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Photos from the 2006 Tiki Central Tiki Crawl
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3691
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-07-21 11:48 am   Permalink

Here's the link to all my photos:


And here's the first batch, pictures from Thursday's South Bay night:

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden:

tikicleen gets her passport:


Conga Mike & Denise:

Denise among the tikis:


Esperanza and her brand new baby boy:

Coco Loco:

Mai Tai:

Longtime TC readers and firsttime bus riders Bruce & Cecily:


Cecily's niece & her fella:

Trader Vic's Palo Alto

Chad Spacey:

Tiki Hula:

Chongolio gives a peek at the inside of the passport:


Tofu Joe:


Coco Loco & Tofu Joe chat with Dangergirl:

paranoid123 & aquarj chat with tikicleen and her mom:

Mai Tai sits and enjoys a Mai Tai:

Boo Loo:

The Jab:

Martini Monkey

Bartender Jay takes great care of us:

Martini Monkey regular Gigantalope created these items -- they're a donation for Saturday's prize drawing, courtesy of both Martini Monkey and Gigantalope! Everyone was drooling over them, they're fab -- mahalo nui loa!

My Thai Kaffir Lime cocktail, Peppered version, with a pineapple juice chaser -- so delicious!

Tofu Joe, Boo Loo & The Jab make the scene:

A Jab's eye view of Martini Monkey:

Mai Tai & Coco Loco with a new friend -- one neat thing about Martini Monkey is that all the patrons are in travel mode -- headed home, headed on vacation, headed out for work, everyone's got a story and is in a friendly mood:

Smoke Tiki

Smoke Tiki had the unenviable task of following Martini Monkey, and it couldn't hold a candle -- but no surprise there. We still had a great time, because the company was fantastic.

Tiki Cleen:

The patio area has a few of these stone Moai, and there are some nice carved tikis inside at the main bar:

More pictures to come after tonight!


Critiki - Ooga-Mooga - Humu Kon Tiki

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 2385
From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2006-07-21 12:26 pm   Permalink

great pics.... I wish I was there.

Have fun

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The Granite Tiki
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Joined: Jul 02, 2005
Posts: 820
From: Nashua, NH
Posted: 2006-07-21 12:35 pm   Permalink

Humuhumu, you are the great chronicler!

I always look forward to your reports!

Great pics!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Oct 02, 2002
Posts: 2765
From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2006-07-22 08:21 am   Permalink

The first leg of the Bay Area crawl was some fun. Unfortunatley, I was unable to make it down to Stanford for the garden tour, but was able to meet up with everybody at TVPA. The early evening patio session was sweet and it was very cool to meet some new folks who traveled near and far to be a part of the festivities. Of course it is always good to catch up with the old buddies as well. I am also very glad to have made it over to the Martini Monkey. I was questioning if gettin' your buzz on at the airport was a good idea or not. It was really cool and I am stoked that it was included. I even got a free piece of cake. Amazinglu enough, I was able to navigate San Jose and find Smoke Tiki with no problem and pulled into a parking spot right in front of the place. However, when I turned the corner and took one look at the line and heard the loud crappy music, I let out a sigh, got back in my van and proceeded to get lost in the tangled streets of San Jose. Thanks again to Hanford and Humuhumu for their tireless efforts making sure we all were set up and taken care of. The passports were a tasty addition, add scrapbooking to Humu's list of many talents. I have a few pics from Thursday over on Barefoot Bloggin' for your viewing pleasure.
See you homies tonight on the Eastside,


Coconut Wired Podcast
Barefoot bloggin'

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3691
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-07-22 11:39 am   Permalink

More pictures from another swell evening!


Friday - San Francisco

Trad'r Sam

First-timers Maui Matt & Mary, visiting from Southern California, get their passports:

Sweetpea, who has been coming to the crawl since the first one in early 2000:

Suzanne, who with Sweetpea is generously donating gift bags to people on the bus:

Bohemian's pal Chris, who also came all the way out from Florida:

Sweetpea & Suzanne get the joint jumping:

Mary & Maui Matt excitedly dig into Tiki Road Trip:


Suzanne, with one of the more ridiculous drinks this world has to offer, Trad'r Sam's Volcano:

Hanford's life-long friend and Forbidden Island regular, Jason:

Old habits die hard -- Jason & Hanford met when they took a computer class when they were 9 years old:

Hanford mingles with the crawlers:

Tonga Room

Tikiphile, globtrotter and artist Lemon:

Some views of the lovely Tonga Room:

First-time crawlers Rita & Chris:

Forbidden Island regular Paul:

Erik's lady friend:

Bohemiann's Hurricane is ambitiously strawed:

Tofu Joe fills out a Tiki Central nametag:

Halfway through the Crawl, Hanford is happy to see everyone so happy:

Crawlers Jeff & ???:

Crawlers Chris & Keith:

Bamboo Hut

The calm before the storm... I was able to get some rare (to me) pictures of a serene, empty Bamboo Hut, before the crawlers arrived -- it's more lovely then I thought it was (even though I've been there plenty of times before):

Mig is finally able to come play with us!

Mig's better half (and old-timey TCer), AppleVenus:

Mig gets a bowl drink:

Booths of happy crawlers:

We all missed Martiki very much -- in years past, he's been the primary force behind the crawl, this year he was busy holding down the fort at Forbidden Island.

Tiki girls -- Suzanne, Sweetpea (twice), me, and Boo Loo:

Trader Vic's San Francisco

Midnite Tiki, who can't be trusted with passports:



Mrs. Midnite:

Bill, a.k.a. Mr. Tiki Vixen, a.k.a. the Silver Tiki Fox:

Tiki Vixen:

Brad, a Tiki-Ti lover up from Southern California:


Trader Vic's San Francisco's primo bartender, Lars (who's staying another year!):

Midnite represents the collective missingness of Martiki for the group:

Straws galore:

Mai Tai, I'm not quite sure what he's doing, but it's klassic:

More revelry:

Whew! Okay, now I've gotta jet all quick-like to the East Bay!


Critiki - Critiki News - Ooga-Mooga

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1230
From: 37? 47' N, 122? 26' W
Posted: 2006-07-22 12:15 pm   Permalink

Passport!? I ain't got no passport. I don't need no passport! I don't have to show you any stinking passport!

Fight the power, the man's been keeping us down too long.

Going underground,
cpt. "gold hat" midnite

ps Who needs a miracle? Passports get your passports, ask me how.

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Official Mixologist

Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3059
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2006-07-22 1:53 pm   Permalink


oh, you guys. i feel all warm and fuzzy.

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Tiki Centralite

Joined: Apr 06, 2005
Posts: 19
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-07-22 6:16 pm   Permalink

Hey All!

I miss you guys so much! I was hoping to see you all again at the crawl this year since I had to miss Oasis, but I moved to Colorado in May and missed this too! Boo Hoo!

HumuHumu, you look sexy as ever! (You look sexy too, Hanford!) And it was nice to see pics of some other familiar faces having fun -- MaiTai, Sweetpea, Chongolio, and the rest...

I've been out of commission for a while, and haven't been following the posts, but now that I found out there's actually a small group of Tikiphiles here in Denver, I'll hopefully find my way back into the community. And I'm flying out to SF for next year's crawl for sure, no matter where the hell I'm living!

If you guys are ever in the Denver area, please look me up!


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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 3767
From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2006-07-23 4:39 pm   Permalink

Tofu Joe and Vixen

WineBear, Woo, and friend

Unga Bunga, JenTiki, & Chongolio (suck on straw, not blow)

Jungle Trader and BambooBen with Benzart tiki. I'm holding an invisible cup.

Crazy Al and I

Tiki at Entry to Forbidden Island. Imagine the F.I. logo in the dark area at top of image. I love this one. Mysterious.

Here's a classic image for all of you

Inky casting her spell on Smiley man (it's working, he's still smiling)

SweetPea's Aloha spirit.
I was there with Stuckie and I swear he wasn't high

Bill, Coco Loco, U.B. and Denise

Suzanne and her Tiki friend

Spirit of Aloha, D & Boo Loo

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 177
Posted: 2006-07-23 5:56 pm   Permalink

Wow! are you sure I wasnt high?
Man thats the oddest/worst photo of myself I've ever seen. Thats a hard one to even try and mimic.

Im still in recovery.


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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5862
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2006-07-23 11:24 pm   Permalink

I stuccoed, sanded, and polished my liver and stuck it in the fridge, ready for next year.
Had an excellent time!

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 31, 2005
Posts: 666
From: Oakland
Posted: 2006-07-24 08:43 am   Permalink

These are so great! Um, except for that one of me at the end of the night at Kona on Saturday.... must have been a long weekend because I sure don't remember *that* photo being taken!

Hhahahahahaha :D

I had a BLAST! I can't wait for next year!

...and then there was a duck.

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 582
From: Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma - wine country)
Posted: 2006-07-24 10:36 am   Permalink

Okay. Next year we do ALL the days! What a fantastic time! This was our first crawl and now have caught the bug. Hanford did a wonderful job at picking out some cool places, and scored big on the "room with a view and bar" at Trader Vic's Emeryville. Humuhumu was right there with her big, heartwarming smile making sure everyone was enjoying themselves. The Passport was a great idea, though I only got 2 Tiki Bob stamps in mine. The weather was a bit hot (I heard 103 in Oakland and Santa Rosa), but the drinks were cold and delicious (add the Monkeypod to my list). We had lunch at TV Emeryville with Tiki Woo and her friend Lee, before we joined the group, but those puupuus sure looked inviting. Forbidden Island is the BEST! I got my second FI mug (it is my drinking vessel of choice at work) and along with the Passport, feel I have my Tiki Crawl SF 2006 souvenirs. Martin... 2 thumbs up!!!

It was great seeing all the familiar TC ohana, and meeting new TC folks and some lurkers too! And, Mai Tai, Loco and I matched in our "outfits"...

Next stop.... Hooptylau??

Hug thanks to Hanford & Humuhumu and EVERYONE who knows how to do it up right!

- Myke

How old are you if you didn't know how old you are??

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3691
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2006-07-24 1:18 pm   Permalink

Alright, brace yourselves -- here are my pictures from Saturday!


Saturday was a doozy -- a HUGE mahalo to all of the crawlers for making the day so fun! I was kept pretty busy with passports, so I don't have a ton of candid pics (except at Forbidden Island -- as ever, it was my oasis), but thanks to the passports I have a lot of photos of the folks who joined us on Saturday. What a fantastic surprise to see Crazy Al & Bamboo Ben! Another massive mahalo to the wonderful people who donated items to the drawing on Saturday night -- I'll thank you individually on the other crawl thread. Now -- to the photos!

Trader Vic's Emeryville

For the first time in crawl history, the back patio was not freezing cold, but actually rather lovely. I didn't get to go out on it, but here's some pics of our room inside:

JenTiki's friend Sam:

Suzanne & Sweetpea's friend Jennifer:

AquaZombie (Will the Thrill):

Monica the Tiki Goddess:

Forbidden Island regular Phil:

Forbidden Island regular Buster:

Forbidden Island regular ??? (I spent a ton of time talking with him, why can't I remember his name???):

Forbidden Island regular Martin (the other Martin!):

Adam (RikiTikiTavi?):


??? (apologies for not remembering your name!):



Tiki Woo:

Bohemiann's friend:

Coconut Cups:

the drunken hat:

A couple whose names escape me (I'm so sorry!):

Mingling at Vic's:

The Tiki Crawl Bus

Our bus driver was FANTASTIC! He plowed right through some rather nasty traffic and got us to each stop on time, and executed some very impressive U-turns that generated some riotous applause from the bus -- it must have been quite a sight when seen from the street. Here are a few bus pics:

Dr. MojoTiki:

Ava (sp?):


stuckie (looking much more suave than high):

Unga Bunga:

Mr. Smiley, Russell S. Monkey, Hubert and Inky Louise:

The bus, full of crawlers:

Thanks to Suzanne of The Diva Pinup and Sweetpea, everyone on the bus got hair flowers, which all the guys were happy to wear, too:

Forbidden Island

This was the stop everyone was most excited for, and we stayed here the longest -- 3 wonderful hours. The East Bay heatwave made it a little roasty at moments, but it also encouraged folks to bounce between the dark indoors and the lovely shaded patio. Mucho mahalos to all of the Forbidden Island staff for doing such an amazing job of getting drinks into thirsty crawlers hands! Most bars tend to tremble at the sight of a busload of people all wanting complicated tropical drinks as quickly as possible, but Forbidden Island met the challenge with apparent ease.

Otto von Stroheim:

Three people I don't know (sorry!):

Hanford & Mai Tai:

Socializing on the patio:

Tiki Vixen enjoys a Saturn, and looks elegant doing so:

Mr. Smiley wore his flower in his hair:

Inky & me:

Mr. Smiley smells his fingers, and reports the results to Tiki Woo:

Mr. Smiley & Inky:

The sweetest of sweetpeas:

Martiki and Unga Bunga:

Stuckie brought an 'Ohana Hut prototype:

Crazy Al:

Bamboo Ben:

Doug, owner of Kona Club & Club Mallard (sorry so blurry!):

Hanford, having a good time along with everyone else:

Jungle Trader & Bamboo Ben:

Martiki loves being the host:

Martiki & Mr. Smiley:

Ms. Coco Nuts & friend:



Conga Lounge

Conga Lounge is a bit on the small size for such a large crowd, but it worked out great -- they had punch ready to go for us, WeirdUncleTiki led us all in Tiny Bubbles in Spanish, and of course the limbo contest....

Kona Club

We wrapped up our day at Kona Club, where we had our prize drawing for the crawlers -- I didn't get many pictures, I'm afraid -- I was busy with getting stickers into passports and then helping Hanford run the drawing, plus after 3 days of crawling and very little sleep, I was plum tuckered! But here are the few pictures I was able to get:

Again, I can't say it enough -- thank you to all the crawlers for making this past week so much fun!


Critiki - Critiki News - Ooga-Mooga

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Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 31, 2005
Posts: 666
From: Oakland
Posted: 2006-07-24 1:41 pm   Permalink

Here are my photos You do NOT have to log in - just click on the photo to look. Some of the 175 photos haven't been turned right side up yet... that's because I have to do them one by one and booo, my fingers are tired. If you really want to see them right side up, you can A) turn your monitor sideways, or B) save them and then turn them right side up in your photo editor. Or, you can go and look at them again tomorrow once I have rotated them all




...and then there was a duck.

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