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Lucky 13 Clothing presents Tiki Highway at Don the Beachcomber - July 24th, 2011
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Joined: May 18, 2003
Posts: 846
From: Alta Loma, California
Posted: 2011-07-25 07:50 am   Permalink

Man what a great event but it was packed. Art and his crew didn't see all that coming and they were overwhelmed with customers. But they did their best and everyone had a great time. So much cool art and cars but the people are what make these events. I'm so sore from walking around so much after surgery but it was worth it to get out of the house and see all the people giving Cindy and I support till I recover 100%. Thanks to everyone trying to give up their chairs for me but I'm actually doing so much better and quicker than I thought. I'm feeling it today so ill get back to my icepack. Thank you all.

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Joined: Sep 15, 2002
Posts: 2331
From: Costa Mesa
Posted: 2011-07-25 09:48 am   Permalink

What an amazing event! Yeah, Don's was NOT prepared for the onslaught of the over 3,000 people who came through the event, but what a show!

It was HOT. And the drink lines were super long. I'm sure they will resolve these issues in the future though. For example, running the AC at full for a whole day before the event and having a separate bar for just beer. That would have fixed A LOT of the issues right there.

But to have a car show, an art show, and bands at DON'S?? It was an absolute dream come true for me.
I hope the good outweighed the bad for most of the new visitors to Don's and we end up getting some more regulars in there to help keep the place going!

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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3441
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2011-07-25 10:45 am   Permalink

Mahalo! Mahalo! Mahalo to Lucky 13, Tiki Farm, and Don's for hosting such a HUGE Event

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Chuck Tatum is Tiki
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Joined: May 12, 2011
Posts: 1674
From: Southern Cailifornia
Posted: 2011-07-25 10:56 am   Permalink

A crazy day to be sure, It was great to see all the Artists & Vender's, Thank God! they where outside
Von Franco was one cool guy, ended up talking with him for awhile, lots of cool cars, cool artists etc.

Yea someone dropped the ball big time on organizing this or just so many more people came to it then was expected
hope they learn those lessons for the next one.

Big thanks to all the people & bands that still made it a fun day!

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TiKi TiFfY
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Joined: Apr 24, 2011
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From: hUNTIngToN bEaCh,cAlIfOrNiA
Posted: 2011-07-25 11:11 am   Permalink

CaR ShOw WaS AMAZING !!! ThAnX 2 AlL

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Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2720
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2011-07-25 1:05 pm   Permalink

It was surreal to see all of those hep kats and cool betties jam packed into Don's !! It was like some weird alternative 1950's dimensional portal opened up into our own Tiki world.

My observations:

1. The Don's staff worked like troopers. I will go into Tiki battle with them any time and any place.
2. The Rockabilly/Hot Rod/Kustom Kulture crowd really like their beer !!
3. What's up with all the neck tattoos ?? That might play in the OC but will get you shot in LA proper.
4. Their cash was real. They seemed to be devouring up the Tiki art.

Sorry I missed the Hula Girls.

But I scored some Little Lost Tiki art (albeit non-digital, how old-fashioned !!), a Bamboo Ben frame, and the new Tikiyaki O. CD.

All in all, a Tiki productive day.

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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2011-07-25 1:08 pm   Permalink


That was a crazy gig!

Thanx to EVERYONE who came by and picked a lil
something up from us...

And, mucho thankx to Lucky 13, Holden and EVERYONE else.

Yee Haw!! Tiki Tiki !!


Bamboo Ben
Tiki Bars I've designed/built. TikiCat, Royal Hawaiian, Kona Club, Frankie's Tiki Room, Pacific Seas, Don the Beachcomber,Forbidden Island, Kon Tiki Tucson, Tiki No,etc....

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Joined: Apr 11, 2011
Posts: 10
From: San Diego
Posted: 2011-07-25 1:08 pm   Permalink

Came up from San Diego for the day and had a great time. Shout out to the bartenders who were courteous and friendly through the onslaught (and very generous with the Tequila shooters:).

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Joined: Dec 12, 2008
Posts: 684
Posted: 2011-07-25 1:30 pm   Permalink

John-O Your the Ralph Storey of the Tiki Scene. Too bad you missed the Hula Girls. Had my picture take with "GROG'S" x girlfriend.


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Joined: Oct 05, 2010
Posts: 107
Posted: 2011-07-25 1:41 pm   Permalink

I had soooo much fun and already bugged the Lucky 13 dudes about plans for next year. There was a running list of things to "fix" but Im honored to have been apart of it AND dance with The Hula Girls. Even if i had to strip in front of a very energetic 3 year old... awkward!!!

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Joined: Jul 30, 2008
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Posted: 2011-07-25 2:18 pm   Permalink

Part 1 of my Photo blog from the event on my Pineappleman's Tiki Blog


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Wildsville man
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Joined: Dec 13, 2007
Posts: 1388
Posted: 2011-07-25 2:34 pm   Permalink

Great Event with a lot of great personalities. 80% of this crowd are not the people I see at other tiki events around California,But I would party with them any day of the week. Everyone was considerate to one another and had a cool Ohana vibe to them. This place was packed past it's abilities but the employee's handled it well. I am sure it will be fixed for future events. With the amount of people that were on hand you would have to bring in some hired gun's or Bonus staff because they seemed to have a lot of body's but still not enough to handle that many people......

Congrat's to Lucky 13 for a great 20 years and awesome party.
Congrat's to Art and Don the Beachcombers for opening up the door to such an event.

I will support both........



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moan tiki

Joined: Feb 13, 2011
Posts: 9
Posted: 2011-07-25 3:35 pm   Permalink

had a wonderful time yesterday. my beau and i showed up around 12:15 and the place was already packed. the entertainment was great, the car show was great, and the drinks were great! looking forward to next year's event.

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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2011-07-25 4:41 pm   Permalink

More pics please!

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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 956
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2011-07-25 5:20 pm   Permalink

Had a wonderful time, showed up late and got my feet wet with vending, enjoyed seein all the art and meeting some new folks. Hope they do this again soon!

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