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Tiki Oasis III Aftermath & Pics!
tikifille
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Joined: Nov 18, 2002
Posts: 123
Posted: 2003-05-14 11:47 pm   Permalink

Casey-I can only speak for myself, but I think the focus on the bartending takes away from the reason this event is held at YOUR resort. Both Tiki Central members, Otto, everyone involved in the Tiki Oasis event, and your facility share a mutual love of tiki. This was my second Tiki Oasis, but my 4th trip to the Caliente Tropics. The bartending is a quick fix. Prepping the staff for the caliber of noise next year is also a quick fix. Finding a location as great as yours is NOT a quick fix. I'm so happy you like hosting this event because I'm marking my calendar for Tiki Oasis IV (not that I know the dates). Ok, now that I've given my, "Let's all feel the love statement." I expect nothing less than Bong going straght for my carotid artery. (P.S. Bong-I was the girl chatting about carving with Danny on Sunday morning. We were near the pool and I was wearing the Elvis towel wrapped around me. I think it was you who walked up with SCD since your hat said "Bong". I'm sure your happy feelings must have worn off now. So feel free to let loose with your trademark diatribe.) No matter what, I think the Caliente Tropics is an incredible location.

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floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 998
From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2003-05-15 12:58 am   Permalink

No black cloud here! John (at the front desk) told me about how CTR really liked having us there. I mentioned the visit from the PD.
I told him about how we were speculating where the complaint came from and that we wondered if perhaps Casey thought we were too wild! I guess CJ didn't even know about it until the next morning.

On Saturday night there was persistent drumming and no appearance from law enforcement. Most of Saturday night's hijinks came from the Howlie's room and it was considerably farther away from the tiki apartment complex behind the property than 135. It probably wasn't as disturbing to the neighbors as the 135 party the night before.

I had a fine time at The Reef, btw. I hope you bring back my bartender (pictured with Spike on another thread) next time. He was a blast. Mixological practice (hic), Grog Logs at the ready and an interior with a pedigree...the CTR Reef will be a good hang for locals year-round. Ah, revenue!

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tikigod
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Joined: Aug 07, 2002
Posts: 1
From: Petaluma, CA
Posted: 2003-05-15 01:30 am   Permalink

To all fairness to the "old" folks, no matter what age you are you can always enjoy Tiki.

Also there is always two sides to every story, right?

I am the first to admit that my crazy aunt was inebriated, smashed, 3 shits to the wind. The drinks may have not have tasted great but they sure had a Sh*t load of alcohol in them. Trust me when we got back to the hotel, we assured my aunt she was no innocent victim in her brawl.

But for the old dude with the tatoos, all he wanted to do was to enjoy the music. My dad sat in his chair since 5 o'clock watching and not missing a moment of every musician up there. He only had the highest respect for the bands. Yeah the beach balls irrated him, but he only wanted to hear the music. He was the first to admit that the beach balls and drinking did not mix and that my aunt was looped. As for being out of his element, you got it all wrong- this guy dreams about Hawaii 24/7, has hula girls tatooed all over his body, wears a hawaiian shirt everyday, and enjoyed his 2nd Tiki Oasis.

Aloha
TG

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Hukilau Brown
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Joined: Aug 07, 2002
Posts: 57
From: Hale Ka'ahele, Pacific Palisades, CA
Posted: 2003-05-15 01:35 am   Permalink

Mahalo nui loa to all Oasis friends, new and old. Now where's my freakin' clipboard?!!??....

A special shout out to all the volunteers who proved drinking on the job improves staff/guest relations tremendously. You (lava) rock!

To the event and hotel staff, entertainment, attendees, brides, grooms, APEs and Gorillas alike, we all can be proud to say that we've made the Tiki Gods smile again for all the Aloha produced by Tiki Oasis III.


As for favorite moments, I'll have to call it a draw between Tiki Bob's Lobster Sonata in Asia Minor and the WWF's (World Wildlife Foundation) Champ Chimp Smackdown 2003.


Thanks to all fo' the Straight Up Pimp'n props. Yo.
Me and the Snoop be checkin' out the pix for who we gonna get for the "Wahines Gone Wild - Tiki Style 2003 Calendar ". Humu, ya wanna be Miss May?


Much Aloha, y'all.





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GECKO
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Joined: Jun 01, 2002
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-05-15 02:49 am   Permalink

ho, looks like da TC ohana had wun good time ya! Dam, living on da islands has it's ups but partys like dat on da mainland make me miss being ova dat side to. wish you had mo pictures!!

okole maluna!


 
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thebaxdog
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Joined: Jun 19, 2002
Posts: 775
From: Santa Ana, CA.
Posted: 2003-05-15 07:05 am   Permalink

Hey Tikigod and "Old Folks"
I don't think that they were the oldest folks there, but as the person who E-mailed, researched, phone called, ordered, paid for, and blew up most of the beach balls, I was watching very carefully in my sober state the reaction of the many. There is no doubt that the beach balls would bother some of the people (how childish) but I think over all it was a hit. I did how ever watch "the old guy" by the pool during the afternoon and he was not happy way early in the day with the FUN everybody was having.
And as for respect for the bands, what does that have to do with the price of tikis.
Plenty of folks old and young watched the bands and did not play in our beach ball fun.
Just like I tell my kids, if the situation is bad, remove your self. But don't remove your self-control. I would have to say that if asked, I would bring even more the next time. Everybody can have a bad day, but to play against the crowd like that is a bad thing.
OK Spike you may go fishing now?
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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2003-05-15 09:51 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-05-14 23:47, tikifille wrote:
I expect nothing less than Bong going straght for my carotid artery. (P.S. Bong-I was the girl chatting about carving with Danny on Sunday morning. We were near the pool and I was wearing the Elvis towel wrapped around me. I think it was you who walked up with SCD since your hat said "Bong". I'm sure your happy feelings must have worn off now. So feel free to let loose with your trademark diatribe



Tikifille,

No, No, No! I back you 100%! I only typically fire (for fun!) on those that 1) make contradicting statememts, 2) make lofty, 'check me out' statements, or 3) are Swawker.

I am impressed (and I hope this doesn't sound sexist) with a woman carver. I would really like to see some of your work, as I collect pieces from notable carvers.

Yes, I remember you Sunday morning. You were laid back and insightful.

(now, everyone else - kiss my ass! (that is after Baxdog's leaves the area))


    
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Iuka Grogg
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Joined: Oct 12, 2002
Posts: 176
From: Beside the sea under a coconut tree
Posted: 2003-05-15 11:00 am   Permalink

Aloha! I finally made it home after a week on the road which, of course, was highlighted by Tiki Oasis. What a fine time the band and I had in Palm Springs. Something was blooming in the desert that seemed to set off a bit of an allergy attack, so I apologize to anyone who may have been off-put by my unusually scratchy sangin' voice(especially Mr. & Mrs. Pineapple who will have it forever archived on their wedding video!). Palm Springs+Caliente Tropics+Entertainment+Artists=A most fondly memorable weekend. Mahalo to all of you for being such gracious, hospitable and fun folks.

-Iuka Grogg
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Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
Posts: 2192
From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2003-05-15 11:58 am   Permalink

I haven't checked TC for a while and I can't believe what I missed during APE's set. I figure if I ever go fishing with the old sailor guy, I'll be sure not to bring any beach balls. Some people just don't like brightly colored inflatable balls.

I think I was the one who called the cops. Sorry, but I was having too much fun in the 135. And, I wanted to go on a super long walk with Sam and two foreign chicks.

Casey, your resort is great! Thanks for having us there. I would love to come back when the grog log is implemented in the bar! That one thing would make the place PERFECT!
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floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2003-05-15 12:23 pm   Permalink

More entertaining moments were revealed as I watched the video. How about Iuka Grogg, King and Frank Novicki singing in 135 (to the tune of Viva Las Vegas):

"Hey Mr. Conga Man, shut the f*ck up
Mr. Conga Man, shut the f*ck up
we're playin,
we're playin UKULELES!"

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tikibob
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 268
From: Charleston, South Carolina
Posted: 2003-05-15 3:32 pm   Permalink

And on those two British chicks: One was taking pictures like sprinkling salt on french fries.

She took no less that 6 pictures of the cops (and right in their faces!).

Does anybody know how to contact them (her) and get the photos posted?

TB
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ModMana
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Joined: Sep 05, 2002
Posts: 263
From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-05-15 4:10 pm   Permalink

Sincere thanks to everyone involved in making Tiki Oasis 3 such a great time! This was the first one for Mrs. ModMana and myself and it definitely will be a permanent annual event on our calendar. We met quite a few of you over the weekend and everyone was super friendly and welcoming.

This was the first time we had heard any of the bands live and we were truly blown away by the quality of the entertainment. Also, loved browsing the vendor's wares. So much we wanted but had to restrain ourselves. Wish we could have bought one of everything we saw. Although, we did spend a small fortune at the Munktiki booth (those mugs look even better in person!).

The Caliente Tropics staff provided first class service and were all extremely helpful. Of course the tiki filled grounds of Caliente Tropics were just awesome! Took some great photos of the tikis. Planned on taking tons of photos but our digital camera battery died. Unfortunately, we lost our camera case early on, which contained the battery charger. By the way if anyone happened to have found a camera case please let me know. It may have been lost off of the Caliente property as we did quite a bit of exploring of the Palm Springs area while we were there.

All in all it was a great getaway and a truly unique experience that we will never forget. Cheers!

ModMana


 
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suicide_sam
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 670
From: LBC
Posted: 2003-05-15 4:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-05-15 11:58, Luckydesigns wrote:
I wanted to go on a super long walk with Sam and two foreign chicks.




Ey man that lil bolnde broad stepped on some other game I was trying to get going on Saturday. All was going well with this girl, then I went to help move sound equipment to the pool for the Hawaiian Eye film and slides, upon my return I find this girl hanging out talking to those two little foreign broads. And that as they say, was that.


 
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Atomic Cocktail
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
Posts: 925
From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2003-05-15 4:37 pm   Permalink

Wait...was that my Dad with the beachball incident? Bax, is he still in the Indio Cty. Hoosegow?

 
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Luckydesigns
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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
Posts: 2192
From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2003-05-15 4:48 pm   Permalink

Can't say you didn't try, Sam.
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