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  • The Rhythm Shakers on stage at Viva Las Vegas 17. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A lovely jiver at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Dibbs Preston, lead singer for 80's neo-rockabilly band, performs onstage at the Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The amazing Dibbs Preston from the Rockats performs at the Viva Las Vegas rockabilly car show. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The incredible Smutty Smith, upright bass player for rockabilly band The Rockats, performs at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 car show. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Legendary upright bass player Smutty Smith from the Rockats, onstage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly car show. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Rockabilly dancers at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Australian rockabilly singer Pat Capocci photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine, at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender.
  • Pat Capocci, rockabilly musician on the Wild Records label, photographed at Viva Las Vegas 17 by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Pat Capocci upright bass player performing at Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Rockabiily fans at the Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The beautiful Mary Simich, recording artist with Wild Records, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at the Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender.
  • A young rockabilly dancer in a full skirt photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender.
  • The Rip' Em Ups lead singer onstage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A rockabilly couple on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas weekender, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • WIld Records recording artist Will Lizarraga, lead singer for Will & The Hi-Rollers, onstage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The great Will Lizarraga, lead singer for Will & The Hi-Rollers, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender.
  • Rockabilly couple on the Viva Las Vegas dance floor, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Rockabilly partygoers at Viva Las Vegas 17. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Wild Records act The Blancos at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A young rockabilly couple on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The amazing Rhythm Shakers onstage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Wild Records recording act The Rhythm Shakers perform at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • On the Wild Records label, The Rhythm Shakers onstage at Tom Ingram's rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas 17. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Rockabilly attendees of Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The incredible Stompin' Riff Raffs perform at Tom Ingram's rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas 17. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Japanese export Stompin' Riff Raffs, photographed at Tom Ingram's annual rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Japanese garage export Stompin' Riff Raffs, photographed at Tom Ingram's annual rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Rockabilly lovers on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Lou Ferns, lead singer for Wild Records act The Desperados, onstage at Tom Ingram's annual rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The explosive Wild Records act The Desperados onstage at Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Upright bass player for Wild Records band The Desperados. Photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • An english teddy boy at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographs for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The legendary Robert Gordon takes the stage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A t-shirt of rockabilly legend Robert Gordon. Photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 car show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Rockabilly dancers photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas record hop. Images by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The Hurricanes, a 60's garage band on the Wild Records label, take the stage at Tom Ingram's annual rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A rockabilly couple on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's annual Viva Las Vegas 4 day weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • 80's rockabilly icon Tim Polecat performs at Tom Ingram's annual Viva Las Vegas weekender. Photographed exclusively for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A western couple on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's annual rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photograph taken by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The legendary band on the Wild Records label, Luis and The Wildfires, photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The spectacular Luis and The Wildfires, on the Wild Records label, photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The always electrifying Luis and The Wildfires on Reb Kennedy's Wild Records label. Photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender by Alexannder Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Japanese female rockabilly dancers on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's annual Viva Las Vegas weekender, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A rockabilly fan watches teddy boy band Crazy Cavan and The Rhythm Rockers at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph taken by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The legendary Crazy Cavan and The Rhythm Rockers at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph taken by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A fan's t-shirt of Crazy Cavan and The Rhythm Rockers, snapped at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The young and talented Andy Halligan, guitarist for teddy boy band Furious, photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas annual rockabilly weekender. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Furious drummer Jimmy Lee at the annual Tom Ingram Viva Las Vegas weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Teddy boy band Furious, onstage at the annual Tom Ingram rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Teddy boy band Furious exiting stage after their performance at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographed exclusively for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Rockabilly fans at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Tattooed rockabilly men at Tom Ingram's annual Viva Las Vegas weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The talented rockabilly singer Josh Hi-Fi Sorheim, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender.
  • A tattooed rockabilly fan watched Robert Gordon onstage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.

VIVA LAS VEGAS 17

MUSIC

We can never get enough of Tom Ingram’s Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender. Year 17 was chock full of tremendous music! Classic favorites of Ponyboy’s were the 80′s neo-rockabillies legends including Robert Gordon, The Rockats and Tim Polecat. The original “teddy boy” band Crazy Cavan and The Rhythm Rockers played for the first time in the US in over 30 years…well worth the wait. The next generation of UK Teddy’s known as Furious were a smashing success with their debut VLV performance. And we are sure that many more are to follow for these extremely talented gentleman. Imelda May, the Irish export that has risen to rockabilly fame more recently, played to a packed lot at the Viva car show. We are extremely passionate about anything that is brought to us by the genius of Reb Kennedy’s Wild Records. The heavily anticipated Australian trio known as Pat Capocci did not disappoint, the boy can play guitar like no one else can. Other Wild Records standouts included the elegant Mary Simich on guitar and vocals, the angst-ridden youth of The Desperados, wholesome new comer Josh Hi-Fi Sorheim, soulful 60′s garage band The Hurricanes, the always electrifying Luis and The Wildfires, the young emotional lead singer from The Blancos, and we also must mention the intensity of rebelious rock-n-roll known as Will & The Hi-Rollers. Also, Wild Records “buzz” band The Rhthym Shakers kept the crowd invigorated with the strong willful voice of lead singer Marlene Perez , swinging that big beautiful red hair all over the ballroom stage. The Wednesday night pre-party had Japanese legends Stompin Riff Raff’s; we’ve seen them before and just can’t get enough, with an exhilarating lead singer whom seems high on music, and three kick ass female musicians singing backup and playing instruments. Of course we also love The Rip’ Em Ups with the newly svelte Javier tearing up the stage and Jittery Jack’s slapstick moves. BUT one plea from Ponyboy: PLEASE bring back Bloodshot Bill next year! By MARIA AYALA. Photography Alexander Thompson.

VLV
STYLE

  • Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly opening spread photo of Miss Rockabilly Ruby, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Vintage full skirted 50's fashions photographed at Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • 1950's vintage fashions on pin-up models Miss Rockabilly Ruby and Doris Mayday, photographed by Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas 17 for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • 1950's vintage women's cocktail dresses, photographed at rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Vintage 1950's women's western wear, photographed at rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Rockabilly girls photographed in 50's vintage fashions by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17.
  • Women photographed on the dance floor in 1950's vintage fashions, photographed at Tom Ingram's rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Image by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Rockabilly ladies photographed at Viva Las Vegas 17 for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A rockabilly gentleman photographed in 1950's vintage clothing by Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas 17 for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • 1950's red vintage gowns photographed on young women by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender.
  • Rockabilly ladies wearing vintage 1950's stylish fashions, photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • 1950's vintage Hawaiian women's and men's fashions, photographed at Tom Ingram's rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Stylish men's vintage suits photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at the Viva Las Vegas weekender.
  • 1950's vintage evening fashions on men and women, photographed at Tom Ingram's rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Images by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Rockabilly style tattoos and vintage 1950's evening dresses photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas weekender by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Vintage style women in 1950's head wraps photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at the Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender.
  • Rockabilly men in vintage 1950's suits, photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas weekender. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • 1950's women's cocktail dresses photographed at rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas 17 by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Elegant 1950's gowns photographed by Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Classic 1950's women's evening wear photographed by Alexander Thompson at rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Vintage 1950's women's evening dresses photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender. Images by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson.
  • 1950's men's and women's vintage fashions, documented by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas 17.
  • Men's vintage tuxedos photographed at Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Elegant vintage women's evening wear, photographed at rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Young Japanese ladies photographed in vintage 1950s fashions for Ponyboy Magazine at Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender by Alexander Thompson.
  • Women in vintage 1950's fashions, photographed at the annual rockabilly weekender held by Tom Ingram
  • Women in full skirted 1950's fashions, photographed on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Images by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson.
  • 1950's style women photographed at Tom Ingram's rockabilly record hop at Viva Las Vegas 17. Photos by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • 1950's style blonds photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender. Images by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Stylish young rockabilly men photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas weekender held by Tom Ingram.
  • Stylish vintage 1950's boomerang high heels photographed on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender.
  • Young 1950's style fashions captured on the dance floor at the Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Stylish young rockabilly men photographed in 1950's vintage fashions, captured on the dance floor by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson, at Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender.
  • Vintage 50's style western wear photographed at rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine
  • Viva Las Vegas western style gabardines, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Vintage 1950's style men's denim vests photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas dance party.
  • A 1950's style belt with name inscribed photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender.
  • 1950's style women's vintage pool cover-ups, photographed at rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas 17 by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Beautiful blonds by the pool in vintage 1950's swimsuits, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender.
  • Beautiful women in 1950's vintage swimwear, photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender.
  • Vintage inspired
  • Vintage 50's women's swimwear photographed at the Viva Las Vegas pool party by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Vintage 1950's exotic women's swimwear photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas rockabilly pool party.
  • Some 1950's poolside fashions photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas pool party.
  • Vintage 1950's men's Hawaiian shirts photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas car show.
  • 1950's vintage women's swimwear photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas rockabilly pool party.
  • Vintage 1950's sunglasses photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas pool party.
  • Vintage 50's women's swimsuits photographed by Ponyboy Magazine photographer Alexander Thompson at Viva Las Vegas pool party.
  • A 1950's vintage hat photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly car show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A fun hat photographed on musician Mary Simich at the Viva Las Vegas rockabilly car show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Fun vintage 1950's fashions photographed at Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.

VIVA LAS VEGAS 17

VINTAGE STYLE

We are fanatics of Tom Ingram’s Viva Las Vegas rockabilly event and all of the terrific style that it brings every year. One thing we’ve noticed on social media in the last few years is the abundance of critics that claim that it’s all about the clothing and not the music. Well, we agree that it can be a bit of a fashion show at this annual  bash, but we are infatuated with the top-notch attire that many attendees don. We applaud  music fans for expressing themselves through the art of dressing.

That being said, we noted many vintage classics for both men and women. For the women, we are passionate about the following: floor length gowns, full skirt dresses, leopard, gold lame, oversized hand bags, elaborate updos, spring-o-lators, lucite purses, bakelite jewelry, floral patterns, bold sunglasses, head wraps and false eyelashes. For the gentleman, we applaud:  fleck suits, gabardine shirts, tuxedo jackets, teddy boy drape coats, rayon hawaiian shirts, spectators, colorful argyle socks, 1940’s ties, knit pullovers, western wear and closely cropped pompadours. Viva la Rock-a-billy style! By Maria Ayala. Photography Alexander Thompson.