For four days, I ran around a hotel listening to amazing bands, wearing my favorite clothes and dancing until the wee (and not so wee) hours. It was so nonstop and I thought I was going to need to stop listening to rockabilly for a while but that's not true at all.
When I got home and dumped all my photos, I realized I'd taken more than 400 photos. Most of those were at the Saturday car show, so I'll start there.
Car show day, Saturday, is the biggest day at Viva because a bunch of people come just for that day and everyone's milling around in the same space instead of going around to the different ballrooms for bands. It's also full of photographers, so this might be the day for your fanciest daytime outfit. You can't see it but my skirt has gold and silver trim.
|At the Sailor Jerry station|
50s squaw skirt, ebay
Wedges. Spring Step, DSW
While at the car show I got to talk the incredible pinup model Lisa Love for a small piece I wrote. She's so sweet and teeny tiny! I loved our chat.
I didn't get to spend much time with the actual cars but the ones I saw were gorgeous. A lot of hot rod clubs came from southern California.
Lloyd Price was so charming and his set was great. It's always nice to see people who have been performing for decades take the stage and still do well. Mr. Price was quite a presence, even without his conk. Imelda May killed it. So much so, I think I'll pay to see her when she performs in New York this summer.