Summer Shindig – Recap – A Grand Opening Celebration for Guppy House

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningIt’s been more than 2 weeks since we had the Summer Shindig with the Guppy House chain, but with crazy bugs on our server, its been impossible to get any thing posted. Along with personal projects to upcoming events, and brainstorming of what the rest of 2013 has in store for us. There are some exciting things to come – you can count on that.

The Summer Shindig was our 3rd time around with David and his Guppy Chain. Each time we learn from our previous events. If you guys remember, we launched our website at the grand opening of the Cerritos restaurant in 2011. Last year we celebrated our one-year in December at Temple City, and this time, it’s a Summer event.

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningOur goal was to have a relaxing vibe, an event where people can hang with friends, sip on smoothies, and absorb the entertainment. We brought back our good friends from Awthentik Vibes because DJ Skitz and his team knows how to musically interact with the crowd. We also wanted a live band, but it had to be a reggae / island influenced band, so we hired Pacific Noize. The band would set the mood for the night, plus I’m a sucker for live bands.

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningLing

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningMonique

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningIn addition, we had to have beautiful ladies. We invited some of our favorites including The Diamond Dozen ladies. We’ve seen the Diamond Dozen ladies at Extreme AutoFest in Anaheim representing our friends at Infinite Auto Design and they were amazing. With the help of Brian at IAD, he patched Nilo with them and we were on our way.

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningThese ladies fit our criteria for entertainment because of their multi-talented background and their willingness to have a date with some random stranger for a small $5 donation to our charity JDRF. We thank those that donated to the cause.

The venue was a bit challenging but what can you expect from a strip mall environment? We take great pride in organization so a lot of planning took place.

We once again hired the P.D. to keep the peace, we contacted all the neighboring businesses, and had the city’s blessing – including permits. All these tedious tasks do not happen overnight, or a simple phone call. Proposals, site plans, meetings, and fees are all part of the process. For those that showed up to our Temple City Mash-UP2 knew what to expect. During the Mash-UP2 it was hilarious to read how many people dissed us for holding a meet across the street from a P.D. station, but unless you were completely out of hand, they were not going to hassle you.

At Temple City, we had 14 uniform officers to keep the peace. The Summer Shindig was no different. I hope people realize our gatherings isn’t about throwing a flyer together and expecting thousands of cars to show up and get broken up 2 minutes later for the sake of numbers. What it’s about is having your close friends gather in a safe location and enjoy the entertainment we provide.

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningI do apologize to those that were not able to park in the event area, but we tried our best to send out enough announcements to let people know we were taking $20 donations for reserved spaces and the funds went to JDRF. We didn’t make a dime from it. For those that capitalized on it did a great service in contributing to a charity which is deep to our hearts – THANK YOU!

For those that did not register and was still able to park in the reserved (VIP) spaces but complained about not having a good spot, I suggest you to check yourself because the world doesn’t revolve around you. Be grateful for what you have been given and stop being a PRICK. HA! I added the prick because Justin thought I was being too “rant”ful, so I decided to add that to finish it off.

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningPart of the entertainment was watching the famous NASA Crew paint our photo backdrop with aerosol cans. Fish and Mike D represented the crew and painted the 16 feet by 8 feet piece for about 5 hours. The piece incorporated the DaYUUM and Guppy logo. Once completed and the paint dried we removed the barriers and allowed people to take photos in front of it.

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningWhile DJ Skitz was spinning the tunes, The Diamond Dozen ladies were doing their thing, go-go dancing for the crowd. When not dancing they were making their rounds taking photos with people and/or their cars. Thao, Monique, Ling, and Franchesca did an awesome job, much props to them and the big Thank you from DaYUUM.

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningI do thank the rest that came out and celebrated Guppy’s 7th location, its awesome to have a gathering with close friends and family in a safe environment. A big thanks to our close friends at Scion Evolution for helping out with the roll-in and our booth: Manny, Liza, Christine, Michelle, Justin, Paul, Virgil, Ruben, Jay, and Sergio. Big ups to the rest of the DaYUUM family, Nilo, Jae, Jayson, and Scottie for all the last minute meetings and late nights preparing for the event. It was also nice to see our resident writer Chief and Angie that drove from the Central Coast to be with us. Mac and his Samoan boys, and Ming with that big ass medical rig for our girls and media to station themselves and for our boy DJ Skitz to elevate above the crowd.

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Dayumm29Thanks to Neil, Ben, and Team Klassified for support us and coming out in clean fashion. Ben’s car is a bit special…

“Here’s a car I came across on the net a few weeks ago. The owner Benjamin Fernandez is/was in need of a type AB Kidney. He’s been on waiting list for a donor, but nothing has come up. He was willing to trade his pride and joy, his very MINT Toyota corolla. It’s a very sad story and I hope there is someone willing to help him out. I’ve had a family member that went through the same situation, and after years and years of dialysis a waiting a donor was available. They rushed him and stuck him in a plane to another state, He almost didn’t make it due to the donor being kept alive. God bless to all the people willing to donate.” – Yogi (Fatlace)

Dayumm20Thanks Antonio of Motor Mavens for jacking the Mic… Everyone 86Fest August 11th, 2013

Another HUGE congrats to David for his 7th location in Southern California, but don’t worry there are more locations… Stay tuned for our 2 year celebration at Chino in October. This event will be beyond amazing!

In the meantime, enjoy more pics taken by Edwin, and a few I borrowed from our friends at Fatlace, JDM Zip Ties, and Scion Evolution.

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningDavid and his guests.

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening(L) Jayson, Jae, Thao, Scottie, Monique, Denny, Ling, Nilo, Franchesca, and Paul (R)

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningThe artist’s and family.

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningKristine and David

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningDabbie and Emily

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningSerena with some yummy smoothies

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening(L) Nilo, Scott, Kerryann, Big Mike, Denny, Justin, Jayson, Scottie, Jae (back), Paul, and David (R)

Guppy's West Covina Grand Opening(L) Nilo, Justin, Denny, David, Jayson, Scottie, Jae, and Paul (R)

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningEdwin creepin’ on Denny (ME) taking a picture to post on our social outlets

Guppy's West Covina Grand OpeningBrick Toast

Some highlights from our friends at JDM Zip Ties.

IMG_4069Ferrari 430 Scuderia

IMG_4083Porsche GT3 RS4.0

IMG_4116CLK63 AMG Black Series

IMG_4119Ferrari 599

IMG_4132The Tea brother’s FR-S; Young and Meng with FRS-86

IMG_4146Chuck’s 73 Ford Pick-up chopped and channeled

IMG_4157Bert’s M5

IMG_4178Noel’s Rocket Bunny x Vertex FR-S

IMG_4168Joey’s clean daily driven Odyssey

IMG_4006GT-R Asses.

IMG_4032Trio of Lambos.

More from our friends at Fatlace, thanks Yogi.

Dayumm3Cool night shot of our booth with Tjin Edition.

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Dayumm7Yogi’s clean GS on AirREX and Weds

Dayumm8Yogi’s GS and Nilo’s NSX, both on AirREX

Dayumm21Bert and Dabbie next to Chief’s Element

Dayumm18Krist’s and Ryan’s xB

Dayumm5Rene’s BRZ and Liza fresh new FJ – TRD Trail package

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Dayumm28Terry Pham squattin.

Dayumm19Infinite Auto Design was in the house with their R500

Dayumm22Last but not least, Glen from Long Beach Auto Tech’s S2000.

Thanks to everyone that joined up for the celebration. If you missed out then hang tight we will be announcing some other events soon.

Thanks – @DaYUUMDen

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