Day 2 of VIVA #17 started with getting in line for our wristbands.

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Wristbands on and now the party can really begin! And that means off to get dressed to hit up the first event “Sweet Pea’s Hooch & Smooch“.

Sweet Pea's Hooch & Smooch
Sweet Pea’s Hooch & Smooch

I love Sweet Pea’s event on the Thursday because there are always awesome bands and I find it the perfect way to kick off the weekend. This years bands were truly outstanding and I’m pretty sure I danced my feet off! I know my parents got into the dancing mood as you can see below they were dancing up a storm. Oh yes my parents came for their first time ever!

Here I am with my parents and my friend Steph.

Now even though I enjoyed all the bands the one band that stood out for me was “The Royal Rhythmaires“. They actually blew my mind away with their sound. The lead singer has a voice that is truly unique and really really powerful. We ended up buying both of their Cds because we could not leave them at Viva. Good Golly No!

{photo courtesy of Dean Villafuerte}

During this event I was excited to run into friends from Toronto that I knew were going to be there. My friend James and his beautiful girlfriend Kassandra. Aren’t they just the perfect looking Rockabilly couple?

{photo courtesy of Dean Villafuerte}


Man oh man after all that dancing I sure am thirsty 🙂

{photo courtesy of Dean Villafuerte}


And hungry so we jetted off to the Irish pub next door to the Orleans that has half priced appetizers every day for happy hour. They also have a patio which makes these Canadian happy! Extreme heat, bring it on!

{photo courtesy of Steph}
I do have some gorgeous friends..gorgeous! And then there is me in all my technicolor glory lol
{photo courtesy of Steph}


Dinner done now it’s off to get dressed for the evening ahead. I was really excited for the Thursday lineup as it was a dancers dream. Morray Sochat & The Special 20s, Stompy Jones and Kim Lenz & The Jaquars!

Here is the gang all dressed up for Thursday night. We clean up quite nice I must say 🙂

My husband and I enjoying the show.
My necklace is from Luxulite and it’s vintage drink tags from the 1950s. LOVE!

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After all the excitement of the ballroom was done for the evening (at least for me), we headed to the casino to lose some money but instead I WON Money!

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What a great way to end Day 2 at Viva 🙂


Did you have a good Thursday at Viva? What were your highlights?

Rest of my Viva Posts: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Liz 🙂



8 comments on “My VIVA Las Vegas Vacation-Day 2”

  1. Thanks souch for visiting my blog I had read about this Vegas event. It sounds amazing. I doubt I coujd ever go as having 5 dogs makes teacel tough but maybe someday. You look heat and I think I have that skirt. I agree wear what u love. Embracing vintage has brought me do much joy I’m sure I’ll be wearing it for decades
    Retro rover

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