Attending an Orlando Tiki Party at Will’s Pub

Two Sundays back, I attended a tiki party hosted by Orlando’s Will’s Pub, located on Mills Avenue. Will’s Pub  first scheduled the event  on the lakefront of Lake Holden Gardens. Permit issues forced the party to move back to Will’s Pub.

A tiki theme decorated the venue. Plus music was provided by Uke-A-Ladies, The Wildtones and The Sh-Booms.  Also, food truck Da Kine Poke sold Hawaiian food.

I enjoyed myself that day.  Here’s some pics.

Aquatic Bass 6 Hosts Boat Party and Beach Party

BreaKation

From their Facebook page:

Future Sound Of Breaks, Cognitive Music, DogEatDog Records, Fundamental Breakz Collective & Digital Davinci present

BreaKation 2016! July 2nd – July 3rd

Aquatic Bass 6 & Aquatic Bass 6.5

Join us for a fun filled July 4th weekend of Bass & Breaks in a collaborative effort with some of Breaks finest brands and of course the great people that support them.

Aquatic Bass 6 Boat Party
July 2nd 6:00pm-1:00am
Victory Casino Cruises
180 Christopher Columbus Dr. Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
Terminal B-2 Port Canaveral

Straight from Spain we bring you one of breaks biggest and best DJ/Producer’s:

Colombo
(Spain – iBreaks / Cognitive Music / DEDR / Funky Flavor Music)

From the UK we bring you 601 from the acclaimed Stanton Warrior’s label “Punks”:

601
(UK – Punks / InBeatWeTrust Music / LW Recordings)

DJ D-Xtreme
Stylus
Rob-E & Security
Si-Dog
Seth Vogt
Dynasty
Matrix
Jdub
Rogue Planet
Jason Brown
Kemper
DJ Versa-Style
Devine Noise
Bandar
Dave Gluskin
Geebo
Rich Doss
21paths
DJ Mac
Zack Lee

Aquatic Bass 6.5 Beach Party
July 3rd 10:00am-10:00pm
The Ocean Deck at Wakulla Suites
3550 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Kid Friendly!!!!

Keith Mackenzie
(illeven:eleven Recordings / DEDR)

Supernaut
(Zone / 808 Life / Culture)

REL1
(FSOB / Bombtraxx / Kikwear)

Andy Hughes
Sandy
Si-Dog
DJ Knightlife
Supagroover
DJ Chronic
Bandar
Funkbaby
Def Jeff
Joe G
Andrez
4REAL!
DJ J-Rod
DJ Zolo
Kaun vs Avid

“Important Info” TICKETS – All tickets must be bought through Aquatic Bass ticketing. We are the only providers of the special Aquatic Bass BreaKation tickets. These tickets will be only available through the Aquatic Bass online ticketing agent. Please visit the link below to buy tickets or look for tickets on the Facebook event page only. Thanks

http://buytickets.at/digitaldavincitechnologysolutions/54357

Save $5 when you buy a 2-Day Ticket – Get tickets now at this early bird discounted rate!

Aquatic Bass 6 GA Ticket – $20 (General Admission for Aquatic Bass 6 Boat Party at Victory Casino Cruises)

Aquatic Bass 6.5 GA Ticket – $20 (General Admission for Aquatic Bass 6.5 Beach Party at The Ocean Deck at Wakulla Suites)

Aquatic Bass 6 & 6.5 Combined 2-Day Ticket – $35 (Combined ticket for Aquatic Bass 6 & 6.5 Boat Party & Beach Party)

Boarding Fee for the Victory Casino Ship is INCLUDED in ticket price.

Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets to enter the drawing to win a pair of All Deck’d Out Technics 1200’s turntables. The decks will be raffled off at 6pm at Aquatic Bass 6.5 at The Ocean Deck at Wakulla Suites. You must be present to win. See Facebook event page for info on buying raffle tickets.

No Guest List – AB HQ

Here’s some past pics from Aquatic Bass events.

 

Photos of Orlando’s Lake Eola July 4th Fireworks in 2015

Last Saturday, I photographed the annual 4th of July fireworks at Orlando’s Lake Eola. Originally, I planned photographing in the park itself. Yet, after all the good spots were taken, I realized I was not going to gain the photos I wanted. Trees where in the way of my camera. Plus I would be standing in the way of other spectators.

Then, an idea flashed in my head. I remembered the perfect spot to photograph the fireworks.  I’m not telling you where.  All I will reveal is that I put aside my fear of heights to gain the photos I desired.

Vintage Central Florida Music Photos by Jim Leatherman

With his permission, I raided the Facebook photo archives of Jim Leatherman.  For over thirty years, Jim Leatherman has documented Central Florida’s music scene. This collection dates between 1985 to 2001. Many bands are no longer together.  (Some may have their music on YouTube.) Many places no longer exists or changed names.  Included also are pics of Miles Davis, Everclear and Iggy Pop.

Mr. Leatherman, thanx for allowing this blog to share a slice of Orlando’s music history.

 

5 Funny Photos Explaining the Difference Between Orlando and Disney

When non-Floridians hear Orlando, they immediately think of Walt Disney World. Today, on Facebook, I noticed photos my friend Erin Nolan posted. These photos explain the difference between the two.

The first photo is by someone else. (I’ll give credit when I find out who.) The last four photos are Erin’s.

You live in Orlando?  Lake Eola

You live in Orlando? Andrew Spear artwork

You live in Orlando? Will's Pub

You live Orlando? The Hideaway

You live in Orlando? Ralphfest

 

Orlando Culture Shock Lasts One Whole Year!

Last Saturday, Orlando Culture Shock turned one years old. Of all the Word Press blogs I ever worked on, Orlando Culture Shock proved the most successful. During a blog’s first year, Orlando Culture Shock was my first blog ever to receive over 200,000 views. For my first Word Press blog, it took three years to gain 100,000 views.

To the pro-bloggers, these may not be impressive numbers.  Yet, believe me,  most blogs suffer far worst.  Many blogs won’t even reach 12,000 views during their first year.

What’s different about Orlando Culture Shock versus my previous blogs? First, I focus more on the community. This blog ain’t about me. It’s about Central Florida, mainly Orlando. Second, not only do I use more pics, I also label and put them in a gallery. Folks have a choice to click on which pic they like. Also, when someone searches the internet for something, they may come across a photo I labeled. Searching for “Sandwich Bar Orlando” may lead to a pic with those words on it. Each pic has it’s own web page. So, when folks either click on a pic or come across it during a search, it counts as a page view.

Truth be known, I hadn’t felt this good about something since I first started hosting poetry readings.  Actually, I feel better blogging about the community instead of hosting any kind of open-mic. Don’t have to listen to shitty talent. Don’t have to deal with folks canceling me or moving me around because they DOUBLE-BOOKED ME WITH A FUCKIN’ BAND!!! No, I’m not pissed about that anymore. ASSHOLES!!! With Orlando Culture Shock I can still expose the best of Central Florida.  Yet, I can do with it with less headaches.

Thanx for supporting the blog’s first year.

Most of the following pics are by me.  Yet, some are by Robert Millward. Enjoy!

 

 

A Good Burger, 90’s Hip Hop and a Candid Ebony Booty Pic at Orlando’s Beth’s Burger Bar

After my night’s photographing for The Beacham (a Downtown Orlando nightclub), I headed to Beth’s Burger Bar. Loving the place, I blogged about Beth’s Burger Bar before.

After ordering the usual Black-N-Blue (a burger topped with blue cheese), I sat at a small table and waited for my food.

This night, 90’s hip hop blasted from the restaurant’s speakers, something that pleased my ears.  I nodded my head to  Warren G’s “This D.J.”  I definitely smiled to  A Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxation”.

I like’em brown, yellow, Puerto Rican or Haitian…

Eventually, my food arrived. As I’m eating, I noticed this ebony young lady dressed in white shorts.  How could I not notice her as she passed my table? Even a blind man could see that ass.  An ass that inspires someone to reach for his cellphone and get a booty pic.  I told myself I was going to stop this practice. Photographing candid booty pics are  perverted, sexist and creepy. Yet, I couldn’t help it.

Ebony Booty in Orlando's Beth's Burger

It didn’t come out as clear as I wanted it. Yet, I was happy.

As Snoop Dogg (then called Snoop Doggy Dogg) rapped about “Gin and Juice”, I continued eating my delicious burger.