If you’re anything like me, you obsess about the thought of meeting someone on your level. The possibility of making a friend that loves traditional vintage living, may be a housewife, and better yet an animal lover seems euphoric yet impossible. Let’s be honest, the West Coast has a huge following for Retro and Rockabilly culture, but the midwest? We’re few and far between. The few people I have met with similar interests have come from meeting up at one or two of these many great places to make vintage and retro friends.
- Car Shows. Never underestimate this great meeting place for fellow vintage enthusiasts. Cars were a huge accomplishment for mid century folks. It was their version of computers and iPhones. So the passion that naturally revolves around classic cars draws a lot of traditionalist people.
- Swing Dancing. Take lessons or join a club. Social dancing was huge for people in the 20’s through 60’s and many retrophiles love to indulge in this art.
- Antiquing or Flea Markets. The search for mid century decor and lifestyle fluff brings many of these people together. Next time you’re antiquing, start up a conversation. You may be amazed where it leads!
- Conventions- These range from Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend to Jazz Age Lawn Parties. These are collectively planned events specially catered to vintage traditionalists.
- Tea Houses. Many tea snobs have a fondness for past times. You may run into someone looking for a vintage friend.
- Thrift Stores. For most Vintage Purists, true vintage clothing can only be found second hand. Shopping in thrift stores increases your chances of meeting vintage fashionistas.
Where have you met some incredible vintage, retro, or traditionalist people? Share below in the comments!
XOXO Sweet Baby Cadillac