Mondo Lounge (II) Atomic Frolic, 2007
Mary-Margaret met Jason “Java” Croft of Java’s Bachelor Pad fame at the Miss Exotic World event in Las Vegas, 2006. After learning about his “Atomic Frolic” party in Illinois, they realized it was time to collaborate on something and together they presented “Mondo Lounge Atomic Frolic” in January, Las Vegas, 2007.
This well-attended weekend showcased DJs, live music, burlesque acts, vendors and pin-up beauties from across the country. The event also served as a kick-off event for the Atomic Age Alliance with a 3 hour self driving tour booklet of architectural landmarks in the city sponsored in part by Sin City Modern. The Atomic Age Alliance was the first group of its kind in Las Vegas to bring people together about historic awareness and advocacy.
The weekend began on Friday Night with a Pajama Party and Neon bus tour conducted by Eric Lynxwiler and the Big Red Bus. Saturday’s black tie optional event included an appearance by Style Network’s very own Brini Maxwell! Sunday included a special showing of the indy movie “The Sophisticated Misfit” but filmaker Smee with an after movie panel with the star of the picture SHAG. And there were also screenings of both Ocean’s Eleven and Viva Las Vegas presented by Hollywood Book and Poster. Additional presenters included Michelle Baldwin, Lynn Zook and Michael Weatherford. Mark Blum offered ballroom dance lessons.
Entertainers included the Atomic Lounge Show, Cherry Capri, Clouseaux, Robert Ensler as Dean Martin, George Gagliardi, the Martini Kings, Octobop, Project Pimento, Mark Tortorici and Ken Levine.
Burlesque performers included Betinna May, Burlesque As It Was dance troupe, Erochica Bamboo, GoGo Amy, Kalani Kokonuts, Kitten Deville, Lolita Haze and Mia Vixen. Maxwell de Mille, Kay O’Hara Erich Orser, Kim Smith and Gigi Valient helped to host. The Miss Mondo Atomic contest was won by Miss Minna. Runners up were Lilly LaBotomy, Lucy Luscious, Ivy L’Vine, Roxy Rouge, Susi, Sweetie Pie, Tana the Tattoed Lady and Vita Vixen.
DJs Drew Groove, Mardou & Leo, Jay Strongman, K Billy, Caesare, Joe Maggarini, Michael Shulman, Java, Senor Amor and Second Life Entertainment were all on hand to round out the sounds. Fez-orama sponsored the best dressed fez contest.
Other vendors on hand were Allyn Scura Eyewear, Atomic Vegas, Badland Beads, BarTiki, Cinema Collectors, Coquette Furriers, Donnaland Vintage Variety, Genevieve Designs, GoGo amy, Hep Cat Pinups, La Bomba Vintage, Lampshade Lounge, Lucky LooLoo, Suzanna Anna, Swampfire Lounge, Tygerjymmy and Velvet Glass. Additional sponsors included Federal Edge, Stirrings, Liquid Salvation, M Modern Gallery, SugarKitty Corsets, Retro-a-go-go, Lili Von Schtupp, Tiki Central, Las Vegas Jr. League and PRG.
Event participation was over 300.
Additional thanks has to also go to:
Brian Alexander, Josh Agle, Senor Amor, Patrick Boyce, Mateo Hukilau Brown, Eric Caiden, Adam Camp of Neu Visions Design, Susanne Couture, Steve Evans, Jonathon Foerstel, Mai-Lis Hohmeister, Chad Hyams, Kay O’Hara, Chris Jones, Hanford Lemore, Greg McCutcheon, Mark Minelli, Jay and MiShell Nailor, DD Nave, Kristen Peterson, Maya Rodgers, David Sanchez, Ben Sander, Allen Sandquist, Kevin Seiler, Shannon, Dr. Shocker, Jet Sterling, Rod and Cindra Stolk, Cary Stratton, Mark Tortoricci, Gigi Valiant, Lili VonSchtupp, Chris “Reverend” Warner, Bruce Woodbury, Las Vegas Lynn Zook