White Trash Party #7 w/ Iron Cordoba
The Chop Shop
Aug. 27, 2011
The Deal: A few hundred people put on their trashiest outfits and head to the Chop Shop for an annual event featuring plenty of PBR and music.
The Good: I got to the venue around 10 p.m., just in time for the Trashy Bridesmaid Contest featuring some see-thru clothing and PBR. After a brief "wedding," about 15 minutes later, Iron Cordoba hit the stage for a roughly two-hour set of music featuring covers and some originals.
From ZZ Top's "La Grange" and Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" to a "condensed" version of Bruce Springsteen that summed up every song he ever wrote and a cover of "Fat Bottom Girls," Iron Cordoba not only spends time making sure the music sounds good, but also wears song-appropriate costumes, recruits dancers to adorn the stage and finds the props to make it all complete. "Girls, Girls, Girls" included a motorcycle being driven up to the stage.
It's not just a concert or performance — it's a show. They have scripts and videos to go along with the theme of the night, wear wigs when needed and get the crowd involved when they can. It's not a concert, it's a complete party.
The Bad: One female audience member with her thong hanging out — she competed in the Trashiest Costume Contest — said it best when the Camel Toe Contest began. "I may be trashy, but I'm not that trashy." The much-hyped Camel Toe Contest struggled for participation, though the winner walked away with a beach cruiser bicycle.
The Verdict: The brought the "trash" and the "trash" brought it. The annual event is quite unique in its form and function while remaining fun in its purest form.
White Trash Music 2011