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Westside Nautical Bar Crawl - 4/30/2011 (Photos start Pg 5)
HB TIKI
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Posts: 672
Posted: 2011-05-01 9:22 pm   Permalink

Thank you JOHN-O for the great day exploring bars and exploring the vintage Southern California as it use to be. Can't wait until the the next tour.














































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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8726
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2011-05-01 9:35 pm   Permalink

Thanks to John O,
that was a lot of Fun.
although there are barely any pics of me,
I was there.

we were bummed we had to take off early.
we stopped by the Warehouse for about 15 min.
but had to leave back to OC before anyone arrived at the Warehouse.

Can't wait for the Tiki Crawl in Sept.

Jeff(btd)



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11003
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-05-01 9:38 pm   Permalink

Oh Jeez...thanks guys for turning the page on my 3 hours of work...

 
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bigtikidude
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Posts: 8726
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2011-05-01 9:54 pm   Permalink

sorry Sven,
it happens to me sometimes too.

Jeff(btd)



 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2011-05-01 9:54 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-05-01 20:58, bigbrotiki wrote:
Thank you John-O for a great crawl, I got to explore some places that I had should have long ago.
Great photos, Cap Falernum! (OK, Dusty Cajun too)
Here is some urban archeology from my camera:

The Captain of the Cruise:


The fearless crew in front of the marooned space ship of Don The Beachcomber's:

(Al was still toiling in the Beachcomber's rigging, and Murph was temporarily lost in action)

The first Port of Call:




Tiki crawlers in uniform:

(We see first signs of the incessant Christmas light infestation that seems to have spread throughout vintage dive bars)

Happy sailors in front of the window to the Henry Kissinger Room:


NOT Henry Kissinger!:


Chinese lighthouse lamp?:


Seeking refuge from the glaring Pacific sun below deck:


Giant Tridacna clam washed ashore outside the brig:


Some urban islands we passed en route to our next landing point:




Permission to board THE GALLEY:


...with a boatload of TIKI TOURISTS!:


The cocktail hour:


The Galley actually has lotsa bamboo...


...and cool fishnet float lamps:


...but, as can be witnessed in some of Cap Falernum's photos above, the Christmas light scurvy has run so rampant here that it is actually as hard for the human eye as for the camera to see the cool decor details on the walls and ceiling!


So I made it my mission to excavate some of these elements hidden under the light string jungle:


There are some South Seas Belles:


...and evidence of forgotten pagan rituals:


Original (Christian's Hut) Mutiny on the Bounty pieces...


...and Pacific War Veteran posters (as mentioned by John-O):


Blowfish chandeliers...


...bar wisdom signs...


...and nice men's room pin ups with a port hole mirror:


The question that remains is: What came first, the cocktail napkin or the belly tattoo?:

Now that is customer loyalty!

OK, I have to take a break and get this posted before it possibly freezes and I loose it all...

NEXT: Don's UFO, Burt Hixson's place, and NO evidence of Pieces of Eight


[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2011-05-01 21:35 ]



great Pics Sven,
thanks for posting.

Jeff(btd)



 
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HB TIKI
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Posted: 2011-05-01 10:21 pm   Permalink

Great pictures Sven, enjoyed looking at them. It is interesting watching people take pictures at events.
A picture is worth a 1000 words.
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PolyD
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Joined: May 01, 2011
Posts: 4
From: San Diego
Posted: 2011-05-02 07:58 am   Permalink

It was nice meeting all of you! I have never attended an event like this. I just joined the forum so that I can learn more about the TIKI culture and such. It was so wonderful to meet such a diverse group of indivuals that were so warming and welcoming. I want to learn as much as I can about TIKI and would love to meet all of you again. I was the newcomer with her brother telescopes. If my smoke buddy is reading this, contact me. Hey Dexter, contact me so we can finish our discussion! I can't wait to do more of these crawls. Thanks, to the man that sponsored this.





 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2011-05-02 08:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-05-01 20:58, bigbrotiki wrote:

The fearless crew in front of the marooned space ship of Don The Beachcomber's:

(Al was still toiling in the Beachcomber's rigging, and Murph was temporarily lost in action)





And I was taking a bathroom break!


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crazy al
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From: CA
Posted: 2011-05-02 09:11 am   Permalink

Quote:



And I was taking a bathroom break!






ya... i knew i stepped in something running through those bushes....

Great TIME again Mr.O!!!

I felt safe with you at the helm....


great folks


great places... i like the trip around the world









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Tonga Tom
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From: 2 mi. south of the Hut
Posted: 2011-05-02 09:26 am   Permalink

Great photos everyone! Here's some more to add to the mix from Chez Jay...























 
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JOHN-O
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Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2646
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2011-05-02 09:48 am   Permalink

Great pics, thanks everyone. You guys do better justice to the dark interiors than my novice "point and shoot" flash would.

What I really want to see however, is that property manager yelling at Crazy Al as he was running around on the roof of the MDR Don's UFO building. Surely someone got a shot of that.

Also I'm looking forward to the Bigbro's urban archeology take on the Warehouse and especially Shanghai Red's.


 
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congawa
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Joined: Aug 11, 2008
Posts: 353
From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2011-05-02 10:00 am   Permalink

As a skipper, he is much more Dennis Connor than Alan Hale Jr. All tacking and jibing maneuvers went smoothly--even when most of the crew was three or four sheets to the wind!

Caltiki Brent

Quote:

On 2011-05-01 20:58, bigbrotiki wrote:

The Captain of the Cruise:






 
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congawa
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Posted: 2011-05-02 10:05 am   Permalink

This declaration contains a statement I had overlooked until now: "On the End of the Pier - Santa Monica, Calif."

Did the Galley indeed start life on the end of Santa Monica pier, then relocate to solid land in Ocean Park? Or is that just a hyperbolic phrase? If it did relocate, what year did that take place?

Caltiki Brent

Quote:

On 2011-05-01 20:58, bigbrotiki wrote:

So I made it my mission to excavate some of these elements hidden under the light string jungle:




 
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Brenda's Tiki Hut
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2011-05-02 2:16 pm   Permalink

Looks like a fun time. Wish I could have stayed for the weekend.

 
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Tonga Tom
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Posted: 2011-05-02 3:05 pm   Permalink

Here's some of my shots from the Galley...









My creepy "funhouse mirror" shot.


Hangin' out the the Galley's patio.






 
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