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official tiki caliente 4 link (may 18-20 palm springs,ca)
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Joined: Mar 07, 2012
Posts: 66
From: somewhere between here and there
Posted: 2012-05-23 1:38 pm   Permalink

I am so happy that this was my first big Tiki Event! Everyone I met was so amazingly welcoming and just an absolute pleasure to be around.

Looking forward to making this a difinite annual must do!


Just water this weed and I'll go anywhere, and look pretty doing it.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 9193
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2012-05-23 5:56 pm   Permalink


On 2011-08-22 21:37, Bora Boris wrote:
"I shall return"

what happen Boris?

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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7894
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2012-05-23 8:02 pm   Permalink


Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!

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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
Posts: 1492
From: Gresham, Oregon
Posted: 2012-05-23 8:29 pm   Permalink

Thanks Rory for proving to be an adept manager, promoter, and humorist and I am happy to hear you talking about next year. Great music, hope Slacktone will be back. As talented as Crazy Al and Doug Horne are they are even nicer people, and special thanks to Mark and Cindy, Jon and Janelle, Wendy and Dan for the generous offer, and all the people that bought tikis and ts!

Early set up on Thursday.

We all know what this is.

There must be a good caption for this shot, I just can't think of one.

Jason gets my vote as the coolest cat in the crowd. To make his hair stand up like that takes years of training and lots of hairspray he tells me.

If it weren't for Wildsville Man I would have missed this picture of Slacktones metalflake green Fender resting against 'Ohiki.

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Joined: Sep 14, 2011
Posts: 7
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Posted: 2012-05-23 11:09 pm   Permalink

If you didn't get you set of prints from the TC4 event ... there's one last chance to snag a few.




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Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7401
Posted: 2012-05-24 08:14 am   Permalink

hang10tiki thanks for posting photos of you and I together. I stole them for my files. The best photos you took were of your wife, she's a sweetheart inside and out. You too, Wendy

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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1560
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2012-05-24 6:17 pm   Permalink

All the bands were great and I really dug the Sand Devils and Slacktone (who again played my request of the mellow "Avalon Slip"...thanks!). The Desert Grog from the Tonga Hut Bar was delicious and sold out early. Rory and crew did an excellent job of making sure everyone was having a good time. Thanks to Bigtikidude for starting the day with the Jim Thomas cd and playing some Bambi Molesters. One of my favorite events.....except the heat. I would be willing to pay more to move this to a cooler time of year.

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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 9193
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2012-05-24 6:27 pm   Permalink

plus 1
for earlier, cooler.
like March.


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Wildsville man
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
Posts: 1388
Posted: 2012-05-24 6:35 pm   Permalink

You can't find a hotel that would let you buy it out during season. Also the price would be almost triple, There is a very fine line of when the show can be done,pre and post season. Even May is hard because School still takes place at the beginning of May and a Holiday weekend at the end of May when people usually have other plan's.

Weather is always hit or Miss. This weekend is a huge cool down here in Palm Springs so we just missed out.

But thats why it's Tiki CALIENTE!!!!!!! Dig?

Also if we had the show during the season all the wanna bee's from the Ace and tourist would be trying to hang out and probably destroy the vibe I'm going for.



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Sunshine Tiki
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Apr 04, 2008
Posts: 210
From: Zen Tiki Lounge Podcast
Posted: 2012-05-25 12:25 am   Permalink

All of us at the Zen Tiki Lounge had a blast at Tiki Caliente. Seeing all of you at the room party was the top of our weekend. We hope you listen to the Zen Tiki Lounge LIVE podcast from TC4 and join the fun each week from wherever you are.

And for the recipes to Ginger's Passion and The Luckubus.....click the link below.


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Joined: Oct 09, 2010
Posts: 36
Posted: 2012-05-27 11:51 am   Permalink

We had another amazing time at Caliente this year! The vibe, as always, was perfect, the bands sounded great and the room crawl drinks were fantastic. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to put this on Rory, the room crawl hosts, the bands and the vendors. See you all there again next year!

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Kiki von Tiki
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Joined: Mar 01, 2008
Posts: 758
From: Irvine, CA
Posted: 2012-05-29 11:44 am   Permalink

I had the best time! Even with the melting heat on Saturday and Sunday, at least we had adequate AC and the pools to cool off in.
Had great food at Lyons and a tour of all the art there, ACES, Elmer's giant pancakes, Manhattan in the Desert. Wonderful music and bands were all great! Especially loved seeing Sonny Moon perform with The Martini Kings (swoon!), Got a map at the Visitor's Center and did a self-guided tour of mid-century architecture in the area (except Bob Hope's house... what's up with that map?). Went up in the Aerial Tram on Sunday and had a nice little hike in the pines.
And what about amazing art and vendors? I came home with gorgeous original pieces from Doug Horne and Eric October, plus a vintage dress, a concrete mask (as opposed to cement overshoes), and a fab necklace by Happy Chi.
Went to a couple of the funnest room parties EVAR, I love my wild and crazy pals!
Combine all that with fun people, old and new friends and simply THE BEST HOST. Rory was meeting, greeting, entertaining, and enjoying the party! All while making sure we all were well served and enjoying ourselves.
Thanks Rory! What a swell party that was! Can't wait for next year.
X's and O's,
Kiki v.

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Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 29, 2009
Posts: 71
From: Long Beach
Posted: 2012-05-29 4:48 pm   Permalink

I thought this was the best Tiki Caliente to date (and I've been to them all)! The weather was not as hot as it was in previous years so I was happy for that:) This event has such a nice vibe to it and is just big enough where you can meet new people yet small enough where you can hang with all you friends and bump into them all weekend long I had a blast -- can't wait for next year!

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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 1205
From: Sacramento
Posted: 2012-05-30 1:59 pm   Permalink

Mahalo to Rory for running a great event and thanks again to all those who hosted rooms on the crawl! Can't wait 'til next year.

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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 966
From: NorCal
Posted: 2012-09-08 01:27 am   Permalink

Great news for Tiki fans and lovers of Mid Century architecture!!

While you are in Palm Springs be sure to visit the Royal Hawaiian Estates building. Keep in mind it is a private residence apartment building though.

It is right behind the Caliente tropics Hotel and a major attraction for those visiting the Tiki Caliente event


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