Joined: Jul 17, 2002
From: Originally Israel, now Oceanside, CA
|Posted: 2011-08-23 12:26 pm  Permalink|
I had a great time at this years Oasis, many thanks to Otto, Baby Doe, the volunteers, performers, presenters, room party/crawl hosts and vendors.
More details (not in any particular order):
I noticed no one pointed out how efficient was Thrusday's evening registration, I was very impressed by the improvement. Kudos to that.
I'll flat out admit that I wasn't a huge fan of the theme, even though I understand the reasoning. Having said that, it did not prevent me from having tons of fun (hey, I created a themed drink "The Donkey Show"), and I suggest that other "purists" take note, with all the fun stuff to do, and experience, Tiki Oasis is what you make it. So, Otto, bring out that "Civil War Tiki" theme for 2013, we can handle it!
The Burlesque debate, never fails to resurface almost every year...I think ample warnings should do the trick.
I was blown away by how much more fun the room parties are getting (even though it seems crazy that the standard has been raised to corporate sponsors and a minumum of one live band).
I and the rest of The Sand Devils, had a lot of fun playing at the Goin' Primitive/Mojave Oasis/Tikiyaki/Tonga Hut party on Saturday, thanks to all who came and of course to Amy, Rory, Jim, Jeremy and Kelly for hosting and bar tending (respectively) the party.
I went to 3 symposiums and enjoyed them all: Martin Cate's "CSI: Cocktail" - pure genius, Swanky's Mai Kai, and Charles Phoenix slide show.
I really dug Orchestra Superstring, they were awsome. I was looking forward to checking out Herb but could only sample the first song, due to the schedule running 1 hour late on Saturday night, but it's a perdicament I put myself into (no one forced me to choose to play a room party).
Lastly, I know that the Atrium set by Los Seafinks might have been too much for some people, but it was such a blast! Awsome job guys!
See you all next year,
[ This Message was edited by: kick_the_reverb 2011-08-23 13:08 ]