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Tiki Oasis III Aftermath & Pics!
PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2368
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-05-11 08:41 am   Permalink

Aloha TC Ohana! Let me be the first to say Tiki Oasis III KICKED ASS! What a great time it was. The entertainment was top-notch and the Tropics' Reef bar is coming back to life thanks to the efforts of Bamboo Ben and Crazy Al!

Thanks to all who made this happen! Can't wait till next year. Looking forward to seeing everyone's pics.




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tik tok tikis
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Joined: Apr 28, 2003
Posts: 10
From: Rancho Santa Margarita
Posted: 2003-05-11 12:57 pm   Permalink

Yeah! What a great event. Otto and the rest of the sponsors really did a nice job. Thanks to everybody who bought my stuff and gave me good ideas for more products. See you at the next local tiki event (southern CA).
Peace

Ras Vegas


 
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hula hula
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 407
From: da 9th island/ vegas
Posted: 2003-05-11 5:51 pm   Permalink

ugh ,my f*#kn head!

I had a blast, cant wait to see some pics, If you think I had an ugly pic from SF-crawl just wait for Migs pic!HA HA HA, Anyways I'm gonna post mine in a few, it takes way to much effort to do it or anything today.

Thanks a bunch to all ,cant wait to see you all again soon, much love from da 9th island.
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Trader Tiki
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Joined: Mar 06, 2003
Posts: 385
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2003-05-11 6:38 pm   Permalink

Sad I missed out, but glad it was fun!

 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3599
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2003-05-11 7:40 pm   Permalink

Tiki Oasis was everything I thought it would and WAY WAY MORE. Good god, that was a great time. I feel so lucky to have come across this wacky community. Al & Martin, major thanks for the superior mixing, without which the event would have had a serious hole. What's up with the Caliente, couldn't they have done a quick brush-up-your-skills clinic with the bartenders the week before the event? Oh well, their loss.

It was so much fun to meet all of you (and a bit trippy to be seeing your faces in 3-D). A warning: some of the Tiki Centralites have become distubingly good with Photoshop, don't believe everything you see if someone happens to post some incriminating pics of me involving a gorilla.

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tiki-riviera
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Joined: May 11, 2003
Posts: 661
From: Long Beach
Posted: 2003-05-11 8:22 pm   Permalink

Tiki III was a blast!! But what was up with the LAME bartending?? I ordered a pina colada and I swear to God they put sweet and sour and triple sec in it!!! I saw it with my own eyes!! May the soul of Donn Beach forgive him!!!

 
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floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 998
From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2003-05-11 8:33 pm   Permalink

This year's Oasis was as good as I hoped it would be - jackassery in full bloom. Last year's drunken singalong was the highlight of the event. We were still getting acquainted at that time in TC's history. It was amazing to be sequestered with many other people who appreciated Polynesian Pop and the facets of the midcentury aesthetic. They knew (sort of) the hapa haole hits and weren't afraid to belt 'em out as they quaffed prodigious quantities of the yield from the mixologist's shaker.

None of that has changed, but since then we have shared a lot of adventures. We returned this weekend ready for another round with our "old" friends and some new ones.
I enjoyed seeing the cars pull into the Caliente one by one on Friday and all you beloved reprobates "load in" for the festivities! We had the place all to ourselves and that is a lot better than when you stay at a big hotel and just happen upon each other in the coffee shop. It was like having our own tiki neighborhood.

Friday night was a big party night, yet Saturday was the main event. Saturday morning, the TCers stirred to life (hung over), visited each other in their rooms and braced for the day ahead. The exotica began to waft from the pool before long and it was time to go shopping.

We wanted tiki and the organizers assembled a collection of the best vendors imaginable to fill the need. Idols, t-shirts, key chains and mugs all called out to us. Munktiki was in the house and they were swamped. The House of Tiki mug made its debut as well as the official Caliente Tropics mug.

Thanks to Otto, Baby Doe, Casey, Charlie, Bax and all those who worked so hard to create this event. And what about those BANDS? It was a great time. We got a room party busted up by the police, saw a beyootiful wedding and gorilla warfare. I will have to get to work on my video captures...


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7438
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2003-05-11 10:16 pm   Permalink

Mahalo's to all! Wow! What a great time!
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11088
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2003-05-11 10:50 pm   Permalink

Err...and how was I?

 
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floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 998
From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2003-05-11 11:09 pm   Permalink

It was your best yet

 
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Shipwreckjoey
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Joined: Nov 29, 2002
Posts: 1794
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-05-12 01:11 am   Permalink

Rockin' good time. I just wish we'd got there earlier on friday to catch more of the bands. We didn't get out of San Diego until almost 3:30 (my fault this time) so we hit massive rush hour traffic on 15. Got to our hotel at about 6:30 and we're told our reservation had been cancelled due to some kind of computer glitch and our room was given away to someone else. Upon hearing this I copped major attitude and told the kid working the front desk "Well I hope you don't live too far away from here, because if we don't get a room, we're going to be staying at your house tonight!" After about a half an hour of screwing around we got a room and then unloaded luggage, set up camp and off to Caliente in time to catch project pimento. Totally bummed we missed APE both days! Saturday's schedule went right out the window for some reason. Congrats to Mr & Mrs Tikibot. We had a great time and can't wait for Tiki Oasis IV. Mahalo to all who contributed to this event.

 
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Hukilau Brown
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Joined: Aug 07, 2002
Posts: 57
From: Hale Ka'ahele, Pacific Palisades, CA
Posted: 2003-05-12 04:40 am   Permalink

Alooooooooooha!

Thanks to the tribe and all the voiunteers that made the event such a success.

I'm enjoying another night at the Caliente.


You rock!


 
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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 974
From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2003-05-12 09:07 am   Permalink

What a great weekend. The highlights.
1. Tikibot's wedding. Richard and Gretchen were the perfect Tiki Bride and Groom. At the end of the service we pelted them with Beach balls.
2. Some guy in a gorilla suit was wandering around. This was clearly a intrusion into Migs turf, so mig doned the Gorilla X Armour and did Gorilla Warfare. Mig jumped him in the pit at Ape then the TC crowd dogpiled on the gorilla pretender.
3. Dr. Z fell asleep with his Hotel room door opened. Someone painted his toenails.
4. Ape, Chery Capri, Lushy, Project Pimento, King Kukelele, The Maikai Gents, Formikahini's band and the Burlesque Ladies.
5. The cops breaking up the party in 135.
6. The Tropics itself. what a great place.
7. Shelley"s 100 Tiki necklaces. She made Tikis and passed them out to everyone.
8. Shag and Otto's visit to 135.
9. A certain Good looking Tiki couple being propositioned for a four way by Palm Springs Locals. (And NO it was not Bax and Bong doing the propositioning.)
10. Atomic Cocktails brilliant Sven impersonation. Just fabulous.
11. Big Ed gave me a Tiki.

I want to thank: Otto, Crazy Al, The Baxdog, The CT, Bamboo Ben, Mrs. Ben, Mahalo Marc, Bamboo Judy and all the performers.

And special thanks to the contributers to the bar in 135. Atomic Cocktail, Vintage Girl, Tiki Bob, Richard and Gretchen, Tiki Bong , Flaoratina, and the rest who came by for a drink.
Mahalo,
Al

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Atomic Cocktail
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
Posts: 925
From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2003-05-12 10:03 am   Permalink

Can you all type LOUDER, both my ears are plugged and I can't hear a darned thang!

Thanks to Otto and all who did the work for the weekend. Dagnabbit, it didn't last half as long as it should. Must have been a great party as BOTH my kidneys hurt this morning. The effects of the 'fallout' shall be felt for years.

Thanks to Alnshely, Flora, etc for being such gracious and generous host of 135. Thanks to Bong for his insightful witticism, to Shag for letting put my foot in my mouth once again. Thanks to Cherry and CB-I won't tell, to the Spirit of Sventiki "Ich flog gerade hier aus Deutschland und meine Arme sind müde!" Thanks to all, the chicks, all the drunks, Gorilla-X, Mom and Pop-X...and Vintagegirl. If I forgot anyone, blah, blah, blah.


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On 2003-05-12 09:07, Alnshely wrote:

A certain Good looking Tiki couple being propositioned for a four way by Palm Springs Locals.

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Did they ask for the "Missionary Position"? Get it? Hey, I think I have pics of that 'event'!

Last and not least, I want to thank the Great God RUM! COMMAND ME!!!!!!!!

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martiki
Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2003-05-12 11:07 am   Permalink

Everyone- Please make use of the Tiki Oasis III folder, located in the Tiki Events section of the Photo Archive. Let's get all the shots in the same place for this event. Read the instructions and caption well.


One hell of a great weekend,


-martin


 
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