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TikiCutie
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From: Florida, now a SoCal Hoiti Toiti
Posted: 2007-08-16 11:37 pm   Permalink

So here I am at my first Oasis, and I've already run into some great fun and familiar faces...I'll be seeing so many more of you all as the weekend "crawls" onward, better start downloading pics now to make room for more!

Mr. Bali Hai and his Double Agent, only recognizable by his wearing of the straw on the "other side"


Tikicutie Laura, Nelva, Dave, Kate and Marie with fingers saluting?


Exemplary drinking skills displayed:


TIkicutie Laura's "Table of the Last Minute Gang"! Kristena, Big Tikidude Jeff, Laura, TikiKate


TikiKate says she is going to be my guide and mentor for my first Oasis ever. So if anything happens to me, I blame her. If anything good happens, I thank her! Here is proof that I have no scars, bruises or tatoos visible as of Thursday night.


Let the games begin! See you all Friday.









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Posted: 2007-08-17 07:51 am   Permalink

What fun pictures! I can't wait to get there!

 
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catmomma
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Posted: 2007-08-17 10:20 am   Permalink

Aww I wish we could have stayed last night. We showed up and found the wait for Bali Hai to be over a hour (yeah I missed getting a reservation) so we got our wristbands and left to find food. Did not make it back *sigh* Hubby and I are both working today so the party does not start for us till about 7pm tonight
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TikiCutie
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From: Florida, now a SoCal Hoiti Toiti
Posted: 2007-08-18 10:37 am   Permalink

Your action reporter is on the scene! For those of you who cannot make it, here are some more "as if you were there" photos from Oasis 7. For those of you who did, I caught it all on film so you and look back and say...."oh yeah!" Yes, I'm in most of them, but it IS my camera. Please forgive me if I forget your name or mispell it. Alcohol was involved. You understand.

Friday night soiree pics follow:

The big SEVEN!


Otto presiding....rockin' out Chicago and Detroit? Giving his famous "I have a dream" speech?


The entertainment:
The Blue Hawaiians


Half-naked chicks in coconut bras undulating for everyone's pleasure. I think I need to invent a coconut push-up bra...whaddya think?


Jon Paul (photographer AND editor, no less) doin' his thang, catching all the action on film...check out the glowing red lady in the background..ooooooh!


The Devilettes!


People in the crowd:
TikiKate, Judd and Scott later had a wrestling match, fighting over who was supposed to wear the brightest orange shirt for Friday...but in a tiki pile-up, we all win....


No, someone didn't stick this umbrella in his goatee while he slept, this fashion statement was his own concoction:


A bright and smiley Fez salute from Troy


Seriously snooty Hoiti Toitis


Tikicutie Laura ordering sushi with Ran at the bar


Scott and Laura getting their funk on to the Blue Hawaiians...or is Scott so mesmerized by Hot Laura's swaying that he is paralyzed with desire?


One of the first people I ever met in the Tiki world, Mr. Polypop, ladies and gentlemen


"Why won't you dance with me, man?" Jeff turns down and invite to a spin on the dancefloor with Jon Paul


Marie and Tikicutie Laura will dance with you, Mr. Photographer Man


Laura, Laura, Marie, repersentin' on da dancefloor of grass


Not and unusual sight on the dancefloor, Crazy Al showing us all how to party just a little harder...


Myself between Purple Orchid's Dave and Rebecca



The room crawl...Holden herds a group of willing drunks into the elevator and takes us to the 13th floor of Mai Tai Heaven after the dancing and music end


Holden and Squid in the room that time forgot. Squid's glass says it all.


Who was there?


Bed duty changes hands: Tigerlily (thanks for pulling registration duty) Holden (Holden Back the Ears), Derek Yaniger (Oasis illustrator) and TikiTrav (What was that gravy thing you were going on about?)


My buddies Robin and Dave


Rebecca and Eric with a drink in his pocket. So THIS is how he lures little girls...


Things always start off semi-normal when Johnnie V, Tikibird Dave and The Fury get in front of the camera...but something strange lurks in the ONE RED EYE of Johnnie Velour....




Tikipug and The Stace on the porch in a candid moment. Thank you Dr. Stacy for curing Dr. Laura of the hiccups in the bathroom!


Mai, Mai, Mai what a beautiful dress, and the famous opera singer to be, Suzanne, in the background (good luck starting your masters degree in opera next week in Texas!)


Um, where is my hand? Fury and Tikicutie having a meeting at the watercooler. If only Mai Tai's filled these things at work...it would ALWAYS be Millertime...


SoccerTiki encouraged this disgusting display. That's okay, half the party had already been flashed my underwear several times at this point


Your caption here:


Johnnie Velour and his STERNographer


Suzy was just arriving at the hotel at midnight as Holden's crawl party spilled into the hallway to greet her


How can you just be getting here, Grog? It's past midnight! Another late arrival I ran across in the parking lot as I left for the evening. Man that drive from Alaska is a real "witch" (rhymes with)!


The last faces I saw for the evening: Dr. Laura Whalerider (who put the "X" in X-ray) and Spermy (who put the drinks in Laura) ....staggering through the parking lot after midnight...lost?...I offered them a ride but they said they were just staying next door at the Motel 6. Hope you made it there ok!


Ok...gotta go to the Saturday events now, more pics posted Sunday.
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tiki leki
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Posted: 2007-08-18 11:24 am   Permalink

Tikicutie, Thanks for posting the great photo's. I saw you during the Blue Hawaiian set, but I had my parents with me and they were getting tired and I had to get them home. Tonight I'll have my wife and a few friends with me, maybe we'll catch you tonight. Tiki Leki.

 
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TikiCutie
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From: Florida, now a SoCal Hoiti Toiti
Posted: 2007-08-18 8:46 pm   Permalink

Saturday report, daytime events:

First things first. Thanks Shell in the Pacific for hooking me up with the room crawl list and laminated badge!


Next things next: First symposium, 12:30...Go Go dancing lessons. Excuse me madame, could you point me to the dance lesson room?


Woohoo gets the go go mojo geared up with a good luck go go squeeze.


Baby Doe demonstrated the backstroke move, among many other not-as-complicated-as-you-would-think moves. When she asked us to make up names for "ocean themed" improv dances, she willingly tried out my suggestion for one called "The Barnacle". Man, she can make anything shimmy!


Another ocean themed move is demonstrated: the surfboard...check out Mr. Suave in the background pretending not to look up the Devilette's skirt .


Did you know the "American Ska" move came from Jamaica? I have no idea what I am talking about.


Sometimes Devilettes are so naughty they have to spank themselves while dancing:


We were allowed to take a break and drink water. Coco Loco and Atomikitty fuel up on the H2O. This is when we all realized how hung over we still were and that we were go go dancing in the middle of the million degree heat of a San Diego August.


I think Suzy held up in the sweaty aerobicizing pretty well for a while, but then she turned rabid and tried to attack me with her dance moves


So I recoiled and pulled out my best Drunken-Fisted Monkey-go go technique. This picture even scares ME:


I decided I better eat, and met this fellow, George, who was seated with Tiffany Tigerlily at the sushi bar.


Then I had enough fuel in my tank for shopping! Here is Suzanne just about to sing us her operatic aria "Buy My Flower Barettes to Pay for my College". I did buy one. I hope that helps with tuition!


I met Heather Watts and bought a print! It was her artwork that inspired me to do tiki paintings and sell them out here in California. Thanks, Heather for being one of the few Wahines of Tiki Art!


Thor demonstrated to me how he made his shrunken heads


Look at this thing, it's amazing!


Mark and his fine cut glass mosaics was vending too


Derek and Grog bid a friendly hello


I think Bamboo Ben was trying to tell me I had a phone call


Then I came across Tiki Tony and he was telling me I also had a call on the Hang-Ten phone.


And DJ Lee and his lovely Jamie were there, shoppin'


And then they were spinnin' vinyl in the shade


Not everyone was maxing out their credit cards, some soaked up rays and tunes like Liz here


Trey greets us all from the planet of The Surfside Four...asking "take me to your leader....surf DJ BigTikiDude Jeff"



And Ken was there


and Jeremy


And the kind Gentleman Les, who knocked over my drink last night and immediately bought me another one (thanks again), and then another one the next night. Nice tiki necklace!


Let's have a closeup of that


There was a quiet village of tiki carving going on in the parking lot


There were people out there chippin', and choppin' and burnin' and sandin'


Mieko was carving her little necklaces


I got a group hug from Lisa Lisa and the Krust Jamm...they had just shown up at 4:30 on Saturday.


Ok, enough for now, I'm going back to the madness for the evening, and another room crawl!

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catmomma
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-19 2:37 pm   Permalink

We only took one picture all weekend and that is one of me taken by my husband on my phone so it is crummy. This was our first T.O. and I am HOOKED! We had a total blast.

the one and only photo from us:

By the time this was taken I am surprised I could still sit upright. I forgot how well rum sneaks up on me.

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Krustiki
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Posted: 2007-08-19 3:52 pm   Permalink

KOWABUNGAAA!!!!!



The Bamboo Ben Wildlife Diorama
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sleestak
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From: san diego
Posted: 2007-08-19 5:02 pm   Permalink

that was so fun! great photos!

 
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TikiCutie
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Joined: Nov 03, 2002
Posts: 86
From: Florida, now a SoCal Hoiti Toiti
Posted: 2007-08-19 8:04 pm   Permalink

Krustiki, I love the Bamboo Ben Diorama! I'm jealous of your photo opportunity.

Hey, did anyone notice besides me that down the street from the Hanalei in another hotel was the National Lactation Convention? What bunch of boobs. What a bunch of suckers. I tried to take a pic of the sign but it didn't come out. Shame, really. Who is going to believe me?

Anyway, so here are the Saturday night photos. I was far, far FAR too hung over Sunday morning to post these "immediatamente"...let it just be said that the parties got EVEN BETTER Saturday night, and I didn't think that was earthly possible. Memories were made, notes were sternographered, pics were taken. Forgive me if I forget or mispell your names once again, but here goes:

The entertainement:
The dance troupe "Burlesque As It Was"...later appearing at the National Lactation Convention down the street


Baby Doe halfway between the "Barnacle" and the "Starfish" go go moves, performs while the Blue Hawaiians rattle our bones


The looker-onners:

Holy purple hot pants, Shelly! Move over bacon, now there's something purpler!


Who is that CRAZY person that keeps jumping up on stage during everyone else's shows? The Fez Patrol wants to know.


Out in the crowd:

This photographer is lucky these guys weren't wearing kilts


Hot and sweaty from go go-ing on the grass dancefloor, I still managed to get a hug from Al-tiki


Ok, enough dancing...thirsty, must room crawl now...ahhhhh look, here is a willing bartender, Soccertiki and his magical forth-springing tongue serving up in the Unofficial Derek Yaniger Tribute Room.....Adam, how is that art copyright suit coming along?


Woohoo Wahine announced that I had the best haircut of Oasis 7...Ernie was hurt that he wasn't considered a contender. I offered him runner-up consolation...and he got a glowing tiara


Adam and Suzy win "cutest couple", Suzy wins "best smile"!


Ernie and Heather "du Leather" Watts discuss the new Simpsons outside of Soccertiki's bar


One of the best parts about room crawling is the people you run into on the elevators...I finally met the new Mrs. Smiley and her proud hubbie, Bruce, whom I haven't sen in ages (also one of the first tiki people I ever met so long ago). This is their blind child, Sock Monkey.


Another elevator encounter...Ken and his lovely wahine, who's name I think I forgot to ask


Finally landing in a room party, I encountered the Armoury of Tattoos (Laura, Jack, Michelle and the Mystery Elbow man in the left hand corner)


Matt Reese could have been that Mystery Elbow!


Also attending was Judd, about to break into the song "Hey Mr. Tally-Man, Tally Me Banana-suit"


Judd brought along his real-life O'hana, David, whom I have now realized was the elbow in the other pic


Bongo Fury and Ran were serving up drinks (Bongwater and Ran's new invention which I forget the name of now), so I proceeded to get on the Night Train to Drunkeness. Here is a photo of two people in the room whom I was introduced to, but all I remember is that I own the same purse as this woman


At this point, everything was making me laugh until my stomach hurt. Spermy invented a band called the "Poodle Kittens" and showed us their dance which he named "THE FACE". In this photo he demonstrates the one move in the choreography which involves getting your face as close to someone else's as possible. Have Scott perform this for you in person.


Johnnie Velour took us into his room to sell us his fine crafted ceramic mugs. Here he and Greg (Bealza-Elvis) barter the technicalities


Let's have a closeup shall we? Satan says "BUY MY CERAMICS, *SSHOLE!!!!"


Velour was making us (Greg and Cyntiki) laugh so hard, every time we went to take a group picture he kept trying to stick his ceramics in the photo. I almost peed I was convulsing so hard from giggling, but the night before JV offered to pee with me while I laughed so I wouldn't be embarassed if I did. What a nice guy.


Everyone convinced us we had to go up to room 1803 and wait in line to be permitted into the largest party in the hotel one person at a time. PiPhiRo Paul decided the REALLY cool people should ditch that party and proceeded to lead the Sausage Train down to his Frosty Arctic Room of the North where he served up "Cannibals" , then celebrated his victory with a cigar


As I left the shindigs for the evening, the last face I saw in the lobby was our proprieter of Tikiculture himself, Mr. Von Stroheim. How is it I managed to look like his mother in this pic? Thanks for the entire tiki nation, Otto.


Ok, gotta run, the National Lactation Convention is just getting heated up down the road...hope I didn't miss much! See you all Sunday!

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TikiCutie
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Posted: 2007-08-19 8:29 pm   Permalink

Sunday morning, and the living is easy. Symposiums, then chilling by the pool. What a way to end the weekend.

As I pulled up at 10:30am, the cars were lined up to exit. Almost everyone was clearing out and heading back on the convoy homeward.

However, there were still few familiar faces left meandering around. Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily showed up at the last minute and I encountered them at the Bosko and Otto symposiums


Cammo managed to sneak in between chopping and carving to get "symposed upon" as well.


Out by the pool, BigTikiDude Jeff (who is HUGE in Europe right now, by the way) and Tiki Tena Kristena traded spins on the turntables and shook the reverb "surf style" for the pool-goers who were begging for more


Kristena got hungry so she ate this floater she found in the pool, in honor of that scene from Caddy Shack.


Suzy killed em' all in this fantastic poolside fashion statement


I ran into Mark (Marty Lush and the Hangovers inventor)


As I sat and soaked up the hot surf music and watched the Chop auction from far off, BigTikidude DJ "Surfy" Jeff asked me what my favorite thing about this Oasis was. After a moment of thinking about it, I decided that even though the entertainment and the symposiums were great, and I totally spent every dime I had on the vendors hot merch, I had to say it was definitely the room crawls. I thought the first night was mindblowing from all the old friends I ran into, and I didn't think I could laugh any harder, but man, was I totally wrong. Saturday night blew Friday night out of the water. I haven't had such a good time in eons!

Sunday was nice and quiet, much needed after the craziness from the night before, and laying by the pool and just enjoying the surf tunes and exotica was a sweet finish.

But it is the people who make Oasis what it is. And as I sat under the umbrella by the pool and learned as much as I possibly could about what surf albums to buy when I get home, I could only think to myself, man, I can't wait til next year....

So bring your pictures on, everybody! I've done my duty here, let's see what you all brought back with you.

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-08-19 9:24 pm   Permalink

Bless you for taking all those great pictures and posting the names to the faces....I missed the crawl, so it is cool to see how much fun everyone had. I'll throw a few pictures in once I get them processed. Looking forward to seeing everyone's pix!!!
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closettiki
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Posted: 2007-08-19 10:11 pm   Permalink

wow.....tiki oasis.....wow.....what a blast....the bands...the venders...the people....the rum..........the carvers....................the dancers...... nothing better than a gogo boot wearing carver........and for all you that missed buzzy's big guy.... he has a new home....he's settling right in.............thanks buzzy ...........it was quite an event....my first...not my last.... many thanks to otto..........................................great job.....the man must never sleep......oh and what about that crazy al.....can he dance or what.............

 
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mike-stobbe
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Here's a few Finknik images , dig it .

I'd like to thank everyone who organized the event , everyon who let us crawl up on some drinks , everyone who bought our goodies , and all the scantily clad ladies for rocking out by the pool all weekend . . . good times .



Here's 2 of my tiki's just relaxing , scaring off the bad guys and the lady with $50 to spend




Matt & Dave , not really knowing what's going on




Dave's little son Wolfgang , making a break for the beach





Here's Mikey laying down some lines for Bosko's son on his leather jacket . Scored some sweet mugs for his trouble .





4 out of 5 finkniks agree that the booth looks swell





Think no evil , drink no evil , blink no evil . . .





Here's chickie Finknik Erin looking good and keeping the mascot company





I thought I was just hung over and dreamed this one , but after checking my camera I see that this really did happen !





That's some of the ones I took , I know some of our crew was taking more pictures , hopefuly they'll post up .


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Posted: 2007-08-19 11:14 pm   Permalink


We have too many pics to post here from TO7 at
www.tikiblog.com, Tiki Oasis' official blog, if you want to see more.

Thanks to Otto for another great event.



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