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#1 howie1976

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 08:55 AM

What up everyone in "Boombox Universe"?!?! I wanted to start a separate thread to post the pictures that our professional photographer, Nannette, took at the Venice Beach Meet last weekend. We are all blown away at how good they turned out. A big thank you to our homie SLO for having the foresight in suggesting that we hire her. It was the best money we could have ever spent.

Nannette took over 200 pictures and they're so hard to choose from but here are ones that I think will give you the best feel for the meet and inspire you to come out to Cali and join us one day.

Here are some group shots:
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More pictures are on the way...

#2 howie1976

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:16 AM

Individual shots:

STEVE aka "SLO"
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DAVE aka "David E Rivera"
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HOWIE aka "howie1976"
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MANNY aka "mancardo"
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MIKE aka "rokbox2112"
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PETER aka "fresh produce"
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MARIO aka "milosancho"
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ADRIAN aka "mac daddy freshness"
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STAN aka "ELDirtyDino"
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LASTMAN
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More coming ...

#3 howie1976

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:17 AM

Btw, can a mod please move this thread to the "General Chat" section? Thanks!

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:23 AM

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:28 AM

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:33 AM

Family pics ...
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ANDRE aka "lil Howie" and STEVE aka "lil SLO"

#7 Dr DER

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:38 AM

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#8 howie1976

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:50 AM

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#9 howie1976

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:05 AM

Random pictures of us hanging out:Attached File  image.jpg   94.05K   20 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   106.34K   21 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   86.05K   22 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   118.85K   21 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   65.09K   15 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   83.9K   15 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   81.06K   23 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   88.81K   19 downloadsAttached File  image.jpg   102.19K   18 downloads

#10 howie1976

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:26 AM

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#11 JustCruisin

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:33 AM

Wow!! Sunshine, blastin music, and kool people! :thumbsup:
The WestCoast crew settin the standard for Boomboxery Meets!
I feel like a part of me was there representing too! :breakdance:

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:42 AM

Wow!! Sunshine, blastin music, and kool people! :thumbsup:
The WestCoast crew settin the standard for Boomboxery Meets!
I feel like a part of me was there representing too! :breakdance:

Thanks bro! And your absolutely right, you and the rest of the Boomboxery Crew were all right there with us. Our boomboxes could not work and look as good with out the knowledge that you all provide.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:03 AM

The pictures came out so good :thumbsup: Im really happy that all you guys were down to contribute for these priceless memories of the days event out at Venice Beach! A huge thank you goes out to Nannette Ricaforte!!! at info@nannettericaforte.com I can't thank her enough for the awesome job she did with us that fine day!                         

                                                            :thankyou:

 

My family and I rolled up around 12PM along with Dave Rivera, mancardo and Eldirtdino, and 6 of the fellas were already at the basketball courts attracting MUCH attention with thier Boomboxes. It was a warm 80 degrees day so the weather was PERFECT. Nannette and her boyfriend DJ Curse were already there as well when we walked up to the courts. We all met and greeted one another in true Boomboxery style, I met a few members for the 1st time including mancardo, milosancho, and rokbox2112. Once we settled in, We all tuned our blasters to the same station and DISTURBED the peace! Thanks to milosancho for bringing the FM transmitter that made it all possible! :thumbsup:

 

After the basketball courts we packed up and made our way to the graffiti walls. Heads were turning left and right as we all moved to the beat of the same drum. Cameras and cell phones galore! It was like the paparazzi LOL. People heard our radios from far and wide as we moved locations. Some members were carrying 2 huge blasters!! Thats right, TWO! CRRRRRAAAAZZZYYYY :w00t: We made a pit stop along the way where we took some groups shots with our boomboxes lined up along a short wall, when our 1st "warning" came from Venice Beach police departments finest. No harm done, but we were told by outstanding female Officer Rowe to keep it moving because we were on a "public road". It aint a true trip to Venice Beach without a little police harassment! We then proceeded to the graffiti walls and did our thing there as well.

 

Once done at the graffiti walls, we headed towards the boardwalk. This is where the real fun began. We marched down towards the small covered benches while BLASTING our boomboxes LOUD! Nannette kept on capturing us with every step. We set up shop and took a much needed cool down break. The people LOVED it, we had every race, color, and religion moving to the beat of old school Hip Hop, dancing, snapping pictures, asking questions, and sharing memories! This is what I enjoy the most. The FM the transmitter came in full effect once again. All the boomboxes playing the same song was so Dope!!! 

 

Our final spot for the shoot was off to the side of the boardwalk where there wasn't so much foot traffic, so we lined up like a road block and let Nannette work her magic. This is where the 2nd visit from outstanding Officer Rowe and her partner came Lol. Was she following us? She asked if we had a permit for the photo shoot which of course we did NOT, and asked us to please not block the road. Personally I think she just wanted macdaddyfreshness' phone number :lol: We told her we were done shooting and that we would disperse, good ol Venice P.D. Much Love! :thumbsup:

 

After the final shots were taken we were all frickin starving! and thirsty, so we found a little corner hamburger stand and set up once again for some more Venice beach madness! Cameras o'plenty and smiling faces were everywhere. We literally took everyone back in time to when things were so simple and fun. We took turns blasting each boombox, ate, hydrated and just had an all around good time. It was a GREAT day of Boomboxery family, freak shows, loud music, sunshine, police harassment, and smiling faces. It was the best natural high for me, I think we all felt like kids again. I can't wait for the next one! Chris, theres no backing out next time :lol: You HAVE TO BE THERE. Thanks again to EVERYONE for EVERYTHING! This meet will never be forgotten! :thumbsup:



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:15 AM

The pictures came out so good :thumbsup: Im really happy that all you guys were down to contribute for these priceless memories of the days event out at Venice Beach! A huge thank you goes out to Nannette Ricaforte! I can't thank her enough for the awesome job she did with us that fine day.

My family and I rolled up around 12PM along with Dave Rivera, mancardo and Eldirtdino, and 6 of the fellas were already at the basketball courts attracting MUCH attention with thier Boomboxes. It was a warm 80 degrees day so the weather was PERFECT. Nannette and her boyfriend DJ Curse were already there as well when we walked up to the courts. We all met and greeted one another in true Boomboxery style, I met a few members for the 1st time including mancardo, milosancho, and rokbox2112. Once we settled in, We all tuned our blasters to the same station and Disturbed the peace! Thanks to milosancho for bringing the FM transmitter that made it all possible! :thumbsup:

After the basketball courts we packed up and made our way to the graffiti walls. Heads were turning left and right as we all moved to the beat of the same drum. Cameras and cell phones galore! It was like the paparazzi LOL. People heard our radios from far and wide as we move locations. We made a pit stop along the way where we took some groups shots with our boomboxes lined up along a short wall, when our 1st "warning" came from Venice Beach police departments finest. No harm done but we were told by female Officer Rowe to keep moving because we were on a "public road". It aint a true trip to Venice Beach without a little police harassment! We then proceeded to the graffiti walls and did our thing there.

Once done at the graffiti walls, we headed towards the boardwalk. This is where the real fun began. We marched down towards the small covered benches while BLASTING our boomboxes LOUD! Nannette kept on capturing us with every step. We set up shop and took a much needed cool down break. The people LOVED it, we had every race, color, and religion moving to the beat of old school Hip Hop, snapping pictures, asking questions, and sharing memories! This is where the transmitter came in full effect once again. All the boomboxes playing the same song was so Dope!

Our final spot for the shoot was off to the side of the boardwalk where there wasn't so much foot traffic, so we lined up like a road block and let Nannette work her magic. This is where the 2nd visit from outstanding Officer Rowe and her partner came Lol. Was she following us? She asked if we had a permit for the photo shoot which of course we did NOT, and asked us to please not block the road. Personally I think she just wanted macdaddyfreshness' phone number :lol: We told her we were done shooting and that we would disperse, good ol Venice P.D. Much Love! :thumbsup:

After the final shots were taken we were all frickin starving! and thirsty, so we found a little corner hamburger stand and set up once again for some more Venice beach madness! Cameras o'plenty and smiling faces were everywhere. We literally took everyone back in time to when things were so simple and fun. We took turns blasting each boombox, ate, hydrated and just had an all around good time. It was a GREAT day of Boomboxery family, freak shows, loud music, sunshine, police harassment, and smiling faces. It was the best natural high for me, I think we all felt like kids again. I can't wait for the next one! Chris, theres no backing out next time :lol: You HAVE TO BE THERE. Thanks again to EVERYONE for EVERYTHING! This meet will never be forgotten! :thumbsup:

Awesome play by play narration of the day's events. Great job SLO!

Hey, today is another picture perfect Cali Hot day! Anybody want to go again!?!?!😎

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:20 AM

Awesome play by play narration of the day's events. Great job SLO!

Hey, today is another picture perfect Cali Hot day! Anybody want to go again!?!?!

 

Thanks Howie, if I forgot anything, please feel free to chime in  :-D And share your own memories  :thumbsup:  LETS ROLL!  :surf:



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:49 AM

Very well said SLO.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 01:44 PM

Man...the pics came out nice. Howie ...you displayed them really good. And SLO gave a perfect description of the meet...it was a great day!

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 01:45 PM

Man...the pics came out nice. Howie ...you displayed them really good. And SLO gave a perfect description of the meet...it was a great day!

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 02:55 PM

Great pics, very very impressed :yes:

 

Looks like you guys rocked the place and it was a great turnout :cool:



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 03:17 PM

Epic pictures.
That's the way to spend a weekend!

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 04:06 PM

Personally I think she just wanted macdaddyfreshness' phone number :lol: :thumbsup:


Lmao! So thats why she asked for my information, she told me it was for investigation purposes :lol: Now it clicked on why she kept tapping her handcuffs and giving me the death stare :lol: :lol: :lol:
Very well put Slo and the pictures came out awesome! Thanks for this thread Howie i was hoping somebody did this :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 06:56 PM

Man thanks for sharing all these pics...AMAZING! :bow: :rock: :thumbsup:



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 07:11 PM

Man thanks for sharing all these pics...AMAZING! :bow: :rock: :thumbsup:


Just say to yourself, "Next time there is a Meet in Venice, I'll be in those pics!" 😎👍

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 07:36 PM

what a great idea to have this awesome event photographed- :clap:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

 i loved every picture you posted  :drool:  :rock:



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:17 PM

Awesome pictures!!! :hooray:  :hooray:  :hooray:

 

I was there in CA whole last week.............



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:21 PM

It was a BLAST...

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:20 PM

Man...the pics came out nice. Howie ...you displayed them really good. And SLO gave a perfect description of the meet...it was a great day!


Thanks Manny, and a big Thanks to Howie for posting the pictures in categories like that! 1st class all the way ;-)

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:38 PM

Fantastic, all of it. SLO your breakdown brought a smile to my face :thumbsup:

Desparate for some video I searched YouTube for Venice Beach boombox and this came up LOL

 

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 10:47 PM

Fantastic, all of it. SLO your breakdown brought a smile to my face :thumbsup:
Desparate for some video I searched YouTube for Venice Beach boombox and this came up LOL
 
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Yeah, I don't think too many of us used our phones to take videos or too many pictures. We left the documentation of the event to Nannette. But Manny did post a short video that he took on page 18 of the original "Venice Beach Meet" thread.

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 11:18 PM

ABSOLUTELY INSANE!

 

You guys pulled off the greatest Meet in history now!

 

Great pictures, great story and how cool is it to see those two little men there! The next generation! 

 

Just amazing... :bow: