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new years eve 2005- so cal-Thanks Everybody
Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2005-10-24 09:22 am   Permalink

The 2005 TikiCentral New Years Eve Event

Schedule-

**Saturday Dec, 31

-11:30 AM
Load up in our vehicles at the Half Moon Inn for the Home Bar Tour. It will reach all corners of San Diego County (probably about 60 miles round trip) and will include a couple stops. Anyone local who has a larger vehicle and can accommodate several other TCers please bring that vehicle. Passengers, as a courtesy to your driver, offer up some gas money. We will make sure that we stop somewhere for lunch (something quick).

We will be touring the lovely home tiki environments of Bosko and Ona Tiki/Moki.

If we have time, I will take you to my favorite liquor store haunt in Escondido. The Holiday Wine cellar has a vast selection of exotic and hard to find liquors and mixers.

Each vehicle driver needs to be a designated driver (sorry).


Please contact me if you are able to provide transportation and get us in as few vehicles as possible. Lets get the out of towners taken care of. PM me for my cell phone number.

- 5:00 pm
Return everyone to their hotels so that we all can get ready for the evening.
http://www.halfmooninn.com 1-800-377-1177 (as low as $144 p/night with TC group reservation)
http://www.islandpalms.com (as low as $89 p/night with Entertainment card)


BALI HAI New Years Eve Spectacular
$85 per person pre reserved (do not expect to get a ticket the night of the event)
http://www.balihairestaurant.com
(619)222-1181


Dress Code- Anything Goes (it would be fun to represent with something indicative of our group)

-6:30pm - 7:30pm Hosted Appetizers
7:30pm - Deluxe Buffett

Buffet will have: Hawaiian Blackened Prime Rib, Sweet and Sour Shrimp, Salmon Imperial, Kahlua Pork and full Salad Bar. (plenty of food)


9:15pm - 10:15 pm Open dancing with the Royal Polynesians http://www.hookupu.org/royal.htm

10:15pm Bali Hai Polynesia Floor Show !!!!!

11:15pm More Dancing with the Royal Polynesians

12:00 am Midnight countdown. Party favors and Champagne are provided.

1:30 am Last Call

2:00 am Bali Hai Closes
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** Sunday January 01, 2006

6 AM… Rise and shine you slackers.
(Just kidding)

Since it might be unreasonable to plan a brunch gathering on a morning when folks want to sleep in and recover I don’t want to plan anything. If you recover quickly or don’t need much sleep then it might be fun to find others in a similar condition and go to the Hanalei Brunch.

I will list the hotel info just incase.
http://www.hanaleihotel.com/

Afternoon Activities are still under consideration. If you have ideas, for the group let me know. The miniature golf tournament last year was a hoot.

We could stroll around downtown and see Mr. Tiki or take the Midway Air Craft Carrier Tour. El Indio Taco shop for the best taco shop food in the county! We could eat lunch at the Catamaran hotel for those that havent seen the 20 foot tall tapa on the wall over the lobby. The authentic sepik masks in museum cases down the halls. Kearny Bowl is the only bowling alley in a reasonable distance but Im not sure if they are open on New Years day. How about a trip to the roller coaster at Belmont Park?

Any ideas?

Here are the anticipated attendees for this years event.

1. Monkeyman
2.
3.
4. Unga Bunga
5. Al-ii
6. WooHoo Wahine
7. Kick the Reverb
8. Mrs. Kick the Reverb
9. Modmana
10. Mrs. Mod Mana
11. Moki
12. Onatiki
13. Bongofury
14. Mrs. Bongofury
15. Matt Reese
16. Tiki Boomboom
17. Cyntiki
18. The Jab
19. Polynesian Pop
20. Dr. Miguelito
21. Soccertiki
22. Freddiefreelance ?
23. Tikibird
24. Utopian Dream
25. PiPhiRho
26. Tigerlily
27. Friend #1 of Tigerlily
28. Friend #2 of Tigerlily
29. Friend #1 of Modmana
30. Friend #2 of Modmana
31. Shipwreck Joey
32. Mustang Sally
33. Eel
34. Son of Eel
35. Friend of Eel



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dangergirl299
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Joined: Feb 18, 2003
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Posted: 2005-10-24 09:32 am   Permalink

Thanks monkeyman for organizing this!

 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2005-10-24 10:10 am   Permalink

The Sunday brunch idea at the Hanalei was mentioned so that anyone who hasn't had the chance to eat in the Islands Room at the Hanalei (out-of-towners perhaps) will get to do so if they want. I think it's a must-see in SD (more so then Mr. Tiki). I have been to Sunday brunch and it's served buffet style in the bar area, but you can sit and eat in the Islands Room if you wish. This may be better being an impromptu thing as if we book a group reservation they'll probably stick us in the much less appealing banquet room.
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ModMana
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Joined: Sep 05, 2002
Posts: 263
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-10-24 12:15 pm   Permalink

Count us in for everything if it happens in San Diego! We'll gladly help out any way needed. Just say the word...

It would be great to have an annual San Diego tiki event. This sounds like the perfect opportunity to see if it can work.

Thanks for your organizing efforts Monkeyman and others who have taken the initiative.

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kick_the_reverb
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Joined: Jul 17, 2002
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From: Originally Israel, now Oceanside, CA
Posted: 2005-10-24 1:23 pm   Permalink

Count us in...(for any help needed, too)
Ran


 
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WooHooWahine
  

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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2005-10-24 1:47 pm   Permalink

WooHooo!!! San Diego is the place to be for New Year's Eve, count Soccer Tiki and I in!!!

 
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TikiTikiBoom
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2005-10-24 2:53 pm   Permalink

Hmmm.. I might just cab it back home after the Bali Hai festivities. But I could be up for a home bar tour the next day.

Let me know if you need any help.
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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-10-24 3:10 pm   Permalink

I am in for the home bar tour. If people are trying to keep cost down I think hosting a brunch at my place is feasible. I am hoping the S.D. ohana will want to join forces on this. Any takers?

 
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2005-10-24 3:31 pm   Permalink

If I were to pick my preferences for a bang up weekend and keep costs down this is what I would do.

A- Definitely go to the Bali Hai celebration. I dont know if its a rockin time or not but if enough of us are there it wont matter. Its pricey at $90 but most organized new years parties are expensive(often surpassing $150). We can all wear our craziest Aloha attire (including fancy dresses and tapa Sportcoats) and will totally fit with the venue.

B- Find other less expensive lodging in the area to keep folks close to the Bali Hai. If a couple of our well heeled TCers feel like springing for a suite then great. Maybe we can all go hang out at their room.

C- Skip Mr. Tiki on Sunday night in exchange for a home gathering at one of our nearby TCers.

D- Go into the Islands Room at the Hanalei for Brunch (hopefully enough of us are awake on New Years day to make it before brunch is finished).

E- Find a fishing boat that is willing to do a charter for cheap instead of a full blown tour boat.

F- Van rentals to get folks around town instead of taxi cabs. Or better still, who has large vehicles capable of carry 6 or more people. The Monkeybus is available and carries 7.

Ideas anyone? Are we barking up the right tree?

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thejab
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2005-10-24 3:44 pm   Permalink

This ol' dog says: Bow wow! Sounds like a great plan. I have family and friends I can stay with but I may try and splurge for a room at Humphrey's if I can find others to share it. I have done that before - it's much more relaxing then staying with the relatives!

Methinks the Bali Hai celebration with dinner and a show for $90 is worth it.

Vans are a good idea, but don't leave without me!
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alohabros
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From: westernus
Posted: 2005-10-24 4:21 pm   Permalink

... shelter island gets real busy during these festive times... the entire area has been closing to vehicle traffic (during "holiday" events)... cycling or walking in is the only option... might want to keep this in mind...

... might also contact harbor island yacht club... a few 42' catalinas (seats 12/sleeps 7) in the fleet... you might find someone willing to skipper to and from the bali hai/shelter island/harbor island/around the bay... could always get a guest slip at the embarcadero and have 7-12 drunks sleep on the boat...

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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2005-10-24 4:33 pm   Permalink

My favorite thing about NYE last year was the avoidance of the crowds of people who only go out drinking a few times a year, and of the traffic which will almost certainly have more than a few drunk drivers. My favorite of your suggestions is the Humphrey's Half Moon Inn suite party suggestion. I'd be up for contributing some money towards a suite at Humphrey's. I'm less interested in the $$ Bali Hai event (I think we'd have just as much fun together in a nice suite), but if others were into that, I'd pony up the cash to join in. The Islands brunch sounds delightful, but odds are slim to none that I'd be up for it come Sunday.


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Al-ii
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Posted: 2005-10-24 5:10 pm   Permalink

Sounds great, I'm in
Mahalo,
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Monkeyman
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2005-10-24 5:35 pm   Permalink

Humu,

I too really enjoyed last year because of the low key style of the whole thing. Unfortunately, San Diego is a popular and busy place. There is virtually no offseason and hardly any cool places that are not popular. Its a tough call.

Jab had a nice recommendation which is to rent the suite (by the way its still available). The suite is $460 per night and sleeps 8. It has 1,050 sq feet of space and faces the marina.

Great place for a gathering but who would really want to sleep there with 7 other people or have a room full of people when you are looking for some privacy.

The price split with 8 people is great ($60 per person).

The biggest issue we face is a place to congregate at night and not cause problems. Humphreys might cause trouble for us if our room party gets too big. Then New Years would be over for us at 10:30 (or whatever time they decide to break it up). At least at the Bali Hai we know that we can raise a ruckus. I am not thrilled about the price but I am excited to think that I can watch a floor show at the Bali Hai just like my parents and grandparents used to when they were much younger.


Although we all had a great time at the Caliente Tropics last year, I think it was largely because we had Casey watching our backs. He hired Judd to perform and because of that we had the beginnings of festive environment.


 
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2005-10-24 5:43 pm   Permalink

Good points, MM. A floor show really would be hard to top. Lemme check with H, we might be able to get the suite, and perhaps split the cost with a few people. That way, we have the possibility of an afterparty at the suite post-Bali Hai. Maybe we can ask for a (very small) contribution from those joining us for an afterparty, to defray costs. Again, I've gotta check with H to see if we can swing it. Keeping in mind we don't have Casey-type backing this year, lets plan on a relatively low-key after party -- no bears allowed.

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