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Suffering Bastard of Stumptown
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From: PDX
Posted: 2007-08-27 5:21 pm   Permalink

Ok, constructive criticism?

I don't have a lot, because things went REALLY well, and the giveaways and raffle stuff was awesome.

Hotel perhaps. one with a pool. I know that outside of Yarmouth in Cape Cod, it's tough to find a hotel with kitsch appeal. But a little nicer would be cool, and at the same time I am not that critical, because it wasn't that big a deal.

Sully, you need to tell the yayhoos in the back of the bus to keep it down when you are talking on the microphone for the raffle.

that's about it.

..sb


 
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velveteenlounge
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From: Velveteen Lounge, NY
Posted: 2007-08-27 6:32 pm   Permalink

Regarding dates for next year, just please not July 12-13!


 
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Primo Kimo
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Posted: 2007-08-27 6:45 pm   Permalink

The only and I mean only thing (except for all the previously mentioned things;) is make sure that it takes no more than 20 minutes to get back to the Hotel after the last stop. That way I feel like more drinky and less sleepy=) Otherwise, yeah!
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Rapscallion
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Posted: 2007-08-27 6:47 pm   Permalink

Bargoyle:
Everything sounds great. A repeat of Friday is a must: a floor show followed by a round robin. Saturday you can send two busses out in opposite directions with plans to meet at the final destination (Kowloon?) for a major party. I'm sure, after this year, they'll believe we are coming. Poolside? Live music? Oh yeah... there's nothing like sipping a tropical elixir poolside. An extra day? Heaven!
One thing to keep in mind: size can become an issue. What size group is managable?
Will there be an insurance/liabilty factor? Can we become too big to handle?
Can a single kahuna protect us?
Cheers-
Rapscallion


 
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-08-28 4:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

... Saturday you can send two busses out in opposite directions with plans to meet at the final destination (Kowloon?) for a major party.



After reading that, I immediately thought exchange from Ghostbusters:

Stantz: I think we'd better split up.
Spengler: Good idea.
Venkman: Yeah... we can do more damage that way.

My gut feeling is two buses will dilute the Tour experience for everybody. I just wish I had another idea. Nothing yet...


 
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jpmartdog
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Posted: 2007-08-28 5:10 pm   Permalink

ya, I agree with pappy ..... I hate the two bus idea! A lot of the joy of the trip is being with each other.


 
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velveteenlounge
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From: Velveteen Lounge, NY
Posted: 2007-08-28 5:24 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-08-27 18:32, velveteenlounge wrote:
Regarding dates for next year, just please not July 12-13!




Sorry [grins sheepishly]! Don't worry, I'm not going to send you my conflicts for the entire year. I just really need to be there next year!


 
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tikigreg
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Posted: 2007-08-28 5:28 pm   Permalink

"You're gonna need a bigger bus."

 
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Bargoyle
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Posted: 2007-08-28 5:39 pm   Permalink

Cmon, we can all fit on one bus, right?



 
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velveteenlounge
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Posted: 2007-08-28 6:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-08-28 17:39, Bargoyle wrote:
Cmon, we can all fit on one bus, right?





Well, they do look pretty happy!


 
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Lukeulele
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Posted: 2007-08-28 6:47 pm   Permalink

LOVE the idea of having a hotel thingy! Bands, vendors, carvers,pool party, etc... LOVE the bus tour too, but you KNOW next year you will have double the amount of people wanting to go on it! You may have no choice but to run two buses.
No matter what you do Sully, you obviously have 110% support from A LOT of people and anything you do will be a success.
The west coast has Oasis, the south has Hukilau and now the north east has NETT!!! Wooo Hooo!!

Luke


 
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paranoid123
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Posted: 2007-08-28 6:49 pm   Permalink

I hate to be the contrarian here, but I would suggest NOT having two separate buses. The even is so much about a group activity, it would be a shame to split them up, even if just to meet up in the same place later. Plus, could you imagine the logistics for the planner? It would be like planning two different tours going on at the same time! I would say if a bigger bus doesn't work, or two buses at the same time, we'll have to bite the bullet and move one bus at a time.
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paranoid123
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Posted: 2007-08-28 6:52 pm   Permalink

Oh yeah, just to throw out other suggestions, how about a tour of Wildwoods, NJ? But that may be out of the New England scope. I understand there are a lot more tiki places in Mass?
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Bargoyle
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Posted: 2007-08-28 7:05 pm   Permalink

I love the idea of wildwood. I used to vacation down on the shore as a pup all the time. ANd its called the Northeast Tiki Tour so that we wouldnt rule out Lake George, NYC, etc.

Unfortunately, there's not a heck of a lot of "tiki" on the Jersey Shore per se. Some great old googie arcitechture and some super swank old hotels....

It might make an excellent place for a Hotel event, ala Oasis though.

ANd I agree that two buses would be a logistical nightmare. It was hard enough keep ONE on schedule. And then how do we raffle? short wave radios? raffle at the bars? two seperate raffles?

Its all stuff to think about.

We've got plenty of time, but 50 of us took about 4 months of planning & chasing leads & contacting vendors, bars, hotels, etc etc. ( dont get me started on the original hotel it was gonna be at!!) I figure to do it twice is big is gonna take at least another few months!

Anyway, keep the ideas coming. I dont think we can do EVERYTHING everyone has suggested, but its all great inspiration for me.

[ This Message was edited by: Bargoyle 2007-08-28 19:07 ]


 
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The Granite Tiki
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Posted: 2007-08-28 10:04 pm   Permalink

Is a pool very important in the North East? Even an indoor one?

No one on the tour struck me as the pool type, of course, I could be totally wrong. I know I'M not the pool type!!



 
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