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A possible Tiki Oasis 2012 theme?
Luckydesigns
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From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2011-08-25 1:41 pm   Permalink

Ugh... Let's just get back to tiki being tiki...

I feel like the Latin theme overpowered the overarching theme of 'tiki' this year. Living in California, we already have so much influence from Mexico that it wasn't very escapist of an event to me. I totally GET the theme though...and I love Herb Alpert. But I don't remember any other theme being as overpowering as this last one. At the same time, I had an absolute blast and I think that Otto and Baby Doe did an amazing job at following through with the whole event. It was seamless.

That being said, I LOVE the spy theme for next year and I think a Chinese theme would coincide nicely with tiki (for the future).

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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Posted: 2011-08-25 1:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-08-25 13:18, Swanky wrote:
How about a Bad Tiki theme. All Party City and Buffett stuff. Just bring out your worst of the worst gifted shirts and Mayan tiki stuff. Everyone carry a plastic Big Lots tiki cup or an accoutrement one. Someone do a seminar on Oriental Trading company luaua decor through the years...




But I lost all that stuff in "The Fire"


 
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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2011-08-25 5:48 pm   Permalink

Far East


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-08-25 5:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-25 13:41, Luckydesigns wrote:
...I LOVE the spy theme for next year and I think a Chinese theme would coincide nicely with tiki (for the future).


I like Chinese Spies...




 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2011-08-25 6:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-08-25 17:56, JOHN-O wrote:
Quote:

On 2011-08-25 13:41, Luckydesigns wrote:
...I LOVE the spy theme for next year and I think a Chinese theme would coincide nicely with tiki (for the future).


I like Chinese Spies...






Not suprisingly, so do I!


 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2011-08-26 08:58 am   Permalink




 
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A Frame
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Posted: 2011-08-30 4:57 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-08-24 00:19, JOHN-O wrote:
Rats, I thought for sure the next theme would be Chinese restaurant Tiki-style. :(

Anyway, this year opened up the floodgates for any trend that was popular when Tiki was. I think it's a good combo as most Tikiphiles appreciate mid-century culture. I can just imagine…

1. Cold War Tiki - I'm not sure what the music would be but certainly the mixology could revolve around vodka. Also the atomic scare and Soviet iconography of that time might result in some interesting mug designs. And Tiki bomb shelters, anyone ??

2. Tiki Camelot - In celebration of THE Tiki president, John F. Kennedy. That one could also be a return back to a lounge culture when the Rat Pack reigned. No Aloha wear allowed, just vintage cocktail attire.

3. The Inchanted Tiki Room - A celebration of Disney. Purposely mis-spelled to avoid the eventual lawsuits from the Disney corporation. All of the popular characters would have to be appropriately modified. Plus this Oasis would be one where everyone would have to have fun WITHOUT booze. Is that possible ??

4. The Good, the Bad, and the Tiki - Celebrating Spaghetti Western. Certainly this would be a good opportunity to feature Morricone-style Surf Music.

5. Davy Crocket Tiki - Coonskin caps replace fezzes.

6. Tiki, PI - A Crime Jazz and Hawaiian Eye theme. Maybe even throw in some Hawaii-0.

7. Where No Tiki Has Gone Before - Star Trek + Tiki. That would be the ultimate Geek fest.

8. Eden's Island - "Nature Boy" Hippie-style Tiki.

9. Tiki TV - In celebration of mid-century TV sitcoms. Think Gilligan's Island and Brady Bunch Tiki.

10. Tiki Disco Party - To acknowledge the eventual devolution. Actually that "Tiki Hell" room party was pretty fun with the puffer fish disco ball.

OK, that'll keep things flowing for the next decade. :)




Too funny JOHN-O! Please add a little Magnum & Higgins to #6! Who in Tiki could pull off those two characters?

Or what about combo of #2 & #6...but with the aloha shirts!





 
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Mai Tai
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Posted: 2011-08-30 11:05 pm   Permalink

With all of the "drama" about themes and such recently, how about a Soap Opera themed Tiki Oasis?

As The Tiki Turns

Days Of Our Tiki Lives

Lava Soap could be one of the sponsors. Speaking of sponsors, we could also have a seminar sponsored by Reese's, where people get up on soap boxes and exclaim how someone got their Tiki Peanut Butter on someone else's Chocolate Tiki...


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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2011-08-31 03:52 am   Permalink

Chinese theme? Surely "The Orient" gives a wider scope, what would the tiki experiences be without the influence of the exotic far east, China, Japan, The Philippines, Borneo, Korea, Thailand, opium dreams of crab Rangoon on a Chinese Junk drinking sake from a Fu Man Chu mug while Bruce Lee and Charlie Chan fight Ninjas and Malay Pirates, while the Giant Rat of Sumatra and Denham's ape try to break out of the hold.



 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2011-08-31 08:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-26 08:58, Unga Bunga wrote:







Hey, if Tiki Oasis doesn't go for this one, someone can at least use it as their room party theme.


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-08-31 7:31 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-08-31 03:52, atomictonytiki wrote:
Chinese theme? Surely "The Orient" gives a wider scope, what would the tiki experiences be without the influence of the exotic far east, China, Japan, The Philippines, Borneo, Korea, Thailand, opium dreams of crab Rangoon on a Chinese Junk drinking sake from a Fu Man Chu mug while Bruce Lee and Charlie Chan fight Ninjas and Malay Pirates, while the Giant Rat of Sumatra and Denham's ape try to break out of the hold


Good point… The Tiki Orient.

If Exotica is synonymous with Tiki culture (which I think is the point that Otto made for the recent Tiki Oasis), then Yes, absolutely. "The Big 3" of Exotica music were all over Far East themes.

And at first I was going to take exception with your reference to Bruce Lee, who I associate more with the Tiki downslide of the 1970's. Then I forgot about this 1960's reference...



Which reminds me of another 1960's fad… Batman !!

Is there a vague Tiki connection? Consider this...



http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=14293&forum=1&vpost=594287

As well as Thor's recent Tiki Magazine cover…



It's a Super Tiki theme !!


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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-09-01 08:04 am   Permalink

Ooops...

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mymotiki
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Posted: 2011-09-01 1:29 pm   Permalink

Brat Pack or 60's Cocktail Party

 
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Bruddah Bear
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Posted: 2011-09-01 3:06 pm   Permalink


Don't you mean The Rat Pack




Versus


The Brat Pack?







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mymotiki
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Posted: 2011-09-01 3:52 pm   Permalink

yes bruddah I did mean the rat pack..what was I thinking? With the new Pan Am Series the Rat Pack would be perfect! You got a laugh on me Bear..hehehe

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