Over Easter Weekend I went to Â Viva Las Vegas, a rockabilly throwdown held at the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas.
It was a lot of fun! (super disorganized!!!) but still lots of fun! My barber/friendÂ Michael urged me to go, which surprised me because he’s all 1908 and the Rockabillies are all like 1950′s. Sounds like a minor difference but in an event like this the wrong dance steps can earn the perpetrator some hurtful eye-rolling and lip-curling!!
It’s actually very charming to see people from all around the world gather to enjoy their shared passion freely with like-minded friends. It was so fun to talk with them because you never knew what language or accent would pop out of their mouth! This Rockabilly sub-culture is really loved by men and women from all around the world.
Hopefully this is just the first of many visits with the Rockabillies of Las Vegas!
P.S. Â So what other super stylized events am I missing? I would think a real down-home rodeo would be cool, or some type of dance competition. Next winter I have to shoot the whole ski/snowboarding culture since I am now such a great snowboarderer! (events with some type of physical element always make the most inspiring images).