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Extreme behavior in Aspen

For a moment, it seemed as if the '60s were back as the anti-war movement and the X Games arrived in Aspen -- home of the Good Doctor -- at the same time.

Updated: February 3, 2003, 9:10 PM ET
By Hunter S. Thompson | Page 2 columnist

Last week was a monster for the snowbound city of Aspen, which definitely needed the action. The merchants were crazy for it ... Hot damn! Yes siri! The X Games were coming to town! -- and a huge crowd of genuinely Wild boys was coming with them. Ho ho. Early estimates said there would be about 40,000 of them, all ripped to the tits on their own adrenaline and craving an orgy of speed. The weekend was going to be crazy, they said. The whole town was braced for it.

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