SpoCom Anaheim Pictures – August 6, 2011! Gallery 1
Saturday! SpoCom finally opened its doors at the Anaheim Convention Center!
So there I was lying down on the floor and playing with my PS3 with my underwear on. A coke on the side, and my iPad on the other. Yea, this was living. Oh shit. I’ll be late for SpoCom.
Took a quick shower and ate some left over chicken from KFC I bought a few days ago. I was thinking of leaving 3 or even 4 hours before the doors opened, and get there really early for good parking. Didn’t happen.
I left about 2PM. Still good timing – should arrive in an hour. As I drove down the 405, traffic appeared. Then it hit me. I had no cash for the parking. Damn. Figured I’d just stop by somewhere and use an ATM. A hassle, but it’s doable.
Finally got on to the 22 towards Gardena and as I got off Hardbor Drive, I stopped at the gas station. Think it was a Chevron. Wanted $200, but the machine gave me an error… so I took $100. High Roller!
Took about an hour and half when I arrived at the Anaheim Convention Center and payed my $12 bucks for parking. I was able to get media pass and I was in! What? Yea. I thought I would have to wait until the doors opened like what happened last year, but this year I just breezed right into the car show floor. Sweet. I should have left earlier!
Exciting times. Immediately looked at the layout of the convention floor and I started taking pictures of the cars to my left. I just knew that I’d totally forget that section of cars because it’s kinda off from the main center of attention which was the center of the hall – the model lounge!
Finally walked to the main stage all the way at end of the hall, and dude what the hell. That stage was high. I mean I had to crane my neck so much I thought I had whiplash or something. Probably good for the people at the end of the crowd, but the space between the stage and where the media set up was pretty small. Hell, I’d rent a step ladder so I can be above the crowd and use my standard lens. The guys with the telephoto lens had it all right as they got the money shots of the bikini contest and the go-go dancing competition. Just took video of two dance crews and that was it. The stage section had a mass of people that it was hard to get a good angle to capture more footage.
Where was I as the bikini contest and go-go dancing competition were going on?
Bought myself a large Mountain Dew and Nachos with Jalapenos. Good stuff. It was also the cheapest thing on the menu except for churros and something else. It was a lot of nachos and I just chilled as I did some people watching.
So yea, I didn’t get any pictures or videos of the bikini contest or go-go dancing competition.After I ate, I just took some more car pictures. Also took a lot of pictures of the import models at the model lounge. All I can say is that the girls were.. HOT!
When it ended, I can say that SpoCom was a great car show! The crowd was bigger this year. Bumping next to someone was something you didn’t notice after a while. It was interesting that I saw more families this year – saw a lot of moms with their babies in strollers. Plus, there seemed to be more of a mainstream crowd, you know, non-Asians!
I bet if there was a dealer room for the local car dealers from the area, you’d have a few sales from some of the attendees and it would attract more people to check out the show!
I uploaded the first SpoCom picture gallery earlier today and will add the second photo gallery on Monday!
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