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Billie Jo Miller

Billie Jo Miller

Billie-Jo Miller is an Oregon mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and an award winning photographer. "I can never remember a time that i didn't have a camera in my hand and when my daughter started to call me 'paparazzi' I realized I needed to do something with my love of photography." Billie-Jo is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and has done extensive freelance work and has spent time as a photojournalist for several newspapers. Billie-Jo is now an EDN Columnist and an in-demand live events photographer.
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“Cheap Champagne and Midnight Kisses”

BJ here with your special New Years eve edition of the 3 W’s

This year has been a pretty crazy one for me, which  started with me in bed sicker then I have ever been with the swine flu.

From becoming KFLY’s radio station rock mom of 2014 to shooting the Ducks football game a dream come true, it was a  year of unforgettables for me!

Mariota

Marcus Mariota photo shot during the Civil War game | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

I bought myself a bass and even learned a song on it, went to Motley Crue’s final tour met Kip Winger, the Bullet boys and Florida Georgia line and flew in a B17 bomber. I even wrote my own column for Eugene Daily News.

Fgl

FGL | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

I made many good friends, there were also some lost who will be missed and always remembered. Adena, Alex, Ron,Terry and Bitboy this column is dedicated to you!

Terry

RIP Terry Hutchens | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

So today I went out and found a dress, a pair of sparkly high heels and am ready for the night!

Party hat on and noisemaker in hand im headed for Happy Hour on River Rd. in Eugene to ring in the New Year with  ” Dragstrip Superstar.”   Derek Zane, Jeff Blaser, and Scott Johansen are sure to launch us into 2015 with a rock and roll party we wont soon forget!

Dragstrip Superstar

Dragstrip Superstar Show | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

This year like every other year I’m making a New Years resolution. This years resolution is …”wait for it”…. no its not a gym membership or a diet.  I’m gonna be more adventurous…do things I never thought I would and take as many band photos as I can!!!

So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999

Cliff Cook | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

You Rock Cliff Cook | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Being very claustrophobic it took everything I had to crawl through a little doorway into the back of that B17 bomber, hold my breath and cover my eyes and wait…. we were in the air in seconds and when I could finally open my eyes and breath again I felt as though I could take on the world up there.

Bomber

Out the Bomber Window | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

 

So with a heavy heart I will bid farewell to 2014 ,

and as if I was again climbing into the bomber and into the unpredictable and new

I’m gonna take a deep breath …open my eyes  and with great expectations  soar into 2015

heres to all of you, my readers and friends that made  2014  a year that  will be remembered.

Raise your glasses and bring on the “Cheap Champagne and Midnight Kisses!”

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Champagne and Ducks | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Cheers baby!

If your looking for someplace to dance into 2015…Heres my  list of New Years celebrations.

The Mohawk Tavern: Bulls on Parade

The Embers: Coupe De Ville

Lucky’s: Blue Lotus, Jesse Mead. Cover $8

Mac’s: Karen Lovely, New Years eve bash. $15 advance $18 at the door

Quakers: Jen and the Generators

Riverstop Sports bar: Heavy Chevy 8:30pm

Sam Bonds Garage: Water Tower New Years eve party. 9pm $8

Time out Tavern: Bobby Six Crows Henderson and the Riggin Warriors 9pm

Gridiron: Surviving Lillian

Mcdonald Theater: Floydian Slips 9pm

Wow Hall: Birds of Paradise, Sugar Beets, Plantrae, Octonaut and lots more. Garden of Earthly Delight New years eve. $20

Bugsys, Junction city: Redneck Mothers

The Village Green, Cottage Grove: Blue Light Special 9pm

Westside station, Salem: NEO, $5 cover, $20 reserved seat and dinner, call for reservations

Three Rivers Casino: Amy Clawson and Coltrain

Mill Casino: Toyz

Also just a reminder…  Alien Boy at the Mohawk this weekend the 2nd and 3rd come join them for a rockin night!

Alien Boy show | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Alien Boy show | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Have a great New Years Eve and remember celebrate safely.

“Dont get behind the wheel if you have been drinking.”

 Use a taxi or designated driver.

 

Happy New Year

 

Go Ducks

Go Ducks | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

P.S. Rose Bowl New Years Day Jan.1, 2015  2pm ESPN      “GO DUCKS!!!!”

 

 

 

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