X Games Austin 2015 -- The randomness
Thursday night Moto X Step Up
The X Games Austin 2015 hype continues to roll out. Today, XGames.com presents a dose of randomness from the four days of action at X Games, beginning with Moto X Step Up on the first night of X Games. Massimo Bianconcini traveled from Europe to compete, and left Texas with a silver medal for jumping 33-feet in downtown Austin on day 1 at X.
One of the official sponsors of X Games Austin was a Texas-based brand called Big Ass Fans, and their mascot happens to be a big ass. With temperatures climbing, the Big Ass Fans mascot was most likely the hottest attendee at X Games.
Austin in early June can get pretty hot and sticky. These fans and their cooling streams were a welcome sight at X Games.
Catching some z's
On day 3 at X Games Austin 2015, the action got so intense that some fans needed to take makeshift naps...
The Circuit of the Americas features a 251-foot tall observation tower that can been seen from the major roads from a distance. Alongside the MegaRamp, it's a surefire reminder that you're at X Games Austin.
Hitch a ride
Travis Pastrana was on hand to compete in Off-Road Truck Racing, and brought the whole Pastrana family along for the experience. Here, the Pastrana clan hitches a ride in a gold cart back to the Nitro Circus compound.
Loyal ESPN fans represent in downtown Austin on day 1 of X Games Austin.
A booth set up to construct balloon hats was included at X Games Austin. As evidenced here, fans were very much into the idea.
One X Games Austin attendee had a tattoo of a BMX rider throwing a tailwhip air over a pink Cadillac on her back. That's some serious dedication.
On day 3 of X Games Austin 2015, James Hetfield of Metallica performed the national anthem before the start of Moto X Speed & Style. It was pretty epic.
...And Justice For All
Metallica's James Hetfield (left) and Kirk Hammett (right) acknowledge their fans following their stunning performance of the national anthem on day 3 at X Games.
Metallica at X Games
Did we mention that Metallica played X Games Austin? Here, loyal fans show their enthusiasm during Metallica's set on Saturday night at X Games.
What does X Games staff do to pass the time in between events? Dart games in the paddock area at Circuit of the Americas.