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1st Annual TikiCentral Oasis Crawl May 5,6,7 & 8 UPDATE: Drink Card pg. 10
real kamaaina
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Posted: 2005-05-03 10:01 am   Permalink

yikes. i lurk way more than i post, but i have been to every oasis except for one. i was all fired up to crawl , and even donate a bottle of fine fine rum, but now im scurred that the Xtreeme /\/\essage I3oardies will keck my ass. i agree with matt. i think this is a good opportunity to MEET PEOPLE im not even in it to drink, hell, i have my own bar in my room, i dont need free drinks, i think this is just a really nice way to meet some of the people that attend the oasis that you dont see every day. this whole "oh noes, the n00bs are going to drink all my booooze" is lame, and i think most people have enough class to realize that this is not a frat boy party till you puke deal. so i say relax and get into the aloha spirit! i look forward to meeting most of you this weekend! so is there room on the list for two nice young single girls to crawl? its not like we can handle more than two drinks so no worries. we just want to meet nice people! WORD!

 
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PiPhiRho
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Posted: 2005-05-03 10:09 am   Permalink

I agree. This is going to be about having fun and meeting people. But the whole thing did make me go out and buy extra ingredients. My biggest fear is running out. Well, that and getting overwhelmed. Pre-mixing everything produces as lesser quality result. Mixing every drink from scratch one at a time could make for a disneyland effect; a long wait for a short ride. I realize this could get expensive, but I'm cool with it. Having the cards will lessen the impact some.


 
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2005-05-03 10:21 am   Permalink

I think the point that is being missed here is that if you want to MEET people you will have your pick of 1000 other folks who are attending the event.

You should be "MEETING" people EVERYWHERE at the oasis. Walk outside your room and MEET the guy getting ice, walk into the reef bar at any time during the day and MEET a half dozen folks sitting at a table, stroll through the vendor area and MEET the 50 artisans and business people selling product. Hang out by the pool and MEET the people sitting in the 100 lounge chairs. There is no shortage of MEETing people. The beauty of being at a focused event like this is ANYONE there is a good person to MEET. They are ALL tiki fanatics.

The point of a Tiki Central event is for folks who have been MEETing eachother every MONTH, every WEEK and every DAY online to actually MEET in person. To put a real face with the fake names we have created for ourselves.

I personally do not think that folks just want free drinks. We are all adults with jobs and can buy more liquor than we would ever want to consume. I think that the folks who are just posting to attend this function are doing so because they dont want to "miss out" on anything happening at the event.

There is already PLENTY going on. Costume contests, musical entertainment, nude entertainers, shopping areas, treasure hunts, modern architecture tours, drink contests, and just hanging out.

That being said, the crowds will dictate what happens with this mini crawl. The logistics WON'T work if 100 people try to migrate from room to room. If there are only 30 of us than WHO cares if there are a few new folks.

Keep in mind people. You dont all have be included in all the side parties. THE OASIS ITSELF IS ALREADY ONE FRIGGIN HUGE PARTY.


Now lets all think happy thoughts. We are all going to have to see eachother in a couple days and its very uncomfortable to finally meet the person who you have deemed to be an ASS.

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mrs. pineapple
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Posted: 2005-05-03 10:30 am   Permalink

I think Mr. Pineapple-Bot's underlying point is, there have been problems with people attending the Oasis in years past, who weren't cool, doing things like crashing room parties, and things go a-missing, bad vibes are brought in, ukulele jams are disrupted by electronica, showers are taken in party rooms, beach ball flogging is happening... weird stuff. The group on TC is generally pretty tight, attending events, getting to know each other via the board, and then finally getting to put a face to the login name. The impersonal nature of most internet chat rooms doesn't really apply to the majority of people involved in TC, and we all love that. You can't really spout off anonymously here, because you may want to share a volcano bowl with that guy at some point.

My feeling is, if you think these anti-lurker-posts apply to you, they probably don't. If you're oblivious, and probably haven't looked at TC since you signed up to drink Dr. Z's free booze, maybe it does apply to you.

I also think that it's a little discouraging for some of us who've been going to the Oasis every year, and other events, and have gotten to know the many lovely people from all over the place who are part of this scene, to see people jump all over free drinks, but watch Otto and Doe struggle to get volunteers to help at the door, while tickets are selling on EBAY? That's so not the spirit of this community, and it bothers us that there have been some very ugly, misinformed rumors popping up on this board concerning the management of the event, and that we all know there will be another bitch fest after the event about everything that went wrong. It's sad, and if you've been around for a while, you know the history.

If your feeling are hurt that someone is implying you are a booze grubbing lurker, well then, prove us wrong! be a model guest, introduce yourself, and join the party! We were all newbies at one point, and I personally thank AlnShelly for making Mr. Pinapple-Bot and myself feel incredibly welcome at our first Oasis way back when we didn't know anyone, and actually thought Martiki was a bit snooty! HAHAHA.

See you all soon,
Xoxox
Mrs Pineapple

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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2005-05-03 10:40 am   Permalink

YES--the tip idea is a good one!!! A buddy of mine has bought $200 worth of booze to GIVE away when he hosts a room!! I think crawlers should bring a bunch of one dollar bills and tip at LEAST one dollar per drink. It seems only fair for the hosts effort and booze contribution. I am recommending this as a suggestion, not a rule.
Whaddya think?
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2005-05-03 10:40 am   Permalink

YES--the tip idea is a good one!!! A buddy of mine has bought $200 worth of booze to GIVE away when he hosts a room!! I think crawlers should bring a bunch of one dollar bills and tip at LEAST one dollar per drink. It seems only fair for the hosts effort and booze contribution. I am recommending this as a suggestion, not a rule.
Whaddya think?
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mrs. pineapple
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Posted: 2005-05-03 10:44 am   Permalink

I will be tipping, but in the spirit of burlesque, only into g-strings...


and I'm not even drinking, I just like the g-strings....
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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2005-05-03 10:53 am   Permalink

You could tip and/or serve those drinks in tiny dixie cups (4 ounces). With as many participants as we have hosting, that would be a LOT of alcohol to consume if a high ball glass was served at each room.

Make the drinks small.


 
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DawnTiki
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Posted: 2005-05-03 11:18 am   Permalink

mrs. pineapple wrote:
Quote:
Otto and Doe struggle to get volunteers to help at the door

I worked the main gate for one session last year.
Not to get anything for free, but to make myslef meet and greet people.
It's my nature not to reach out and talk to strangers, so that was surprisingly alot of fun. I'm glad I did it. It really was fun.
I totally can see both sides to this issue here.
Basically I enjoy my hermitdom. And have only ventured out to a Tiki Central event or two. At these events I have met a few people who were basically lurkers on this site.
I enjoyed there company very much and the event would not have been the same had they not been there.
So I would hate to miss out on an opportunity to meet someone who may be to shy to post here but once they have met and socialized a little with TCer's they might feel more comfortable in joining in on the forums.
Last year at Oasis I went to Alnshely's room for a TC visit and stayed for quite awhile, but felt kind of bad seeing how hard Al was working behind the bar, making sure everyone had a drink in their hand.
By all appearances he was having a great time himself.
I chose not to have a drink that night.
I guess I felt a little unworthy.
Maybe silly on my part, but really I was there for the company not any free hooch.
I guess it all comes down to manners. Either you have them or you don't.
I like the tip idea alot!
Oh! And I wont ever pass on a chance at one of Al's drinks again, that is if I am lucky enough to be offered one

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Tiki-bot
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Posted: 2005-05-03 11:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-05-03 09:53, Dr. Shocker wrote:
Now granted I have been on the boards for only a short while and don't post a great deal but I...

On the flip side I do understand where Tiki-bot is coming from......some are just here for the liquor and that sucks.....but isn't there always a couple like that at every party or event......

[ This Message was edited by: Dr. Shocker on 2005-05-03 09:57 ]



Dr S, this is why I qualified my statement. It is not directed at people like yourself. You did not join 3 days ago with your first post being "We'll be there to drink yer booze!". I look forward to meeting you and everyone at Oasis. Well, maybe not *everyone*!

I didn't post this to scare anybody off the board or away from the room crawl. All I said was I think they are being a bit rude. If they show up with a smile and a bottle and a story, then great! I fear those I was speaking of are the least likely to get the message.

I applaud Dr Z for spearheading this event and think it will be great. I'm looking forward to being the first person bounced out of Dr. Z's room!
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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2005-05-03 11:26 am   Permalink

the crawler list sits at an estimated 60 people right now.

 
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mrs. pineapple
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Posted: 2005-05-03 11:37 am   Permalink

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On 2005-05-03 11:26, Monkeyman wrote:
the crawler list sits at an estimated 60 people right now.



I think technically at 6 months pregnant, I'm more of a waddle, than a crawl.

Mr. Bot and I have scads of $1 bills from our garage sale last weekend, bring on the gyrating drink servers! woohoo!
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Dr. Shocker
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Posted: 2005-05-03 11:40 am   Permalink

Tiki-bit I agree whole heartedly....just playing a lil Devils Advocate....and pointing out the other side.......I had hoped you wern't directing the coments at me....which you wern't......I so can't wait to meet up with many of you.....
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VitalTikiDr
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Posted: 2005-05-03 11:56 am   Permalink

Please include VitalTikiDr & the Mrs. in the crawl. CAn we help with any booze???? Let us know! Thanks!

 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2005-05-03 12:05 pm   Permalink

For those of you experienced TCers who know many in the group. Extend a hand to the folks on this list during the crawl to help them get acquainted with the regulars at Tiki Central.

Vital Tiki Dr + Guest
ISO Tiki
MySmartLoan
Cyntiki + Guest
Tiki Sooze + Guest
Yuk Fu + Guest
Tiki Crow
Betty Bleu
Tiki Brini
Tiki Bare
Poison Ivy

See you all there. I done with this thread.


 
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