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Tiki Caliente May 9th-May 11th 2008 in Palm Springs
Wildsville man
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
Posts: 1367
From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
Posted: 2008-05-08 6:08 pm   Permalink

Are we talking ROOT bowl? Because I wish I got one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now can you dig that?

Now stop troll'in around,your becoming like Ben!!!!




 
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TIKI-RAY
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Joined: May 18, 2003
Posts: 845
From: Alta Loma, California
Posted: 2008-05-08 6:44 pm   Permalink

Hey , you dont have to get shitty about it . .....hahaha

 
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GO TIKI
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Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Posts: 606
From: SURF CITY HUNTINGTON BEACH
Posted: 2008-05-08 7:19 pm   Permalink

Looking forward to all the fun! Dani and Gogo





[ This Message was edited by: GO TIKI 2008-05-08 19:23 ]


 
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SoccerTiki
  

Joined: Feb 24, 2005
Posts: 1841
From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
Posted: 2008-05-08 7:34 pm   Permalink

Some more visitors to #135
Wildsville Man and The Rev Bamboo Ben

LLT and the Rev having a chat and acting coooooooool!

Is this the quiet before the storm?????

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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8946
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2008-05-08 7:40 pm   Permalink

If I were to come out there on Sun.
do I have to buy a ticket for that?

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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SoccerTiki
  

Joined: Feb 24, 2005
Posts: 1841
From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
Posted: 2008-05-08 7:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-08 19:40, bigtikidude wrote:
If I were to come out there on Sun.
do I have to buy a ticket for that?

Jeff(bigtikidude)



Dude????????? How many times do I have to tell you?????

NO!
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Tiki Lee's
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Joined: Aug 23, 2003
Posts: 794
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2008-05-08 9:31 pm   Permalink

Wow! Great T-Shirts! Great People! I can't wait to see y'all Friday Nite!

Here's a few things I'll be bringin' with me to sell.

First Off, our beloved Sophista-Tiki is letting me sell her art again, so if ya missed out at Tiki Farm's P-Lot Sale, yer in luck Chuck! You have another chance to collect her fabulous art....




And then, our resident "keepin' it alive" Black Velvet Artist Robb Hamel has these totally bitchin' Originals that I'm selling for him...


And finally, here's my Witco-Style African Mask that still needs to find a happy home...


There's MUCH Much more that I'll post later if I get them done in time!

See ya there!

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martini kings
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Joined: Nov 10, 2005
Posts: 599
From: anthony marsico
Posted: 2008-05-09 09:35 am   Permalink

catch the martini kings live at caliente this sunday from 2pm till 5 pm!!
it's goin to be one fun time in palm springs!




 
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TIKI-RAY
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Joined: May 18, 2003
Posts: 845
From: Alta Loma, California
Posted: 2008-05-09 09:51 am   Permalink

Im just loading the tiki truck with their new music playing in the background . Buy the CD, its classic !

 
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SoccerTiki
  

Joined: Feb 24, 2005
Posts: 1841
From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
Posted: 2008-05-09 12:09 pm   Permalink

When you order a mai-tai you get one of these souvenir cups!!!


Uh...NOT the one in the middle though!!!
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8946
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2008-05-09 5:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-05-08 19:45, SoccerTiki wrote:

Dude????????? How many times do I have to tell you?????

NO!




sorry IM slow this week,
must have killled too many brain cells last weekend.
;-(

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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Tiki Fink
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Joined: Feb 21, 2006
Posts: 392
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2008-05-09 5:55 pm   Permalink

Let's see some gooooood pictures. Looks like fun so far. Wish we were there.

T.F.


 
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WooHooWahine
  

Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3127
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2008-05-10 08:41 am   Permalink

WooHoo! What a weekend it has been so far. It's not too late for you to jump in your cars and head out to Tiki Caliente. This is an event you don't want to miss. Everyone is having a Blast!!!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11249
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-05-10 11:36 am   Permalink

Wish I was there too, but I am far away. All I can contribute at this point is to continue my little history lesson I began here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=27233&forum=17&start=15

So, for those who bemoan the loss of the original Reef bar:




Though it was obviously a fine, Oceanic Arts equipped Tiki bar, it was NOT the original establishment that opened the Tropics Motel. Before there was The Reef, there was the CONGO ROOM Steak House...



Now...this must have been another fine watering hole for the modern primitive set, one might think. Not so! The interior designer that Ken Kimes hired for this hang out somehow had a vision of the Congo that was decidedly closer to "I Dream of Jeannie" Exotica than to African primitivism... or maybe he thought the Congo was in India:


As I can understand that this visual does seem incredulous, here is a close up of the view from the Congo Room onto the Tropics pool area that demonstrates the connection:


...with its classic SUNDRELLA pool umbrellas

And to further cement the claim of this odd environment having existed at the original Tropics, let's zoom into the bar area of that brochure photo. In the corner we can make out some wall hangings...


...that seem a little out of place. And indeed they were, being WITCO depictions of turn-of-the-century gas lamp posts!


What WERE they thinking !!? ...someone must have thought just that, as these frames were found during the Tropics' renovation, stashed behind the vending machine in the hallway to the Reef!.... and later given to me by new proprietor Casey in appreciation of the BOT inspiring the preservation of the Tropics' Tiki theme.

Last not least, to honor the artist who carved the original Tropics Tikis, here is a gallery of some of his fine carvings that are no more:




I really dug this one while it was still around the pool area.

Now last time I checked the one below was still around:


...but what has disappeared was the unique name plaque that, in small letters on the bottom, read "Carvings by Crissmann", a rare example of a mid-century Tiki artist actually getting credited for his work by name.

Good job Ed, and may the remains of your Tropics Tongue Tiki live on for many years more!


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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8946
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2008-05-11 03:23 am   Permalink

good lord thats horrendous, thanks for posting,

I will be out to Caliente tomorrow. well its actually today.
but I need a few hours sleep.

Jeff(bigtikidude)



 
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