Friday, October 17, 2014

Rockabilly Rockout!

We were lucky enough to attend the first ever Rockabilly Rockout at the beginning of the month put on by Tom Ingram. We both had a fantastic time! It was so small scale and manageable we saw all but one band and actually enjoyed them all as well! 15 out of 16 bands…not too shabby! And seeing Don Maddox was life changing!!! Definitely felt like the old Viva days. Another highlight…no pool party so we actually got to lounge by the pool a few times and swim without the crowds! We would definitely go again if another was held but not necessarily next year since we may possibly check out the Rhythm Riot again. Seeing info about the upcoming one is making us a wee bit sad we are missing it this year. Can’t do it all though! Still headed for a quick trip to Scotland and London!

I snapped at least one photo of each band but most did not turn out that great so I'll spare you from having to scroll through those.  On with the recap!

Thursday night Shaheen!

Rhythm Shakers

More Shaheen for Frankie's Tiki Room on Friday 
(borrowed from a good friend...I don't wanna give it back!)

More Frankie's mugs to add to the collection!
The Firecrackers
Roy Rapid

Ready for Carlos Friday night!!!
Told ya it was like the old Viva days!  I probably have a photo just like this from years ago at the same spot in the Gold Coast!

The Margraves! 
Wish I had a better photo but I was too busy rocking out!

Carlos and the Bandidos!
Same as above, no good photos of these guys either since
I was too busy enjoying one of my all time faves!

T-R-O-U-B-L-E!  Good times with Eric and Nishone!

Saturday night in my new Kamehameha bought at the Forbidden Island Parking Lot Sale from Relic Vintage.  Thank you Oran!

Young Jessie with Deke Dickerson on guitar!

The Jets!

Miss Ruby Ann with the Rip Em Ups!

Sunday brunch across the way at the Hash House a Go Go in the Rio.  Yum!

Step It Up and Go! 
This band is the reason for Don Maddox getting back out there and performing again!
And there is the back of Rockin' Ronny Weiser. 
Really enjoyed watching him rock out all weekend!

The absolute highlight of the weekend...

Emmy Lou and the Rhythm Boys!

Hi Strung Ramblers!

Hooray for new friends from Australia!  All thanks to Instagram!
Ben with Ross...

...and me with Sarah!  This couple has the BEST matching outfits!
Had so much fun chatting with them!

End of the weekend...
Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics!

About to do his signature upside down guitar solo!

Ta-da!  Ben was going to be one of the guys to help hold him up but thankfully they had another volunteer.  Too much fun!

Could not get enough of the Bow & Crossbones booth!  I wanted to buy so much more but still went away with these beauties!

Now to prepare for our annual trip to the UK! Watch out Edinburgh and London!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Outta Sites at Forbidden Island!

It was almost two months ago but I did not want to forget to post about finally seeing the Outta Sites at Forbidden Island back in August. Boy did they live up to their name! Such a fantastic show! Saw some old friends and made some new ones. Everyone was having a blast!  Can’t wait until the next time we get to see them!

 With Dollie a.k.a. The Rockabilly Socialite...

Hooray for new friends!

Shake, shake, shake!

With my good pal Dean a.k.a. The Jab!
Very excited about our new records and a great night of music!