What a weekend! Words can’t express my love for the Jake weekend. Thanks to Wendy, Del, Joy, Missy, Vintage Roadside, and everyone else who helps put this weekend together! Special thanks to Amanda, aka Betty Rocker Clothing, for my beautiful outfit, and to Keri and Max for being such gracious hosts. Thanks to Traci for being my bonfire buddy and everyone who came out and had a great time. I got some pretty great snuggles in this weekend, too. I love my Jake family!
– Kitty Mansfield
p.s. I know I missed a few tags, but it quit working on my phone!
Had an awesome time partying and hanging with everyone. These past few days were awesome. Thanks, you guys, for showing me and the boys a good time.
We would like to thank Lucky Cupcake Hairclips and Wendy Murry for putting on such a killer event!! We know how much time it takes to put an event together, let alone one with multiple bands, burlesque, cars..etc. We had a blast!!! Can’t wait till next year!! Thank you all!!
– Shaun Toman
Time to bid Jake the Alligator Man farewell until next year…this weekend was a blast! Jake has a kind of cult following and the members are some of the best folks I have ever met!
Had such a fabulous weekend!! Thanks so much to all of the folks who work so hard to throw such an amazing party. This is my favorite summer tradition and I couldn’t ask for better folks to share it with. I am absolutely full of love and clam chowder!! Can’t wait for next year.
Jake the Alligator Man’s Birthday event proves once again to be one of the best events I get to be a part of. Thank you, Jake, for being the sexy beast you are. Thanks to the Jake Family for being wonderful to the Nightshades.
Huge shout out to Wendy & Del Murry for throwing one of the most awesome events around! Joy Garcia-Roughton, you and Bob Roughton are the bee’s knees. All of you crazy Deviants Car Club Kats are top shelf! Hatchet Mike Roberts and Kitty Mansfield, it is always so awesome to see you! Already can’t wait for next year!
-Nathan Ring Leader Linkof
THANK YOU, JAKE! I had such a blast this weekend in Long Beach, can’t wait for next year!
-Lauren Elizabeth, aka The Illustrious Ms. Hattie Hotpants
I had so much fun at Jake’s birthday bash! I loved seeing all of my favorite people at my favorite event!!! I’m already excited for next year! ~ Kosmic Kate Bardonski
Jake the Alligator Man Event= SUMMER CAMP FOR REBELLIOUS GROWN UPS THANKS, JAKE!
It was a long ass drive to Jake Alligatormanevent and then back home, but very worth it!!! Hanging with the hotrod family and seeing friends we have not seen in quite a while made for a great day!!!!
If I could live any day over and over again (like in the movie Groundhog Day), one of my top choices would be this last Saturday at the Jake Alligatormanevent. So many beautiful ladies to photograph, friends to visit, a really good meal at Coastal Candy Company, and the full version of the Doors “L.A. Woman” on the radio driving back.
Now THATS how you do a weekend!!!! Thanks to all my Jake Alligatormanevent friends for an outstanding weekend! That was a blast!!!!
Hey, Jake didn’t pick me this year, but I got to spend some time with great friends and got to sing in front of an audience (not counting karaoke…!) for the first time in my entire life- talk about scary! Thank you to the organizers of Jake Alligatormanevent, Lucky Cupcake Hairclips, and to my flyboy for putting up with my pin up pageant fantasies this summer.
There’s a reason I got this Jake Alligatormanevent tattoo. Four years ago, my friend Jeff Kunkle of Vintage Roadside told me about this birthday for Jake, so Jen and I drove Walt 400 miles up to Long Beach, Washington and back. Walt took Jake’s choice his first time up there- the car dad and I built! I met a ton of great people that have become lifelong friends. The next year, the event got a little bigger and a little better. A few of the same bands played again and the people I met were there. The next year was bigger and better than the year before. New bands, a couple of the same favorites- more people, more cars, more potential wives for the Bride of Jake Pinup Contest. This weird little show has become this weird family reunion of sorts. Some people we see throughout the year, but most only once a year at Jake’s. So this tattoo represents taking Walt out on his first major road trip and winning the most coveted trophy to end all trophies and the friendships that have been formed because of this show. So that’s where we need to say a huge THANK YOU!!!!! to Wendy Murry, Joy Garcia-Roughton, and Missy Lucy Dagger Bageant, and their hard work for this weird little show that brought all these people that have become friends from this. Del Murry for his hosting of the show, the bands, the artists that contribute, and the small businesses that donate to the show! There’s a ton of people that I didn’t tag so please tag away!!!!!
Some of the things I overheard at Jake Alligatorman’s birthday:
“I remember I was in the parking lot of the hotel in my underwear…dude, sh*t got weird man…real weird”
“All I remember was I was holding her boob (motions to girlfriend) and eating a cheeseburger…yeah…it was a cheeseburger.”
(A friend looking at his friend)- “Dude, did you pee in the VCR again this year?”
“Dude, did I just accidently touch your butt?”
“Yeah, it’s cool…wanna another shot on purpose though?”
“Sure…don’t make it weird though.”
“Hey. For a quarter we can go see the squirting clam.”
Again…thanks, Jake. ~ Collected by Brett Freeman