What's up family? We had a total blast in Vegas. Great friends, new friends, and good food. We couldn't even finish it all. We were practically giving it away a eating seconds and even thirds. I loved the comradery and laughs while at the casino bar. This was the most organized and we'll planned meet yet. Thank you all. I was a late addition after not thinking I could pull it off. Mellymel was gracious enough to let me crash in his room which had an extra bed. Maybe next meet, any solo attendees from across the pond or anywhere else can split the rooms to save on costs. We don't leave anyone in need of anything. I guess this is a gentle nudge to our Boomboxery family members to not feel worried about how to pull it off. We'll make sure you're hooked up.
The Casino's Head of Security, and the Hotel Manager were on board to allow us parade down the escalators, through the heart of the Casino gambling area, and out onto the strip (with a continuous video recording of all it). But, after the event, we went to our rooms with all the radios and rested or ate dinner. Maybe next time. Thanks everyone!
We we're all glad you we're able to make it Adam! AND you won a prize!
The "Boombox Brigade" through the casino would have been a cool sight to see, Next time hopefully! I think most of us just concentrated on getting our boxes back up to the hotel rooms safely after the meet, which is a big task in itself. But everyone pulled together and we got it done. Even the new guys who I had barely met THAT DAY, huffed and puffed while helping us all carry our boxes back to our rooms! ( We made them carry the heavier ones as an initiation)
JK....kind of haha....Big thanks to all
All I gotta say is WOW!!!
It was such a great experience attending and helping out with putting this meet together...the outcome was amazing. A special shutout to Bobby(AKA robtheeassassin) for taking the time to go out and help us find the best place to have our meet. We couldn't have done it without his time and effort...Thank you Bobby!
After viewing this video and listening to some of the members on how they became part of the group, I came to the conclusion that Steve(AKA SLO) is a huge advocate for this group. He was the first one to reached out to me back in February 2015 to attend the first Venice meet. He was the one that encouraged me to attend and made me feel welcomed to the group. Ever since then I've been lucky to attend to many of the West Coast meets.
So, I want to recognize SLO for being a HUGE advocate for Boomboxery.
With that being said...Here is a picture of Steve showing off his famous Chrome Lasonic 931 and a pic of me and Lil Stevie(SLO's offspring) in Vegas!
Last year while I was attending the 2nd Annual Boombox meet in Las Vegas, as I was buying myself a beer at a bar nearby, I met a man named Thomas Hamilton (@iconicriders on IG) We talked briefly about the event, and how the West Coast boombox meets all started in mellymelsr's back yard, and Lasonic TRC-920's garage, and how the meets have grown and evolved. He was diggin it, and was into what we're doing. We exchanged contact info, and kept in touch off and on throughout the year.
When he found out about this years event, he graciously offered to stop in with his wife Rasheedah (@rah_riham on IG) for our 3rd International Boombox meet to do some interviews/"meet and greet" and make a video for all of us in attendance. Here is the video they put together for us, and here is Thomas with his event shirt that we gave him as a token of our appreciation. Thank you Thomas and Rasheedah!!
Thank you for the kind words Manny!
I hadn't even realized that I have reached out to so many people over the years until watching the interviews, some of which could not make it...I'm glad I did though! It brought
a lot of us all together and not only do we talk boomboxes, we know each others families now, which makes it even more of a good time and much more personal to me
Overall it's just a big group effort amongst all of us, everybody brings something special to the table which is what I love, Boombox FAMILY
Thanks for sharing all this great stuff and SLO for sending videos and making us all even more jealous that we couldn't make it ... one day...
It would be an absolute honor to blast a boombox some day with the UK crew, one day my friend, one day
Glad you guys enjoyed the pictures and videos