RVA Presents: The Best Friends Day 8 “The Ocho” Guidebook

by | Aug 19, 2009 | POLITICS

Another year has passed, and Best Friends Day 8, “The Ocho”, is gearing up for the weekend of August 20-23. This year we have a South of the Boredom theme, a scavenger hunt that is the closest thing to Double Dare you will ever do, and a world record bike jump over 40 square feet of nachos. The weekend has been extended back to four days like it was in previous years, starting Thursday night with a show at Plaza Bowl and ending on Sunday at the Bike Lot with a 3-day scavenger hunt finale. Oh, and more bands! Though the whole weekend is without compare, the highlight will be a full day at Hadad’s Lake, complete with bands, water sports, volleyball, horseshoes, paddle boats, mini golf and BBQ!


Another year has passed, and Best Friends Day 8, “The Ocho”, is gearing up for the weekend of August 20-23. This year we have a South of the Boredom theme, a scavenger hunt that is the closest thing to Double Dare you will ever do, and a world record bike jump over 40 square feet of nachos. The weekend has been extended back to four days like it was in previous years, starting Thursday night with a show at Plaza Bowl and ending on Sunday at the Bike Lot with a 3-day scavenger hunt finale. Oh, and more bands! Though the whole weekend is without compare, the highlight will be a full day at Hadad’s Lake, complete with bands, water sports, volleyball, horseshoes, paddle boats, mini golf and BBQ!

In the tradition of true independent media and music, we have teamed up with RVA Magazine, our city’s best independent free cultural magazine, to create this ultimate guidebook to Best Friends Day. Check out this upgraded BFD Guide for a run down of bands, interviews with some of the best people in Richmond, mind teasers, nostalgia, and personal reflections. And don’t forget to take some time out to get autographs from your favorite best friends!

Cheers Amigos!
the BFD Crew

Click the Current Issue button at the top of the screen to see the digital issue and/or find a hard copy at one of your many amazing local business spots around Richmond! OR CLICK HERE to view it on issu.com. A complete list of events can also be found at www.bestfriendsday.net .



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Click HERE to check out the BFD music compilation featuring:

Torche, Strike Anywhere, Young Widows, Tubers, Pink Razors, Measure [SA], GULL, Friendly Fire, No Friends, Monikers, Snacktruck, Constrictor, Gatorface, Lemuria, Off With Their Heads, Magrudergrind, Ultra Dolphins, Virgins, Psyched To Die, Assholeparade, and No BS Brass Band !

RVA Staff

RVA Staff

Since 2005, the dedicated team at RVA Magazine, known as RVA Staff, has been delivering the cultural news that matters in Richmond, VA. This talented group of professionals is committed to keeping you informed about the events and happenings in the city.




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