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CaseyJPS
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 14, 2003
Posts: 184
From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2004-08-11 7:10 pm   Permalink

Seriously folks, the idea is for Tiki News to pay expenses and (hopefully) put something in the bank to help perpetuate the event (forever)! I believe that happened for the first time in 2004. The other years were pretty much good faith gestures.

This event wouldn't happen if it weren't for Baby Doe and Otto (and their unending patience and tenacity).

For us (the Resort), it's simply a matter of existence. This event (and all of you) is extremely important to the survival, improvements, and maintenance of this place, that I have inadvertently married.

Man, I'd hate to get you people upset with me (sheesh)! I'm going to go hide under my bed now, with Statler, Gretchen, and Peanut (he was just fixed, so it's actually "Pea", no nuts).
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5820
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-08-11 7:26 pm   Permalink

Hang in there Casey.
(I wish I could say the same for peanonuts )


 
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TNTiki
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Joined: May 15, 2004
Posts: 464
From: Knoxville, TN
Posted: 2004-08-11 7:35 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: TNTiki on 2004-11-06 17:54 ]


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7454
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2004-08-11 9:20 pm   Permalink


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At least it wasn't two drag queens ripping each others wigs and eyelashes off!

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What event does this happen at??

Cool!!!

Bong? You in? Road Trip!!



 
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mrs. pineapple
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2003
Posts: 611
Posted: 2004-08-12 12:03 am   Permalink

The cynicism of some of these posts is why I responded. Let's be honest, if you say something like; this new policy is a bunch of crap, or you'd rather go to Hawaii with your friends, or that it's OK for you to have an attitude, but not OK for Casey to respond to your attitude, because he "needs" us, you aren't playing nice, you aren't giving constructive feedback. You are taking advantage of the anonymity of the internet to pout. You lose all sympathy when you do that.

Take a small step outside of the world you live in and put yourself in the shoes of the person you are accusing of gouging you, because really, when you talk about the costs, and that they seem excessively prohibitive, you are essentially insinuating that the people who are putting the event on, are taking advantage of you.

Is that what you really believe? How would you like it if you spent your entire years worth of paid vacation days, and then some, putting on an event like tiki oasis, to return home 4 days later and see a thread of 8+ pages with nothing but complaints about the entertainment, mood, attendees, etc. etc. etc. Then come back a few months later, give these same people a 3 day jump on next years event, change as many policies, address as many concerns as possible, and then have people basically accuse you of profiteering THEIR event? Why do people feel like it's ok to post this stuff about Tiki News and the Tropics?

Mr. Smiley, I don't honestly believe that anyone who has enjoyed your company at a tiki event would imply that your presence is not sadly missed. Anyone who says otherwise is just a damn fool.

Full disclosure: I have NOTHING to do with planning or putting on TO. Otto and Doe are friends, and I help them out with Vander when they need it, so I've seen first hand the amount of work, time and personal energy they put into this. I'm a little protective of them, because I know how important this event is to them, how incredibly honest they are, and how much fun it is for me and the mister.

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[ This Message was edited by: mrs. pineapple on 2004-08-12 00:06 ]

[ This Message was edited by: mrs. pineapple on 2004-08-12 00:13 ]


 
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Atomicchick
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Joined: Sep 08, 2003
Posts: 579
From: Southern California
Posted: 2004-08-12 04:59 am   Permalink

What a smack.

 
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Tiki-bot
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1345
Posted: 2004-08-12 09:38 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-08-11 19:35, TNTiki wrote:
Tiki-bot:

...If it did not turn some profit, then he could not continue to promote it....

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Why not? Not every endeavor makes money. Some people do things because they like to do them. Just sayin'....

Peace-out!
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Feelin' Zombified
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1329
From: The Exotic Shores of Lake St. Clair
Posted: 2004-08-12 10:13 am   Permalink

Everyone just quit yer bitchin'

While most of you will be soaking up sun & sipping mai tais & basking in the glory that is Oasis, I'll probably still be shoveling the last bit of snow off of my driveway.

Brats.

-Z
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Thank God The Tiki Torch Still Shines...


 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5820
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-08-12 10:16 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-08-07 00:43, CaseyJPS wrote:
PLEASE VIEW the posting: May 5th through May 8th - Tiki Oasis V Reservations Update


Casey,
I can't find your update.


 
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sweetpea
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 14, 2003
Posts: 882
From: Seattle
Posted: 2004-08-12 10:25 am   Permalink

Pea never had nuts to begin with.
Unless I never realized I was a boy wearing girlie hawaiian dresses...

I'm guessing I will yet again miss this function. Unless anyone has some frequent flier miles they can't use, and wanna buy me a ticket.

Humu, are you reserved yet? Kin I share?
Will I see you this weekend? Maybe I should read the rest of the posts first? Casey, is the Caliente already fully booked? Any Seattle folks plannin for this?


 
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UtopianDreem
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Jun 02, 2003
Posts: 293
From: LA County, CA
Posted: 2004-08-12 11:11 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-08-12 10:16, Unga Bunga wrote:
Quote:

On 2004-08-07 00:43, CaseyJPS wrote:
PLEASE VIEW the posting: May 5th through May 8th - Tiki Oasis V Reservations Update


Casey,
I can't find your update.



The update is here:
May 5th through 8th, 2005 - Tiki Oasis V Reservation UPDATE

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CaseyJPS
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 14, 2003
Posts: 184
From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2004-08-12 12:42 pm   Permalink

Here you go!

The update is titled:

May 5th through 8th, 2005 - Tiki Oasis V Reservation Update

I don't get all the tech stuff, but I see somebody posted the link just above this reply.

The update is quite a few lines, DOWN the page.

Mahalo!
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Otto
Grand Member (3 years)  

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 855
From: NorCal
Posted: 2004-08-13 3:16 pm   Permalink

Hey everyone!

There will be weekend pass tickets available for people who are not staying in either hotel. Repeat: THERE WILL BE WEEKEND DAY PASSES SOLD FOR TIKI OASIS V! We will have a limited amount of these weekend passes as there is a limited capacity on the hotel grounds. Day passes will be sold for a limited time. Tiki Central and Tiki News subscribers will get a month or two head start on the general public so if it sells out based solely on the dedicated Tiki lovers then all the better!!

When we are ready to sell those tickets I will post it to the new thread for Tiki Oasis 5 which is titled update (or something like that)

In order to accommodate everyone for Tiki Oasis V we are working out the details for non hotel-package tickets, aka Day Passes. It was our intention to make the hotel rooms available as soon as possible and also to give Tiki Central members a 48 hour head start over Tiki News subscribers. Therefore the hotel rooms were made available as soon as Casey got everything arranged.

BUT
please note that additional tickets for extra room guests (ie if more than two people are staying in one room) are available through the hotel and can be purchased now from the Caliente tropics. So please let the hotel know of your extra guests and book them accordingly!

Our goal is to offer wide options but to maintain the exclusive sense of the event. We still recommend that people stay at the hotel to have the complete Tiki Oasis experience. Overall you can see that the hotel package deal is way better than anything we've offered in the past!

Sorry for the delay in addressing this issue. Thanks to a TC friend for letting us know of these postings! Baby Doe and I are not that active on TC due to crazy work and life schedules so we don't always know about these discussions in a timely fashion.

Look forward to seeing you all at Tiki Oasis V!

Ahoy,
Otto


 
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docwoods
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Feb 29, 2004
Posts: 599
From: outside the windy city
Posted: 2004-08-13 4:30 pm   Permalink

After being in the hotel/restaurant business for over 25 years,I sure can appreciate what Casey must go through.Whenever something like Tiki Oasis would occur at a hotel I was at,the entire staff would cringe.It's a HUGE pain to deal with unruly people who stay 10 to a room,call housekeeping for tons of extra pillows,blankets,rollaway beds,etc.Puke in the lobby plants,cigarette butts in the fountains,ad nauseum.Courteous behavior is surely appreciated by hotel staff,and they won't all ask for that weekend off so they don't have to deal with goofballs.Don't even ask my husband about the pleasures of dealing with Comcon.

 
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CaseyJPS
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 14, 2003
Posts: 184
From: Palm Springs
Posted: 2004-08-13 7:43 pm   Permalink

Docwoods! Thank you!!

Now, here's what you (and your husband) are not going to believe. This is THE ONLY RESORT BUYOUT whereby I can go home and not worry (for at least five hours)! This is one reason why we love Tiki Oasis so much.

Because the Resort is part of the attraction, and relative to the caliber of folks with a "Tiki" appreciation, the level of damage is virtually negligible.

Oh sure, it's a challenge for all of us, because you're dealing with a gaggle of people who all want or need the same thing at the same time, and it's five days of a marathon, but it is a pleasure to have the Resort full with people who are truly aprpeciative and respectful of their surroundings. (I just wish they'd notice the details a little more.)

We've got it down to somewhat of a science as well--the "ALL-NIGHTERS" have their wing and we let them deal with the police visits (some neighbor will always call). And the "QUIET" bunch are snug in their beds enjoying our luxury mattress sets and mostly cotton sheets (many of them are "lightweights," that's why they're "quiet"--because they've reached their quotas). Each wing has two parking lots and a pool between them.

The rest of them sit smugly in their second-floor, garden view, large, amenity-laden Tahitian Lanai rooms and observe the "little people," like Leona Helmsley.

Hope you can come--we can trade hotel stories (is there anything else in life)? Thanks for the support!
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