COCOA BEACH BIKER BASH by Miserable George and Valgal

I can hardly believe that it’s been 21 years for this event, held this year at the beautiful Sunset Waterfront Grill & Bar on SR 520, Cocoa Beach, FL.

Two live bands: Hypersona, and the SCHD All American Band, belted out some fabulous entertainment. Waterfront’s large parking area was soon filled with motorcycles, as one of the biggest crowds to date filed in for an evening of just plain FUN.

Many clubs were represented, including:WMC, Fallen Few, Spirit Riders, Dicipal Christians, Remnant Sons, Sinners, Enforcers, Sons of GOD, Legion Riders, Leathernecks, Armed Forces, and Dragon Slayers. Folks, if we missed any club…please forgive us, we tried our best to get them all.

This year’s event was for the benefit of Nana’s House, where Neglected, Abused, Needy, or Abandoned children are taken in and properly cared for.

Funding is all volunteer donations. For more information, and how to donate, call 321-724-5111…thank you…!!  

Later in the day, we were treated to a beautiful sunset over the Banana River. Speaking of “beautiful”…did I mention the ladies present…? WOW!!! Gotta thank them all, as well as WMC Cocoa Chapter, Tim Bishop, from SCHD, and all who helped make this years’ event a complete success. Nice little “after party” at the Cocoa CH after the Bash, to round out a perfect day. Ride Safe…

And don’t forget our Vets, and fighting men and women all over the world. Be proud…stand up for your country…

Miserable George & ValGal

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80s in the Park

It was late march 2013 around midnight, Kyle, Lucy and Richard Hendry had just spent 3 days at a local country music festival. Tried and covered in dust, they made their way home. IN the car Lucy mentioned how great it was that so many people in Brevard came to the event.

Richard thought out loud : I wonder what other type of music event the area would support?” and without missing a beat Lucy replied

“I don’t know….maybe rock the park or 80s in the park?”

 Kyle shot his father a look that told Richard that they would be up all night. After Lucy went to bed, Kyle and his father stayed up for hours, researching bands, buying the domain and on sunrise the next day – 80s in the park was born. Most people credit Kyle and Richard with brainstorm but they are the first to tell that really – Lucy was one! Now, they also offer that maybe if she had known what would happen next, she might have kept silent because its been a long, long ride.

The event started in the Hendry’s kitchen that night in 2013 as 2 days with a couple of 80s bands, by September that year – just 6 months later – it had become a 20 band,3 stage event with actors from 80s films, TV, celebrity look a likes, a horror film festival and the biggest 80s event on this side of the world. Covered by 25 media outlets and drawing ticket holders from as far as Melbourne Australia and 3 other countries.

Each year since, 80s in the park, like the decade it represents – has be all about change. In 2014, they added an extra day and began the best VIP after party that ticket holders have ever seen, in 2015 they added yet another day and a spotlight on new artist stage and in 2016, they had more parties and special events then every before. 80s in the park has now evolved into a up close and personnel event experience like none other in world. At no other 80s festival can ticket holders mingle and drink with headlining band members, swim in the pool with them and enjoy the music from the decade that made us so close as at 80s in the park.

This year the 2017 event had taken another leap forward with the addition of the first ever – ROCK CONVENTION, featuring special guest Dan Spitz;founding member of Anthrax, Simon Wright; legendary Drummer of AC/DC and DIO, Rachel Bolan of Skid Row, Jack Starr of Burning Starr, Video Vixens Bobbie Brown and Brandi Bandt and many more while bring to the main stage a few of the biggest bands they’ve had including JACKYL , LYNCH MOB, HOUSE OF LORDS, ENUFF ZNUFF, TED POLEY OF DANGER DANGER, RANDY JACKSON OF ZEBRA, LILLIAN AXE, EVERY MOTHERS NIGHTMARE, JETBOY, JUNKYARD, PHIL LEWIS OF THE LA GUNS, GENE LOVE JEZEBEL, NOVA REX AND MANY MORE. And this year they have convinced Greg Billings to get Tampa’s Favorite home town 80s band back together – STRANGER!. Plus 4 VIP after parties, a free Victory Casino Cruise on Friday with special band on board and more.All to make their 5 year show the very best 80s event anywhere.

Ticket prices are still non par with the 80s 3 day GA tickets are only 59.00 and include all bands, the rock con and more. VIP is 169.00 for 4 days of amazing 80s rock

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