The only Viva I have missed since I started going was #10. It was stupid not to go and I regretted it.
Viva #11 was still at the Gold Coast. In fact, it was the last year it was held there. Parts of the event were already being moved to the Orleans, like the pool party. I miss the Gold Coast. Even though it was smaller and more ghetto, the Viva's there have the fondest memories for me. This Viva was especially great because almost all of my friends that would go to Viva, did go to Viva. It was a great time. I will do my best at remembering all of the fun through photos. I am also going to pick apart my outfits and hair, mostly for myself.
Dinner at Firefly. It was Hawaiian themed for the OG's (Original Girls-Tina, Tara, Holly).
My blue Hawaiian dress cost me $25 on Ebay, back when one could still buy Hawaiians for that price. Its a no label dress but I love it.
My hair-I was still wearing my bangs down at this point, but was straying away from baby bangs.
Albuquerque is represented well here, along with a few Denver and Vegas people.
Downstairs in the Showroom, my favorite room.
More Hawaiians. I would like to also point out that both T's are wearing my jewelry :-)
I don't remember how much I paid for my navy sarong dress or where I got it. It is a Kamehameha.
Blurry photo of us strolling. I rarely ever stroll anymore, and only when I am super drunk.
E was in a foul mood all weekend so we tickled him to make him smile.
Shots and chips and salsa. Sometimes Tina has a good idea.
and booty grabbing...
...and more booty grabbing.
Tina, Tara, Beth, and me.
Seth got drunk too.
And he apparently found the chips and salsa.
We made our own pool party at the Gold Coast.
I have not worn this outfit since this Viva. I think I will dust it off for Viva 16. I do remember the skirt being quite tight, so hopefully it still fits!
This is one of my favorite photos. The graininess of it gives a real vintage look.
My black bathing suit I found at a thrift store. The crochet cover I got from Buffalo Exchange.
I like my hair better here. I always look better with it down.
Double fisting, Viva style-Beer and ice cream.
Dancing Lindy at Viva may get you dirty looks, but strolls are the best tempo for them!
This is one of my favorite vintage dresses. I got it on Ebay.
I just love this picture. Tina cracks me up.
Seth and Tara dancing jive.
Seth, Chris and Kris.
Chris is the first person I ever danced with. It must've looked funny because he is about a foot taller than me!
Dancing with e is always a pleasure.
Jiving with Seth.
At the car show with Beth.
Helping Tina out of her dress. Thats what friends are for!
Also, I am wearing the bulk of my bakelite here. I literally had like 4 bangles.
The OG's getting frisky.
Dancing with Dezi, in one of my favorite dresses. I got it from Boss vintage in Denver.
I didn't get the polka dot memo.
This is my Fred Perlberg dress that I love.
Besties on sunday. I do believe I gave Tara that purple Kamehameha. I found it at Buffalo Exchange for like $10 and it just did not flatter me! The waist was too long. With the going rate of Hawaiians these days maybe I should've kept it...
Ok, now I am really in the mood for Viva!! Are you???? Who all is going???