roofs and houses. It was awesome! We saw Ryan Sheckler, too. He was really good at doing ramps and sliding on the rails of stairwells. My favorite was when he did an ollie onto a different ramp. Everyone was really good at it and they made it look super easy.
When we left street skate, we were waiting to see if anyone would pass by to sign my deck. We were getting ready to leave, and Tony Hawk came our way!!!!! He was walking really fast with a bunch of cameramen behind him but we caught up to him and he signed my deck! I was super star-struck. I couldn't believe it!
We went to the rally cars and sat in down to watch. It was really fun to watch because they would jump on a ramp and land on the other... It smelled really bad though! It was scary when Dave Mirra's car tried to jump over the "Joker Jump," because when he landed his car stalled.
We headed toward the vert-skate where Shaun White would be competing. I was super excited to see him compete because I knew how good he is. The show started and the first heat went, I didn't realize how fun it was to watch! It was finally time for Shaun White's heat to go. Shaun White was awesome! I really liked it when they did the spins and jumps at the top. It was probably my favorite part of the day so far :)
The finals for the vert-skateboarding started at 6 o'clock. We went to the motor-cross women's before the finals started and there was a buffet there with a HUGE dessert table. We ate and then watched the motor-cross.
We got to see two rounds and then went to the area where we saw Tony Hawk to see if we could find anyone else to sign my deck. We were waiting and waiting and then Shaun White came! He signed my deck and then we went to watch the finals.
We didn't get to watch all of the finals, but I still had a lot of fun! The day I went to the X-Games was awesome!
By Kaiya Nicole