Tweed Ride and Vanity Fair @Rockabillydam 2014

Posted by Dee-Ann On November - 14 - 2014707 views

Tweedride (20)September 28th was the perfect Sunny Autumday for a visit to the towncenter of Rotterdam. I think that Rockabilly blood has been pumping in it’s veins for years. Bands were born in the Rotterdam area, like 44 Shakedown, Gary and the Wildcats, The Scam, Miss Mary Ann and the Ragtime Wranglers, The Ranchgirls. Furniture and clothing shops were here all along, spread all over town, but in one area vintage and retro shops are popping up and it’s mainly at the Nieuwe Binnenweg.

Tweedride (10)But before we’re off the the Nieuwe Binnenweg, the first stop is at the Tweed Ride Rotterdam, next to the Fenix Loods which is becoming a very vintage style trendy food plaza. Bike riders can join in with their vintage and fixed gear bikes dressed up in style. The ride is also sponsoring a project for youngsters who are stimulated to work on their future, by pimping old bikes and have them customized. A D.J. and some stalls with shoes, watches and other accessories surrounded the starting area of the ride, and ofcourse never forget to invite the barber to your party! It all created the perfect vintage atmosphere for this unique ride. However Tweed Rides have been organised in The Hague, London, Tokio, New York, Helsinki, Berlin, Rome and many other cities. For Rotterdam it was the second time.

http://tweedriderotterdam.com/

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Then we’re off to Rijnhoutplein, one of the backstreets of the Nieuwe Binnenweg, where the Vanity Fair is located. It’s the second edition of this Vintage style beauty market, with more than 25 stands with beauty, vintage and lifestyle products. Besides shopping bombshells and vintage vixens are being entertained with a Flamingo Bingo a dancing demonstration and a music perfomance of a ladies only band. The first edition invited The Velvedettes! This time it’s the bluegrass band Lost Cabin.  I have talked to the ladies for a little while they are very sweet!

 

 

 

 

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