Check out images from the party, and thanks to all the 20,000 or so people who came!
Photo slideshow here - thanks to our photographer, Stephen Loewinsohn:
Video of the event is here - thanks to YAK FILMS:
Video of the Express Gallery at 54 Washington Street in Oakland (debuted at the Best of the East Bay Party) is here - thanks to Warholian.com:
The new "B" Broadway Shuttle will have extended hours (until midnight) so you can safely get to and from the party!
More about the shuttle here:
On August 6, the East Bay Express celebrates its winners of the 2010 Best of the East Bay readers’ poll and editors’ picks all along the Jack London Square waterfront. Over 20,000 guests are expected to attend and salute the best ideas, products and services that are borne out of the East Bay region.
The Express staff will be handing out program guides, hosting prize give-aways, selling VIP Passes and event T-Shirts, and other fun stuff!
Take a peak at some of the items up for grabs!
Click on "MORE" below for info.
Sponsored by Juxtapoz, Thrasher, and Gearhead Magazines
Live turntable action by 1-2-3-4 Go! Records owner Steve Stevenson (Voted Best Specialty Record Store 2010)
Old Crow Tattoo will host Live tattoo demos by Andre Malcom and Live painting from Philip Milic and Daniel Stewart
Godspeed (Voted Best Motorcycle Shop 2010) and the East Bay Rats Motorcycle Club will be showcasing a variety of Customs and Rat Bikes
Gearhead Magazine hosting Hot Rod and Custom Car Exhibit
Professional skateboard demonstrations
Mini Bike Races by Manifesto Bikes
Music by the MOG Mobile
Custom Bike Raffle courtesy of the Road Lords benefiting Scarlett's Special Needs and Rett Syndrome Awareness.
The Gear Head Garage is located at Embarcadero at Webster St.
This all ages event is notably cool for the kids. With rock bands, science projects, art, animals and fun!
Sponsored by Bandworks and Bay Area Girls Rock Camp
6:00 - 7:00 Poison Apple Pie
7:00 - 8:00 The Vat
8:00 - 9:00 Room 19
Click on MORE below to see the other activities!
Our Main Stage headliner was an amazing get. The office has been really excited about having The Mighty Underdogs at our party, and we can't think of a better way to end our party than these three blowing up our stage. Such a solid stage from start-to-finish, but man what a finale. More after the jump.
The week of! Our champagne wishes and caviar dreams come to fruition this Friday, August 6 at the Best of the East Bay Party.
Rounding out our Band Spotlights are two final entries. The first of which honors an historic East Bay town called Russell City, synonymous with Bay Area and West Coast Blues. Russell City was our inspiration for the entire Blues Pavilion at this year's party, and we are so excited to feature the Russell City Memorial Blues Band which is made up of alumni artists who performed in the clubs of Russell City.
A genesis of the Bay Area Blues Society, the Russell City Memorial Blues Band embodies the history of East Bay blues. Check their official info below, it is an excellent read. Do not miss this band at the party on Friday.
57-33 and Spoke Art are proud to present the "Decade With No Name" art show. Get a look at the multi-disciplinary show celebrating the best art and artists the greater East Bay has to offer.
Sponsored by Montana Cans and Art Alternatives.
For a full list of participating artists, click on MORE below.
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