||Original International TIKI Market Place-Dec. 5 @ The Garden Grove Elks Lodge
Joined: Dec 12, 2008
|Posted: 2012-01-29 6:26 pm  Permalink|
Forgot to post a picture, also thanks to Holden for the second beautiful Virgin Mug. Tiki farm supports the Tiki community.
Joined: Jul 10, 2008
From: Garden Grove CA
|Posted: 2012-01-29 6:49 pm  Permalink|
The family had a great time today at Don the Beachcomber's International Market place. Thank to Chris and Art, two guys who know how to throw a shindig !!!
Joined: Feb 21, 2004
From: SURF CITY HUNTINGTON BEACH
|Posted: 2012-01-29 6:52 pm  Permalink|
Thanks Chris and Karen, Nice turn out for tiki lovers for sure! Great Idea SoccerTiki and WhooHooWahine! Tiki shopping, eating and enjoying!!!!!! Great time for the Ohana of So. Cal tiki, It was nice to see Art, As he made a small apperance to say Hi to all, Very fun!!!!! Gogo and Dani.
Crazy Al and A Crazed Al!!!!!!!!
Dani has a new hat!!!!!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Mar 04, 2005
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
|Posted: 2012-01-29 6:55 pm  Permalink|
|Chuck Tatum is Tiki|
Joined: May 12, 2011
From: Southern Cailifornia
|Posted: 2012-01-29 7:48 pm  Permalink|
There was alot to be jazzed about today, But the best thing was hanging with the greatest
bunch of clowns this side of Barnum & Bailey!
Nice to chat with ya Wendy, Dani & GoGo, Benster, Holden, next time we top this!
And most of you missed the Blackout, unless you stayed late, power was out in half of Seal Beach
yet they still were serving drinks in the dark in the Dagger Bar when we left
[ This Message was edited by: Chuck Tatum is Tiki 2012-01-29 19:55 ]
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2012-01-29 8:17 pm  Permalink|
What a terrific day! The weather, the people, the drinks, the music, all those great wares - and that in the atmospheric, authentic environs of Don the Beachcomber's! I saw all the Ohana, got plied with Mai Tais, AND made a bunch of money. Thank you Chris and Woohoo and Art, I'll be back!
...and good food, too!
Joined: Dec 13, 2007
From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
|Posted: 2012-01-29 9:52 pm  Permalink|
congrat's guy's for a great turn out for a first time tiki market. Great vendors and all the usual suspects to make the mood just right. A great combo of music/food/drinks and swag to make it all more enjoyable to see old friends. I look forward to the next special event at Don's.
Rory "WILDSVILLE MAN" Snyder
Joined: May 03, 2011
From: Herald, CA
|Posted: 2012-01-29 10:30 pm  Permalink|
I came all the way down from Sacramento. Me and my wife had a good time meeting everyone. Bought some cool stuff!
Thanks to Don The Beachcomber for putting on such a great event!!
Joined: Feb 24, 2005
From: TheSoccerTikiGrotto, Island of LongBeach
|Posted: 2012-01-30 09:46 am  Permalink|
THANK YOU to those of you who travelled from far and near to be part of the International Tiki Market Place! 16 vendors and over 185 customers filled Don the Beachcomber and gave it a true "Marketplace" atmosphere!
When I walked through a cold, quiet and dark Don the Beachcomber at 8:30am to open the doors for the vendors I had NO idea those walls would soon hold the hustle and bustle of vendors and shoppers haggling over and scoring treasures all while listening to great Hawaiian music and sipping classic tiki cocktails. I saw many friends catching up on recent adventures, new faces, and lots of happy people!!!
I spoke with all the vendors and they are all invited back to the next International Tiki Market Place. I spoke with almost all the customers and they can't wait for the next one!
A BIG MAHALO to Art and Delia Snyder, owners of Don the Beachcomber. Without their support this event would not happen! And thank you to Emerson, the GM, and ALL the staff for coming together in a very short time period to make things run so smoothly!!! Big hugs and kisses to my wife WooHooWahine for standing at the entrance all day greeting guests and taking money!!! Also thanks to Margi who helped with Karen at the entrance. (You two kept the traffic moving!!!)
Start saving your milk money, 'cause the ITMP will return very soon!!!!! With new additions to the vendor list and new musical entertainment and maybe a new venue inside the the Tiki Temple the IS Don the Beachcomber!!!
One more big WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO! to all of you!!!!
"Marriage, Mortgages and Mai-Tai's...Whatta life!"
[ This Message was edited by: SoccerTiki 2012-01-30 09:47 ]
Joined: Jul 31, 2003
From: Long Beach, CA
|Posted: 2012-01-30 10:22 am  Permalink|
Good times, great seeing everyone yesterday!
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Sep 24, 2009
From: 2 mi. south of the Hut
|Posted: 2012-01-30 11:46 am  Permalink|
Sherriyaki and I had a great time yesterday, and we're looking forward to the next one!
Nice photos peoples! Bigbrotiki...thanks for gettin' me in a photo. I saw myself lurking in the background of one of your shots.
I'll have to take more photos, and stop having so much fun at the next ITMP.
Here's a few from yesterday...
[ This Message was edited by: Tonga Tom 2012-01-30 11:51 ]
Joined: Aug 21, 2011
From: the OC
|Posted: 2012-01-30 1:04 pm  Permalink|
On 2012-01-22 11:14, SoccerTiki wrote:
Also, the Kalama Brothers will be providing musical entertainment from 12-3pm!!!
***Plan to come early for the bargains and stay for the entertainment!!!
Am I the only one who noticed the two heads - one body thing going on here
Joined: Aug 10, 2004
|Posted: 2012-01-30 2:40 pm  Permalink|
thanks for all the pics.
I was really bummed to have missed this.
But between being really tight on funds,
and my truck getting ready to go feet up on me,
I needed to stay home and try to save up.
congrats on the success,
looked like a real fun time.
Joined: Jul 31, 2003
From: Long Beach, CA
|Posted: 2012-01-30 3:17 pm  Permalink|
On 2012-01-30 11:46, Tonga Tom wrote:
Holden, what a drama queen.
Great time at Don's yesterday, great to see so many familiar faces. Tiki still lives, long live Tiki!
The Art of Doug Horne
Joined: Jan 11, 2008
From: Buena Park, Ca.
|Posted: 2012-01-30 3:57 pm  Permalink|
Wow!! What a great event to pick as my first one as a vendor. Karen & I had a great time. Thanks again, to Chris, Karen & Art for a great job.