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Recap: Viva Las Vegas 16.

Unlike previous VLV trips, this one was last-minute. While we did have the rooms booked since last years VLV15, the original plans fell through and I had to figure out how I’d be able to make it out there without a plane ticket or a hotel room… Not exactly the ideal way to plan a trip, eh?! Plus, it wouldn’t be my best showing, since I hadn’t had that good ol’ VLV prep (dieting and all that good shit!) I figured- fuck it! And after a couple of phone calls, rushed packing, and a sketchy car with no radio, I was on my way to Viva Las Vegas 16!

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Viva Las Vegas 16.

Hey folks,

As we all know, I’ve been to the last two VLVs and they’ve been nothing but fun and amazing, especially since I’ve met a lot of cats and gals who read this here blog! In turn, I’ve also missed one too many Easter Sundays with my kid. So, I’ll be making this VLV16 my last VLV. I would skip this one completely, but it’s the right time for me to gain inspiration that will help mold my creative angle for my barbering career.

And hey, since this is my last VLV (at least for a while,) let’s make it worth while!

I’m looking to book haircut appointments for this upcoming Viva Las Vegas 16… last minute, I know… But, if you’re interested in booking a haircut appointment with me, I’ll be around from Friday to Monday. Shoot me an email to set an appointment.

Thanks all, I hope to see you all there and have a ball!

– Jan

Recap: Viva Las Vegas 15

Ahh…  Viva. Las. Vegas. What’s there to say about it? Even if you’re an elitist who now hates the event for all the newcomers who have “ruined” it, you’ve got to admit… it’s a ball. I mean, really, who doesn’t enjoy drinking with people from all over the world, hearing music we dig 24/7, and for us fellas, the babes??? I sure as hell dig it!

From waiting in that inevitable line for your morning coffee, talking to a burlesque babe about beavers, to passing out drunk in the afternoon, just to wake up and do it all over again an hour later, it’s safe to say that no matter how many years you have gone to Viva Las Vegas, you still won’t have enough time to do everything. While this was only my second VLV, it was far better than my first one, and I know it can only get better with the years and friends to come!

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Signs & Signifiers.

With the recently announced band line up for Viva Las Vegas 15, people have freaked! There’s a lot of familiar names on this line up, that have been making ladies change their panties and guys… well, I don’t know what some of you guys do, but you can let your imagination run wild. Though I missed a majority of the bands I wanted to see last year, the line up was real good. But this year, oh man… Let’s just say, I’m pretty fuckin’ stoked!

There will be a lot of great bands performing this year. Including: Big Sandy & The ORIGINAL Flyrite Trio (OH FUCK YEAH,) Omar & The Stringpoppers, Billy Harlan, The Polecats, Nick Curran, Jack Baymoore & The Bandits, and the list goes on and on and on. For the semi-full band list, click here.

With events like this, everyone will have their favorites marked on their planners and iPhones. Since a lot of these bands are scattered around, you better know who you’re gonna see and when you’re gonna see em, and where!

 For me, I plan on making up for last year and will catch every band I want to see, even if that means staying sober for the whole trip! Well, maybe not entirely sober… There’s one band that I will not miss…

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Recap: Viva Las Vegas 14.

Whoooo… That was a long weekend… And it sure as hell was a good one!

As vacations are, there will be good, the bad, and the ugly sides of it. It’s just the way things are! And let me tell ya, this weekend was full of all of that and more!


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Viva Las Vegas

Here in Vegas now! Dealt with a super sketchy drive to the airport, cutting off dump trucks and big rigs. Pilot was not all that smooth, but hey… I’m here!

There won’t be any posts up for the next few days (obviously.) But if you’re curios about updates, check out my twitter. The_RebelRouser.

Definitely gonna be some fucked up tweets!

Only here for a few minutes, but man… ARE THE LADIES LOOKIN GOOD!!!


A lot of folks are gonna be at Viva Las Vegas this year. More so, than the last. This is just one rockabilly event that will keep on getting more and more people going, every year.

Now, this ladies and gents. may be a shock to you, but this will be my first Viva. TIME TO POP THAT CHERRY! Just kidding. But no, really, my first. Hey, everybody has to have a first at some point, right? It’s not only my first, but a whole lot of other peoples firsts, as well.

A lot of folks who read this blog, will also be in attendance. If you folks like this blog so much, why not meet me??? I’m pretty cool, at least that’s what I had to tell myself to get through high school… (kidding btw.)

But really, I’m interested in meeting folks who enjoy my blog. Shit, even if you hate my blog, at least you can tell me in person!

So, for you folks who will read this, who will be at Viva Las Vegas this year, hit me up! I’m down to meet whoever, kick back with a beer or too many, and just have a ball.

Now, I’m not the most difficult person to spot, but I’m not gonna make it easy! If I spot you first, you’ll only catch a glimpse of me, and it’ll be like some sasquatch sighting thing. (This is meant to be used metaphorically, not literally! Though I am getting dark as hell, tall, not that hairy but hairy enough I guess…)

Shoot me an email and we’ll figure it out from there!


Viva Las Vegas Is Rockstar Status?

Who woulda thunk it?

Now, this is my first VLV event. So, this is surprising to me. I know it happens but damn!

But from what I’ve heard about previous events, it seems that VLV has been getting more popular than ever. Selling out quicker than the year before, etc etc…

But wow… Really?

The lovely Miss Jessa Doll made a post about VLV tickets. Now, let’s take a quick look…

Reselling tickets to VLV?  

Really? The prices are ridiculous! I mean, I know someone who scored some tickets last-minute. And damn is she lucky! $410 for two tickets, with 16 and a half hours left…

Fuck. I know what I’m investing in for next year!