Monday, July 4, 2011

More Rockabilly Rave...Saturday Day

It is taking me a while to get through all my photos from my trip. I feel like I did and saw so much! I'm getting a back log of photos, now. I already have photos from events since I have been home I need to upload, and write about. I'll get around to it, so now here are more photos and chit chat about the Rockabilly Rave.

After waking up about noon on Saturday, I got dressed and headed down to the vending area to see Fiona, "Straight Talking Mama" and bought a really cute pair of Pedal Pushers from her. I put them on with the shirt I bought from Rocket Originals. 

I ran into Tommy and Clare, and also some friends from the Bay Area, Texas Steve and Jennifer Chance (wife of Dusty Chance). Jennifer was on a trip like mine, seeing sights around the UK with her girlfriend. We had a great chat about the things we were seeing.

Me with Tommy and Clare

Visited the pub where the Vinyl Junkies were going on. Great records being played. You can hear the pod cast at Bill Smoker's website. 

Mouse and John Lewis at Vinyl Junkies

I checked out a band I can't remember the name of. If anyone knows, please let me know! They were very good. 

I next walked back to our Chalet area and explored the Chalet parties and Jams that were going on. First Chalet Jam I came across had Pat Capocci  Jamming with Roy Kay and Lynette Morgan sang a few songs. This was an aspect to the Rave I found remarkable. You had the opportunity to see people jam together that you would never see on the same stage. Amazing site for the music dork in me!

Across the way, some friends I'd met, Clare, Martin, Janine and Johnny were having a "Wheelie Bag" party. Wheelie Bags are portable DJ stations that have been constructed out of wheeled shopping carts that little old ladies use in town. They are customized to the DJ's persona and personal taste. There is someone in London who makes these, but I did not get his name. Johnny "HooDoo" had brought his. His was customized with a VooDoo alter and Cadillac fins. 

The Records started spinning and people started to show up. One of my favorite people I met while in the UK, Neil's friend Brillo gave us a demonstration on "how to bop." Brillo has a humorous series of "How to Bop" videos on Rollin Records Youtube. You can see them HERE. 

Brillo and Johnny doing "  The Swoop"

More Brillo

The Party

Nick Barnes, "  King of Retro Row"   on Fouth Street Long Beach

Franny and I

Franny got drunk at another Chalet Party

Trudie and Brillo

The Smokers showed up

 OK...that's enough about Saturday Day. I will write about Saturday night a little later. Hopefully tonight.


LittleMissBossy said...

Glad you had a great time in the UK!

I love the outfit you are wearing in the first few piccies!

Living Vintage said...

Looks like you had a great time!! What fun love the Wheelie Bags, that is very cool!!

miss vintage love said...

Thanks for sharing all the pics! We go to VLV every year, but we've never been to Rockabilly Rave! Looks like it was a blast! :)

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Ah this is what I miss working at the Rave, all the fun going on during the day!

Anonymous said...

These english rockers are the best. All time ready for party, no arrogance, i love these english people.
Great to see you had fun.

Rocket Originals said...

Lovely to meet you at the Rave, looks like you had a great time! I like a good chalet party during the day, we miss out now we're working. Hope to meet up with you again sometime. Kaye :o)

Bill said...

Band was Mike Bell & The Belltones from Finland. Excellent CD and 45s on Goofin' Records

Kim said...

Thanks Bill! You need to write another blog!


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