We just got back from a great three-day weekend of live music, cars, bikes, girls, friends, fun and we had a front row seat to it all. Situated right on the Lake Havasu beach next to the London Bridge, we joined a small city of cool vendors and offered our BOMONSTER art and apparel to a creative and cool crowd.
What makes a Rockabilly Reunion a Rockabilly Reunion? Rockabilly music and pinup girls. Plus cars, plus bikes, plus beer. Add celebrities and an interesting crowd and it makes you wonder why there's not one every weekend. The weather was perfect for an outdoor concert, people watching and taking pictures.
Big Len of Big Len's Chop Shop in Havasu asked if I wanted a ride in his full blown '49 not-street-legal Chevy gasser. I thought "Where?" He said "Get in." Then we drove out onto the main streets of town and he lit up the tires filling the car with tire smoke. I had to cover my ears it was so loud. We only had to slow down because the light ahead was red. That's the unique thing about Lake Havasu - the residents have so many off-road toys that everything is legal to drive on city streets. Although the speed at which we accelerated to the next light was probably not exactly legal.
I don't know how Kennie Cuppetelli does it but he somehow talks three days and night's worth of great bands to come all the way out to Havasu to rock the crowds. There's a lot of great music but my favorites were Three Bad Jacks, Cashed Out, Beau Knott and the Burners and a band that absolutely knocked me out - The Hellbound Blues Band featuring Corey Miller on drums. Corey is an awesome artist, always compliments my work and pushes me to deserve it. He came into the BOMONSTER booth for picture since I was wearing his shirt this time. The night before, Elvis and John the drummer from Three Bad Jacks also stopped in the booth and talked music and art before going on stage and rocking the house.
All photos by BOMONSTER. Models shown include Brenda Lee Pinup and The Pinup Angels (top photo), Kelly Jameson (in yellow dress), and Kimberly Winegar (#rebelwink1) in red top.