Rock N The Trend at the Rock N Roll Roast of Dee Snider

8 Feb

Imagine being invited to the Rock N Roll Roast of Dee Snider from Twisted Sister by iconic photographer Mark Weiss. Owner and Designer for Rock N The Trend, Lisa DiMaggio gets a behind the scenes look at this event. For those of you whose heavy metal knowledge is a bit rusty please take note that Mark Weiss was the creative art director of the highly acclaimed Twisted Sister “Stay Hungry” album. He has taken photos of the who’s who in the music industry; Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osborne and Lita Ford to name a few. A rock legend of photography.

The Rock N Roll event was hosted at The Grove of Anaheim and considered the kick start for the music industry’s professional organization’s bi-annual convention which boast over 100,000 attendees. The event starts just off the red carpet where all the celebrities flow right into our staged area. As the red carpet is rolling the guests make their way over to be greeted by claimed photographer Mark Weiss. The star studded cast includes Penn Jillette (Roast Master), Zakk Wylde (former Ozzy Osborne – guitarist, currently founder of Black Label Society) , Lita Ford (former band Runaway), Mark Metcalf (Neidermeyer), and Scott Iam (Anthrax) to name a few. In our staged area the celebrities are tasked with signing a large scale print, carefully selected, of Dee Snider. A photo reflecting one of his most theatrical moments during the “Stay Hungry” photoshoot. Celebrities then made on camera testimonies to promote the support of donating money to the charity MusiCares. All signed prints and paintings of Dee Snider will be available for auction. All proceeds will be donated to MusiCares.

Needless to say, I was right in the heart of the action. Tracking down celebrities, getting my picture taken, ensuring everyone who was anyone did not get by us without signing the picture of Dee Snider. Fun was had by all. For the event, I was dressed by (owners Charles Kanavel and Tommy Pham) of Grp.E jeans. I was rocking the purple jeggings and black v neck rock star tee shirt. I was accessorized in Rock N The Trend’s guitar pick jewelry: custom Twisted Sister Hoop Earrings, Black Cuff Bracelet, Black Guitar Pick Belt and Black Embossed Cross Ring.

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