Sunday, August 5, 2012

Go-Kustom TV @ Rebel Riot 2012

We went out to the second annual Rebel Riot in Tacoma, Washington bright and early yesterday. This is the show put on by Pin-Up Model and Burlesque Performer, Lulu Bell, that has replaced the Hot Rod-A-Rama as Tacoma's Kustom Kulture summer event.  We set up our vendor area in the Frontier Room, which is the center for the show. The street to the side of the Frontier is closed to traffic and open for car show car parking, as well as the lot across that street and two more lots adjacent. This year was twice the size of last year, with more cars, more vendors and more pin-ups. The bands this year included Banzai Surf, putting in a brilliant set with surfy covers of such classics as Henry Mancini's Shot In The Dark, the infectious twang of the Roy Kay Trio and the harder edged Rockabilly of Billy Dwayne and the Creepers. In the middle of the afternoon was the big Pin-Up Contest hosted by Miss Kitty Baby. Unlike many car shows that have a few gals from the audience participate in a contest, this was a full blown center attraction with the finalist getting pictures taken by renowned photographer Chris Gomez after the judging, I mean like right in front of the stage with cars and audience looking on! Cool idea. I was able to film more cars than I could mention here...look for this Season 5 episode soon on Go-Kustom TV. 

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