Skanking Fool’s Dance Contest # 3 a smash!


127 contestants skanked their butts off to live ska music by The Uptones, Hectic, and The Street Vendors @ La Peña Friday nite. DJ Ox kept the dance hall bouncing for the contestants and the rest of the sweaty crowd between sets, and comedian Eric Cash MC’d & announced the winners. 2nd prize winners all took home a copy of The Uptones’ Skankin’ Foolz Unite! CD.

Here is 1st prize winner and skanker extraordinaire, Leslie Watson, presented with a giant check for $500.00 by Kelly Brant from

Leslie and all the runners up then joined the Uptones onstage for the finale. It was a skankin’ fools dream! A special shout out to the youngest contestant yet, Tiger, who at 11 years old was also attending his very first concert. Here are the runners up:

#3 Tiger Leet
#16 Erik Wright
#34 Emily Stein
#1 Brown Pride
#41 Mike The Milk Man
#55 Cairo McCockran
#20 Daniel Cope
#25 Sean Morris

Watch this space for the next contest to be announced! Meantime, practice and be ready! For tips to win, read the


Buster the Ska Doggie

Buster the Ska Doggie

Buster the Ska Doggie was born on July 4th, 2008 when The Uptones released their epic Skankin' Foolz Unite! album. Jesse Michaels drew Buster for the record cover and Buster leaped off of it and started dancing around. Before long Buster had amassed a massive collection of ska records and friends and has been to every single ska show on earth, usually attending at least 100 around the world, all at the same time. Don't ask how he does it. Buster blogs at and you also can find him on FB and Twitter. W00f!

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