This weekend the Inaugural Wild West Motorcycle & Tattoo Fest is on at the Entrec Centre out at Evergreen Park.
Hosted by Peter Robertson from Peace River, the Grande Prairie show is one of two shows hosted by Robertson. The Grimshaw show is on next weekend at the Mile Zero Multiplex!
The show here in Grande Prairie is affordable ($10 for adults to get in), has a reasonable number of vendors for a first effort, its well laid out and offers up some wicked music.
There's a beer gardens, tattooists plying their crafts, leather shops, clothing, some nice old automobiles and a good showing of motorcycles...yes, definitely a great way to spend a few hours.
You'll get the chance to meet Dirk Vermin of Bad Ink and Athena Lee who is an American musician, drummer and actor.
Her older brother is none other that Mötley Crüe's drummer Tommy Lee and that makes her the ex-sister-in-law of actresses Heather Locklear and Pamela Anderson.
She and her daughter are Tobi also part of the TV series Ex Wives of Rock.
I had the pleasure of judging the tattoo contest with Athena and Tobi, Dirk was on Emcee duties.
What a hoot!
There was some nice ink to gander at and I think the tattoos that were chosen to win their classes truly deserved to win, although I will say, there truly wasn't what you'd call a bad tattoo in the bunch!
I spent some time looking over the booths, catching up with old friends that I had not seen in what seems like forever....yes, all in all a great way to spend a few hours on a rainy, drizzly great day.
If you haven't already checked it out, stop in tomorrow!
The Wild West Motorcycle & Tattoo Fest is on from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at Evergreen Park's Entrec Centre!
Visit my Facebook Page to see the photos of all the tattoos, vendor booths etc!
Have a great Saturday evening folks!
Belt Drive Betty,
Editor & Writer