A reprised poem from the Bonanza archives, revamped for our fab San Diego locale! With love to Del Mar, San Diego and SoCal!

Twas the night before Bonanza;/
in SoCal, Del Mar!/
Where the vendors and junk/
Have raised the excellence bar!/
Into beautiful booths their great goods were stuffed/
The floors with their tape lines were polished and buffed/
Vendors had finished with gilding their spots/
The building stood silent, awaiting the lots/
Of Early Bird shoppers, and then all the masses/
Of vintage love-lovers, brandishing passes/
To enter this heaven, the World Series of Junk!/
Then leave oh-so-happy with it all stuffed in their trunks!
Where The Surf Meets the Turf! Thrilled and excited!/
One’s love of great junk at JB is requited!/
Our vendors are swell! We think, without peer!
(We’re totally smitten; we sure love it here!)/
We can’t wait to see you! It’s all oh-so heady/
Paint & Paddles instructors stand at the ready/
To share tips and techniques re: their matte finish paint! /
The Bonanza is rocking’ (sedate it just ain’t!)
In demos you learn to solder, and to succulents, pot/
Chat up appraiser Tim Luke, the king of bon mots!/
View vintage surfboards, and talk with great folk/
(about surfing and junk, get equally stoked!)/
Jo Packham is signing great masses of mags!/
Buyers most gleefully will stuff all their bags/
With junk and great vintage and salvage galore/
Our talented purveyors leave them begging for more!/
Fabulous vendors! Even more fabulous swag!/
And two days to enjoy it, lest your energy lag!/
So get ready to shop and to smile and to laugh/
And Happy Bonanza from the entire JB staff!

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