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The Hukilau 2012 Official Thread & Announcement!
Holler Waller
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Joined: Mar 13, 2011
Posts: 212
From: NW TN
Posted: 2012-04-18 5:25 pm   Permalink

So envious, just couldn't schwing it this year. Have a Happy Hukilau everyone!

 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
Posts: 678
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2012-04-19 11:23 am   Permalink

It was good to see Mr. Berry, Mr. Cate, Mr. and Mrs. Desmond, the gang from Lani Kai and others enjoying The Mai-Kai into the wee hours last night.

It's shaping up to be a festive year!

The "Survival Guide" is updated with everything you need to know about today and tonight:
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/04/18/got-tiki-trepidation-heres-a-hukilau-survival-guide/#thursday






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TikiMugCollectors
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Joined: Jun 11, 2011
Posts: 11
From: Madeira Beach, FL
Posted: 2012-04-19 12:18 pm   Permalink

I wanted to pop in and let the board know that I am celebrating the Hukilau 2012 kickoff by posting a historical look at the mug releases of the past at the Hukilau. I spent a good deal of time researching this article (despite my absence from prior events) and I truly hope it adds to the flavor of the event since I'm stuck in Winter Park, FL this weekend. I have been careful to credit all artists and Ooga-Mooga for all of their wonderful and hard work. Mad shout out to Tiki Kiliki for keeping our exotic hearts filled each year! Keep it up. I'm working consistently and hard on my blog and hope to offer my multimedia skills to the promotion or showcase side of the Hukilau and Tiki Oasis in future years! Mahalo and enjoy!

The 10 Years of Hukilau Tiki Mugs:

http://thegangisound.blogspot.com/2012/04/10-years-of-hukilau-tiki-mugs.html

Enjoy the event and imbibe on one for me!
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pablus
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From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2012-04-20 05:47 am   Permalink


Lani Kai last night. PKNY tonight. Had a chance, mahalo to George Jenkins, to see what PKNY was cooking up in the kitchen last night. Unbelievable. Mounds of ginger and limes, cinnamon and other ingredients.

It's all out war, the battle of Manhattan, as one of the distinguished Lani Kai bartenders stated.

Music, laughs, nice breezes, lovely wahines in vintage and island wear, lots of art, carvings, vinyl, things of that nature.

Sven brought a Mai Tai swizzle to me during the first few songs of my set. That's livin' right there. I opted out of the Mai Kai as I had already been there the night before and will most likely go again this evening. Pacing, you know.

It's a beautiful morning in Ft. Lauderdale and I think I'm the only person in this hotel to witness it... after a night's sleep anyway.



 
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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2012-04-20 07:28 am   Permalink

A few random photos from Thursday night ...

The Intoxicators rock the Best Western:


The Lani Kai served up perfect Mai Tais:


A birds-eye view of the fire dance:


Later, at The Mai-Kai, the tiki gods were satiated:


Let's see your photos (or links) ...


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2012-04-20 09:15 am   Permalink

Day 3 of the survival guide is up:
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/04/18/got-tiki-trepidation-heres-a-hukilau-survival-guide/#friday

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11238
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-04-21 05:55 am   Permalink

No more pix so far? Everybody must too busy having fun! Here are some isolated impressions:

Poolside at the Oceanside




The Mai Kai - before the show:






Swanky's show:


The Wreck Bar a bit crowded:


The view on top of the pool:


A mermaid in her element:


A Tiki archeologist in HIS element!:


This one is for Nick and Moritz:





 
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Mr. Ho
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Joined: Oct 09, 2005
Posts: 433
From: Boston, MA
Posted: 2012-04-21 08:25 am   Permalink

Thanks for the photos BigBroTiki!

 
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Q-tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
Posts: 199
From: East TN
Posted: 2012-04-21 08:41 am   Permalink

Thanks so much BigBro for allowing those of us who couldn't be there to experience the event though your photos! It would appear you are having a wonderful time "in your element".

The Atomic Grog updates are great also!

Mahalo and Cheers!!


 
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zerostreet
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Joined: Feb 06, 2010
Posts: 1965
From: http://www.zerostreet.com
Posted: 2012-04-21 5:00 pm   Permalink

Had a great time at Hukilau! Sent a whole lot of Tiki Tower art off to new homes, but best of all really enjoyed meeting so many Tiki Central members and facebook friends who always seem to have great stories at the ready!

It was greet meeting and sitting down for breakfast with TikiTomD and his wife (who is the proud owner of my 6 year old daughter's Mermaid drawing), also thrilled to meet Sven (who graciously signed my copy of The Book Of Tiki), GatorRob, Brian and Gary of The Intoxicators, Pablus who was so kind in his appraisal of my work and gave a great performance, a brief encounter with Guitar God Eddie Angel and many more!

Being a vendor I didn't have a whole lot of opportunity to walk around and take pics, but I have a few to share, most from the vantage point of my room and a few from the fun photobooth!












The free drinks were good and plentiful! Everyone recieved one of these!






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WestADad
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Joined: Mar 31, 2009
Posts: 745
From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2012-04-21 6:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the pictures, looks like a great time was had. Especially by Sven!




 
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TikiTomD
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Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 684
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2012-04-22 04:58 am   Permalink

Indeed, Chris, Sven was clearly enjoying himself, as you can see from the photo below when King Kukulele warmly greeted him at the poolside...




And here he is recuperating with Mai-Kai beverage in the Molokai Bar Saturday night...




Looking thru the glass at the far end of the Molokai Bar (with reflections of interior lamps)...




A pair of lovely Molokai Maidens...




A Kona Coffee Grog in preparation inside the Molokai Bar...




George Jenkins (TikiHardBop) in readiness to serve Zombie samples during the Bum's symposium at the Mai-Kai...




Jeff 'Beachbum' Berry presenting "Revenge Of The Zombie: The Tale of Tiki’s Deadliest Drink" at the Mai-Kai Saturday afternoon...




Steve Remsberg demonstrating Zombie preparation during the Bum's "Revenge Of The Zombie: The Tale of Tiki’s Deadliest Drink" presentation...




GatorRob tapping into the Mai-Kai's Mystery Drink...




And the Mai-Kai's Polynesian show begins...




-Tom


 
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Q-tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
Posts: 199
From: East TN
Posted: 2012-04-22 2:57 pm   Permalink

Thanks so much to everyone for posting pictures and some insightful commentary as well! Great stuff!

I sure wish I could have been there...

Cheers!


 
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WestADad
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From: Tornado Alley
Posted: 2012-04-22 5:42 pm   Permalink

Wonderful pictures Tom, thank you so much!


 
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jokeiii
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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
Posts: 359
From: Miami
Posted: 2012-04-22 6:03 pm   Permalink

What a GREAT time...it was wonderful to meet so many of the TCers in attendance, too. Many, many thanks to the terrific Tiki Kiliki and to volunteer coordinator Shell-In-The-Pacific. I'm exhausted, but it's a good kind of tired...


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