Imagine taking one tall pitcher of crazy truck run, adding several shots of Dj Vu girls, a fifth of draggin', a pint of Kottonmouth Kings and Adema, as well as a float of freestyle Moto-X, and you have the potent concoction that the Freaks of Nature like to call Freakfest. For the second installment of the club's now signature truck run, the Freaks made sure to stir up the pot for the masses so there was a little bit of something for everyone who came out to the Bakersfield, California, area for the weekend.
Roll-in at the giant Famoso Raceway began on Friday to accommodate the motorhomes and trucks that had traveled from as far away as Arizona, Las Vegas, and the Northwest to stake claim to their campsites for the next few nights. By the end of the weekend, almost the entire parking lot would be filled with more than 900 vehicles set into clusters that started out as individual parties, but eventually migrated into one giant Central California hoedown.
Saturday morning had the Freaks running around to try and maneuver some 375 vehicles into the show area. Everything from door-draggin' minis and fullsize trucks body-dropped on 24s to sky-high H2s and Fords made an appearance. No matter what you were in the mood to see, the Freaks had it covered. Once the sun began to dip down toward the horizon, the trucks were released from the show to cruise around the campgrounds for the evening.
The stage area was the centerpiece of the show and played host to 38 bands, drawing a constant crowd. A brief break was taken from the bands in order to bring up an assortment of girls for the no-bikini-needed bikini contest, where contestants were judged on their assets and their nice big brains. As the skin show came to a close, Mother Nature decided to punish all those involved by dumping a quick hailstorm on the crowd. Everyone accepted nature's little hand slap and stuck around for the mainstage event of angry youth-rock and tree-friendly hip-hop known as Adema and the Kottonmouth Kings.
Each side of the stage held an opportunity for people to chill and check out some of the freestyle stunts that the riders were busting, or a chance to walk through the vendors row, where vendors such as Brand One Clothing were hawking their clothes and companies such as EAI and Hack Shack had 'bag setups for sale.
The Freaks of Nature folks have done their homework and figured out the perfect combination for a truck run that is nothing short of a great time. To take part in the third installment of Freakfest or for information on this year's show, point your fancy internet box to www.freakfestshow.com.