LIVERS WILL BE BRUISED, hoots will be hollered, and white kids from the suburbs will throw more gang signs than the collective membership of the Bloods and Crips. It can only be one event: the Las Vegas world premiere of New World Disorder Ten: Dust and Bones. This year’s premiere is slated for September 23 and includes a screening at the Moon nightclub at the Palms Casino.
For 10 years running, filmmaker Derek Westerlund and his crew have hosted the best party to grace the annual Interbike tradeshow in Vegas. No small feat. Sure, the latest NWD film will eventually premiere everywhere from Boise to Beijing, but you probably won’t be shaking your fists at the JumboTron alongside freeriders who actually star in the movie.
Parties of the past have featured Mexican-style luchador wrestling matches, lithesome Playboy Bunnies and live performances from the likes of Nashville Pussy. What does Westerlund have planned to celebrate the final chapter in the New World Disorder franchise? “Oh, I can’t tell you that. It’s too early,” he says with a grin, “but it’ll be good. This may be the last NWD movie—we want to go out on top, but this isn’t our last mountain bike movie. We’re going to keep pushing the edge.”