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tiki wonderland art show & bamboo ben mug launch! sat. dec.8th
TikiVegas
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Joined: Apr 22, 2005
Posts: 12
From: Vegas Baby yeah
Posted: 2007-12-09 11:13 pm   Permalink

Personally, and I know most of you will shoot me for this. It's OK, I have bled for various art forms before... GREAT &^*in turn out via tikiphiles. Piss poor turn out for artisans.(excuse my french) Yes I expected more. I expected someone to take my hard earned, "need to get my tiki on" before Xmas doe. Sorry gang. The brother hood ROCKED the house. The vendors who were there were awesome, but..but... and this is my big BUTT..so few for so many.... shame on those great tiki artist who didn't make the effort,and those of you who did not seek the need to rob us of our hard earned cash in exchange for prolonged Tiki orgasm.
Highlights besides the great BOOZE...; Ape, well fantastic. Nicky from Tikimag; just the best...Holden, come on... we all love Bamboo Ben, but that's it .. that's all? one *&^%in mug? Was I the only one with money to burn. Damn I left early went to Wacko, spent money I should have been able to liberate at the Tonga Hut, came back hoping for more...and well, Holden still made same cash via Wacko...I had heard so much about last year...Sadly I am probably more disappointed than most, but I set the bar high, only because others before my eyes set the bar even higher.

PS this is food for thought. Just my opinion. My rant. I don't care who likes it or not, as you will probably not care what I wrote.. That it is why it's my opinion and perhaps not yours. Don't need any one to agree, but as one big "lets get our tiki on" family. I appreciate that this community has an open forum like this.....Poof...gone........Damn I need a Mai tai....

PPS. and I know you won't care cause no one cared that my wife stole my "pearls of wisdom" LOLOLO...Make up your own joke here____________________________



 
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SleepyTiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2006
Posts: 11
From: Burbank, Ca.
Posted: 2007-12-10 02:02 am   Permalink

Just wanted to say A HUGE THANK YOU to Grog and Suzy for the opportunity to be amongst
you guys at the Tonga Hut on Saturday. My first experience with the Tonga Hut and its market place format was very fun indeed. I got to meet some fun tikiphiles who
stopped by my booth to chat, hang and buy!
Drinks were delish-(thanks Suzy), music was delightful, crowd was awesome!
I sold some framed prints and X-mas ornaments! I am soooo happy!
I just wish I had brought more "Ginger-Tiki" ornaments.
I had no clue they would be in demand!
So those of you who got one, they are rare indeed!

Mahalo & Happy Holidays to all!

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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7594
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2007-12-10 09:16 am   Permalink

YAY!
What a fun evening!
So many great friends and artists and vendors!
Great seeing Holden and Nick
Ben-you and your mug ROCKS! So happy the Mrs. Boo got to attend!
I'm still recovering from Crazy Al's pants...They were RED and too Cool for School!
looking forward to Tiki Wonderland 3!
And congrats Suzy on the TikiMagazine feature! 2 pages! You deserve 5!
You rock!
and thanks to you, the Tonga Hut,and GROG for makin it happen!


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7475
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-12-10 09:20 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-12-09 11:41, GROG wrote:
Thank you to everybody who showed up at the Tonga Hut and all the
artists who participated and promoted the show on their websites and/or
myspaces. It was another great show with plenty of music, merriment,
and art.

Thanks Suze for all your work putting the show together and
promoting it, and thanks for the drinks and the tasty "GROG NOG". You
looked very lovely in that black and white dress. GROG's tongue is sore from
so many people stepping on GROG's tongue when it was dragging on the floor.

A big thanks to Kirby and Polly for ordering and picking up the delicious
Dr. Hogly Wogly Barbeque.

Thank you to the Tonga Hut and staff, and thanks
Bamboo Ben for coming and signing mugs. It's amazing how quickly your
busted paw healed up before the art show.

Thanks Gotiki for the awesome mug. GROG sorry we couldn't get you in this
show, but we'll definitely have you in another one. Check out his mugs for
some nice Christmas gifts: http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=24342&forum=12&start=15&22

It was nice seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Thanks Big Toe and
Kinny for taking time out from painting for your art show on the 15th to
come out and support our art show. Tom, your name should be "Busted Toe",
not "Big Toe" because they looked pretty average-sized to GROG. Kinny,
you forgot to bring GROG' unbirthday cake, but thanks for the coloring book.
GROG was out of toilet paper this morning, so your coloring book has already
proven handy.

Thanks to everybody who bought the Bamboo Ben mug made covertly by
Holden, GROG and Squid. Enjoy.

Merry Christmas to all.

------GROG





took the words right out of my mouth.

Muey MAhalos to all !!!!!

Good Times!
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Clysdalle
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Joined: Jan 27, 2006
Posts: 1010
From: Carlsbad, CA
Posted: 2007-12-10 09:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-12-09 23:13, TikiVegas wrote:
Personally, and I know most of you will shoot me for this. It's OK, I have bled for various art forms before... GREAT &^*in turn out via tikiphiles. Piss poor turn out for artisans.(excuse my french) Yes I expected more. I expected someone to take my hard earned, "need to get my tiki on" before Xmas doe. Sorry gang. The brother hood ROCKED the house. The vendors who were there were awesome, but..but... and this is my big BUTT..so few for so many.... shame on those great tiki artist who didn't make the effort,and those of you who did not seek the need to rob us of our hard earned cash in exchange for prolonged Tiki orgasm.
Highlights besides the great BOOZE...; Ape, well fantastic. Nicky from Tikimag; just the best...Holden, come on... we all love Bamboo Ben, but that's it .. that's all? one *&^%in mug? Was I the only one with money to burn. Damn I left early went to Wacko, spent money I should have been able to liberate at the Tonga Hut, came back hoping for more...and well, Holden still made same cash via Wacko...I had heard so much about last year...Sadly I am probably more disappointed than most, but I set the bar high, only because others before my eyes set the bar even higher.

PS this is food for thought. Just my opinion. My rant. I don't care who likes it or not, as you will probably not care what I wrote.. That it is why it's my opinion and perhaps not yours. Don't need any one to agree, but as one big "lets get our tiki on" family. I appreciate that this community has an open forum like this.....Poof...gone........Damn I need a Mai tai....

PPS. and I know you won't care cause no one cared that my wife stole my "pearls of wisdom" LOLOLO...Make up your own joke here____________________________





Hey TV...is you still have money and want to spend it.....well I know a place you can go!!!

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Hiphipahula
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Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2426
From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2007-12-10 12:37 pm   Permalink

I had a Tiki Fabulous time at Tiki Wonderland!!!!!

Great Homage to Bamboo Ben!

Trader Tom & I discussed this & decided,

We will PROUDLY display our "Bamboo Ben" mug amongst the "Giant likes of Sven's Book of Tiki Mug & Don the Beachcombers Mugs"

A Great Event to Celebrate the Talents of one of the most important Craftsman's of our time.
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Hiphipahula
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Joined: May 27, 2006
Posts: 2426
From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2007-12-10 12:41 pm   Permalink

P.S. ,

Now quit yer Bitching Ya'All... Have Happy Holiday's & see you at the Three Kings Show & I also will meet ya there at that thread to Chit Chat about it yay!

Kudo's to ALL the Great Talents that made it out to the Tonga, it was AMAZING ART!
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griffithpark
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Joined: Sep 19, 2007
Posts: 10
From: Encino, CA
Posted: 2007-12-10 4:13 pm   Permalink

SleepyTiki - How could GingerTiki not have sold? Clever, cute, and thematic! I bought a print and two ornaments.

 
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GO TIKI
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Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Posts: 606
From: SURF CITY HUNTINGTON BEACH
Posted: 2007-12-10 5:11 pm   Permalink

Dani and I had a Great Time, There was a lot of cool art and artist, I bought some cool stuff for the "Go Tiki Hut" Ben's mug is cool, Great job all! Nice to meet ya! Suzy and Grog last pic. And The Owner and Bartender at The Tonga Hut, Mahalo all and Thanks for a Great time!















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squid
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Joined: Sep 30, 2002
Posts: 1462
Posted: 2007-12-11 12:44 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-12-09 23:13, TikiVegas wrote:
Personally, and I know most of you will shoot me for this. It's OK, I have bled for various art forms before... GREAT &^*in turn out via tikiphiles. Piss poor turn out for artisans.(excuse my french) Yes I expected more. I expected someone to take my hard earned, "need to get my tiki on" before Xmas doe. Sorry gang. The brother hood ROCKED the house. The vendors who were there were awesome, but..but... and this is my big BUTT..so few for so many.... shame on those great tiki artist who didn't make the effort,and those of you who did not seek the need to rob us of our hard earned cash in exchange for prolonged Tiki orgasm.
Highlights besides the great BOOZE...; Ape, well fantastic. Nicky from Tikimag; just the best...Holden, come on... we all love Bamboo Ben, but that's it .. that's all? one *&^%in mug? Was I the only one with money to burn. Damn I left early went to Wacko, spent money I should have been able to liberate at the Tonga Hut, came back hoping for more...and well, Holden still made same cash via Wacko...I had heard so much about last year...Sadly I am probably more disappointed than most, but I set the bar high, only because others before my eyes set the bar even higher.

PS this is food for thought. Just my opinion. My rant. I don't care who likes it or not, as you will probably not care what I wrote.. That it is why it's my opinion and perhaps not yours. Don't need any one to agree, but as one big "lets get our tiki on" family. I appreciate that this community has an open forum like this.....Poof...gone........Damn I need a Mai tai....






First of all, Atomikitty and Grog, bang-up job as usual! Please forgive me for responding to this but it has to be addressed.

With all due respect TikiVegas, did you actually SEE the physical limitations of the Tonga Hut? I would love to have a big band, a dunk tank and pony rides in there too but it ain't gonna happen. The scheduled artists were listed well in advance of the show so this should not have been a disappointment unless you didn't read the posts. The addition of the Bamboo Ben mug sale was a surprise extra as were pieces by Kirby and Big Toe. Tiki artists don't just "make the effort" to get into these things. It's not a friggin' neighborhood yard sale, but I'm sure that if it were, every artist would give it their all. If you want mass quantities of stuff, I would urge you to attend the next Tiki Farm parking lot sale, Hukilau or Tiki Oasis. I won't shoot you but please quit your whinin'.

Better now On with the pics.....Got any of that "APE" guy?



 
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Hiphipahula
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Posts: 2426
From: The Valley! Female, leo,fav color pink.
Posted: 2007-12-11 01:32 am   Permalink

Gotta dig Squid

 
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atomikitty
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Joined: Apr 04, 2005
Posts: 318
From: San Fransisco, now LA!
Posted: 2007-12-11 01:43 am   Permalink

HERE HERE SQUID!

Thanks to ALL for making it out to the 2nd Annual TIKI WONDERLAND Art Show @ The Tonga Hut!

The show was a BLAST as usual, and full of that spirit of ALOHA. The Tonga Hut were gracious hosts, DJ Lee had the place dripping in exotica and swooning in the reverb!
The Artists in attendance, and variety of amazing work on display and for sale was FANTASTIC!
In fact, I encourage those of you who went to post some pics of the great stuff you got!
I hope you got some holiday shopping done, bought a little somethin' fer yourself, and enjoyed my special GROG NOG recipe.

TikiVegas, wish we could have met. Glad you had fun, thank you very much for coming, and I wish we could have separated you from more of your cash.

The truth is, great original tiki bars like the Tonga Hut (est. 1958) and Tiki Ti's are usually dark, cozy, hole-in-the-wall kinda places. That's why we love 'em.
We would LOVE to fill the place to BURSTING with all the amazing Tiki talent in the scene right now, but then there would simply be NO room for the PATRONS!
Believe me, our first shows we were a little over zealous with the line-up of artists, and it was literally ass-to-elbow and quite a few folks were turned off by that.
These events are just as much about mingling with tiki fans and toasting with friends as the art, drinks and music.
GROG and I are both full time working artists (I know, an oxymoron, right?) and we throw these shows as a labor of love to celebrate and show our support of the tiki community.

Okay, that's all I have to say about that!

Nothing but good feelings and joyful holiday wishes to all!

Here's some pics. . .




















Thank you everyone for coming out and showing some love!
MANY THANKS to everyone for the kind words and congrats on my Tiki Magazine article-it means so much!


 
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Billy the Crud
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Joined: Jun 02, 2007
Posts: 996
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-12-11 01:58 am   Permalink

Hmm....lets see........The "Bamboo Ben" mug is actually a Vincent Price mug, right? Am I just some dumb old drunk fucking greaser, or what?
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
Posts: 6915
From: Tujunga
Posted: 2007-12-11 10:14 am   Permalink

Yes.

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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 2007-12-11 10:18 am   Permalink

Congratulations Suzy on your magazine layout. It looks awesome!



Oops! GROG meant THIS one.



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