Stars & Stripes & Spokes, a four-day festival on Memorial Day Weekend in Washington DC, honored America’s Armed Forces and brought together thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts with live music, military vehicle and equipment displays, food and more. A portion of the event proceeds was donated to the Walter Reed Society Warrior/Family Support Fund to assist service members and/or their families during the patient’s treatment at the hospital. The event was new this year, but definitely fun! Live music ranged from classic, southern and alternative rock to R&B, blues, soul and country performed by bands such as the Nighthawks, Jasmine Cain, SnakeBite, Kirk McEwen Band and John Luskey, all of whom I was exposed to the first time. J
Some special events included military equipment displays and a bikini contest, in which I attended to support my pageant pals, Yolanda Makle, the gorgeous and enthusiastic emcee, and Maria and Nicole, two of the knockout contestants! I cheered so loud and so much that Tareq-Michaele Salahi, a white house party crasher and Real Housewife of DC, judged the pageant and noticed my diligent effort to keep my pageant pal’s spirits lifted. When we got the chance to meet her afterwards, I got ready to introduce myself and she said, “Oh, I know you… You’re my girl! The girl cheering in the front!” So… no introduction needed for me, lol.
Both Maria and Nicole did a great job! Maria came in second runner up too Miss Stars & Stripes & Spokes, won $100 and a fabulous vacation prize! (If only I could do a competition like that… lol).