Read about: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday

Saturday….CAR SHOW DAY! Love Saturday because a big part of Viva for me, is the cars. I love classic cars and I love dreaming about owning my 56 Bel Air one day but until then I will take just drooling over the cars instead.

Vintage Car Viva las vegas rockabilly weekend car show 18 2015

It was a really great day, weather wise so my hubby and I ate and then hit up the shopping at the car show first. This was a good call going a bit early because it was not busy yet and we could do our shopping with ease without having to fight the crowds.

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18 Car Show Shopping

I was like a kid in a candy store as I have not done any shopping up to this point yet and was really itching to spend money. One of my favorite pieces that I found but did not buy due to being way to expensive, was an “Ethel of Beverly Hills” Cardigan. I own one already and have a serious love and need to own more (see blog post). This one was beautiful.

Ethel of Beverly HIlls Vintage 1950s Cardigan

I did buy the following: 2 brooches. The poodle was vintage and the seahorse was new. I also added to my hair flowers collection with a cool fruit clip (from Viva Dulce Marina). Lastly my husband found the sweetest shirt with flamingos on it. We can now be that couple that matches when I wear my tiki flamingo dress to the next Toronto Vintage Society Tiki party.

Viva 18 Shopping finds

Shopping done, now it’s time for a wedding..from Elvis.

Vintage Car Viva las vegas rockabilly weekend car show 18 2015
Elvis Wedding

Now for the cars, all the glorious vintage cars. Here is a collection of some of the cars we saw.

Viva Las Vegas 18 2015 Car Show

While we were wandering around the car show I saw the coolest outfit of all time. This wonderful woman was dressed as Rockford Peach from the movie “A League of their Own”. I had to get a picture as this is one of my all-time favorite movies.

A league of their Own-Rockford Peach outfit. Viva 18

After the car show we checked out one of the headliner bands, 50s and 60s teen idol DION.

dion-the-wanderer-1961

He was really good and sounded just amazing. Here is a video I took from his show. See for yourself.

Saturday Night-The Night when everyone breaks out their best outfits for the evening. I’m wearing my vintage Lurex dress that I got from a friend and I have to say that I felt just amazing in it! It was my fav dress of the whole entire weekend.

Vintage Lurex Dress

See everyone brings their A Game on Saturday night as seen here by my stylish friends.

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18, 2015
Stylish Friends

I also finally ran into an Instagram follower as well, Wendi the Bakelite Bloodhound thanks to her eagle eyes. She was really nice and it was cool to finally chat in person. We also got a picture taken which my friend Bill the Photo bomber ruined or made better depending on how you look at it. lol!

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18, 2015

Saturday Nights bands were big ones..once again. First Up “The Stars Rockabilly Show” featuring: Joe Clay, Huelyn Duvall, Ray Campi and Big Sandy. Great show.

The Stars of Rockabilly Show VL 18 2015
The Stars of Rockabilly Show VL 18 2015

Marti Brom was up next and ever since I saw her a couple of years ago doing a Janis Martin Tribute I have been a big fan. Marti channels the sound of Patsy Cline and was really really good and I danced so much during her set and was pretty bummed when it was done.

Marti Brom Viva Las Vegas 18 2015
Marti Brom

And last but not least the final band of the night at 2am was Levi Dexter & the Rockats. I had been eagerly awaiting Levi all weekend and was thrilled that I was still awake to catch their act.

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18 2015
It’s 2am and we are still awake!

Levi & the Rockats are considered early groundbreaking pioneers of neo-rockabilly originally formed in the UK in the 70s, banging back to USA, National TV appearances, and paving the way for all the other ‘Kat’ Bands (source). I have been a fan for a very long time and was just enthralled by the showmanship and music radiating off the stage. It was a great way to end the evening, even the dance floor was still packed.

Levi Dexter & Rockats at VIVA 18 2015
Levi Dexter & Rockats
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 18 2015
Packed Dance Floor

And that was Saturday Night. How was your Saturday night at Viva?

AND stay tuned for the final installment of the weekend, Sunday.

Liz 🙂

 

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

  1. What fun! Thanks for sharing all of these lovely photos. I’d love to go to Viva Las Vegas some day, looks like a blast.

  2. Soooo much awesomeness! The Rockford Peaches uniform is blowing my mind. That’s one of my favourite movies ever, too, and was massively influential in shaping my early childhood fascination with the mid-20th century.

    ♥ Jessica

    • Swing kids and league of their own we’re the two movies that made me realize I love swing music and dancing and that I want to dress more 1940s. So I hear you on the influential part 🙂

  3. Fantastic Saturday night dress, you look fab in it. All those lovely cars to drool over! I do like your poodle brooch, he is very cute!

    • Ahh thanks! Poodle Pin was my favorite purchase. I have wanted one for a long time and you can’t turn it down when it’s only $5! 🙂

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