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Official Tiki Oasis 11 thread
Big Vic
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Posted: 2011-08-23 08:20 am   Permalink

Thanks Otto for kicking Johnny rooster guy out for next year. Bringing a rooster was so very un cool. As you know I'm all about goofy costumes but a live animal is not an accessory! That poor bird was scared when he was walking around with it in the crowd. Raising chickens was my hobby as a kid (grew up in Petaluma) so this stunt pissed me off.

 
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Matt Reese
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Posted: 2011-08-23 08:40 am   Permalink

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On 2011-08-23 07:19, TNT wrote:
No burlesque isn't dirty but is a form of adult entertainment. I don't feel comfortable with the little kids there and if I were a performer that would be too weird for me. I personally would love to see this as a 21 and over event for the entire weekend.





I here you and believe me I understand both sides of it. I am friends with some of the dancers and we discussed this very subject. They seemed to be happy with the kids there. I guess the real question is how the parents are handling it. Some of us will just have to agree to disagree.
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markmywords
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From: Sacramento
Posted: 2011-08-23 09:35 am   Permalink

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On 2011-08-23 01:15, Leanalynn wrote:
My only complaint this year though is that there was far too much burlesque, and it started far too early. The first night, it was before dark, and there were small kids all up in front of the stage.



Agreed. The scheduling was weird, considering that TO seemed to be trying to be vaguely kid friendly (they had "Kid events" on the schedule). We got tired of having to evac the kids super-early in the evenings because burlesque was up next. That's too bad - cause my kids wanted to hear the bands! The real kicker was the 1st opening act for Don Tiki. Having to sit out in the lobby waiting for her act to be done was a hassle.

What's weird is that it seems like minor scheduling changes could have made all of the above a non-issue for parents. There was plenty of "Kid-OK" entertainment during the weekend. There just seemed to be (at times) a lack of clear demarcation as to when things were going to turn from "PG-13" to "R".

Or, you could just make it a 21-over event. That works too...


 
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babydoe
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From: Bay Area
Posted: 2011-08-23 09:41 am   Permalink

Is it over already?! I still have not cut off my wristband.

There is so much to do at Tiki Oasis that I missed so much of it! I was telling someone if I had a super power it would either be to slow down time or duplicate myself so I could be in two places at once. What I did see of the symposiums, room parties, car show, entertainment, vendors, etc was amazing and I am always impressed with how everyone goes above and beyond when it comes to Tiki Oasis.

I could write a whole book of thank you and highlights from the weekend! I do want to give big smooches and hugs to all the artists who contributed to the Burros, Black, Velvets and Other Delights art show. Thank you Gene from Falling Coco's for connecting me with WildCoast and hosting all the banks at your home for the last month, Mark Balanky (photosandiego.com) for taking photos of all the banks and for Matt Reese for getting the banks and connecting with the artists as my co-curator. We have not counted the total yet raised for WiLDCOAST but I will post that here when we do!

Someone here asked why didn't Marina perform in the pool... she did! There is so much happening sorry you missed it! Also I wanted to comment on the whole 'burlesque' thing. We love burlesque as it embodies the energy and spirit of a particular time period that Otto and I love plus it is a great excuse to get gorgeous gals on stage. This year moved all the main burlesque acts to one 'show' time after 8:30pm so if folks decided this is not there 'thang' they could go get a drink or cover their kids eyes or go for a dip in the pool. I believe the emcee made announcements letting people know the burlesque was happening. The night time entertainment is geared for adults and we do our best to let people know this but it sounds like we should emphasis this more and more often. Tiki Oasis is about variety of entertainment and I can not imagine that this will ever change.

I wanted everyone on TC to know my friend Vixen is fine after a bunch of stitches due to a flying tiki mug. If you know the couple that helped her pls send me their names/contact. It is such a bummer that this accident happened but thanks to so many people who jumped in to help Vixen and deal with all the chaos surrounding that moment.

I look forward to seeing everyone's photos and hearing about what were highlights for YOU over the weekend!!

Thanks again all!!
XO Baby Doe



PS Thanks JUANITA! for painting my skirt!!





 
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chrisandsarahb
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From: Cucamonga, CA
Posted: 2011-08-23 10:36 am   Permalink

Lost In Paradise: Tiki Oasis 11 Thursday Night


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWxBlU-H-NU


Mahaloz and Cheers!


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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2011-08-23 10:39 am   Permalink

I would never bring a kid to a tiki event. Not because of the burlesque or anything like that, but simply because of the amount of drinking and even smoking of various herbs......this is no environment for children at all. it's adult bachanalia, with all the trimmings!

Granted, if they made all these tiki events kid-free events, it would lower attendance.....but maybe that is something that should be considered? Tiki is fun and colorful, but really...it's not quite disneyland, you know? I understand kids like all the colorful stuff, but the tiki as it is in the year 2011 is a far cry from the tiki of yesteryear, when families went out to a fake-polynesian restaurant with the whole family...that was 1965. This is a different time period, and most of us into Tiki are ex-punkers and ex-rockers....so we bring all that party attitude with us into tiki.

I spoke with a burlesque dancer at a recent event, who confessed she also felt a little odd basically stripping in front of an 8 year old boy whose parents somehow allowed him into the event, and right in front of her.

Maybe those with small children might want to reconsider even going to events such as this, or at least, make it a day event and leave in the afternoon before the trouble starts. in case you have not noticed, there is HEAVY drinking going on!

I also brought my family with me, but they stayed at another hotel nearby while I walked back and forth to get to the gigs. At the room party we played saturday night, we had chicks dancing and getting quite frisky with each other, right in front of us. They made our own Hula Dancer go-go girls Judy and Dinah seem very tame in comparison. Several times, I smelled someone burning something. There was gambling going on, cigarettes being smoked...MASSIVE amounts of liquor being consumed by everyone...(including me).....really...this was NO place for kids to be!

So maybe consider that before bringing your children to an event like this and expecting things to be kid-friendly. I hear next year will be a voodoo theme, and a real human sacrifice is planned for the main stage saturday night. You really want your kids there for that?


 
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AnitaMargarita
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Posted: 2011-08-23 11:08 am   Permalink

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On 2011-08-23 08:20, Big Vic wrote:
Thanks Otto for kicking Johnny rooster guy out for next year. Bringing a rooster was so very un cool. As you know I'm all about goofy costumes but a live animal is not an accessory! That poor bird was scared when he was walking around with it in the crowd. Raising chickens was my hobby as a kid (grew up in Petaluma) so this stunt pissed me off.



I have to agree with you on that one. The guy brought that rooster, under his arm, to the Jason and the RIP Tides show on Saturday night, with Thee Swank Bastards. He went inside the party and put the rooster on the bar! I thought that that was pretty odd, and bordering on animal cruelty. But, I don't know if the rooster was there when they started playing, minutes later.
It was such a bizarre sight. Everyone was making "cock" jokes, of course.

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tiki leki
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From: Point Loma
Posted: 2011-08-23 11:19 am   Permalink

Otto and Baby Doe, Thank you again for such a good time, you never fail to disappoint. Looking forward to 2012!

 
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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2011-08-23 11:26 am   Permalink

He didn't pick the rooster up till 6, the next morning... Pretty lame.
Szandora took good care of it though.




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AnitaMargarita
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Posted: 2011-08-23 11:32 am   Permalink

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On 2011-08-23 08:40, Matt Reese wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-08-23 07:19, TNT wrote:
No burlesque isn't dirty but is a form of adult entertainment. I don't feel comfortable with the little kids there and if I were a performer that would be too weird for me. I personally would love to see this as a 21 and over event for the entire weekend.





I here you and believe me I understand both sides of it. I am friends with some of the dancers and we discussed this very subject. They seemed to be happy with the kids there. I guess the real question is how the parents are handling it. Some of us will just have to agree to disagree.
Peace with every step.



I think that folks just won't see eye to eye on this subject. It's understandable. If you don't have kids, you cannot understand why they would be attracted to the stage. But, if you do have kids, you know that they want to see the bands and dance and have fun, until about 8:30, then, they should be going back to their separate hotel with grandma or a nanny for the night. After staying the hotel for the first time, I can see that a "quiet" room at the Crowne Plaza just does not exist. I wasn't surprised by that.

I have to say that I entirely agree that the kids should not be allowed to just stand up right at the edge of the stage during the burlesque show. I wanted to tell the kids to sit down, but, I didn't feel that it was my place to tell someone else's kids, what to do. I think that people wouldn't even notice kids at this event, if they didn't stand right at the front of the stage. Maybe, a new rule could be that kids must sit on the ground, when in front, during burlesque. That would be the best thing for everyone.

It would be easy. King Kukulele can tell them that that's the rule, and they'd do it. Simple as that. He's like the Pied Piper with kids. Barring children from Tiki Oasis is not cool. Everyone should remember that our gracious hosts, Otto and Baby Doe have 2 young sons that attend every year, with them. I met a guy that has been attending Tiki Oasis for the past 9 years. His parents have always brought him, and the guy was about 20 years old. Let's all be tolerant of others, and just remember, that we're all here to have fun and enjoy all that is tiki!




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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2011-08-23 11:56 am   Permalink

I was Really Blown away, the whole weekend at Tiki Oasis,
I had about 20 different people(most of whom I had never met)
come up to me and tell me they were at the SG101 convention the weekend before
Tiki Oasis, and how much of a great time they had.

So to all of you who came to both,
Cheers to you, the Hardcore!!
I salute you.

time for a nap.
and some cough syrup,
ugh!!!!

Jeff(btd)


 
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Big Vic
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Posted: 2011-08-23 12:14 pm   Permalink

Not to get carried away with this rooster thing. But I brought a rooster to the event as well. Here is the way to show off your cock! No animals got hurt in the making of this tattoo!


 
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kick_the_reverb
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Joined: Jul 17, 2002
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From: Originally Israel, now Oceanside, CA
Posted: 2011-08-23 12:26 pm   Permalink

I had a great time at this years Oasis, many thanks to Otto, Baby Doe, the volunteers, performers, presenters, room party/crawl hosts and vendors.

More details (not in any particular order):

I noticed no one pointed out how efficient was Thrusday's evening registration, I was very impressed by the improvement. Kudos to that.

I'll flat out admit that I wasn't a huge fan of the theme, even though I understand the reasoning. Having said that, it did not prevent me from having tons of fun (hey, I created a themed drink "The Donkey Show"), and I suggest that other "purists" take note, with all the fun stuff to do, and experience, Tiki Oasis is what you make it. So, Otto, bring out that "Civil War Tiki" theme for 2013, we can handle it!

The Burlesque debate, never fails to resurface almost every year...I think ample warnings should do the trick.

I was blown away by how much more fun the room parties are getting (even though it seems crazy that the standard has been raised to corporate sponsors and a minumum of one live band).

I and the rest of The Sand Devils, had a lot of fun playing at the Goin' Primitive/Mojave Oasis/Tikiyaki/Tonga Hut party on Saturday, thanks to all who came and of course to Amy, Rory, Jim, Jeremy and Kelly for hosting and bar tending (respectively) the party.

I went to 3 symposiums and enjoyed them all: Martin Cate's "CSI: Cocktail" - pure genius, Swanky's Mai Kai, and Charles Phoenix slide show.

I really dug Orchestra Superstring, they were awsome. I was looking forward to checking out Herb but could only sample the first song, due to the schedule running 1 hour late on Saturday night, but it's a perdicament I put myself into (no one forced me to choose to play a room party).

Lastly, I know that the Atrium set by Los Seafinks might have been too much for some people, but it was such a blast! Awsome job guys!

See you all next year,
Ran

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AnitaMargarita
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Posted: 2011-08-23 12:33 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-08-22 14:15, tikithomas08 wrote:
yup it was us! and it was impromptu, we werent allowed to play our second room party so we set up shop down there, hope we didnt step on any toes! thanks for everyone that came out! we are los seafinks, and u can download our album for free on our facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Los-SeaFinks/152794888100042



Your show was just the coolest idea! We saw two guys slam dancing on the 7th floor elevator lobby to your music.
I took a photo from the balcony up there, I'll post it later for you. I thought that it was just rockin'!
... and NOT the random main stage drunk drummer guy/gal. But, I was just too tired to get up to yell at them
from the balcony. ha ha ha!
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Wildsville man
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From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
Posted: 2011-08-23 12:42 pm   Permalink

This was my first Tiki Oasis Event and I have to say."WOW" It took awhile to soak it all in.
But Huge prop's to Baby Doe and Otto for putting this together. I thing some people should know how much time this must have taken to put into motion.
It must have been interesting to watch this thing grow from year to year and try to guess were it would go. Also a big shout out to the hotel. They were all Smiles and took it all in stride.

Sand Devils were awesome in our room party...Thank You

Kelly from Tonga Hut thank you for being a great mix-ologist.

and every one who made me feel at home......Thanks



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