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4th annual Florida Ohana Luau @ Hawaiian Inn, Daytona Beach
Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2006-01-30 07:34 am   Permalink

Many Mahalo to everyone for a fabulous weekend! A very special thank you to Kailuageoff and Marion for hosting the weekend. We are so there for next years gathering!

Here is the first of many pictures to come...


The whole gang at the dinner show on Saturday.

EDIT - More pictures


The view from our room


Friday Nights Dinner


Tikilicious warming up the pole before breakfast Saturday morning.


The CASIO of Doom!


Let the Tiki Jam begin!

More pictures are on our website, stop on by
http://www.ealoli.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=36


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em-de-em
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Joined: Jan 11, 2006
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From: Slocala, Florida
Posted: 2006-01-30 08:06 am   Permalink

What a great picture! I guess I should have stuck around instead of making a mad dash back to #106. Do all tiki floor shows last that long?!? OMG! It was like 2 hours long! Funniest moment by far, was Tiki Bree being assaulted by the bubble machine during Tiny Bubbles! What a hoot! Thanks to all for my first event - very memorable for sure. Liz, Christine, Flounder thank you again! What a GREAT group of people!!!

(I count 10 exclamation points in this post)...
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tiki_kiliki
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From: Hamtown USA
Posted: 2006-01-30 09:24 am   Permalink

What a great weekend indeed. I had a wonderful time visiting with everyone and growing closer to those I just really don't have the chance to see very often. The Florida ohana is made up of some truly special people. Kim, Ali'i and I Dream of Tiki - I had so much fun discovering our goodies together and our mid afternoon cocktail at Julian's Mini Bar! Flounder, so good to see you and give you a big hug - thanks for the postcards and my print, to whomever brought that yummy popcorn!, the Zombies were yummy Pablus! and of course the sounds of the Haole Kats! Tristan and Bre-elle, you guys are just fantastic! And what about the performance from Tikilicious! Wow!!!!!

It was such a nice getaway with everyone.

Geoff and Marion - you'll be seeing me up in Orlando very soon!
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2006-01-30 3:05 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-01-30 08:06, em-de-em wrote:
What a great picture! I guess I should have stuck around instead of making a mad dash back to #106. ... Funniest moment by far, was Tiki Bree being assaulted by the bubble machine during Tiny Bubbles!




The bubbles! The black light! The guys in hula skirts! As much fun as the dinner show was, I think the music in 106 was better! The food was definitely better!

(I can only get to five exclamation points without cheating and using multiples....)
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Kailuageoff
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
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From: Honolulu Lounge,Lewes, DE
Posted: 2006-01-30 3:35 pm   Permalink

Here's another group shot....


Mahalo to everyone who joined in the party. Special thanks to my brother Pablus for getting a suite that he shared with us even though he never did spend the night there. Also, mahalo to those who brought food, beverages and music - all the gifts were much appreciated. Although a few of us have been doing this gig for awhile it was great to see some new faces at the Hawaiian Inn this year like Kim, I Dream Of Tiki, Chip & Andy, Christie, Ali-i, the Haole Kats, and Pablus' friend Scott. Marian and I really enjoyed getting to know some of you for the first time and getting to know others better than we did before.
And one last thing... much aloha for our special friends the Neptune Tiki's, Flounder, Bree & Tristan, & JonPez. Thanks for your ongoing support of the annual Hawaiian Inn party and more importantly, for your friendship.
Geoff and Marian


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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-01-30 5:29 pm   Permalink

Awww... makes me all squishy inside to see all those smiling faces gathered together, even though I'm sad I couldn't be one of them. Sounds like it was a fabulous weekend. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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pablus
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From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2006-01-30 8:09 pm   Permalink

Wayne and the boys get BIG mahalos for doing Hawai'i 78 especially for Rustiki.
Man, he would have flipped over that just like I did.

Thanks to Mai Kai Gents - because Koka Nut and I worked up 2 of the tunes from their CD and jammed them into the ground with Haole Kats.

The food was out of sight this year. That rum cake was EVIL. EVIL. Whoa. I could have that for breakfast every day. And Lunch.

I want to kill that Casio. Steve - get a uke. Please. I'll pitch in 20 bucks.

Flounder, how's the head? LOL. That Zombie recipe is a true siren. So sweet for a time.
Wow it was good. I added a bit more orange juice and grenadine and it came out just right. Dude - that artwork you gave me ROCKS. Everyone I show it to is geeking out. Mahalo.

Josh truly CAN melt drywall. What a kid. You can always tell when he's bored. He could play music for a thousand hours straight I think.

Great to see Joe and Donatela Vitale there. They're always a kick to be around. Joe could be the most sarcastic person I've ever met. But it's hard to tell... that's the beauty of true sarcasm.

The girls were as beautiful as always. I love this "non event" because it always brings out the sweet dresses and lots of hugs and kisses. And not just the wahines, I kissed and was kissed by Al-ii at least a half dozen times. I love that guy. You know, in a manly brotherly affection kind of a way.

Kanekila, how's that Red Opu?

Tikilicious gave us all "FEVAH!"

No cops this year, while I was there anyway.

I'm sure I'll think of more later.






 
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Karbora
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Joined: Oct 11, 2005
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From: Orlando, Florida
Posted: 2006-01-30 10:11 pm   Permalink

Now that is what I call a memorable weekend! Sometimes in life it is all about showing up. I will definitely be a "repeat offender" at next years event. Meeting most of you for the first time was such a thrill for me. As if you couldn't tell from my enthusiastic response each time I heard a familiar TC name being mentioned. Especially the locals from O.Ville. I instantly knew their were going to be many kodak moments when I met up with KG and Marian when I first arrived at the Hawaiian Inn and the stories started flowing. Thanks for all you did to organize this event. I was elated when I found out Jon Pez was sitting across from me at the Luau (although he would not divulge any secrets behind the white sauce at Kobe steakhouse) and was able to swap stories about local habitats. Then there was the ceremony to reunite Flounder with a long lost piece of art from his past. It was a beautiful thing. I still have to get more facts from him on this item but not always good to delve into a history lesson when the crowd is well in to one of Pablus's zombie barrels. They tend to make you live for the moment!

Going out on walkabout with Christy, Liz and Al on Saturday was super cool (minus the Witco whiplash I got from cranking my head around to catch all the sightings). Beautiful day, great company, fantastic stories. I was ultra impressed that at one point in the afternoon we ended up in the same antique mecca where Tikilicious, Steve, Chip and Andy were treasure hunting. I half expected some kind of tiki meltdown. Can you image the forces that are generated from 8 TC's in the same location? Seems like most everyone found one or multiple must haves and helped each other with the finds. The camaraderie among this group always astounds me!

Other highlights for me included the inspiring musical talents of Pablus and the Haole Kats. Hanging out with Martini (and Tiki Bree and Tristan . Spotting the gnome all over Daytona Beach who was such a long way from home........and of course all of the fabulous retro inspired fashions. I literally could not wait for the next event to see what everyone would be sporting. You all rock! By the way KG I hope your cool jacket makes it as it was listed as DOA after Julian’s. Keep us posted

I can not close without personally thanking the Neptune tikis for allowing me to hound them all weekend about their tiki interests and collecting strategies. It is such a rare opportunity for me to meet people who have such similar interests and passions that I could not STOP talking about it! I tried to be cool but who knew I would get to discuss such things with those who have gone before me. I hope you realize how much I appreciate your words of wisdom and your willingness to share through experience. I am truly grateful and am personally so glad to have had a chance to meet you and hope their will be more events soon! We need to make the rounds here in Central Florida in 2006. Of that I am certain.

Anyway my final summary of the weekend:

An ocean front room at the Hawaiian Inn with kitchenette and glow in the dark decorative fish............................................................................................$89.99

Tequilla Hawaiian Luau (black light included)...................................................$35.00

Hanging out with Tiki Centralers all weekend.................................................PRICELESS

(Too late to count excalmation marks in this post)

Kim


 
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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-01-31 01:06 am   Permalink

Karbora, how fantastic it is to hear what a great experience you had meeting up with TCers. It's just such a neat thing -- that feeling that in nearly any city you visit, there are others there who share your interests, and are eager to meet up with you and revel in it all. I wish everyone had it, and it makes me smile every time I hear there's a new person who's experienced it.

The 'ohana rocks.

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Tikilicious
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Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 179
From: NYC
Posted: 2006-01-31 05:51 am   Permalink

FANTASTIC weekend! First of all, I wanted to thank the gorgeous sexy amazing gentlemen who accompanied me in my musical performance. It was a dream come true to sing with you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you to Chip and Andy, our favorite traveling companions. Thank you for the whiskey, the cheese, the 12 (or more? I lost count) stops of thrifting, thank you Andy for your lamps I will always think of you and how much I adore you when I see them!, thank you both for the endless space in "Pussy Galore's" back trunk (I cant BELIEVE how much stuff we could fit in there from all that thrifting! WOW! The PERFECT vehicle for doing just that!) Thank you for the laughter that went on and on until we were in TEARS, the sing-alongs, the beautiful walk along the beach, the seagull chasing, thank you for the tongue tacos , for being my pole-dancing audience, and ABOVE ALL, thank you for TRYING to help me kill Steve's casio. I love that man. I can love the man, and hate the casio. But God help me, I love him. *sigh* Anyhoo, thanks for trying to help me kill it, and trying to help me make it look like an accident while he was in the shower. It may not have worked, but you TRIED, and for that, I will love you always.

Thank you TK (Tiki Kiliki) for the amazing CD mix you made! I LOVE IT! It was SO sweet of you to do it, and the mix is absolutely wonderful. It really is! I counted a bunch of new songs I am dying to learn! Chip had me sing along with him on the way home, and he cheered me on to do the harmonies. That mix may have created a monster! I LOVE IT! Thank you for devouring the popcorn with me (WHO THE HECK BROUGHT THAT POPCORN?!?! Where did you get it?!?!) and for drinking out of that hilarious clown mug I got you all night long. Thats the markings of a true friend, and Im glad to have you as one.

Thank you to Liz for THAT CAKE! HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, THE CAKE! The best cake Ive ever had! And for just being such a sweetheart. Liz (I dream of tiki) is a real doll. OOOOH I LOVED watching her dance at the parTAY! Those HIPS!

Thank you to Tiki Bree and Tristan (and Martini!) for just being such gorgeous lovely amazing people. And for the invite! Steve and I accept! Later on this year, you will see us standing on your front door step with marketing kits, luggage for the weekend, and bottles of rum in hand. BIG smiles on our faces. Just so elated to see you both again. We adore you DEARLY. And Bree, thank you for astounding us with your incredible beauty and grace as always. I cant wait to see your gravel art collection!

Thank you Flounder (how is your head sweetie?) for sharing my apple with me, and cheering me on to sing.

I could go on and on and on forever and ever.... but instead, I will just say MAHALO TO EVERYONE for an AMAZING weekend! MAHALO MAHALO MAHALO!

And HUGE Mahalos to that man of mine, for making my weekend so romantic, wonderful, and memorable. I will treasure those memories always. (minus the Casio tone). I will love you always.

xoxo,
Tikilicious!


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pablus
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Posted: 2006-01-31 06:26 am   Permalink


The Hawaiian Inn I like. Room 106 will be requested again next year. That patio made it a large as we wanted it to be.
Joe the Beachcomber made fast friends with the neighbors and warned them. It took.

The show, as Vern put it last year, is "delightfully cheesy."
Wayne and Teauila and company dance well and have a lot of fun with the audience and I enjoy it.

I gotta tell ya, those drinks are some of the most foul concoctions ever offered.
But at least they're served by a surly mobster. I took 3 sips and left the rest.
The Nascar guys in the back of the room added to the surreal bar experience.

The whole blacklight thing going on in there reminds me of when I was 13 with the glowing posters in my room playing Edgar Winter's 'Frankenstein' over and over again.

I missed Wayne Coombs this year. I was gonna challenge him to an arm wrestling match.

Yeah right.

I missed maikainagirl a lot and hope she's feeling better every single day.





 
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Tikilicious
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From: NYC
Posted: 2006-01-31 07:33 am   Permalink

I just have to jump back in and say, Pablus my man, you look so friggin AMAZING!!!! Steve and I were talking about it when we got home. You are GORGEOUS, brother!

Hot for you,
Tikilicious

(mmmmmmmmrrrrow!)

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FLOUNDERart
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From: Orlando Florida
Posted: 2006-01-31 08:53 am   Permalink

Wow what the hell happened? Are you guys sure I was even at this event? It would explain the walking dead kinda feel I still have.

 
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Tikilicious
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From: NYC
Posted: 2006-01-31 08:58 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-01-31 08:53, FLOUNDERart wrote:
It would explain the walking dead kinda feel I still have.



THAT, my dear, is why they call it a "ZOMBIE". lol!

If it makes you feel any better, I can tell ya that you had A LOT of FUN.


 
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JonPez
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Joined: Jul 01, 2003
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From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2006-01-31 09:46 am   Permalink

Wowsers.
What a great time!
Pulled in kinda late, threw on some old jacket that I had and ran on in.

Thanks to all for putting on such a soireé, Geoff and Marian, and thanks to the bunch for the faboo party room. Must have been kinda odd for people with adjoining walls to hear the sweet strains of ukeleles (and an odd beeping Casio noise) coming through till the wee hours. Betcha they didn't know the room came with a free concert...

• Flounder, hope you had a nice nap on the beach. Good thing fiddler crabs don't like rum or else you might never have made it back alive.
• Thanks to the Kats, Pablus and Scott for the great tunes.
• Pablus (King of the Barrel Drinks), you are my own personal, but smaller, Iz. You look great man, and sound wonderful, so sublime! Thanks for the "rabbit ears" in the group pic. Brought me back to my years as a Playboy bunny. If you made it all the way back to Tampa that night without a nap, you are my hero. Either that or I have narcolepsy and I like the ambiance of rest stops...
• Bree, Trader Trick and Martini are forever a welcome combo to be around!
• Tiki Kiliki, the CD made the drive quite bearable on the way home. Thank you! (PM me the playlist, will ya?)
• Seeing Karbora ooze jealousy at the mere mention of Neptune's Witco was a sight to see, but we are all friends here, and envy isn't one of the worst deadly sins, is it? Wonderful to meet you, Kim, and I'm sure we will run into each other while thriftin'. Maybe between the two of us, we can tap into the undeniable power of Kono in making some great finds in our own backyard...
• Chip and Andy, nice to meet you, wished I had been in on the thrifting excursions everyone was talking about, but maybe next year...
• Always good to see Ali'i again, you seemed to be having a huggable good time!
• Ah, I Dream of Tiki, always scrumdelicious... Wow, that sounded kinda creepy, sorry about that. I was talking about the rum cake.
• The Neptunes were great to see again, sorry I didn't have any Witco for ya this time. I'm always looking, but I may have to fight Kim for it now.
• Tikilicious and Steve, it was great to see you both, just wish we could have chatted some. The Casio was like a warning beacon though, keeping me on the periphery.
•Humuhumu, missed ya this year. PLEASE try and make the next one!

Next year, I have to eat at Julians!
AND
I am buying a black light to see exactly which ensemble will glow the best in the warm glow of Wayne and Teauila's stage. I'm thinking of making a small trophy we can give out to whomever puts off the most god-awful glow.

Thanks to all!
Jon

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