||hukilau 2005 - decided!!!
Joined: Oct 01, 2003
From: Baltimore, Maryland, PNG
|Posted: 2004-10-16 2:44 pm  Permalink|
hukotica 2005 in chicago and hukilau 2006 in fort lauderdale
if flounder comes to hukotica 2005 in chicago there might be a midwest hurricane tho
Joined: Oct 21, 2002
From: Milwaukee, WI
|Posted: 2004-10-16 2:53 pm  Permalink|
If there's any doubt we don't live on an inland sea here's a webcam shot from the Michigan side today...
Not exactly tropical but definately surfable... Peak wind gust of 55 mph out of the west...
55mph... don't you Florida folks just about call that tropical storm force winds?
Just another fall day here in the Midwest!
Flounder can bring a hurricane up here any day... the surfers will welcome it with open arms if it means waves...
[ This Message was edited by: Lake Surfer on 2004-10-16 14:53 ]
Joined: Sep 13, 2003
From: Neptune Beach, Florida
|Posted: 2004-10-16 4:15 pm  Permalink|
Most definitely AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Hukilau 2005 in Chicago and 2006 Ft. Lauderdale PLEASE!!!!! Y not?!
Joined: Mar 27, 2002
From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
|Posted: 2004-10-16 8:29 pm  Permalink|
We would seriously consider going to Chicago if the main event is at the Kona Kai.
Joined: Oct 14, 2002
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
|Posted: 2004-10-16 9:39 pm  Permalink|
If Kona Kai, Hala Kahiki, Chef Shangri-la, AND Trader Vic's are involved, "A". If not, "B", because it would literally take all four rolled into one to in any way even compare to the sheer majesty of the Mai Kai. Mai Kai is the tops in the country, hands down.
Joined: Jun 21, 2002
From: East Village, NYC
|Posted: 2004-10-17 12:18 am  Permalink|
a. have Hukilau 2005 in Chicago and Hukilau 2006 in Fort Lauderdale
Comments: For the fifth year anniversary, an event HAS to do something new and different and SPECIAL. In addition to the change in location, how about a luau in Chicago to honor the occasion?
Joined: Apr 07, 2003
|Posted: 2004-10-17 07:10 am  Permalink|
I will be just about recovered from my last trip to Chicago/Exotica by then.
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2004-10-17 08:18 am  Permalink|
I think HukiLau will only be HukiLau in Ft Lauderdale!
My vote is to name it something else if it will be some place different.
Joined: Nov 06, 2002
From: Temple Terrace, FL
|Posted: 2004-10-17 10:38 am  Permalink|
I know I wouldn't be able to come to Chicago for an event so opting for choice A would, for me at least, mean no big tiki event to attend in 2005.
I am now sad.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jul 01, 2003
From: Orlando, FL
|Posted: 2004-10-17 10:49 am  Permalink|
Being a Floridian, I vote for "B" for the convenience factor (plus the MaiKai is AMAZING!).
Being a tiki-phile, "A" would give me a reason to see some of the big classics that I have not had a chance to see yet. But "A" would also leave me with less cash on hand, and my chances to go would be reduced due to the distance factor... Then it would be even for the people who trekked down here and braved the hurricanes with us.
Hmmmm. I am torn. LIke a moist paper towel.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jul 27, 2002
From: D.C. / Virginia
|Posted: 2004-10-17 11:11 am  Permalink|
Hukilau in 2005? I say Yes - either location would be fine with me.
But overall, I would lean towards Chicago, as there are a few tiki places there that I haven't visited yet. Besides, the first Hukilau was in Atlanta, the second in Fort Lauderdale, and I like the idea of it being an event that can float and travel across the country. Taking a vacation to the same place every year seems a bit boring to me.
Joined: Jul 01, 2003
From: The home of "Hale´ Tiki"
|Posted: 2004-10-17 11:58 am  Permalink|
We should really do Chicago. It is an awesome city and would be a good change of scenery (and offers many venues of tiki interest). Then the Mai Kai would be that much more when we return for their anniversary.
Joined: Feb 23, 2004
|Posted: 2004-10-17 7:46 pm  Permalink|
I'm up for chicago, alot shorter distance for me to haul tikis to. I,ll still head down to florida anyway. that would make it a more relaxing vacation down there without a truck full of stuff. plus I love the hala kahiki, so much to see in chicago.
Joined: Nov 26, 2002
|Posted: 2004-10-17 11:03 pm  Permalink|
this is all funny to me because i spent the weekend a)on the phone with the mai kai, and b)with an event coordinator at the kona kai(chicago)......because next year, me and the wahine are getting hitched at one of the two!!!!.....so yeah, either or for our vote......
Joined: Sep 25, 2003
From: Cerritos, Ca.
|Posted: 2004-10-18 09:53 am  Permalink|
b. keep the event at the Mai Kai