Last weekend Gary was invited to attend Shock Stock in London, Ontario as a guest. It was a sweet homecoming for Gary since he was born and raised in London. This was the second Shock Stock but our first time attending the convention and it was a lot of fun! I thought I would share some of my favourite photos of the weekend and a few wardrobe diary outfits as well.
Day 1: Setting up and eating out
After a two hour drive from Toronto with our friend Tal, we arrived in London and met Gary’s parents for a late lunch at The Early Bird. I really wish I had taken some photos of the diner because it is incredibly cool. The walls are plastered with gig poster art and the food is fantastic. If you visit London, ON you really should stop by for a meal and if you have a keen eye you’ll see quite a few pieces by the hubby gracing the walls. Oh and try the beet salad, you will not be disappointed.
Day 2: Booth by day Goblin by night!
On the second day some old friends stopped by the booth for a chat, and we had the pleasure of making some new ones as well. The day was busy but I was pretty stoked I had the rare opportunity to see Claudio Simonetti & Maurizio Guarini play together as Goblin in the evening. That’s a pretty big deal around here so I decided to dress up a little bit. It helped that it was the one day that did not involve any power tools or crawling around on the floor. I also know that I needed something that would transition well from the convention all day to the concert in the evening. This polka dot dress was perfect! Now for those of you wondering…Goblin was an experience not to be missed. It was amazing watching them play.
Day 3: Last Day, feeling tired but also pretty comfy…
Day 3, the last day of the convention and oddly enough I am back in jeans. For a lady who rarely wears pants wearing jeans twice in three days is pretty huge. I was actually going to wear another dress but I just was not feeling it. So, I basically recycled the outfit concept from the first day but wore a sweater instead of lace vest. Lucky for me I bought two of these tank tops and brought both because I had an inkling this might happen.
And that was our weekend in London. Now I am starting to plan out my wardrobe for Texas Frightmare in a couple of weeks where we will be doing it all over again. Except it’s in Texas, so I am expecting a lot more southern drawls and some good BBQ!