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Who was the first Tiki Central member you met face to face?
sneakyjack
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1057
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2012-09-07 8:04 pm   Permalink

humuhumuhmuhum
at tiki tis - with others like sabu...


 
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Joshua Bell
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Aug 22, 2006
Posts: 62
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2012-09-10 10:37 pm   Permalink

Merely a few weeks ago the family and I were taking a break from a weekend at Disneyland by visiting Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar. While enjoying drinks at our table - and between distractions from the kids - I noticed a gentleman at the bar who looked strangely familiar, accompanied by two lovely ladies. A quick look up on this here web site via iPhone, and I leaned over to my wife - "does that guy over at the bar look like this guy from this web site?". Consensus was "yes", and that I should introduce myself.

But before I had a chance to say anything, said gentleman's bar stool started sinking (such things are known to happen...). Very shortly thereafter, the bartenders announced to one and all that the man about to hit the floor was the famous Bamboo Ben, confirming my suspicions!

After my family had departed and I waited for some boxed ceramics, the bamboo master happened to head over to my table to check out the decor and I introduced myself. We chatted briefly, and he did indeed prove himself a gentleman of the highest caliber, introducing his companions for the evening - the lovely Mrs. Bamboo and the glamorous proprietor of an upcoming venue on a certain tropical island.


 
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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
Posts: 1729
From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2012-09-11 12:10 pm   Permalink

Dogbytes, she found me.

 
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JOHN-O
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2694
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2012-09-11 3:49 pm   Permalink

Technically Humuhumu at FI but that was before I was really "TC aware".

Ojaitimo was the first TCer I met after I actively started posting. That was at Frankie's. What ever happened to that guy?

And I remember the first time I met the Bigbro. It wasn't in a Tiki bar, he was walking down an East Hollywood sidewalk chompin' on a burrito.


 
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bigtikidude
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8944
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2012-09-11 11:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-09-11 15:49, JOHN-O wrote:
And I remember the first time I met the Bigbro. It wasn't in a Tiki bar, he was walking down an East Hollywood sidewalk chompin' on a burrito.



Hey that's not Tiki.


well I guess he's so tiki the rest of the time,
he's granted a little non tiki time once in awhile,right?


Jeff(btd)



 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5061
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-09-12 07:27 am   Permalink

Well, the Exotica list and the Tiki Central list kind of run together in my head. I'd guess it was either Vern or Otto at Tease-O-Rama 2001 in New Orleans. I can't recall if Vern was on the Tiki Central Yahoo group or not. That's too long ago to be clear any more...
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Bowana
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Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1170
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2012-10-07 6:56 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-08-20 18:34, Bowana wrote:
Bay Park Buzzy.




Come to think of it, I don't think it was Buzzy after all. I think it was Tiki Magazine's own nicktiki!
(Blurry is my memory getting...)

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[ This Message was edited by: Bowana 2012-10-07 18:57 ]


 
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Q-tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 22, 2011
Posts: 199
From: East TN
Posted: 2012-12-16 5:00 pm   Permalink

It was Swanky for me. I had been ravenously consuming Tiki lore from TC for about 6 months before I met he and the lovely Mrs. Swanky.

Curious circumstances... My uncle, from San Fran, purchased some cool dishes from the Mrs. via E-bay. My uncle calls me to ask if I could pick -up the dishes he bought from them. Weird, because I knew of the SwankPad from TC and had read some of his posts. Small world...

Cheers!


 
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inkylouise
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: May 18, 2002
Posts: 523
From: las vegas
Posted: 2013-02-04 5:27 pm   Permalink

Russell S. Monkey...What happened to that guy??

 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8944
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2013-02-04 10:42 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-04 17:27, inkylouise wrote:
Russell S. Monkey...What happened to that guy??



Facebook land possibly?


Jeff(btd)



 
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OceaOtica
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 909
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2013-03-17 4:12 pm   Permalink

had to think a while on this one, tried lurking on the old yahoo group, but never active, lurked for a few years before joining TC, met Sven at Tiki Ti before being a member, or it could have been Otto at his 40th birthday party at the Madonna Inn in 2001 or 2002, but the first time i recall actually going out to meet fellow TCers was at the Tonga Hut in 2003 or 2004, Hummuhummu had just moved here and it was her, Christiki295, pre Marty Lush Marty Lush, and Tiki Bird and his wife (forgot her name on TC). Don't get out to many events so have mainly met others at bars and art shows

 
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johnnyvelvet
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Jun 12, 2013
Posts: 17
From: Louisiana
Posted: 2013-06-14 08:43 am   Permalink

I met Formikahini at a now-defunct semi-Tiki bar called the Hawaiian Breeze in Houston in 2002. I was deeply impressed with her. The bar, well...

 
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Bowana
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 10, 2006
Posts: 1170
From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2014-04-23 12:23 pm   Permalink

Tell me more stories!
BUMPERS!


 
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SandraDee
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 11, 2011
Posts: 929
Posted: 2014-04-23 5:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-04-23 12:23, Bowana wrote:
Tell me more stories!
BUMPERS!



Oh, Bowana...you are so needy!

I can say I remember when I met you at Tiki Oasis 2010. I was hungover and my feet hurt and you let me chill at your booth between Babalu and MP at the inside vending.

That was the year Babalu was at his booth for like 15 minutes, sold out of everything and then went and enjoyed himself...the jerk!

Good memories and seeing you at Oasis is always a highlight (even though now I see you more)!


 
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Holler Waller
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 13, 2011
Posts: 212
From: NW TN
Posted: 2014-04-23 6:17 pm   Permalink

TikiTomD @ The Molakai Lounge, a scholar & a gentleman

 
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