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Tiki Central Forums Tiki Events California Events New pics----Tonga Hut 50th Anniversary Party Oct. 25, 2008
New pics----Tonga Hut 50th Anniversary Party Oct. 25, 2008
Joe Banks
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Joined: Aug 02, 2007
Posts: 552
From: An island in Catlandia
Posted: 2008-10-26 09:20 am   Permalink








...more to come!



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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2696
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2008-10-26 09:25 am   Permalink

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"Before Coffee" Self Portrait Mug ?


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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2535
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-10-26 09:43 am   Permalink

I feel worse than my picture.

 
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TikiMango
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 798
From: Satellite Beach, FL
Posted: 2008-10-26 10:23 am   Permalink

More pics! I decided to do everyone a favor and NOT post the incriminating images (thank you for your payments). Here's to another 50 years of Tonga Hut, or at least these images being added to someone's archive for future discovery. It was great talking with everyone, enjoying the floor show, buffet, and new lamps. It was cool seeing a few people dressing up for Halloween as well.









































 
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Malia Mai-Tai
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Joined: Sep 21, 2008
Posts: 3
From: Montclair, CA
Posted: 2008-10-26 12:55 pm   Permalink

Gotta love this pic!



I can't remember if my eyes were crossed BEFORE sipping some Zombie from Squids' mug or after!??!?!

Had a great time at The Tonga Hut and it was fun to chat with you all! I think my favorite drink of the night was the Blue Hawaiian.

All my best,
Mary


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Bora Boris
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Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2535
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-10-26 10:38 pm   Permalink

Happy Birthday Tonga Hut!



I had a great time.


 
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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 639
From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2008-10-27 03:40 am   Permalink

Another boring tiki "event"... Glad I missed it...

 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7551
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-10-27 08:00 am   Permalink

i assume koala and kangeeroo events are not "boring"?

 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1519
From: Palmdale, California
Posted: 2008-10-27 08:25 am   Permalink

The Tonga Hut 50th anniversary last Saturday night was a special evening -the type of evening where old friendships came together again to shine light but really introduce new acquaintances with each other (especially pairing the creative sector of patrons.)

The explosive dynamics lurking below the surface of the established were revealed to me for their true creative potential. I was a kid in a candy store of art types. This was a good thing.

I met quite a few people at the Tonga Hut last Saturday that have a kind spirit and actually encouraged me to continue with my tiki vision in whatever expression I deem correct at the moment. We have made initial contact and now time will tell how all those creative expressions discussed Saturday will manifest.

Oh! Can't Forget to say Thank You Ana and Jeremy for the food, the dancing and the updates to the interior decor of the Tonga Hut. You are doing your part to help keep the authentic So. Cal tiki spirit alive and thriving. You know where your weak links are..with encouragement and guidance all the refreshing elements of your establishment will become top-notch and consistent. Cheers to Tonga Hut!

PS - Thanks Ray (TikiMango)for posting some of the pics from Saturday night. Another disk for the archive..
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 898
From: la, home of Tiki Ti
Posted: 2008-10-27 1:41 pm   Permalink



yes, three sheets for sure, managed to suck down 2 zombies by 8:15, and that was just getting the ball rolling. G, thanks for letting me lean on you there, otherwise i might have been the red carpet on the inside of the bar


 
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tonga hut
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Joined: Aug 04, 2008
Posts: 139
From: No. Hollywood Ca. 91606 Since 1958
Posted: 2008-10-28 12:17 am   Permalink

Aloha Everyone! Thanks so much for celebrating Tonga Hut's 50th Anniversary with us. We had a great time and hope you did too. Thanks to everyone who came out and thank you to everyone who helped make it a success- Grog, Kirby, Tobunga, DJ Lee, The Polynesian Paradise Dancers and Jerri Manthey (the caterer) and of course our staff Trevor, Kat, Nikki and Hope. A big thank you goes out to Casey who's fine PR work got us into the Calendar Section of LA Times last Friday. If you didn't see it here's the link TongaHutStory and some pics from the party. Enjoy!

Mahalo,

Ana & Jeremy


See the article here: LAtimesStory












































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tonga hut
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Joined: Aug 04, 2008
Posts: 139
From: No. Hollywood Ca. 91606 Since 1958
Posted: 2010-07-12 4:25 pm   Permalink

This was a fun trip down memory lane.

 
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