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Official Introductions Thread. New Members, Post your introduction here...
HillbillyBaggy
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Dec 30, 2014
Posts: 11
From: San Luis Obispo
Posted: 2015-05-09 7:10 pm   Permalink

Hey there, after researching past posts here I'm amazed at the decication of the members in discovering and preserving Tiki history. I grew up in family with rich history in Tiki, hot rods and motorcycles. I grew up in Costa Mesa and lived in San Diego during college. Also spent my childhood hanging out in my great grandpa's backyard Tiki bar. I have quite a bit of history from him as he was a professional artist and dedicated much of his life to South Seas/Tiki research and photography. I'll post more as I find time to scan and share. Here's a shot of me doing pretty much the same thing I do now on a regular basis. Glad to be here!
Shane




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Tiki Phil
Tiki Centralite

Joined: May 11, 2015
Posts: 53
From: Vacaville, CA
Posted: 2015-05-11 12:52 pm   Permalink

Hi, My name is Phil and for about a year now I have been fascinated by all things Tiki. I think I may have been an islander in a past life. Anyways I have been lurking on this site reading all of the great posts so I thought I would join the conversation.

 
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Kahiki Guy
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 15, 2015
Posts: 129
From: Baltimore, MD
Posted: 2015-05-15 09:19 am   Permalink

Hello fellow Tikiphiles! Kahiki Guy here (aka P. Scott). Been checking out TC for years for tips and tricks, so I figured I'd finally go ahead and sign up. So many of you have contributed to my thirst for Tiki knowledge without knowing it, and I'd love to one day be able to return the favor. I have a meager mug collection (approx 40 mugs) that I will continue to add to for the forseeable future, and I built a small (16' L-shaped) Tiki bar, named the Freaky Tiki Hut, in my backyard, which I use quite frequently to entertain. I also have a dry bar inside called the Rock-A-Hula Lounge that I use in the colder months. I love mixing up classic Tiki cocktails, as well as inventing my own, or putting a new twist on some favorites. Whenever I'm interested in trying a new cocktail I try to find the very oldest if not the original recipe to use. I hope to get to know some of you and to learn even more from you, and maybe make some new friends who share a passion for Tiki.

Mahalo!

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Javadrinker
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Joined: May 26, 2015
Posts: 10
From: RGV, Texas
Posted: 2015-05-26 2:47 pm   Permalink

Aloha all, Javadrinker here. After reading Tikicentral for months I decided to go ahead and join. Searching for a home bar is my current project, if any of you fellow Texans happen to know of one, please let me know.

Mahalo,

JD


 
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Hawaiianmike
Member

Joined: May 27, 2015
Posts: 1
Posted: 2015-05-27 05:30 am   Permalink

Thanks for all the Great Ideas. I have also been searching for Cheaper Ways to Keep all my TikI Torches Alive. I have over twenty in my Small Piece Of Paradise. Here are some pics of it. Still building it up now, one more pond, more lights soon. Thanks ALOHA ! Michael Sollberger http://tikiroom.com/img/79936x5565b826.jpg http://tikiroom.com/img/79936x5565b806.jpg http://tikiroom.com/img/79936x5565b7f3.jpg

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AceExplorer
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2219
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2015-05-27 06:22 am   Permalink

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On 2015-05-27 05:30, Hawaiianmike wrote:
Thanks for all the Great Ideas. I have also been searching for Cheaper Ways to Keep all my TikI Torches Alive. I have over twenty in my Small Piece Of Paradise. Here are some pics of it. Still building it up now, one more pond, more lights soon. Thanks ALOHA ! Michael Sollberger http://tikiroom.com/img/79936x5565b826.jpg http://tikiroom.com/img/79936x5565b806.jpg http://tikiroom.com/img/79936x5565b7f3.jpg



Nice job, Hawaiianmike! Lighting (electrical or by flames) is a great feature and high-impact element, and I see you're having fun with it AND getting a good result. You've helped me think again about using open flame torches in my yard.


 
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floozyspeak
Member

Joined: Jun 01, 2015
Posts: 3
From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2015-06-01 1:14 pm   Permalink

Long time reader first time poster- hello tiki central. Continue goodness. I was told by JeffMan Tiki on here that I'd be labeled a tourist, which is worse than a noob I figure. But yeah, just starting to get into tiki stuff in a more obsessive compulsive way. I throw a luau every year, next time you're near Columbus Ohio in the june-august months, ping me and come listen to the Jeff Chenault, and Francis Lacuna playing tunes and serving mad maitai mayhem.

dan


 
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2219
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2015-06-01 1:41 pm   Permalink

Dan, you're not "tourist" or "noob" if you've been throwing luau parties for years and have been reading Tiki Central. Glad to see you join here, jump in with both feet, and don't worry what anyone else says. Have fun and maybe even post some photos of your antics!

 
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KonaKaiBaby
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 05, 2015
Posts: 119
From: Middlesex, VT
Posted: 2015-06-12 10:08 am   Permalink

Hi everyone-

I've been enjoying the fabulous info on here for quite a while (especially the vintage pics), but didn't really feel like I could rightfully jump in until I had my own tiki space. Pleased to say that we've begun the transformation of our basement library/music room into The Hokulani Lounge!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hokulani-Lounge/1110336148981097

My husband and I live in beautiful Vermont now, but I grew up in Philly. I've been a Polynesian addict since I was a baby. My parents took me to Kona Kai in Philadelphia for every bday and special occasion. It was my very favorite place on Earth. When we traveled, I made my mom seek out tiki spots--I looooved to hang out in dark cocktail lounges as a kid! Hmmm...I guess that should have been an early hint...

Then I was married at the Polynesian Resort in Disneyworld when I was 19. I've collected little bits and pieces of tiki-ness over the years, and I'm excited to now bring it all together in one magical space. Everyone's fabulous pics on here have been such an inspiration. Many thanks for all of your phenomenal creativity.

Happy to be here
Tara

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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 6153
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2015-06-12 11:14 pm   Permalink

Welcome to all the new folks. Please post your bars and artwork so we can admire your handi-work. Have fun on Tiki Central.
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DutchTiki
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 19, 2015
Posts: 31
From: The Netherlands
Posted: 2015-06-19 04:31 am   Permalink

Hi all!
I'm Patrick, married, two children and I (we) live in the Netherlands.
Through exotic gardening and landscaping I came into contact with the tiki culture (& statues), it has won my interest so that’s why I am also here now. I hope to see, read and learn more about the tiki "phenomenon"

Friendly greetings (Aloha) from the Netherlands!



 
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Biotron2000
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Apr 13, 2002
Posts: 383
From: Bakersfield, California
Posted: 2015-06-19 05:11 am   Permalink

Aloha Patrick! I'm Patrick, too. Welcome! A good place to start, besides here at Tiki Central, is a book by Sven Kirsten called Tiki Pop. It's full of great history and information. Also, look for a documentary called The DVD of Tiki. I showed that to a friend and now she doesn't think I'm quite so crazy.
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HarryAnise
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Joined: Jun 26, 2015
Posts: 8
Posted: 2015-06-26 10:05 am   Permalink

Howdy, longtime poster, first time lurker, finally joined. Lots to see here, hope no one minds a noob.

 
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Leilehua
Grand Member (2 years)  

Joined: Jun 24, 2015
Posts: 56
Posted: 2015-06-27 01:33 am   Permalink

Aloha! I just found the official introduction thread! I'm Leilehua. I live in Hilo, Hawai'i, and I make lu'au torches (at least that's what I called them all my life until recently, but that's another thread.) I grew up around tiki bars - but my crowd didn't call them that at the time. We just called them by the name of the bar, no generic term I remember. Anyway, I had a great time a couple of weeks ago when a friend took me to La Mariana, the last of O'ahu's great tiki bars. I really would like to take my hula dancers there and do a show!

A few pix below:

La Mariana, may she rest in peace, herself


As a lighting manufacturer, I love the lights!



A tree in the dining area


Love the waterfall and massive clam shells!


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The Madman
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 28, 2015
Posts: 12
From: Pismo Beach, CA.
Posted: 2015-06-28 2:08 pm   Permalink

Hello TC Ohana. This is formally known Forgotten Tikiman. I am going by The Madman now. This new username has stuck with me better than FTM. Just to explain. I got this name from my friend Johnny Barajas who is a regular at the Tiki Ti. When he found out that I drive 3hrs just to get a drink at the Ti and then drive back home, he called me a Madman and it's stuck with the regulars there ever since. Including my homies Adrian Estaquio, Dan Faris, Anders Anderson, Rasta Jim, Alan, Danny(Tiki Diablo), and the Tiki Ti crew.

 
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