I seriously need to consider taking the week before and after Symco off . I probably forgot about ten different things I was going to pack (which makes me think I should make a packing list for next year's shakedown NOW), but still had lots of fun. I was trying to finish a skirt for the pin up contest but ran out of time. Fortunately, my friend came to the rescue on Thursday and loaned me his mother's Mexican skirt from 1943!
With the Buick packed to the gills we set off for Symco Thursday evening.
|Our arrival at Symco Thresheree Grounds.|
|Had to steal my vanity mirror from my Wildcat since I forgot my mirror! |
Buick is a beauty too!
I do believe Midnight Maniac and lots of other gals packed this way too, since there were loads of cute gals crawling the Thresheree grounds.
|Our home away from home...next year a vintage camper I hope!|
|Friday evening calendar signing.|
So what was new this year?
|The fabulous Francesca Alfresca!|
Well first off they had a burlesque show on Friday evening. It was my first time and I loved it!
My favorite performer was Francesca Alfresca. She had a cute balloon act and a sexy matador act.
|The fashion designer in me LOVES this costume!|
Maybe Daddy-O will be lucky enough to get his own private rendition some night. *wink*
Saturday was the big day. This year I accepted BoPeep's invitation to help with the pin up contest and it was a lot of fun. Those girls all brought their A-game this year!
|The gorgeous gals all lined up for their time on stage.|
My job was to keep the girls in line backstage...literally. Also to make sure they were looking their best before stepping out in front of the crowd.
|Whew all done, now to get to work!|
|A photo shoot in front of one of my favorite vintage campers. (Daddy-O was drooling over the Caddy too.)|
|Posing on Jerry's Ford after a meal, nap, and wardrobe change.|
Here is my one beef with the Shakedown. Too many great bands playing at the same time and no room to dance! Lil' Red and the Howlin' Wolves rocked the saloon Saturday night, and they even played "Johnny got a Boom-Boom" (yes!) So to sum it all up, I am looking forward to the next Shakedown already, but need the time to catch up on my beauty rest. I can't wait to see what next year brings!
PS. Daddy-O was crowned Miss Symco (and got a sweet cut from Chuck the Barber), there were two flame throwing shows, bought some great vintage items, took pin up shots of my new friend Sam, and lots more that you missed out on if you didn't go to Symco!