Joined: Mar 28, 2002
From: behind a cluttered desk
|Posted: 2003-03-12 10:00 am  Permalink|
The mondotiki website is built but there are a few last details that are keeping the HR from posting the site. In the meantime, you can book discounted rooms by calling (800) 473-ROCK and be sure to mention "Mondo Tiki"... this is my 1st announcement of the #/code so call asap as the rooms will book-up fast. The room rates are $179 per night, not the $159 promised earlier on by the HR. As far as entry goes into the event, the cost is $20 and can only be paid at the poolside entrance to the event. Your room rate does not include entry into the event.
The event is slated for Noon - 11pm with The Eliminators, Ape! and Cherry Capri/Thurston Howlies providing the live musical entertainment. Between acts, Capitol Records will be on-site spinning Ultra Lounge. Charles Phoenix is debuting his "Retro Hawaiian Holiday Slideshow" which is a part of his God Bless Americana Series on a giant 20'x20' screen. Appleton's is pouring the drinks - there are 3 tiki bars. Top-shelf cocktails are slated at around $5 or $6+ in a plastic tiki tumbler.
The entertainment will culminate in the evening with Hawaiian Hula Dancers & Fire Jugglers.
Also what's cool is that James Teitelbaum will be on site debuting/signing his "Tiki Road Trip" book. Doug Nason will be there with photos from his recent trip to Bali and of course our very own Sven will be there, too. Tiki Central will be represented and I still have to make contact w/Otto to get his nod for attending Mondo.
We're at over 20 vendors and the wares they're exhibiting include such things as...
handpainted tiki mugs
handmade tiki clocks
women's tiki garments
hand-painted tiki surfboards
tiki original paintings
Ultra Lounge cd's
temporary tiki tattoos
... lots more
Also, the HR will be selling commemorative Shag t's and posters plus the event is the official debut of the Shag Mondo Tiki $5 gaming chips & Shag gaming table layouts. We'll be selling a ltd. qty of 600 (2 glazes, 300 per glaze) giant Shag MONDO TIKI MUGS for $35 - limit 1 mug per attendee. Shag will be there to personally sign the hangtags.
I'm heading out of the country on business and after I return, I will be keeping you updated with news, etc. on Mondo.