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Who was the first Tiki Central member you met face to face?
Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1170
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2012-08-20 6:34 pm   Permalink

Bay Park Buzzy.
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6199
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-08-20 7:08 pm   Permalink

This guy in the middle, His name is Spike.




 
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MadDogMike
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7367
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-08-20 8:50 pm   Permalink

BABALU!!!!

I joined Tiki Central to PM him with some questions about making tiki mugs. Not only did he answer my questions, he invited me to his studio to show me how. That man has a HEART OF GOLD

PS - Bowana, I'm pretty sure you were the second one I met, right there in Babalu's studio.

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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1047
Posted: 2012-08-20 11:20 pm   Permalink

Does your pre-being-on-TC count?

That would be Brad "Tiki Shark" Parker fer me... for a long time my "Tiki" friend, until the inevitable happened...

Then at Bali Hai in '07 (still pre-tiki fer us), we came out to support Brad for a Tiki Mag show... I talked to Kinny, Tiki Racer, Sam Gambino, Tiki Ray, Thor, and Derik Yaniger... all tiki greats! (and I'm sure none of them remember us from that event...)

It was a stellar night, and tiki has only gotten better!
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Bruddah Bear
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Joined: Apr 07, 2011
Posts: 629
From: Los Angeles Basin, Westside
Posted: 2012-08-20 11:32 pm   Permalink


That would be JOHN-O. Then he graciously introduced me to a bunch of other TC Ohana, one of the last ones being ATP...

... I still don't know if I should thank him for that one, but I guess I DID ask for it.




 
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AlohaStation
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Joined: Sep 27, 2004
Posts: 2158
From: So FL
Posted: 2012-08-21 08:22 am   Permalink

I first went to Hukilau in 04' (year of the Hurricane) and met many people in passing. I would have to say Benzart or Crazy-Al. Had good conversations with both!

 
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PiPhiRho
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1021
From: Redondo Beach
Posted: 2012-08-23 03:09 am   Permalink

The first tiki central organized event I attended was in May 2001, when Tiki Central was still a Yahoo Club. The southern california crawl was organized by Suicide Sam in Long Beach. The places were not exactly tiki, but did include the now closed Lava Lounge. It was mostly about the bands. they weren't exactly tiki, either, but it was the first crawl. I didn't know anybody. But, I did meet some tiki centralites. Fred "Suicide Sam", who organized the event was one of them. Tiki Farm has a table there and I did buy some mugs. So the first tiki central person I may may have been Holden. If it wasn't holden, it was Apple Venus, who had come down from Portland. Neither AppleVenus or Fred come around here anymore.

Here is a flyer I found from that first crawl.





 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3139
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2012-08-23 10:27 am   Permalink



It was my first Wednesday night at Tiki T, he was very nice and made me feel welcomed.


 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1362
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-08-23 11:00 am   Permalink

Ken Ruzic at last year's Tiki Highway, which was my first tiki event to ever attend. His art was a complete departure from anything I had seen before, except for stained glass windows. He was vending and we got into a government conspiracy discussion.
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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
Posts: 2349
From: SoMass
Posted: 2012-08-23 6:51 pm   Permalink

I believe the first was Bargoyle. The first SoCal TC member was JOHN-O.

 
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MadDogMike
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7367
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-08-23 7:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-08-23 11:00, tikilongbeach wrote:
...and we got into a government conspiracy discussion.



Why does that not surprise me?
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Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4356
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-08-24 6:29 pm   Permalink

BigbroTiki.

October 2008 at the Tiki Ti on the way to catching a red-eye to Key West.



Almost missed the fight after a few rounds at the Tiki Ti and dinner at Damons.


 
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The Blue Kahuna
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 01, 2011
Posts: 365
From: Points East & West
Posted: 2012-08-24 8:52 pm   Permalink

Brad "Aloha Current" and Brenda "Brenda's Tiki Hut" at Trader Vic's Emmeryville and then Wendy "danlovestikis" and Dan "wendylovestikis" at a Sac Ohana First Tuesday dinner at the Mandarin . . . a boozy Emmeryville and fun Central Valley Royal Tiki welcome!

 
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5778
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-08-24 10:11 pm   Permalink

I think my first meeting was with the group that came to the VampTiki #1 party. Such wonderful Ohana in Sacramento and a couple of out of towners too. Good pictures on the last pages. Still hooking up with these friends when I can.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=22917&forum=17&start=0
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bigtikidude
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8931
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2012-08-25 12:47 am   Permalink

Crazy Al, at a Tiki Tones(one of the 2 surf/tiki bands SHAG was in) show at the surf museum in Huntington Beach, Ca. this was oh 1997 or so,
and Crazy Al was selling tiki pendants that he had made of each band member.

Turns out I was the 1st person to buy one, and 6 or 7 years before I got on TC.


Jeff(btd)



 
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