It would seem that southern folk know a few things about having a good time. There are TONS of killer shows calling the south home today, and many of them are displaying some serious longevity. With that in mind, there are a few things I’ve learned in my 13 years of covering the scene—to put on a lasting and memorable show it takes dedicated promoters and event staff, a great location, and tons of folks looking to have fun. It is this formula that has made Scrapin’ the Coast the southern juggernaut it has become for 11 years.
Planted within 100 yards of the Gulf of Mexico in Biloxi, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum was once again the location for STC. Thousands of people from all four corners of the U.S. were there to eat, drink, gamble, and cruise, while managing to bring over 2,000 vehicles to the show. Not only were there a ton of sick rides, but there were also vendor selling everything you could ask for. Shirts, truck and car parts, food, and beer were all on hand. Someone even tried to sell me a wooden elephant (and no, I wasn’t drinking).
Even when not at the show, you don’t have to travel far to find something to do. There are casinos, bars, and plenty of cruising going on all night. STC always manages to have plenty going on for everyone, so make sure you book your rooms for next year quick. Be sure to start saving your money for next year because those wooden elephants weren’t free.
Scrapin’ The Coast
June 21-23, 2013
Pro Audio, KEG Digital Garage, CCE Hydraulics, Drops R Us, Bud Light, Memphis Audio, Mothers Wax, Slam Specialties, KIK, Drop Em Wear, Mad Gear