Uncle Joe Benson at Lobster Festival, 10/12/02.
October 5, 2002: Several thousand friends joined J.B. at the world famous Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival in San Pedro. This year, Joe helped judge the The Greater San Pedro Lobster Dog Contest, before checking out the Lobster-tinis and Lobster Slalom in the exclusive Lobster Parking Lot. Besides Unc's appearance, this year's festival included a "fair-style midway section," musical guests and over 32,000 lobsters that just barely passed through flight security checks for their flight from Maine.
(Photos by Jan Benson and 'Digital' Bill McDermott.)
Meeting folks at the 2002 Lobster Festival.
Somewhere in this elaborate float
is the Grand Prize Winner Lobster Dog.
First place King Neptune and a rare Lobster Lab.
First place Seal Doggy.
A prize winning Pink Lobster dog.
L.A. Council Woman Janice Hahn, Unc,
HGTV's Jennifer Convy and Animal Planet's Phil Moore.
Yes, the invitation did say formal.
Lobster Fest 2001