We’re sending a big shout out with lot’s of love to Eagle Thunder Artists Dakota Romero. Dakota was born on summer solstice and fathers day. Happy Birthday Dakota!!!!
– The ETE Team
Taos News: How would have Dennis Hopper celebrated his 79th birthday? It’s difficult to tell but most likely an Easy Rider Ride would have appealed to him. Over 150 riders and a large crowd of fans participated in the second annual Dennis Hopper Day…
“We wanted to commemorate Dennis and his many contributions to Taos,” said Robby Romero. “We had a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine, which made for a wonderful ride. I believe that the spirit of Dennis Hopper was with us and having a great time. ”
2015 Academy Award Winner Patricia Arquette was among the events special guests. “I got to make two movies with Dennis,” she said. “He made the first truly independent film that was very successful, “Easy Rider” which changed the possibilities for independent cinema. He was an incredible person and I am happy to be here to honor him, in this town, his home, a place that he loved so much.”
The first thing on actor and blues musician Gary Farmer’s mind was getting a drink of water. Farmer and dozens of motorcyclists had just arrived in Ranchos De Taos from a rally in Santa Fe where the first event in Sunday’s (May 17) “Easy Rider Ride” took place.
A screening of “Easy Rider” and costume contest took place at Old Martina’s Hall as part of the commemoration celebration, which also featured music by Robby Romero and Robert Mirabal of Iron Horse. “At any given moment our iconic historical figures are present with us, from Mable Dodge Lujan to Dennis Hopper,” said Mirabal. “It’s good to celebrate the blessings they bestowed on us. They represent the intensity of the Wild West and the freedom of who we are.”
It’s The 2nd Annual Dennis Hopper Day & Easy Rider Ride Sunday – May 17, 2015.
Easy Rider Ride Rally & BBQ begins at 11am at Santa Fe- Harley Davidson. Taos Rally begins at 1pm at Ranchos De Taos St. Francis Plaza. Kick stands up at 3pm for a scenic journey along the route of Easy Rider concluding at Old Martina’s Hall for a Commemoration Celebration, Screening of the Counter-Culture Classic Easy Rider and Costume Contest for the best dressed Easy Rider Outfit and more….
Special guests include: 2015 Academy Award Winner Patricia Arquette and First Americans in the Arts Award Winner Gary Farmer.
Robby Romero & Robert Mirabal of Iron Horse will be jamming with friends, family, and special guests artists.
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Special Thanks to The Hopper Art Trust
For additional information and to register for the ride visit: Dennis Hopper Day
Complimentary “Dennis Hopper Day Easy Rider Ride” patches for all registered riders at Santa Fe- Harley Davidson and Ranchos De Taos St. Francis Plaza Rally’s while supplies last!
The duo’s first single is named Iron Horse and commemorates the “Summer of the Red Willow’s” historic name change from Kit Carson Park to Red Willow Park by the town of Taos.