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by Frankie Tease
You can still gain a four-day ticket to the car show for a mere $50. It is important however, to note that you may register to enter the car show with your ticket purchase to the car show, until Thursday April 4th at VivaLasVegas.net, after which 'day-of ' registration only is available. The location of the car show is outdoors in a massive fenced-in area in the parking lot of the Orleans Hotel. Classics before 1963 only are to be in the show. It's also important to note that Thursday, Friday and Sunday there will be no vendors or bands in the car show area, just cars, but there will be recorded music and adult beverages, and kids are allowed.
One of the largest events within the VLV Rockabilly Weekender has always been the burlesque competition. Participants must enter by December of the previous year to qualify for the competition and making it in is just the beginning. This year's organizer of the Burlesque competition is making news because he's a boy. Well, he's actually a grown man from Los Angeles who goes by 'Bobby Burlesque', and he performs what's called Boylesque. Having a man run a burlesque competition is rather controversial since Burlesque is definitively considered a woman's sport. The competition is never a dull moment, and is audience decided. Come cheer the female participants on.
VLV also includes a fun event on Saturday from 1-6 pm called 'Viva Las Bowling' held at the Orleans Bowling Center. In addition to all the music, dance, and fashion, you will also get to see some pure vintage comedy with the amazing Charles Phoenix Slideshow. This quirky little show is said to celebrate classic and kitschy Amerian lifestyle. Information about this show -which also tours United States- can be found at http://www.charlesphoenix.
This year glean insider views from inside the festival at FrankieTease.com, including video, written interviews, and photos with live up-to-the-minute blogging 'on location'.
Viva Las Vegas 15 Rockabilly Weekender, Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas, April 4-8 2012, VivaLasVegas.net, hashtag #vlv15, (562) 225-5367, live reporting from FrankieTease.com.