FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums General Tiki Looking to form a South Bay Poly Pop group. Interested?
Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )
Looking to form a South Bay Poly Pop group. Interested?
UnkleFunky
Member

Joined: Mar 30, 2011
Posts: 10
Posted: 2013-09-18 09:22 am   Permalink

Aloha!

I'm looking to form a poly pop/tiki group here in the South Bay (Torrance, Redondo Beach, etc.).

The main focus of the group would be to share information on the history of poly pop culture in the South Bay through research on various tiki themed restaurants, bars and apartment complexes in and around the South Bay area.

The group would have monthly meet and greets at various tiki themed bars/restaurants in the South Bay area to talk tiki/poly pop and anything that tickles our fancy. It's more or less a great way to make new friends and hook up with others that all share a common interest.

If all goes well and we get a decent group of people together we can start looking into hosting events (BBQs, live entertainment, etc).

I'm already working on a website (southbaypolypopsociety.com) and Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/southbaypolypopsociety/) where I'll be posting info on our events, poly pop history in the South Bay and other tiki related items.

If anyone living in the South Bay area is interested in getting this together and making it happen, please feel free to contact me. southbaypolypopsociety AT gmail.com.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Mahalo!

Eric Musick

[ This Message was edited by: UnkleFunky 2013-09-18 09:53 ]


 
View Profile of UnkleFunky Send a personal message to UnkleFunky  Goto the website of UnkleFunky     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
msteeln
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 279
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2013-09-18 12:27 pm   Permalink

Make sure you have good steel guitar in it and it'll be a success.

 
View Profile of msteeln Send a personal message to msteeln  Email msteeln     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
lucas vigor
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2013-09-18 12:55 pm   Permalink

Ha ha! I thought the same thing...that he was looking to form a band!

 
View Profile of lucas vigor Send a personal message to lucas vigor      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
UnkleFunky
Member

Joined: Mar 30, 2011
Posts: 10
Posted: 2013-09-18 1:08 pm   Permalink

Haha! No, this is not to form a musical group, it's to form a group of people to meet up once a month and talk tiki...and of course, drink.

[ This Message was edited by: UnkleFunky 2013-09-18 13:09 ]


 
View Profile of UnkleFunky Send a personal message to UnkleFunky  Goto the website of UnkleFunky     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5867
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-09-18 6:19 pm   Permalink

Your going to need a Tiki Bar to go to
Purple Orchid may be in proximity to you.

I wholeheartedly support anyone wanting to do this, because this is
what Tiki is suppose to be all about, being social, cocktails & fun.


 
View Profile of Atomic Tiki Punk Send a personal message to Atomic Tiki Punk      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
JOHN-O
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 16, 2008
Posts: 2682
From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2013-09-18 8:10 pm   Permalink

The Hale Hawaii is in Torrance, ATP.

Dr. Z has organized a few Tiki meet-ups there earlier this year.


 View Profile of JOHN-O Send a personal message to JOHN-O      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5867
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-09-18 9:39 pm   Permalink

Well if their weird hours don't get in the way
John-O has a place for you UnkleFunky.


 
View Profile of Atomic Tiki Punk Send a personal message to Atomic Tiki Punk      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Pele Paul
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 580
From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-09-18 10:01 pm   Permalink

Im out in the valley, but Im willing to make the short drive out for meetings and such!!! count me in to host too if need be!!!
pele paul


 
View Profile of Pele Paul Send a personal message to Pele Paul  Email Pele Paul     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
PiPhiRho
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 1013
From: Redondo Beach
Posted: 2013-09-18 11:36 pm   Permalink

Hale Hawaii is rarely open. I have been there on Thursday evenings and it seems to be open pretty consistently then, but other times I usually find it closed.

The South Bay's Tiki (and tiki-ish) Bars are:

- Purple Orchid (El Segundo)
- Old Tony's (Redondo Beach)
- Banzai Beach (Hermosa Beach)
- Hale Hawaii (Torrance)




 
View Profile of PiPhiRho Send a personal message to PiPhiRho  Email PiPhiRho Goto the website of PiPhiRho     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 5867
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-09-19 12:12 am   Permalink

Will this "group" have a secret handshake?

 
View Profile of Atomic Tiki Punk Send a personal message to Atomic Tiki Punk      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
UnkleFunky
Member

Joined: Mar 30, 2011
Posts: 10
Posted: 2013-09-19 07:23 am   Permalink

Secret handshake? That may be a good idea. Haha.

Never heard of the Banzai. Must be fairly new. Old Tony's is a great spot for meeting up and it's right on the water. If you can make it out of El Segundo without getting pulled over the Purple Orchid is a wonderful bar.

All these places and ideas can be discussed at our first 'meeting'. I'm totally open to suggestions. My main goal is to get people from the South Bay (and beyond) who share our interest in everything tiki/Poly Pop together and just have a good time. Every year I attend Tiki Oasis I have to leave all my tiki friends behind until the next year. I want to keep that spirit alive - and drink.

Eric


 
View Profile of UnkleFunky Send a personal message to UnkleFunky  Goto the website of UnkleFunky     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
msteeln
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 279
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2013-09-21 12:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-09-18 13:08, UnkleFunky wrote:
Haha! No, this is not to form a musical group, it's to form a group of people to meet up once a month and talk tiki...and of course, drink.

Then I reiterate and proliferate my statement, make sure you include good steel guitar and it'll be a SMASHING success, as the conversation will bog (or grog) down eventually, but the steel will keep it going into uncharted territory.


 
View Profile of msteeln Send a personal message to msteeln  Email msteeln     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
lucas vigor
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2013-09-21 1:10 pm   Permalink

Now I KNOW you are drunk posting, you crazy nut!

 
View Profile of lucas vigor Send a personal message to lucas vigor      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
bigbrotiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11093
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-09-21 1:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-09-18 09:22, UnkleFunky wrote:
The main focus of the group would be to share information on the history of poly pop culture in the South Bay through research on various tiki themed restaurants, bars and apartment complexes in and around the South Bay area.



...history?...research?.... You mean there are other things to Tiki than parties, mixology, and Tiki mug collecting!?

Very commendable, it reminds me of my early Tiki Symposiums.



 
View Profile of bigbrotiki Send a personal message to bigbrotiki  Goto the website of bigbrotiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
msteeln
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 279
From: Ka'a'awa, HI
Posted: 2013-09-21 2:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-09-21 13:10, lucas vigor wrote:
Now I KNOW you are drunk posting, you crazy nut!

You're right, tiki parties never bog down!


 
View Profile of msteeln Send a personal message to msteeln  Email msteeln     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Goto page ( 1 | 2 Next Page )
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation