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TIKI OASIS IV - How was the Event? How was the Resort? How was The REEF?
GiantRobotTiki
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Joined: Apr 24, 2004
Posts: 69
From: Van Nuys, Ca. (Lake Balboa to the snobs)
Posted: 2004-05-12 09:33 am   Permalink

Hey Eric!!

I tried to send an email to your email address,
farbermeister@hotmail.com and the e-mail demon sent it back. I've got some video and still pics for youz guyz. I got a really good one of the East Coast Vs. West Coast rap that Kuk and Kyle were "battling" in. If you can send me a good e-mail address to send the stuff too?? You can email me at GiantRobotTiki@aol.com If you're interested, I've got some really cool Vinnie Colauita clinics too!! One of them is of Vinne soloing for over an hour straight!!!

Thanks for the cool tunes bro!!!



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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1907
From: socal
Posted: 2004-05-12 10:12 am   Permalink

Hey folks, this was too fun. I had a blast and it was great seeing y'all after locking myself in my workshop for a week to make all my stuff. For me there is no place like this little Oasis in the desert. Thanks for all the support folks.

 
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suburbanpagan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 803
From: southern cal
Posted: 2004-05-12 10:53 am   Permalink

Some of us vendors ( I only call myself that because I was peddling my tikis on this one day a year) were concerned about the "swap meet" quality of some of the vendors. This one guy, at the end of Sunday, realizing he had nothing of value to this group of people, was trying to trade me some of his swap meet crap a la "these are very tiki" cheap sunglasses and "Paris Hilton made these popular" baseball caps! WHAT? What does that have to do with tiki? Some of us believe that the vendors should be selling what they personally create not what they resell at flea markets. Personally, I don't care if it's resale stuff as long as the people who are selling it are there because of the love of the event and not just looking to cash in!
I'm not in it for the money! God knows I gave away as much stuff as I sold because I am just interested in spreading the cause and paying for my room in the process! I would just like to see that the vending area is not watered down or cheapened by "non-believers"!
All in all, my countdown clock is set to 362 days and counting till Tiki Oasis 5!


 
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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2004-05-12 11:02 am   Permalink

Thanks Otto, Tiki Central members, Tiki Godz and Tropics for a Great Time!
The Reef looking good! The only thing missing was an ocean breeze.
Maybe a rattan fan on the ceiling or some windows which could be opened would cool things off.
Aloha!


 
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mrs. pineapple
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Joined: May 12, 2003
Posts: 611
Posted: 2004-05-12 11:04 am   Permalink

Paris Hilton made boring sex tapes popular, it doesn't mean I want to buy one at the Oasis. (making my own at the oasis, if it involves Humuhumu and bumperstickers, well, that's a whole 'nother story.)
I think the guy selling the parrot/palm tree was kind of funny, I didn't want to be the one to tell him how uncool his product was, I voted with my wallet. I think the vendors who had cool stuff, sold it. Vote with your wallet, there's something for everyone!
I would LOVE to see more traditional dancers, I vote yes for that. I vote no on Japanese fetish porn and electronica, ehhh, not so tiki. Otherwise, I agree with Pop on a slightly bad vibe, on occasion. Particularly the drunk frat boys in Dr. Z's room, mocking mr. pineapple, scrimshaw, weird uncle tiki and 2 others, drunken jam. I'M the ONLY one allowed to mock mr. pineapple's bongo's
In general, though, the bigger the event gets the harder it is to keep out the negative, spring break types. All we can do is set a positive example, and remind people, (gently, there's rum involved) of the spirit of aloha. I try to focus on all the really cool people I met who aren't yet members of my tiki family, and hopefully the good will outweigh the bad!
mrs. p

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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2004-05-12 11:39 am   Permalink

I agree about the dogs(not baxdog-he can go where ever he wants), ice,and parking. I spent an enjoyable friday afternoon and evening sampling Reef Bar drinks, Al's mai tais, and Bong's Lapu Lapus'...meeting and greeting our Tiki family, only to be suddenly shocked out of my beach chair with the "way out" sounds of Suksu Roba and their metallic disco ball nuncheck demo. That sound machine (not sure what its called) was cool when used in the movie "The Day the Earth stood Still", however I didnt find it very Tiki.
Aloha!


 
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suburbanpagan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 803
From: southern cal
Posted: 2004-05-12 12:07 pm   Permalink

""way out" sounds of Suksu Roba and their metallic disco ball nuncheck demo"

hilarious! that shocked me out of my pants and not in a good way! It was fun to hear him looking for the right notes though! haha!


 
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DawnTiki
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Joined: Sep 01, 2002
Posts: 1675
From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2004-05-12 12:13 pm   Permalink

Either Oasis is a family event or it's not, Seksu Roba (video) was not something I would have wanted my son seeing. I kept him at home becuse I didn't know what to expect. I can hear it now..."Mom? What was that hairy monster thing that outer space lady was rubbing?" When I relized I was seeing what I thought I was seeing, I looked around and saw quite a few kids still up and watching the same show I was watching. Yikes!

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suburbanpagan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 803
From: southern cal
Posted: 2004-05-12 12:15 pm   Permalink

Damn! I'm glad my four year old girl didn't see that!

 
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mattfink
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Joined: May 05, 2003
Posts: 579
From: Detroit
Posted: 2004-05-12 12:28 pm   Permalink

I've never been to the Oasis, but I can relate to what you're talking about. I attend a lot of "rockabilly" events where they attach a lot of crap and vendors that are completely unrelated. It does sound a bit puritanical to demand only tiki related stuff, but wtf it is a TIKI event right? There is a time and a place for everything...blah, blah, blah...maybe I'll be able to go next year.

 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2370
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2004-05-12 12:34 pm   Permalink

Several of my kids pool toys were stolen. There was no innocent mixup because the toys were CLEARLY marked with their names. They were a little upset to say the least and I was surprised.

Going to the Oasis is sort of like camping. You feel that you can trust your fellow campers enough to leave your stove and chairs outside for the evening and not worry about other people taking them.

We had a great time but I grew tired of people who consistently mooched free alcohol from others with no type of reciprocity.

The moochers were waiting to pounce during the Zombie taste off. We had to keep shooing them away. The point of the contest was to "evaluate" and RATE the different entries not just help yourself to whatever you wanted.

Definitely address the Ice and parking. How about some windows in the Side of the Reef that open to the outside. The Air Conditioning in the Reef did not seem that effective.


 
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Molokai Mike
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Joined: Jun 26, 2003
Posts: 507
From: the birthplace of the Mai Tai
Posted: 2004-05-12 12:37 pm   Permalink

I disagree about the burlesque acts. Although it's not strictly Tiki (in the Aloha context) it has been adopted by the Tiki movement as a form of Exotica. It also provided a nice break to the musical acts. Project Pimento isn't Tiki, but man, was I glad to see them perform. In my opinion "Tiki" stands for a lot more than a celebration of Polynesian culture.

My one single criticism : There was an "older" gentelman at the Reef (at around 4pm Friday) who was pouring the worst tasting Mai Tais I've had. They contained an ounce of Rum and the rest was Sweet and Sour, I think. Several people I encountered had the same experience and stopped ordering drinks from the Reef. (I spotted several of them getting Margaritas to go from the Mexican Restaurant) This is a shame, because Dave and the crew from Purple Orchid were pouring fabulous drinks all weekend long.
This is a very discerning Mai Tai crowd and you cannot pass off "rum with a dash of who knows what" and expect to get away with it. Perhaps next year, the bartenders could be trained to shake up the perfect Mai Tai, Zombie etc for service to the Oasis attendees. With the correct premixed quantities on hand, this could be attainable.



 
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Molokai Mike
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Joined: Jun 26, 2003
Posts: 507
From: the birthplace of the Mai Tai
Posted: 2004-05-12 12:54 pm   Permalink

We all had a fabulous time. A big thanks to Otto and to all the organizers for making this an unforgettable weekend. King Kuke and Crazy Al were amazing. The weekend would not have been the same without them !! The performers were top notch and the diversity in acts kept the entertainment interesting. Well done Otto !!
Lets also lift up our tiki mugs to Dave and the Purple Orchid bartenders (especially Kelly) for doing a fabulous job !!
Lastly, I'd like to thank Casey, for providing this Tiki wonderland for our enjoyment. The Tropics is undoubtedly the best motor lodge resort I have ever had the pleasure of attending. From the Reef to the lobby to the detailed bannister carvings, the property is truly a sight to behold.
Thank you ! Thank you !


 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2369
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2004-05-12 1:13 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-05-12 12:37, Conga Mike wrote:
I disagree about the burlesque acts. Although it's not strictly Tiki (in the Aloha context) it has been adopted by the Tiki movement as a form of Exotica.



It has??

Not in So Cal from what I understand and I've been to a lot of So Cal tiki events. So far, the only tiki event where I've seen burlesque is Tiki Oasis.

Consider this -- there were more burlesque dancers hired to perform than there were hula dancers. Doesn't that seem odd to you?


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fishhead
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Joined: Sep 01, 2003
Posts: 42
From: Huntington Beach,CA
Posted: 2004-05-12 1:36 pm   Permalink

I would like to have seen an outside roasted pig , lei's @the door etc..but it was a good show.I did'nt partake in any of the parties[little shy came by myself]but pretty comfy by the time I was packing my art up on Sunday.Oh well next year..

 
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