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cherry capri miss doo dah (update on page 8 * new photos *)
Krustiki
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Joined: Aug 02, 2004
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Posted: 2004-11-21 8:58 pm   Permalink

How the DooDah Day y'all. Here are a few pix. Sorry about the Humuhumu/Cherry Capri- centric perspective views. I had one entire 256 MB chip go "bottoms-up" on me. Lost about 100 pictures. These are the smoldering remains of the TC crowd.



Cherry Capri

Cherry Capri

Rebecca of the Purple Orchid

C.B. and the Queen in her Cherry-ot

Humuhumu and Ookoo Lady

HumuHumu in "City Lights"

Humuhumu's rickshaw

Are you ready for your close-up Miss Humu

Practicing the Queens Wave

Wave 1

Wave 2

Wave 3, the Figure 8

NO Darling, more like this.


Is this ape 2 timing Humu?

Cherry Capri's Cherry-ot

The TC group

The TC crew's bumms




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Wersmo Derinc
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Joined: May 15, 2003
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Posted: 2004-11-22 02:06 am   Permalink

Rebecca and I had so much fun pulling our tiki that we can't wait a whole year to pull it again. The thrill of pulling our tiki in front of thousands of screaming fans is one of the memories we shall treasure always. Plus, it was REALLY NICE of TikiGardener to have us all over to his apartment afterward to bask in the glory of Do Dah Parade Queen Cheri Capri and her entourage. Also, thanks to Tina for encouraging Rebecca and me to let our freak flag fly!

 
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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
Posts: 631
From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-11-22 10:31 am   Permalink

Wow! That really was fun! My son Nick who didn't even want to go, had so much fun, he can't wait til next year! He really got a kick out of watching peoples reactions to King Kukulele's rubber band uke, and throwing out matches to all the kids.

I did manage to catch the Queen, a few of us and a close up of our groups dog, MUGSY TIKI on the 11:00 news ch.7 last night.

Speaking of MUGSY TIKI, how is his tummy? I saw towards the end of the parade, him turning down hot dogs with a pained face.
I also saw on the news bit, "The Grill Team" with their hot dog shooter. So that's where they came from.

Thanks also to Tina for being our leader, Dave & Tony for getting up and getting the pizza and Tiki Gardner for having us after (your wife is so talented and interesting)

I think we did a bang-up job for a last minute thing. Next year will be even better! I'm ready, I'm ready....



 
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Urban Tiki
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Joined: Aug 18, 2004
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From: The Tropical Isle of Manhattan
Posted: 2004-11-22 1:47 pm   Permalink

Great pictures- it makes me even more sad that I was on the other side of the country for this event. On behalf of the rest of Tiki Central, though, I would like to thank those who represented us so well!

 
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Traderpup
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Long Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-11-22 3:48 pm   Permalink

We had an incredible time participating in the parade....! The best was when the parrotheads came over to give us a pre-parade look over and to invite us to party with their group, and while checking out the mai-taicycles and commenting on how cool they were, one of them noticed the parrots hanging from the back: "Look! Parrots! You guys should join us for beer later! Wait! The parrots are hanging from a noose.... you hate parrotheads...!!" A few insulting remarks about Tikis & mai tais were uttered as they wandered back to their own side of the parade.....

Many thanks to everyone who helped make the day so much fun! Thanks Tina for getting our group organized, and thanks to Tiki Gardener for hosting the after party. Next year....


 
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floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 998
From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-11-22 6:54 pm   Permalink

Krustiki and Ookoo Lady were there in the formation area to cheer us on and we got a surprise on Colorado Blvd. when we saw Baxdog, Kukui and their young 'uns. Well, I kept searching and I saw one young 'un, and I am assuming you brought the pair. It was cold out there, eh?

Let’s see, we had:

CB Howlie – Planning, shopping, decorating, car loaning and bongo playing.

Cynner – You traveled so far to bring us your Mai Tai! I have never seen a Mai Tai cavort and caper like that before. Thank you for your costume designing hints. That really helped me when I made ole Tiki Bob.

Dinah Flow – Thanks for hosting our car-decorating and sign making session. We were well prepared on parade morning because of it!

Also starring Hukilau Brown – as the Chaffeur. So handsome, So debonair. You don't come out to play with us nearly often enough.

Humu – You were glamorous as ever, uke in hand, seducing the crowd from a Tiki Hai’s rickshaw.

King Kukulele – that flying uke gets ‘em every time. People will fall for it, even if the gag was just played on someone else who is maybe 7 feet away. Maybe it happened with such lightning speed that they missed it the first time.

Laney and Nick – I'm glad that one of the surviving Krustiki photos captures your Witco float; I hope someone posts a close-up that includes the carefully arranged foliage. Nick sure didn’t seem like he wanted to get involved with any of this when he first arrived. I did see that big grin on his face during the parade.

Natalie – I was wondering how we were going to distribute all of those “Lotta Living” matchbooks. Then I saw you flinging them into the grabby crowd, handful after handful. That solved the issue and was entertaining to watch.

Pam – One who responded when the question was asked, “Who will fan the Queen with this giant banana leaf?” I hope you enjoyed your maiden TC voyage.

Purple Orchid Crew – Dave, Rebecca and Bob
Big tiki, big banana leaves and oh my gosh, that sound system. Thanks for putting us together with that great, big, loud and mobile sound system. It blasted Ape to the masses and we had a great sound track.


Tikilands and Mugsy Tiki – I hope you enjoyed yourselves and will come back for more TC fun. Mugsy is such a sweet doggie. Thanks for bearing the TC logo down the parade route, BTW.

Tiki Hai – You really came through with by providing us with props and your decorating skill for the Queen’s Cherry-ot.

Trader Pup and Tom – you guys were great with those Mai Taicycles. Hawaiian shirts, combat boots, Chinese hats covered with aloha fabric and finished with dingleberries and of course formal tails because they were after all, there with the Queen. Pup’s labors really enhanced our presentation. Pup also made the beautiful “Cherry Capri” sign that adorned the front of the Futura.

And of course, there’s Tiki Gardener. Your original post started it all. I understand that I missed a swell party due to my homeward retreat, but I am glad to hear that everybody made it up there and had a good time.

Like Laney said, we did pretty well considering that we didn't have a lot of time. Good going, TC!









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floratina
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From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-11-22 9:01 pm   Permalink

You should have seen Queen Cherry accepting the accolades of her subjects. She would stand to shower them with leis and as she settled back down on her Futura throne she would fling her golden cape back fabulously like Liberace so as to preserve the fluffiness of its feathers. The crowd ate it up. The name Cherry Capri worked wonders When I needed to make arrangements with the Doo Dah people. It's good to be da Queen!

 
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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2004-11-22 10:57 pm   Permalink

That was such a neat thing to be a part of... and I found myself actually quite moved that I got to be there with some of my best friends in the world. What a cool experience!

Huge mahalos to everyone who came out and made it what it was, but especially to Cherry Capri, for having the guts & the talent to become the parade queen, to Floratina for getting us organized and motivated, to Tiki Hai for hauling my ass all up & down the parade route in his beautiful rickshaw (my 2nd favorite eBay purchase ever, after the animatronic rock band at Pixar), and to Tiki Gardener and his lovely wahine for hosting the afterparty at their apartment.

I'm already quite excited for next year... though I hope it'll be a little warmer!

My pictures:
http://photo.humuhumu.com/v/doodah/

The assembly of Floratina's fabulous Tiki Bob costume:


The Mai Tai Cycles without riders:


The Mai Tai Cycles with riders:


An unfortunate parrot on the back of a Mai Tai Cycle:


Drawn by the beckoning aloha of a tiki on the Parrotheads' float, Queen Cherry attempts to make peace, but simply cannot forgive the shoddy quality of the tiki:


Now, here's a proper tiki! Courtesy of Dave (Wersmo Derinc) & Rebecca of the Purple Orchid:


This rickshaw was a blast (thanks again, Tiki Hai!):


My view of the parade:


Now, some afterpary pics:

Queen Cherry arrives at the afterparty:


An exhausted Queen Cherry can finally relax:


And now that she's among "her people," she can relax properly:



Detail from the Queen's crown (which was truly lovely, and worth a close look):


Tiki Hai scrutinizes the Cat Box Brownies (which were delicious! My compliments to the cat!):


Cherry shows her friend Count Smokula the Cat Box Brownies:


Sven & TikiGardener share a tender moment over some Tiki Gardens slides:



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TikiGardener
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Posted: 2004-11-22 11:32 pm   Permalink

GREAT PICS HUMU!!!

Now everyone can see why we call the chair Cherry was sitting in "the comfy chair"!

Great to see the pre parade set up. I was juicing limes and trying to get something in my stomach aside from booze!

TG


 
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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-11-22 11:36 pm   Permalink


Some of my pix.....


the bikes


dead parrot close-up


Humu and Steve


Cherry and the Accordion Guy Whose Name I Can't Remember at TikiGardener's after-party. You've gotta love a guy who can play "Oops I Did It Again" on the accordion.

I can't wait to do this again next year!


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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2004-11-23 12:56 am   Permalink

I was watching the news last night, late
(not sure what channel) and they showed an open shot of you all. According to them, you's are "Parrot Heads!"


 
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TikiGardener
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Posted: 2004-11-23 1:02 pm   Permalink

now ben, look at those people.
them tikicentralites have way to
much class to be lumped in with
them mangey parrot heads.

'ceptin maybe you and me.


 
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Cherry Capri
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: an uncharted desert isle
Posted: 2004-11-24 3:11 pm   Permalink

Thank you for that thank you list floratina -My gratitude goes out to everyone who marched alongside her royal highness and cheered from the sidelines!

And thank you to you my friend Floratina for being the Queens Royal-ist Lady in Waiting!

I have to admit, that my favorite moment of the day was after Count Smokula arrived at Tiki Gardeners and played a song to which King Kukulele and I got to dance to...

Tiki Gardener mixes a very tastey Mai Tai - and after 1-2 of them, I really was her royal HIGHness!

good times... good friends... thank you all...



All of my pics are here:
http://www.cherrycapri.com/photos_doodah.shtml (borrowed a few from h.h. and krustiki to tell the whole story...)

By the way, did anyone get a full length shot of Floratina's TikiBob mug?

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mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2004-11-24 3:42 pm   Permalink

Great picture of Cynner in her Trader Vics Mai-Tai glass costume!!


 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2004-11-24 7:09 pm   Permalink

Hey Cherry, I took some of the photos and ran them through photoshop, and brightened them up considerably.

If you want them, email me.

Also I took in the left over Cat Box Brownies to my works Thanksgiving Potluck.
I went in very indignant asking;"Who left this over by my car?!?". And everyone was very perplexed and a little grossed out. And them I picked a brownie out and took a bite out saying;"Well, its not stale, so it must have been put there recently!"

Jaws dropped...

My friend Mitch figured it out the quickest but there were lots of "eeeeeeewwww"s. It was amazing how many people were hesitant to eat them even after Itold them what they were! The imagery is just to strong for some people.

Oh, someone left to Moai Style sports drink type bottles with crazy straws at our place. If ya want em back, email or pm me.

I'll be getting the film of the parade developed soon, and I will post the aerial views of the Queens Procession.

TG


 
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