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Reunion Arena is Dallas' New X Spot

Dave Mirra will be in town this weekend to see if Dallas' gravitational pull is enough to weigh him down. Doubtful.
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The perfect remedy for Trinity River tired head? Spend a weekend with thousands of dudes who don’t give a damn about our new toll road unless it includes a half-pipe. Oh, and don’t expect them to be real vigilant about pullin’ up their britches, either. But if you appreciate world-class athletes accented by hip-hop music, Reunion Arena is about to be the shiznit.

A thrill-seeking cousin to ESPN’s wildly popular X Games, the LG Action Sports World Championships return to Dallas Friday through Sunday, crowning the 2007 kings of BMX, inline skating (once known as roller-blading, Gramps) and skateboarding (thankfully, some things never change -- or do they?). Star Dave Mirra and more than 125 athletes -- who qualified for this psychotic Super Bowl via 22 events throughout the year -- will compete for the record $650,000 prize money and the adoration of the coveted 15-34 target demographic on CBS, Spike and Fuel TV. And as if that weren’t enough, four words: Kanye. West. And. Ludacris.

Kanye and his trademark teddy bear will perform after Friday’s events, while Chris Bridges will surely produce an extended version of “What’s Your Fantasy” Saturday night.

Tickets to the festival -- which kicks off tomorrow night at 7 and also includes motocross exhibitions, video games and autograph booths -- are just $15 and available here. So be there. Or just stay at home and be old. Up to you. --Richie Whitt

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