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Tikiyaki Orchestra - New Year's Eve at Kona - Ticket Sales End at 12:00 Midnight TONIGHT !
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Posted: 2008-12-16 1:05 pm   Permalink

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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2008-12-16 1:17 pm   Permalink

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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2008-12-16 1:26 pm   Permalink

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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2008-12-18 07:58 am   Permalink

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Joe Banks
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Posted: 2008-12-19 08:06 am   Permalink

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SoccerTiki
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From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
Posted: 2008-12-19 08:26 am   Permalink

I sat in on a meeting with Tikiyaki and the Eliminators last night in the Outrigger Bar at Kona. The Eliminators are stoked for this event and are putting the word out big time to their fans and friends. Tikiyaki has a few email blitzes ready to go as well.

Bottom line...If you are on the fence about going to this very cool NYE event, then it's time to act and get your tickets before they sell out. $15 per person is about the least expensive NYE ticket I've ever seen. Jim (Tikiyaki) is doing that because he wants everyone to have a chance to attend and event like this and have cash left over for dinner, drinks and souvenirs. Whatta guy!

Someday we'll be sitting in a tiki bar somewhere going, "Remember when we got to spend New Year's Eve with the Tikiyaki Orchestra at Kona and it only cost $15? Yeah, now we gotta get lucky to catch them when they're in town at some upscale swanky dinner club!"

This may be your last chance to see a class exotica act and spend time in the historic Hidden Village (formerly Sam's Seafood). The future is uncertain for Kona, so don't let this be something you kick yourself over for not going down the road! And bring your cameras!!!
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Jason Wickedly
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Posted: 2008-12-19 09:38 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-12-19 08:26, SoccerTiki wrote:
The future is uncertain for Kona.....



You mean we are still not out of the water on that one?


 
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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2008-12-19 10:10 am   Permalink

Unfortunately, no.

Since Soccer Tiki sort of let the cat out of the bag, I might as well elaborate, based on mine and his conversations with Chuck.

Without going into too much detail, things are not looking good. Based on the economy, I'd say any business that is in startup mode or struggling is going through the same thing, so it's not isolated.

I really didn't want to use this as a ploy to get people out to the show, but this very well could be the last Tikiyaki/KONA shindig.

So I'd advise anyone who is going to the show, or likes to document classic tiki establishments, bring your cameras, and video cams and get all the photos and video you can.

It seems this kind of thing follows us....this past Summer it was Hukliau and the Mai Kai...supposedly they were not long for the world, but the Tiki Gods smiled and the Mai Kai and Hukilau continue.

We've contacted a few big money players with Tiki interests, to see if they'd be interested, but haven't heard anything.

So if you have a rich pal....hit em' up !

And before anyone goes on about how they "don't make the drinks right" or any other broo ha ha about how they "could have succeeded", just know that KONA sits on a VERY expensive piece of real estate, is very large, and takes alot of money to operate. No perfectly made tiki cocktail or decor accent can change that...not in 2008.

There are really few large scale tiki restaurants left, and KONA is one of them. The Mai Kai being another, but being in a Prime SoCal location, it has to be challenging to keep a place like this going.

Soccer Tiki and I have said it many times....Go there, enjoy the place, because you never know.

Last night, the place was busy for a Thursday...a party in each banquet room, and people in the restaurant AND bar. People DO love the place, and not just TC people..locals, old timers etc....Lots of people will be sad to see it go.

I'm crossing my fingers, and doing what I can to help, but a big boatload of cash, I don't have right now.







 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2008-12-19 11:38 am   Permalink

Jim, your band would make any venue instantly "tiki" just by being there. I hope your show is a huge success. Merry Christmas, my tiki brother!

 
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TikiG
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From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2008-12-19 11:52 am   Permalink

Jim -

I'll be at the Kona New Year's eve soaking it all in, camera in hand. Hope to share a toast with the band at midnight!

It's slightly bittersweet for me, having grown up in Huntington Beach back in the 60s. I remember Sams Seafood from my childhood - I have not visited Kona yet since I now live in the SF Valley and don't get down to OC very often.

Thanks for the insight on the status of the restaurant - another reason to make this event an evening to remember.

Thanks Jim - Thanks Kona.

Cheers!


 
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WooHooWahine
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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2008-12-19 1:58 pm   Permalink

The list is growing....... Only 12 more days.... WooHoo!

The following people are in

Tikyaki
Marty the Lush
Soccertiki & WooHooWahine
Hinano_Paul & Mrs. Lurker
GoGo & Dani
Tigerlily
Makedamug
Big Tiki Dude
Joe Banks
Tikigeeki
Tikimango
Kikivon Tiki + 1
CoCoJoe + 1
Iokona + 1
Auburn Hills + 1
Kick the reverb + 1
Hiphiphula
TikiG
Pineappleman11 + 1
PiPhiRo



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Kiki von Tiki
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From: Irvine, CA
Posted: 2008-12-19 2:13 pm   Permalink

Well, fellas, that sure put it into perspective. I just bought 2 tickets, hopefully will be bringing a friend, but I will definitely figure out a way to make it work.

 
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Mongoloid
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From: Long Beach
Posted: 2008-12-19 2:38 pm   Permalink

I gotta tell you this news really bums me out ! I know putting the message out that things aren’t looking good for Kona were meant for those able to attend to really appreciate and soak it in. But im not able to attend and that makes the sting hurt that much more. I was there for the blessing of the Hidden Village and felt like that was the beginning of a beautiful thing. This place has withstood the test of time and is truly a historical landmark without question. But im going to remain optimistic and know this will be a collective thought among anybody who has ever visited Sams or Kona. Because now more then ever in these times we need a place like this that allows you at the doorway to shed the reality of the world, and enter an aloha state of mind. How many soulless Joe Crab shack type establishments can we endure and be dictated to that this is progress and the future? This place has walls that could tell many stories, hopefully one day they will tell yours!

 
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-12-19 2:48 pm   Permalink

Yea, well, I, in no way want this to turn into a "ALoha Oe', Farewell KONA" party.

We will have that in the event that it DOES happen. This is a New year's Eve celebration, and our way of celebrating an amazing first year for the Tikiyaki Orchestra, in our favorite local Tiki Temple.

The "Blessing" was meant to be a new beginning and a nice kickstart for KONA and The Tiki community, so I'm bummed about it too.

Hopefully, The Tiki Gods will smile on KONA, like they did the Mai Kai.

One can only hope.



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Pineappleman11
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Posted: 2008-12-19 4:52 pm   Permalink

Booked for 2 Today ---The Pineappleman will be there for the fun

 
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