(Note: To view my other days at VIVA click on the days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Last day of VIVA, wow it went so fast how was that possible? I guess it’s possible when you are having the time of your life. All good things must eventually come to an end, right?

Happy Easter! Sunday for me is ALWAYS shopping at the vintage vendors day, since many of the vendors put their items on sale as they don’t want to take tons of stuff home. Every year I have gotten lucky and have found some wonderful items and this year was no different. However I did find that I purchased less this year due to the Canadian dollar being so poor so that the exchange rate made everything so much more expensive. Oh well more money left over for future trips.

First up I picked up a couple of great scarfs to add to my collection.

vintage scarf

This souvenir San Francisco scarf is my favorite of the two.

vintage novelty scarf

I also purchased the cutest brooch, it’s a Heinz 57 Ketchup bottle!

vintage novelty brooch

Then just as I was about to walk out a happy camper with what I had, I saw out of the corner of my eye a vintage 1950s Shirtwaist dress from the vendor “Love Street Vintage” who I had the pleasure of purchasing past dresses from before. It fit like a glove and it was a good price so it CLEARLY came home with me.

1950s Vintage Shirtwaist Dress

After shopping we thought we would see if we could get into the Sunday Pool Party which normally in the past we have not been able to do, due to it being the popular day and there are normally long line ups. But this year ended up being really easy and I think it might have had to do with the high winds making people think it was cold at the pool (which it was not). Yay for us!

VLV 18 Pool Party Sunday 2015

My friend had secured several lounge chairs for the gang which ended up being in good prime viewing of the women’s swimsuit contest and the bands on the stage. Thank you!

VLV 18 Pool Party Sunday 2015
The Canadians at the Pool

VLV 18 Pool Party Sunday 2015

There was so many GORGEOUS swimsuits to be seen, as you can see from these 3 lovely women. The red head is actually a fellow Canadian who has a super blog called “Pinup Persuasion“, who I did not realize I had taken a photo of until I just looked at now and clearly missed saying hello. Opps. She did later on enter the vintage swimsuit contest, which I’m glad she did because her suit was stunning (as did the girl in the green suit).

VLV 18 Pool Party Sunday 2015

The band that played earlier in the afternoon “The Cavaleros” were really good (and Canadian) and kept the party going with their cool surf sounds. My favorite part though was when they took “Sing Sing Sing” and made it into a Rockabilly/Surf Version. The video I took even had Lindy Hoppers (from San Francisco I found out later) dancing to it. LOVE IT!

Speaking of San Fran here is my new friend from San Fran who was also a Lindy Hopper and really cool to chat with.

VLV 18 Pool Party Sunday 2015
Lindy Hoppers at the Pool

Then my friend Bill stole my camera to take a picture with beautiful women.

VLV 18 Pool Party Sunday 2015

Bill JUST missed his chance with these ladies, by seconds. His loss.

VLV 18 Pool Party Sunday 2015

I guess the pool party is not amusing for everyone….

VLV 18 Pool Party Sunday 2015

Unfortunately I have no great photos of the swimsuit contest as the sun was pretty bright and was making it hard to see what I was taking pictures of. So you just have to take my word on the fact that the suits were stunning (as you saw above). Here is one photo though that turned out okay.

VLV 18 Pool Party Sunday 2015
One of the Contestants of the Pool Party

After the contest, we packed up our stuff and headed in to get ready for the Sunday evening favorite of mine and many others..the Jive Contest! BUT first what is starting to become a tradition, getting as many Canadians together for a group photo.

Here is this years, we clean up nicely don’t we?

Canadians at VIVA 18

Okay back to the Jive Contest…Once again the dance floor was filled with lots of wonderful dancers and once again my favorite did not get picked (I always chose wrong) but it was still fun to watch. Here is a clip of the 2nd round of the contest. The couple in the front of the video in the matching pink outfits ended up winning the whole thing.

And here is another tradition! Taking a photo with the Orleans Sign.

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18, 2015
Me and the Sign

Now the evening is really winding down and now my body is telling me that it’s soon time to call it quits. We did however want to see the Doo Wop All Stars Show. This years show included: Herb Cox-The Cleftones; Eugene Pitt-The Jive Five and Bobby Lewis (“Tossin & Turning”) It was really great and super stylish as Doo Wop bands tend to be.

Do Woop All Stars Show VLV 18

Do Wop All Stars Show VLV 18

One again the floor was packed with dancers. Here is a little video I took during one of the sets featuring Bobby Lewis.

After the show my husband and I had to say our goodbyes as we had an early flight 🙁

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18, 2015

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18, 2015

And then it was done…

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18, 2015
And that’s a wrap!

That was VIVA 18 2015. I hope you enjoyed reading about my adventures as much as I enjoyed being in those adventures. Will I maybe see you next year?

Liz 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

8 comments on “Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18-Sunday”

  1. The scarves and shirtwaisted dress are so fun, but I loved watching the Lindy Hoppers in swimsuits. What a feast for the eyes. All the colors and styles, hairdos, and your yellow headbow. It’s all about enjoying life, isn’t it?

    • Yes it is! And when you come to an event like this you can’t help but just sit back and enjoy life 🙂

  2. It warms my canuck heart through and through to see such a large contingent of Canadians at Viva. That’s awesome!

    Congrats on your great finds. I love that San Fran scarf, too. What a fabulously fun novelty piece – and just the ticket to wear, should you ever head down that way for a visit.

    Have a terrific weekend!
    ♥ Jessica

    • yuppers the San Fran Scarf will 100% be worn on my trip.

      Next years Canada picture will be even bigger!

      Liz 🙂

  3. Again, this all looks amazing! (I feel like a broken record commenting on your VLV posts! But it really does look like soooo much fun!)

    Fabulous finds too, especially that dress. I bet you are already dreaming of next year 🙂

  4. I love the dress you are wearing in the last few pictures and the new gingham one is rather lovely too. I like seeing the pool party photos for all the amazing swimwear. Do you ever see anyone in a knitted costume?

    • ahh thanks! The gingham one is really nice on.

      As for the swimwear, I have seen knitted once a couple of years ago (regret not getting that pic). Last year I saw a girl in a full wool swimsuit from the 20s. In the hot sun of Vegas..yooza! that is commitment lol!

      Have a good weekend!

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