By JAYNE HANSON , Featured Writer, Times news Herald
Rockabilly Reunion organizer Kennie Cuppetelli said Sunday the three-day event attracted a crowd of about 20,000 and had people parking as far away as the old Bashas’ on McCulloch.
“On Saturday, I’d say there were twelve to fourteen thousand people that came through the gate,” Cuppetelli said. “During the rush on Saturday, (from noon to 5 p.m.) we had four lines that were 200- to 400-feet long. We were trying to get them in as fast as we could.”
Cuppetelli said the event has doubled in size from last year.
“This is the best one so far,” Cuppetelli said. “They just keep getting better. So, I can’t wait until next year.”
This year, Cuppetelli secured 140 vendors. Next year, 20 new vendors already have signed up for the show.
There were no incidents during the show, Cuppetelli said.
“This is how great these guys are,” he said. “Someone found a wallet with $1,500 in it and turned it in at the stage. We were able to find its owner and he said everything was still in it.”
In all, 14 lost cell phones were successfully returned as well as four misplaced purses and two wallets, all 100 percent intact, he said.
Cuppetelli also said he had heard of people parking as far away as the old Bashas’ on McCulloch, or the new Ross site.
“It’s all been positive feedback,” he said.
The event, which was at Lake Havasu State Park Windsor 4, featured 14 live bands, a car and motorcycle show, carnival and fair, vendor village and a pinup girl contest.
Source: Times news Herald