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Tiki History - The Tahitian Village in Downey, CA
hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2013-03-27 6:07 pm   Permalink

I love how they have a Liquor and drug store there.

 
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honrbl1
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Joined: Oct 08, 2012
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Posted: 2013-04-02 12:15 pm   Permalink

i must say the place looked much better in real life than the postcards, i remember they had a terrific gift shop that i bought a polyinesian lamp that i dont know what happened to it but i do have a logo ashtray, also my wife and i had our first scorpion driink there watching a great floorshow,the place was very exotic

 
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honrbl1
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Posted: 2013-05-13 3:11 pm   Permalink











Some of my latest work. -Phil


 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-02-05 1:52 pm   Permalink

This was posted on Facebook.
Very early Van Halen playing a gig at the Tahitian Village in 1975.


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Big Kahuna
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-02-05 2:24 pm   Permalink

How freaking cool is that!? Anybody know if this was a common occurrence & what other bands played there?

[ This Message was edited by: Big Kahuna 2014-02-05 14:25 ]


 
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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2014-02-05 4:01 pm   Permalink

Very cool!


Not so cool that they are now eligible to be considered a tiki band!

(I kid....well, kind of)




 
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-02-05 4:16 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-02-05 16:01, lucas vigor wrote:
Very cool!


Not so cool that they are now eligible to be considered a tiki band!

(I kid....well, kind of)






Van Halen-definitely not tiki.
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msteeln
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 283
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2014-02-06 12:22 pm   Permalink

If that pic ain't tiki then tiki ain't cool no more.
A clear shot of Ed's Explorer in hot action before he hacked it up is the real fn deal.


 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4350
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 7 days ago; 4:00 pm   Permalink

Another old ad announcing the Kaui Lani Exotica Polynesian Revue the at the Tahitian Village.



Some time before Van Halen played, I dare to say.

DC


 
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