NATIONAL BOOMBOX MUSEUM
The nation’s most prominent boombox collectors and NostalgiaCon are teaming up to launch the National Boombox Museum, a fully curated, interactive experience. This unprecedented museum features rare boomboxes from every year of the 1980s, including the films where they appeared, a breakdance floor for Hip Hop fans to show off their best dance moves, and a “Wall of Boom” photo space that will allow convention-goers to Instagram their personal pictures or videos with some of the most outrageous and colorful boomboxes of the era.
“Breakin’” and “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” star Michael ‘Boogaloo Shrimp’ Chambers, who gained worldwide fame for creating the liquid animation style of dance, will be on hand to MC the exhibit.
Chambers will also moderate the pop culture panel, “For the Love of Boomboxes: A Retrospective Look at Their Impact in Hip Hop Culture and How to Collect Them.”
The entire exhibit is possible through a collaboration of collectors nationwide that in addition to Medrano includes Melvin Davis, Steve Lopez, Hans Thoma, Adam Cardona, Manny Cardona, Eric Zanto, Robert Hecker, Hugo Alvarez, and Jorge Garcia. (See related Retro Vibes story: https://youtu.be/s5GQxafAtqY)