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hukilau 2005 - decided!!!
st. john the bassist
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Posted: 2004-10-25 1:57 pm   Permalink

Hey, just curious. When do we find out about the Hukilau's location for next year. Do you want to wait for more posts on this topic? It seems that there hasn't been too many to make a decision yet. Just wondering.

 
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Urban Tiki
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Posted: 2004-10-25 2:28 pm   Permalink

I vote for Ft. Lauderdale. I lived in Chicago for a few years and loved it but, outside of TV, there is not much tiki. SUre there's a beach, but no palm trees.

 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2004-10-25 2:58 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-10-25 14:28, Urban Tiki wrote:I lived in Chicago for a few years and loved it but, outside of TV, there is not much tiki. SUre there's a beach, but no palm trees.



Not trying to influence this discussion one way or the other, but there is a LOT of Tiki in Chciago, Urban (or, at least in the suburbs) other than Trader Vics!

Hala Kahiki, Chef Shangri-La, the occasional Kona Kai event, the Tong's Tiki Hut chain, retail stores like Barefoot Hawaiian, and lesser, semi-Tiki locations like Club Paradise and Bamboo Room in Schaumburg.


 
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2004-10-25 3:06 pm   Permalink

Hala Kahiki alone is worth the trip to Chicago. Throw in all the other great tiki hot spots there, and the Oceanic Art at the Field Museum, and it's a slam-dunk.

It's true that there's no beating the Mai Kai, but there are plenty of other great tiki locales that are wonderful slices of history, and every effort should be made to give them some attention, too.

The argument that the Hukilau isn't the Hukilau if it isn't at the Mai Kai just doesn't hold water. Hukilau began in Atlanta, not Ft. Lauderdale, and Swanky & Tiki Kiliki have long envisioned it as an event that would roam around from year to year.

Chicago is also a more affordable and convienient trip for a lot of folks... the majority of people for whom Hukilau would be easier in Ft. Lauderdale already live in Florida, and jeez, you guys get the Mai Kai all year round. You can't be greedy, ya gotta spread the tiki around a bit!

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The Sperm Whale
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Posted: 2004-10-25 4:00 pm   Permalink

I don't care where the location of the Hukilau is. All I know is "I WILL BE THERE WITH BELLS ON". And another thing "THE SOONER THE BETTER". YAY!!!!
Later,
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TikiGoon
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Posted: 2004-10-26 05:30 am   Permalink

Vote: a. Chicago 2005 w/2006 back at Mai Kai

The wife is from Millwaukee, so we can visit her folks and have them watch the kids during the Hukotica.

The Chicago Trader Vic's was the first TV I had ever been to and I have been meaning to get back there. The Mai Kai was fantastic and I am looking forward to getting back there again as well, but I can wait until 2006.

So would it be Late July early August if in Chicago?


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2004-10-26 10:18 am   Permalink

I'll vote again for Ft Lauderdale. If it is in Chicago I will not be able to attend, besides, I don't think it Could BE Huki Lau if it were not in Ft Lauderdale. Just my 2 1/2 cents worth.
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Kailuageoff
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Posted: 2004-10-26 1:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-10-25 15:06, Humuhumu wrote:
the majority of people for whom Hukilau would be easier in Ft. Lauderdale already live in Florida, and jeez, you guys get the Mai Kai all year round. You can't be greedy, ya gotta spread the tiki around a bit!



the majority of people who live in Florida are also lazy. We moved here because it's too much trouble to plan a vacation - unless it's Hawaii!


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Swanky
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Posted: 2004-10-26 10:17 pm   Permalink

I only vote Chicago if it's in the dead of winter. I loved going to Hala Kahiki when there was a foot of snow on the ground!
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Urban Tiki
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Posted: 2004-10-27 08:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-10-25 14:58, tikibars wrote:
Quote:

On 2004-10-25 14:28, Urban Tiki wrote:I lived in Chicago for a few years and loved it but, outside of TV, there is not much tiki. SUre there's a beach, but no palm trees.



Not trying to influence this discussion one way or the other, but there is a LOT of Tiki in Chciago, Urban (or, at least in the suburbs) other than Trader Vics!

Hala Kahiki, Chef Shangri-La, the occasional Kona Kai event, the Tong's Tiki Hut chain, retail stores like Barefoot Hawaiian, and lesser, semi-Tiki locations like Club Paradise and Bamboo Room in Schaumburg.



I never went to the suburbs. My problem with this is that, if we are staying in Chicago and have events in the 'burbs, there will be too much drinking and driving. The mass transit there leaves a lot to be desired if you're not traveling during the work day. That's why I never went to the 'burbs.


 
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Mrs. B
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Posted: 2004-10-27 10:28 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2004-10-26 22:17, Swanky wrote:
I only vote Chicago if it's in the dead of winter. I loved going to Hala Kahiki when there was a foot of snow on the ground!

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Cool, next year we can all experience a blizzard. Right on.
But, I'd still opt for a hurricane....I like the warm water and off shore conditions before it hits. And, I'd always vote for the Mai Kai.
Aloha!

Above is all in humor. I would never undermine the devastation some experienced in this season.


 
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Formikahini
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Posted: 2004-10-28 09:25 am   Permalink

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I never went to the suburbs. My problem with this is that, if we are staying in Chicago and have events in the 'burbs, there will be too much drinking and driving. The mass transit there leaves a lot to be desired if you're not traveling during the work day. That's why I never went to the 'burbs.

Actually, the transportation was a breeze last year, all except for Chef Shangri-la for Sunday brunch, for which you did need to hitch a ride. The hotel was right on a train stop, and many of the bars were super close. I have fond memories of TurboGod doing a pole dance in the train on the way home one night...

The places that weren't at a train stop were FAB-ulously accessable via The Party Bus!! I swear, I may have had more fun on the bus going to and from all the tiki spots than I actually did at the locations themselves. Well, except maybe the Hala Kahiki. I'd be happy if the whole event took place THERE next year!!

Yes, the beach atmosphere in Ft Lauderdale is magic, but I only had time to see the beach late Friday night. My days and nights were absoulutely full in Chicago with all the tiki places to see. (and GREAT vintage shopping by the Kitch-In, where we had Saturday brunch and then boarded the party bus.) So it's not like you'd be bored and wishing you were at the beach in Chicago. (Not that anyone was bored in Florida).
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powerofthetiki
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Posted: 2004-10-28 11:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-10-28 09:25, Formikahini wrote:
quote]Actually, the transportation was a breeze last year, all except for Chef Shangri-la for Sunday brunch, for which you did need to hitch a ride. The hotel was right on a train stop, and many of the bars were super close. I have fond memories of TurboGod doing a pole dance in the train on the way home one night...

The places that weren't at a train stop were FAB-ulously accessable via The Party Bus!! I swear, I may have had more fun on the bus going to and from all the tiki spots than I actually did at the locations themselves. Well, except maybe the Hala Kahiki. I'd be happy if the whole event took place THERE next year!!





Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh captain Bob’s tiki bus. What a ride!! It was more fun then a barrel of monkeys.

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TIKI DAVID
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From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2004-10-29 11:33 am   Permalink

missed them all, won't miss the rest.where ever it is. TD

 
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babydoe
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Joined: Jan 27, 2003
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From: Bay Area
Posted: 2004-10-29 12:46 pm   Permalink

I would love to go to Chicago in 2005! how fun would that be.

I know how tough it is to plan all this stuff (So happy you are doing it!) at least 6 months notice would give me and family time to plan a trip out to Chicago!!

Thanks for doing these shows!
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