Great American Rockabilly Riot in Texas


I had the pleasure of setting up and practicing some photobooth style shots at the Great American Rockabilly Riot in Texas, at the Great American Steakhouse. It's an all-night event with bands, hot-rods, mechanical bull riding, local vendors, drink specials, contests, and cash prizes.

Putting a great deal of thought into the theme of things, I found that a leopard print backdrop would be best suited for this setup. I simply bought the pattern from a fabric store and used clamps to hang the cloth.

Our props included a chalkboard, Coca-Cola bottles with straws, sunglasses, hats, and, more importantly, smiles. It was a long night of booze, dancing, selling, buying, conversations, and being a part of a great community within El Paso.