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19 Photos That Prove The X Games Is The Wildest Place On Earth

To say the X Games is a wild place would be putting it lightly.

For one week out of the year, Aspen, Colorado, a town of only 6,800 people, is inundated with action sports fans who come to watch their favorite athletes hurl themselves off jumps, halfpipes and mountainsides.

But beyond the action-packed sports, the X Games also brings music fans, video gamers and mountain lovers together.

Not sure what that looks like? Check out these 19 photos that prove the X Games is one magical event.

Sage Kotsenburg and other competitors wait to race downhill in the Special Olympics event:


Elite Daily gets an athlete’s view of the Big Air jump:


Nas performs for a packed crowed in Aspen:


Killer Mike and El-P rock out as their super-group, Run The Jewels:


An athlete makes a practice run down the rails:


Elena Hight flashes a smile for Elite Daily:


“The Dingo” chats up our main-man Sage Kotsenburg:


Machine Gun Kelly stops by to watch all the action go down:


Youngest female gold winner ever Kelly Sildaru shows off her medal:


Photographer Bo Bridges and Bobby Brown stop by for a quick bro-down:


Chevy surveys the landscape (and waits for a belly scratch):


The Halo World Championship heats up the wintery wonderland:


An athlete gets some serious air time:


A skier gets his planks on the rail:


Killer Mike and El-P give Elite Daily their best pre-show grin:


The Special Olympics athletes and X Games pros are all smiles:


One athlete shows off how to have style AND athletic talent:


One more athlete gets vertical:


Sage shows off his selfie-taking skills:

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Stacey Leasca is Elite Daily's Deputy Editor. Prior to joining Elite Daily, Stacey worked as the Features Editor for RYOT News and Social Media Editor for the Los Angeles Times. She is a Rhode Island native (rarest of breeds) and holds a Ba ...
Stacey Leasca is Elite Daily's Deputy Editor. Prior to joining Elite Daily, Stacey worked as the Features Editor for RYOT News and Social Media Editor for the Los Angeles Times. She is a Rhode Island native (rarest of breeds) and holds a Ba ...

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