Sunday, October 31, 2010

Another day, another costume....

I went slumming at the legendary Gilman in last night. Gilman in Berkeley is where bands like Green Day and Rancid started out.  Mad Sin from Germany and the Phenomenauts were playing. Plan Nine also played, but I missed them. Plan Nine is a great Misfits tribute band. Since the pics of my as a sugar skull were already up on facebook, I had to throw together another costume. Here it is:

With my friend Christine
The Phenomenauts...these are not Halloween costumes...they always wear those outfits

Here are some pics of Mad Sin from Germany:
Day another costume idea!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

San Franciso's 2nd Annual Zombie Prom

Last night was the 2nd Annual Zombie Prom put on by Tanoa Stewart at the Verdi Club. This year was fantastic. The costumes and decorations were tops, and with Okie Oran Spinning and music by the Hi-Rhythm Hustlers and Stompy Jones, a good time was had by all!

Enjoy the pictures!

I was a Sugar Skull

The Verdi Club

Jessica was Minnie Pearl

Dorian was a Zombie Princess

Our host, Tanoa Stewart
The lovely Eve from Montreal graced San Francisco again!
E was awesome!

E's costumes was one of the best, since the Giants are in the World Series with's funny because E grew up in Texas, but has his heart in San Francisco!

Gabby from Sewing is Hard looked so beautiful as a flapper
Lola Devlin from My High Heed Darling 
She looked adorable as Sally from Nightmare before Christmas
Lola and I both joked about how we had center parted our hair and I was informed that this is the only time I will ever see her with her hair straightened!

Aaron and  Mel from Incendiary Blonde

I did not recognize Mel until I heard her English accent!

Oran and Teresa with Eve

Oran and Teresa were inspired the television show Glee and the current plot of the pregnant cheerleader.

Morgan, Gabby's husband and I

When I first saw Morgan, I didn't recognize him and I said "There's my boyfriend!" Then he gave me a hug and said "No kisses tonight!" and I realized it was Morgan! 

Morgan had another girlfriend! My friend Veronica was also a Calavera "Sugar Skull"

I admit it, her costume was better than mine! It's ok, I expect Veronica to always be better dressed than I am!

The Hi-Rhythm Hustlers!

Raul looked great as Beetlejuice!
Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-dum were there!

My favorite costume of the night!
Here is another picture of Gabby and I. I just love this picture of her
There were so many fun costumes, I wish I'd gotten more pics of the costumes. This picture makes me think Dorian hasn't forgiven me the Dogpile in Long Beach, yet....

Now that I have a decent camera (Yay for me!) There will be more pictures posted in my blogs. Have a happy Halloween, everyone!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Drum roll please....the line up for the Rave is....

Can't wait!

Does anyone else subscribe to the vintage bulletin?

Is it me, or is there rarely anything cute posted there? Dandolion Vintage seems to be the only regular poster who has good stuff. Everything else is 70s, 80s even 90s. Just not what I consider "vintage." Being old, I consider it "vintage" if it was made before I was born 1966.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I'm going to do it!

In an earlier blog I expressed my desire (rather OBSESSION) to go to the Rockabilly Rave in 2011. I even got a day job to achieve that goal. One obstacle, sorry to say, was the imaginary husband. He has no interest. He told me if we go to England he wants to go look at castles, not listen to great music and hang around a bunch people jiving, all night. My idea of a good time is listening to music and hanging around a bunch of people jiving all night!

This difference of opinion was going to make going to the Rave nearly impossible. Monday, when I returned from Long Beach, there was a letter from my aunt. It appears my Tu-Tu left me some money. I showed the check to imaginary husband and told him "I'm going to the Rave." He nodded and said, "You've got your own money to do it, you can go."

Today, I sent and paid for a copy of my birth certificate. When that comes I will apply for my passport. When will it be June?

Rockabilly Rave Website

Thursday, October 21, 2010

This is what bugs me about Etsy...

Look at these glasses...I know the quality of the plastic, etc., and don't think they are worth 36.00.
vintage sunglasses

The same sunglasses sold on Ebay for 10.09.
Same glasses for less than a third of the price.

It's one thing for a dealer to get up early in the morning, make it to the flea market or estate sale and pick up bargains to resell. Sitting on your butt, buying off of Ebay to resell on Etsy is not only less lucrative, it drives up the prices for the consumers. I don't know if that is what this dealer did, but if they didn't do it, they should research their product before listing.

OK...rant over!

Please explain...

Why I can spend over $100 on a dress, yet can't seem to purchase a decent camera to take pictures for my blog? This week, I swear, I will get a camera.

Awesome Giveaway over at the socialite's page

Check out what Dollie, the Rockabilly Socialite is giving away:
Besame cosmetics!

Just toodle on over to her page, add her, comment, facebook the give away, etc.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friends, dogpiles and Lurex...OH MY!

Sorry I've not been blogging! After the Bombshell Bop and my birthday, I had to work at the shop, then at my day job, then prepare to go to Long Beach for the Rhythm Rocker. I am sorry I've neglected this!

I don't need to write about the Bombshell Bop and my birthday because Rachelle did an excellent job writing a review and about the show HERE.

Prior to the Rhythm Rocker, I knew that the line up would not be what was anticipated when the show was first announced. Most of the European bands had dropped off the bill, and the line up dwindled. As that was happening, I also knew that support for the weekender would fall, so I was more determined to go and support since California doesn't have weekenders.

Wednesday night, my buddy Raul drove down from the east bay so we could attend a record hop in Santa Cruz where we warmed up dancing with a few people and getting psyched for the weekend. We woke up early on Thursday, I took my son to school and did my packing. Yes, I waited until the last minute to pack! Shame on me, but since I was driving, I just laid my dresses on the back seat.

The drive down seemed to go quickly while we played the game "Anal Road Trip." You insert the word "anal" in front of the models of cars you see on the road, "Anal Explorer" "Anal Lancer" "Anal Wrangler" "Anal Probe," you get it. I think the guys over at Ford made up the game since Fords are the best for the Anal Road Trip game.

When we got to Long Beach we went over to my friend Lucky's house where Raul and I were staying. We went out to eat at the Pike on 4th Street right by Retro Row. Dinner was great, and Raul and I got dressed up to meet Jessica and Cosmic Keith at the Puka Bar where the pre-party was happening. We ran into tons of people we knew, and saw Nichole "Rockabilly Socialite." Basically a fun night of dancing, hanging out and shooting the shit with socal people I know.

Jess and I at the Puka Bar (photo by Cosmic Keith)

Raul and I woke up about 10 AM and I went out to get coffee and breakfast burritos and ate with Lucky and her boyfriend Manny. A very fat feeling me, then showered and got ready to go to 4th Street since I didn't want to head into Hollywood with Jessica and Keith. At Meow I found the most fabulous blue and silver Lurex cocktail dress. It was a little tight but I didn't care and I bought it anyway. I will skip to the's pics of me and various people. This is bad, but I realized that few of my friends took pics of the bands! Shame on us! 

Me in Lurex with Veronica
 Me in Lurex with Mel aka incendiary blonde
 Me, Dez from Chicago and Big Sandy
Dorian and I
 Here's a pic of Raul and Big Sandy
Jessica and Kim, my partners in crime 

After the show the after-parties started...we ended up in someone's room. There was lots of silliness and ass slapping. Jess and I were outside and decided to tackle Dorian, and it turned into a dogpile...Raul is brilliant and got pics:
Ashley and Eric using my new shoes from Olivera street as telephones

Dorian still loved me after the dogpile
 My buddy Tanoa got a bit intoxicated Friday night and his ass slapping got a little out of hand. Finally a Socal girl took it upon herself to correct his behavior and put him over her knee and spanked him properly!

Prior to going to the Rhythm Rocker, I had purchased a few things from a seller on ebay who told me she was going to vend the show. I had purchased a hawaiian circle skirt from her and she was planning on bringing it to the show. I was dancing on Friday night when a woman came up and asked if I was getting a skirt from someone vending and I said "yes." She told me that it was her and she recognized me from my measurements! 
Pricilla, ebay seller and I

Raul and I finally left the hotel around 4:30 AM. We woke up about noon, did the breakfast burrito thing again and got ready to go to the hotel. I brought my evening clothes with me so I could get ready in Jess' room. The weather was overcast and the tiki pool party was not well attended. I did run into Dorian and Arsen Roulette while I was strolling around. Arsen's new band Jailbreak was playing.
Here's a pic of all me with fellow bombshells and friends from the bay area
Saturday night was a lot of fun, watched the Rip 'Em Ups and I liked them. I saw them at Viva and liked them there, too. Sorry, no band photos, but here is a photo of me grabbing Dez's boobs
Chatting up Sean Law
 Dez and Jen from the League of International Party Girls (I'm in the league but was retarded and didn't bring my shirt)
 Sunday Raul woke me up to tell me we were meeting everyone at Roscoe's. I went along in overalls, no make up and a newsie cap, and it was just Raul, Kavah the photographer who was staying at Lucky's and his girlfriend, Eileen. Turns out there was a marathon and no one could get across town to meet us. I got Keith and Jessica an order of half chicken and gravy on the side with waffles. Keith was loving it when I finally got to the hotel with it. 

Sunday's bands were good. Jessica and I had met some car club guys from England on Saturday night. They came out on Sunday again. Whenever there are English people around, I will root them out and make them entertain me. Here is a pic of me with the guys from the Original's Hot Rod Club
Jess, Sean and I
DJ James, Jess and I
Well, that is my half ass review and recap of the weekend....this working full time is really cutting into my blogging! 
*Most photos are from Raul Castro and Jessica Brooks...I didn't even pull my camera out, bad social blogger that I am!


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