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Tikiyaki kicked Nor-Cal's Ass (So-Cal Style)
Tiki Kaimuki
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 821
From: OAKLAND, baby
Posted: 2010-02-01 08:07 am   Permalink

Vic, you didn't follow the no photos rule! That dance is a patented Jimmy Smith style dance called the "B3 Burner" aka "The Soles On My Creepers Are Coming Off So Dance With The Hands". Don't try it at home.
Mahalo to Tikiyaki, Trader Vic's and the Tiki Underground for putting on a great shindig. Good seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and those who I may have pissed off, well...
Mahalo to all who bought something at our booth, though all the money we made we gave back to the other artists. All in the family.
Norcal parties hard!
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tikiyaki
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From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-02-01 10:46 am   Permalink

....and NorCal kicked ours right back !

I know it always sounds like an oscar speech, but I have to take this time to express gratitude for the people who made this show a smashing success and a good ole'time.

Mark Holt aka Tikitastic, Jim, aka Tai Won On and the Tiki Underground for booking, promoting, and organizing the whole thing.

The owner of Dinah's / Trader Vics (a very nice lady whose name escapes me right now) , Radim, and the entire staff of Trader Vics for bending over backwards for us, and keeping those drinks flowing all night.

Bill aka Mai Tai and Marie aka Coco Loco for working the door.

John Corbid aka dibroc for providing the luggage for the door prizes, and for always being there to help out. You rock brutha !

All the Vendors for bringing the "TIKI" to the event, and those who donated door prizes.

Kevn Bullat aka BONG who subbed for Gary Brandin on Steel guitar. You learned these songs like your life depended on it and did a fantastic job - Mahalo Braddah !

Peggy Williams for buying us drinks at the Cove ! (more on that visit in another thread)

Anyway, it was great to see some familiar faces and meet lots of new folks as well....I had a really great time, and hope we can do it again really soon. You Nor-Cal people are awesome ! WHOO !



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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
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From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-02-01 11:25 am   Permalink

Jim & Tikiyaki -

So great to read that everything was a success, but no surprise really since you guys really are So.Cal's pied pipers of tiki-pop.

Sorry I couldn't go...I couldn't get the time-off of work to make the drive up north to see everyone

And whoa! Bong on steel guitar? Cool.

Who was on drums? Dave? I see the pics and the drummer is obscured or not shown at all...drummers always get the short end of the deal!
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Jason Wickedly
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Joined: Jan 01, 2008
Posts: 704
From: LBCTIKI
Posted: 2010-02-01 12:20 pm   Permalink

Wow...I too had my ass kicked in NorCal (with a big assist from TV's Navy Grogs and Mai Tais). To quote Jim Bacchi "If there was a lampshade in the room, I'd have been wearing it". You guys were amazing...the Tiki Underground did a hell of a job. I'd post my pictures..but they are a blurry mess. (They looked fine Saturday night!) Thanks BTD Jeff for riding along and DJing the road trip (no it was NOT all surf music for 7 hours!). Definitely worth the drive up...and the ride back was just long enough that I was recovered by the time we got home! I really hope we can get some kind of weekender going at Dinah's if they are up for it..I'm in for So Cal support team, flyer distribution, whatever! Thanks again guys.
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2010-02-01 12:52 pm   Permalink

Congratulations boys for Rockin the North!


you may wanna rethink having BONG in the band,tho....
he's a loose cannon!

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FilthyMidget
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Joined: Jan 02, 2010
Posts: 148
From: East Los
Posted: 2010-02-01 12:57 pm   Permalink

The show was amazing at Trader Vic's in Palo Alto & the Hospitality was even more amazing! Thank you Nor Cal Tikis for making us South Cal cats feel welcome

I can not wait till we hit another Tiki Party!


 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-02-01 4:57 pm   Permalink

Vic,

the lady in Blue is Marie, Bar manger of Don the Beachcomber,here in So. Cal.
and the Girlfriend of Jonpaul(bass player of Tikiyaki).

good to see you again man, been too long.


Randy, you and your Wifes pics are always great.
thanks
I forgot my Camera in so cal

Jeff(btd)

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VampiressRN
  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5795
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-02-01 5:18 pm   Permalink

...and while we are still spreading the love...HUGSHUGSHUGS to Mark/Tikitastic & Jim/TaiWonOn...you are such great organizers and know how to bring da fun to NorCal!!! We are blessed to have you on board!!!

Jason...I don't think you were pacing yourself.
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Savage Tiki
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Joined: Nov 27, 2009
Posts: 90
From: an inebriated state of mind in Napa
Posted: 2010-02-01 10:03 pm   Permalink

Tiki Phial's

The Tikiyaki Orchestra was way too much fun but I need to see them again because I only have cloudy memories of seeing the beginning of the show this time.

When I got there I went to the Sacramento Wahinis hospitality room and enjoyed some muchcies and Pomegranate rum Rickey's. Thanks Ladies for a having that as an appetizer for what turned out to be a fun way to start off the night.

I need to apologize to those who I may have offended or clobbered with my new war club. Like most I enjoy gettin my buzz on but I got sloppy at the end there. It's a rarity these days but it still happens once every couple years. I had way too much to drink. I missed out on 3/4 of the band and the room parties. Sucks to be me. Next time I'll pace myself.

Only today I found what can only be described as a self inflicted war wound in the form of a bruise on my collar bone from my new war club that I don't remember buying.

I have only myself to blame and want to hear from the people who took care of me or know who did. I'm embarrassed to say that I don't remember who took care of me and got me to my buddy's car in one piece. Being he doesn't know any one he's not sure either.

Any way here's a few pix of my new tiki swag.

Three mugs and I only wanted the Kapulapu one but just add booze and I become a shopaholic.


Then came the required Tikiyaki swag bag with CD.


Now that I'm feeling no pain I bought another aloha shirt and left mine there somewhere in TVs. Thank you to whoever turned it in to the lost and found.


and the purchase that I didn't remember. I really hope that I didn't clobber anyone with it.


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Tai Won On
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From: San Jose Island
Posted: 2010-02-02 06:01 am   Permalink

Savage, check your PM's.

 
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JONPAUL
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Joined: Jan 12, 2010
Posts: 134
From: Venice, California
Posted: 2010-02-02 5:26 pm   Permalink

Wow.
What a weekend!
Where do I even begin?!
With the proper thanks, of course!!

Major Mahalos to....

Tikitastic, Tai Won On, the staff at Trader Vic's and the entire Tiki Underground for putting this thing on
and working so hard to make the event all it could be.
My band mates, whose relentless dedication, vision and passion continue to drive and inspire me every day.
All the SoCal Ohana that made the crazy drive up against all odds...bigtikidude, Joe Banks (sorry about your
mug, brutha!), Jason Wickedly and Danielle, dibroc, FilthyMidget, and tobunga & Manuel.

The incredibly warm, enthusiastic and hospitable NorCal Oahana (if I left you out, please forgive me)...
Tikitastic again (you are a gentleman and a scholar!), Molokai Mike and Denise, martiki, Notch, KuKu, Coco Loco &
Mai Tai, retrodiva, Hanford, Otto & babydoe, suzanne, Humuhumu, mieko, mp, Unga Bunga, Jungle Trader, VampiressRN,
Kahaka & Tanya, Brenda's Tiki Hut, Tiki Kaimuki,Tacky Tiki, Savage Tiki, leleliz, and everyone!

And, most importantly of all....from the bottom of my heart, my deepest appreciation and love go out to my beautiful
Marie--my partner-in-crime, whose tireless and unconditional support and love keep me going and make me look
forward to every waking day!

Can't wait for the next one!!!!!
OK, so who's in for the Kon Tiki???????
Only a couple of months until April 10!

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suzanne
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Joined: Mar 31, 2005
Posts: 660
From: A Jet to Paradise
Posted: 2010-02-02 7:01 pm   Permalink

JP, you're posting!!! On TC!!! hahahahaha!!

Good to see you man, can't wait til you kids are in NorCal again!

Hugs,
Suzanne
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8942
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-02-02 7:53 pm   Permalink

I'm surprised JP is even conscious, let alone able to post.
that guy and Marie, had quite an extended weekend.

Glad you made it home in 1 piece man,
how'z yer liver?


Jeff(btd)



 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2010-02-02 11:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-01 22:03, Savage Tiki wrote:
and the purchase that I didn't remember. I really hope that I didn't clobber anyone with it.




Hey Eric, I DO remember getting clobbered by a war club that night, but it was Notch who did the clobberin'! And it didn't affect my state of mind any way... it was as if I had four Mai Tais instead of three... and after two, it doesn't matter anyway!

And way to go TIKIYAKI!!! What an incredible evening! The orchestra was awesome as always, and it was great seeing all the Nor Cal Ohana! Plus, there was a good showing of So Cal Ohana too! And the vendors had such incredible stuff! And the venue was AMAZING! Our first time at the Palo Alto TV... So many tikis!!! WOW! Can't wait to do it again!


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Tacky Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 259
From: Tackyville, N. CA
Posted: 2010-02-07 10:39 am   Permalink

We had an awesome time at the Lei-over! Can't wait til this becomes a weekender! Great to see everyone again...gotta do this more often!

I still can't believe what a great show Tikyaki puts on....can't wait for a new album (hint) but how do you top the Jungle Jetsetter album and all the marketing tie-ins (which I absolutely love!!!) You guys are awesome musicians. And I stayed (relatively) sober to watch the show-wanted to remember my first Tikiyaki Orchestra show! Still can't believe how amazing it was!

Eric-I can't believe your mugs all survived the trip. I was sure you would either lose them or break them! But it looked like you were having a great time!


SO.....when's the next Tikiyaki party in NorCal!!???!!


Tacky


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