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How are you promoting Tiki?
Jason Wickedly
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Joined: Jan 01, 2008
Posts: 704
From: LBCTIKI
Posted: 2008-06-04 8:24 pm   Permalink

I converted a Jehovah's Witness to Tiki.

True story, she was one of my coworkers. After seeing the tiki mugs and stuff I keep around the store, and hearing me play exotica music she decided to throw her husband a tiki themed anniversary party. I gave her copies of Martin Denny's Exotica and the Tikiyaki Orchestra's StereoExotique, as well as drink recipes for Mai Tais and Navy Grogs. I'm thinking about going out on Saturday mornings to spread Tiki around my neighborhood. "Excuse me ma'am, have you read the book of Tiki?"


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7911
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2008-06-04 9:15 pm   Permalink

How do I promote tiki??

I be myself.

Kinda like Bob and LeRoy.

And I hope it will pay off in the future for everyone now and beyond!!!

Check out my "new website" for my portfolio!!!
www.bambooben.com

p.s. how did i miss this thread??!!! classic stuff!!!!!
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Tiki Bars I've designed/built. TikiCat, Royal Hawaiian, Kona Club, Frankie's Tiki Room, Pacific Seas, Don the Beachcomber,Forbidden Island, Kon Tiki Tucson, Tiki No,etc....


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msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 294
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2008-06-04 10:29 pm   Permalink

With a full penis tiki tattoo!

 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3836
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2008-06-05 12:08 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-04 20:24, Jason Wickedly wrote:
I converted a Jehovah's Witness to Tiki.

True story, she was one of my coworkers. After seeing the tiki mugs and stuff I keep around the store, and hearing me play exotica music she decided to throw her husband a tiki themed anniversary party. I gave her copies of Martin Denny's Exotica and the Tikiyaki Orchestra's StereoExotique, as well as drink recipes for Mai Tais and Navy Grogs. I'm thinking about going out on Saturday mornings to spread Tiki around my neighborhood. "Excuse me ma'am, have you read the book of Tiki?"



That is spreading the Tiki love.
You should. After all, the BOT is the "good book."


 
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
Posts: 1530
From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2008-06-05 3:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-04 22:29, msteeln wrote:
With a full penis tiki tattoo!




er, you win.. Congrats!


 
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Limbo Lizard
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Joined: Aug 24, 2006
Posts: 777
From: Aboard the 'Leaky Tiki', Dallas
Posted: 2008-06-05 4:38 pm   Permalink

I was Commodore of our Bayview Boat Club, last year. The last event of the season is the Commodore's Ball, in February. It's a formal/semi- dress event, and gives the outgoing commodore/officers a chance to throw a big party to celebrate the past year. I chose a tiki theme (of course). It was held at the Shriner's hall, in Garland. There's a display case with a fez from every Shrine in N. America, so that even subtly played into that tiki/fez association (even if I was the only one who "got it").
The DJ was great, and came prepared with lots of Hawaiian and Exotica, which played as background during cocktail hour and dinner. I gave the caterer the recipe for
"Sabu's Spicy Coconut Chicken Skewers", which were served, along with prime rib. I hired a couple of dancers, who put on a much-better-than-I-expected hula show, after dinner.
We buy and bring all the liquor, and the bartenders are paid by the hour (and tips). I spent $1000 at the liquor store, and you can bet there was some rum(s)! I gave the bartenders recipes for a selection of tiki cocktails, and, well,... they tried. Guests got a souvenir mug (from Dynasty).
Don't know if I made any devout converts, but everyone had a good time, and several club "oldtimers" told me privately that it was the best Ball they've been to. Anyways, here's some links to what happened:
Commodore's Ball description
More pictures of the event

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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2721
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-06-05 5:02 pm   Permalink

THIS is how you promote Tiki !



JasonWickedly, I like your way too. Tikiyaki at a Jehovah's Witness Party...Awesome !



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tikijoeusaf
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Joined: Jan 11, 2008
Posts: 26
From: Iapetus, Saturn
Posted: 2008-06-13 07:31 am   Permalink

I've often thought about doing a small presentation at the local history museum on the subject of mid-century Polynesian Pop culture in America.

Has anyone else done anything similar? Either with friends or publicly?


 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
Posts: 1840
From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2008-06-13 11:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-06-13 07:31, tikijoeusaf wrote:
I've often thought about doing a small presentation at the local history museum on the subject of mid-century Polynesian Pop culture in America.

Has anyone else done anything similar? Either with friends or publicly?



http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=21353&forum=1&hilite=Museum exhibit

Again, my friend, the search feature can introduce you to all kinds of informative posts reflecting similar thoughts, ideas and the like. Search and you will seek what you are looking for!

PTD

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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1129
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2008-06-13 12:59 pm   Permalink

logo?



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Dr. Coruba
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Joined: Jun 02, 2008
Posts: 316
Posted: 2014-06-27 10:55 am   Permalink

As someone who is trying to keep a Tiki torch burning in the Washington, DC area (see Tiki Thirstday in Other Events), I'm giving this thread a bump. For two years (2006-2008) this was a fairly active thread, it is a good topic and worth a revisit.

I'm curious as to what others are doing, or have recently done.
Tiki Thirstday, in my case, is a weekly Tiki social night out that we have at a restaurant in the DC area. It started with a few regulars who often socialize together over Tiki drinks and rum, sometimes at restaurants, sometimes at our homes. Like so many here, we grumble about Trader Vic's' that have closed, and why aren't there more Tiki bars. Four months ago we decided to do something local and see if we could gather the local people we knew were still active (those who go to the big national events), the locals who used to be active, and people with no idea about Tiki, MCM or Poly Pop.

We started with a dozen people to organize, and we decided to give it a roll. All of us would try to go as often as possible so that when we did start posting on Tiki sites and Facebook, people coming to check it out would always find a least a some Tikiphiles there to socialize with. Our kickoff on March 20th was great, we had 36 people make it. As you can image the numbers ebb and flow each week. On the low side it is in the mid-teens, on the high side well over 30. Last night we had our 15th Tiki Thirstday and we had our largest turnout yet, 39 "merry souls." Our overall average for the last 15 weeks is now 26. And since May 29th we've had over 150 (total attendance not unique visitors).

None of this is meant to be bragging. Why I'm posting is to share that it is worth giving a try. It may not be "build it and they will come," but it could be "if you and your friends keep showing up, others will too." Don't underestimate the interest that a dozen or so people in Tiki shirts will generate. Almost every week at Tiki Thirstday I get asked by people over in the adjoining dining room "what is Tiki?" And the best thing is, a surprising number of those who ask end up joining us the next week or the week after.


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Pele Paul
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 713
From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2014-06-27 11:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-05-16 01:14, lanikai wrote:
I go door to door throughout neighborhoods with little flyers inquiring if the occupants have heard the true word lately.




Oh great, I never thought of that! Im going out now!!!!


 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2379
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2014-06-27 1:03 pm   Permalink

Lol...

not much.


 
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2219
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-06-27 2:53 pm   Permalink

It's easy to tell all your friends, and show photos, of the fun you have had at various tiki gatherings. Many of my friends know lots about tiki now, and about 6 have joined me at various Hukilaus. I don't hammer the core tiki culture and urban archaeology into their heads. Instead I tell them about the GREAT music, food, drinks, and people. Then I show them photos, take them to my home bar, etc. and the light eventually goes on.
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 7048
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-06-27 3:19 pm   Permalink

It's not hard when there is fine cocktails involved
But I am always recruiting Vintage & Poly-pop minded
folks for my Tiki Army, which is needed to kick out all those annoying Hipsters
from our cool bars.....It is true, Hipsters have found out about Tiki!


 
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