Sunday, March 8, 2009

Joey Palooza Tenth Anniversary!!!

As most of you already know, this weekend was Joey Palooza, in honor of my good pal Joe Stains tenth birthday! It is a three-day festival of music, food, stuffies, more food and more music—a terrierific celebration. 

I invited my Rosie-Posey  to join me, along with her brother Alfie and his date Mason Dixie. Joey very nicely got us all VIP passes so we could hang out close to the stage and go to the party afterwards. Rosie and I couldn't resist a wee kiss. 

The crowds were amazing, over three times the size of last year's JoeyPalooza! We almost got lost in the mobs, thank dog for our VIP passes!

We wriggled our way into the mosh pit (or as Kira and Khyra would call it, the MUSH pit!) where we met up with Joey and his lovely celebrity girlfriend, the incomparable Sophie Brador, just in from Montreal. Suddenly, Rosie was lifted up by the crowd! "Rooo Roooo!" We sang along with the opening band — Boston (Terrier).

Next was one of the headliners, Joe Cocker, who for the evening changed his name to Joe Cocker Stains (which earned him an honorary Stains Award.) For his last number, Joey Stains joined him onstage for a duet of "You are so beautiful" which he dedicated to Sophie. 

Next up was Joey's good friend, Snoop Doggy Dogg sang "Drop it like it's hot" which also won him an honorary Stains Award. Then Snoop revealed that "Doggfather" was inspired by Joe Stains and they sang it together (HBO words and everything!). Who knew Joey was so gangsta?

Cameras weren't allowed at the after-party backstage, but let's just say that the fur was flying and there are a more than a few celebrants who will be needing "the hair of the dog" tomorrow morning!

Joey very nicely lent us his tour bus to go to the airport and catch our AireRuby flights. We were dog-tired. 

Joey, we had a pawsome time at JoeyPalooza and can't wait for next year's! Hope you had a great birthday, pal, and welcome to the double doggy digits!


22 comments:

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Phew Petey....we're pooped now....vegged-out on the sofa....what a pawty that was, thanks for inviting us! Thanks to our host Joe Stains for putting on such a cool barkday bash....see ya next year Joey!
Mason Dixie and I had a whale of a time on our first date....hopefully she'll agree to go out with me again!
Slobbers from Alfie :D

And thank you, Sweetie-Petey for the coolest date ever....crowd-surfing's the best! Mwah! Smoochie kisses, your Rosie-Posie xxxx

Mason Dixie said...

Thank you for the best first date ever! Alfie was such a delight and very well mannered. I do hope we can do this again soon. Love and Licks.
Mason

Eric said...

Ahh Petey. What a fine parteeee for Joey. Did Joe Cocker Stains sing "Get by with a little help from my friends" song? Bet and the DB's were all swaying along with your lighters held aloft. And Joey on stage!!! Yep Born to be Wild that one.

Happy JoeyPalooza! Eric xx

Gus said...

We thought we saw you at the pawty, but with the crowd, well, we just couldn't be sure.

Lovely pictures
gussie

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Roo Roo! That was a fabby party! I'm still in awe at Joey's mix from You are so beautiful to drop it like it's hot! That's the shiizzle. Hmm I wonder who's after party you went to.. my guess Snoop Dogg's.

Norwood

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

WOW!

What a rokhking weekend woo had!

BUT it probably just wasn't the same without The Beast From The East!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I'm sure she would have brought Joey's mom some great stuff from the real world!

Joe Stains said...

My ears are STILL ringing! omdog Mom sure missed getting some great pics, but thank DOG you were there to get some for us. I am also glad Tanner was occupied backstage with that vapid Hilton gal, they are kinda perfect for each other ya know??? Thanks again for coming!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
You all had lots of fun celebrating the Joey Palooza!
Maybe next year I can join you!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Woo looks as though you had another great time, first Bermuda, now, party all night.....
-Kira The BeaWootiful
Pee Ess did you see any Terriers in the crowd?

Asta said...

Petey
I'm so sowwy I couldn't stick awound aftew the second day of the festivities..as you might have heawd my sweet BFF was vewy sick..
but I digwess..Joey is the best, and it's only wight that he get stage centew
hope you and rosie feel OK tomowwow
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Sophie Brador said...

Yo Petey! I knew Joey was gangsta. I was down with that, dude. Yo dude, a doodle dudelooloo. Woo hoo.

Okay, time for bed.

xo
SB

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow what a party. You guys rocked.

tailwags
Noah

tula said...

Petey you sure know how to rock it out for a birthday! It'll be hard to top this for Joey's next barkday.

peace out,
tula

DogzRock! said...

HaHa
Well Petey what a grrrreat blog!!!\I am a follower
Travis
xx

Martha Basset said...

Hi Petey
What a great night out - we are exhausted just reading about it! Our mum is so jealous cos you got to see Joe Cocker too!!!
That Sophie sure looked cool when she was people surfing!!
AireRuby had a very bust weekend jetting everbody about.
Auntie Bailey got to Lacie's and soon had them sorted out!
AireRuby now has her safely back in Scotland.
That Mason Dixie also managed to deliver a baby!!
love
Martha xx ps Bailey too xx

Bae Bae said...

What alot of fun you doggies had

~ Bae

Maggie and Mitch said...

You guys sure know how to pawty, Petey! This has been one awesome Joey Palooza!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Simba and Jazzi said...

Bet you were all dog tired after all that. What a great weekend.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Lucia said...

Ciao mio amico Petey!

Whatapalooza JoeyPalooza looked to be! If you ask me, Woodstock pawsitively pales by comparison.

Petey, mille grazie for sending get-well wishes to mia cugina Heidi's girl. I know it will make Molly feel molto better to have so many furkids rooting for her. And si, si, let's put the paw to Heidi and get her to start a bloggie, too!

Tanti baci!
Lucia

Agatha and Archie said...

Geesh what a time!1 And with Joe Cocker and SNoop.....Do you think this might become an album?? Love A+A

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

me oh my, I am tired just reading about it all!

Joe seems to have had a brilliant time with you guys!

I reach double digits sometime this month, if only my J could remember the date!!

lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxx

Toffee said...

Looks like you'll need a year to recover!!