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Boogie woogie! Retro rockers, body-painted babes & endless legs make a wild Orange Show bash

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Trish Whitcomb, Ty Whitcomb Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Guests dancing, dance floor
The dance floor a the Crown Plaza reliant was hopping throughout the night. Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Marcus Sloan, Shannon Hall
Marcus Sloan, Shannon Hall Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Patrick Jez, Don Mafrige Jr., Christopher Mendel
Patrick Jez, Don Mafrige Jr., Christopher Mendel Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Bill Arning, Mark McCray
Bill Arning, Mark McCray Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, John Bradshaw Jr., Patsy Brown
John Bradshaw Jr., Patsy Brown Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Deborah Colton, Jack Massing, Star Massing
Deborah Colton, Jack Massing, Star Massing Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Michelle Avina, Alex Rosa
Michelle Avina, Alex Rosa Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Jaci Day, Bob Burleson
Jaci Day, Bob Burleson Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Kathryn McCarter, Michael Moore
Kathryn McCarter, Michael Moore Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Jayme Cox, Mandy Zuniga
Jayme Cox, Mandy Zuniga Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Gabrielle Sauls, Seth Vaughan, Michelle Avina, Steve Hempell, Troy Schultz, Anberry Jam
Gabrielle Sauls, Seth Vaughan, Michelle Avina, Steve Hempell, Troy Schultz, Anberry Jam Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Glen Larner, Tracy Larner
Glen Larner, Tracy Larner Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Annette Green, Nic Phillips
Annette Green, Nic Phillips Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Star Massing, Toby Camps
Star Massing, Toby Camps Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Christine Goins, Josh Pazda
Christine Goins, Josh Pazda Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Alex Rosa, Tim Gonzales
Alex Rosa, Tim Gonzales Photo by Kim Coffman
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Carlos Cuevas, Raven Wilson, Rojo, Valeria Orso
Carlos Cuevas, Raven Wilson, Rojo, Valeria Orso Photo by Kim Coffman
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Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Guests dancing, dance floor
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Marcus Sloan, Shannon Hall
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Patrick Jez, Don Mafrige Jr., Christopher Mendel
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Bill Arning, Mark McCray
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, John Bradshaw Jr., Patsy Brown
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Deborah Colton, Jack Massing, Star Massing
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Michelle Avina, Alex Rosa
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Jaci Day, Bob Burleson
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Kathryn McCarter, Michael Moore
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Jayme Cox, Mandy Zuniga
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Gabrielle Sauls, Seth Vaughan, Michelle Avina, Steve Hempell, Troy Schultz, Anberry Jam
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Glen Larner, Tracy Larner
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Annette Green, Nic Phillips
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Star Massing, Toby Camps
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Christine Goins, Josh Pazda
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Alex Rosa, Tim Gonzales
Orange Show Gala, November 2012, Carlos Cuevas, Raven Wilson, Rojo, Valeria Orso

Few at the 31st annual Orange Show Gala Saturday night could resist the classic '50s sounds of rockabilly legends Marshall Lytle, Levi Dexter and Danny B. Harvey. Thus the dance floor at the Crown Plaza Reliant Hotel was packed with a deliciously motley-looking crew of retro rockers.

Leading the pack were gala chairs Trish and Ty Whitcomb in classic goldie oldie costuming. Setting the stage for the night's revelry was a 30-foot tall set of legs through which guests had to pass in order to enter the ballroom.

Beyond the inspired people-watching, partygoers were entertained by the excellent eye candy of exotic body-painted women who mingled through the crowd, by psychics reading fortunes, tattoo artists providing body art and bartenders serving "Gin & Sins," concoctions comprised of gin, orange juice and lemon.

The party raised $470,000 thanks in no small part to the silent and live auctions, the latter of which included a vintage 1971 VW Beetle convertible. There was artwork by John Alexander, Mark Bradford, Frank Kozik, Kelly Moran, Sharon Kopriva and others plus an amazing 15-foot tall bronze birdhouse by Ed Wilson. Congrats auction chairs Erica Levit and Lance Rosmarin.

In the spirit were Shannon Hall and Marcus Sloan, Tracy and Glen Larner, Don Mafrige Jr., Jo Reid,  Starr and Jack Massing, Fady Armanious, Annette Green, Nic Phillips, Chris Goins,  Deborah Colton, Jason Reeves and Mark Sullivan.

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