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The Original Okeechobee Mudfest

Posted in Events on June 3, 2013
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Photographers: AC Crosby4x4cross

So any time Club Mud and Ricky B. Wilson team up, things get legit-just sayin'! This Mudfest was by far the best partying Okeechobee has had. The people came for the mud and stayed for the party and never stopped partying the entire weekend. That's the biggest thing I try to convey when I write about Okeechobee Mudfest-and yeah, we have the photos, we have the article, and we even have the video (a lot of which is beyond PG-rated, nor can we show anyone). Regardless, until you actually go to the original, the insane, the absolutely next-level event that is Okeechobee Mudfest, you will never fully understand.

The best way I can describe the layout and atmosphere out in the mud is that it's basically just like rafting up at the lake. Tons of boats all tied up together, everyone is partying, and all the chicks are in bikinis (if that). Okeechobee is held in one huge pond where you can see everything and everyone, with the buggies and sick trucks all sitting on massive tractor tires. The atmosphere is like Mardi Gras. All you really have to do is show the chicks beads or cameras, or yell at them on a microphone, and . . . well, you can assume the rest!

It definitely benefits folks such as us who have plenty of beads, official 4x4cross cameras, and a microphone hooked to a super-nice mobile sound system. We set all this up on a sick buggy provided by DJO by Graham and the DJ's to Go mobile setup. They do everything from hosting huge concert-type events to mobile services, and they were our chauffeurs for the large part of the weekend. I'll tell ya, riding around with a microphone to holler at people and chicks on a nice buggy makes my job so much easier. We quickly turned up the party in the mud everywhere we went during the day.

The rest of the time we teamed up with the Club Mud crew. We also had a photo shoot for a feature of a Club Mud regular, my man Jason in the Dirty Dave-built chick magnet rig Sexcursion. Heck, Promo Joe, the main man behind Club Mud, let me take off at one point by myself and drive around in his sick buggy. Apparently he isn't aware of my carnage record in everything I drive, and we just didn't tell him!

The parties on both nights were nuts and drew biggest party numbers Okeechobee has had so far since they reopened their gates. DJ Justin straight killed it throwin' down the beats. I guest-hosted the parties holdin' down the mic both nights and doing the work getting the chicks to go crazy on stage. There was a Lenny Cooper Concert Saturday night-right before we right filled the stage with chicks.

If you like mud, insane-quality mega trucks that will make your jaw drop, sick buggies set up to throw down, or just partying and chicks going crazy, the weekends of the Okeechobee Mudfest are the place to be nationwide-hands down, no questions asked.

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