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Tonga Hut's Festival of Lights Parade float in Palm Springs: We Won Best Big Rig!!!
tobunga
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Posted: 2013-11-12 10:27 pm   Permalink

The float came together beautifully, and looked incredible! We were very well received by the throngs of spectators, and...

WE WON BEST BIG RIG!!! How cool is that?!?!

MUCHO MAHALOS to everybody who helped out with the float!
Manuel, Claudia, Murph, Rob, Krisdrama, David, Gina, Christine, Tonga Tom, Sherriyaki, Tiki-ESP, Karen, Agent Banks, Marty, Steve, John-O, Gee Davee, PolyPop, Big Kahuna, Caroline & Dog... this project couldn't have happened without your help!

Already working on plans for next year's float!

Check out this link for more parade info:
http://psfestivaloflights.com/

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Tonga Hut is entering a float in the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday, December 7th.
It's a fun way of introducing the Hut to the Palm Springs community and to herald the opening of the second location of the Tonga Hut in downtown Palm Springs.

Murph mentioned the idea to me and I did some drawings of how I thought the float could look... I'm excited to say my design will be brought to illuminated life for the parade!

Here are the drawings for the float concept:


There will also be people walking along side the float, with illuminated tiki head masks:



Mahalo!
Yer Pal,
Eric October

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-11-13 02:02 am   Permalink

Now this will be cool!

 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2013-11-13 07:11 am   Permalink

Great idea. Good luck with.


 
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Posted: 2013-11-13 12:03 pm   Permalink

WOW!!! Fantastic!!...Can't wait for the parade and "Tonga hut' opening!..TikiMouse and I are chomping at the bit waiting for the new opening! We will try to come down to help on the float too.. YAY!!
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2013-11-13 12:55 pm   Permalink

Great design Eric, that would be fun to help build. Unfortunately I will be in Mexico that weekend I'm still in float building mode, just finished one for our local parade last week
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Posted: 2013-11-13 1:29 pm   Permalink

Eric, that is a really great design! It looks worthy enough for the Rose Bowl Parade.

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SandraDee
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Posted: 2013-11-13 1:51 pm   Permalink

Such a cool concept!

I wish I could help with the building.

Can't wait to see how it comes together--yay Tonga Hut! #1 tiki establishment in LA hands down!


 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2013-11-16 6:28 pm   Permalink

UPDATED INFO for 11/17:
Work party meeting again on Sunday, November 17th starting at 10am. We will be mostly stringing up the lights on the flowers, leaves and trees.

We finished up around 4pm on Saturday, so we may go as long on Sunday, but at this stage, flowers and leaves can be taken home to be completed too, so if you can only come for a few hours, earlier in the day is probably better.

And a huge MAHALO to everybody that came out today! We really got lots done, figured out our plan of attack for the next few steps, and had lots of fun!

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Joe Banks
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Posted: 2013-11-16 9:11 pm   Permalink



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SandraDee
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Posted: 2013-11-16 10:15 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the pictures! So bummed I wasn't able and won't be able to come and help

You are so creative Eric--Tonga Hut is lucky to have your skills!


 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2013-11-22 8:07 pm   Permalink

UPDATE:

This weekend we'll be meeting on Sunday the 24th, starting at 10am.

We're in pretty good shape so far, but need to finish up a few things... stop by and lend a hand if yer available!


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Krisdrama
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Posted: 2013-11-29 7:35 pm   Permalink

Update Update!!!
Meeting up for float building this Sunday Dec 1st, 10am-???
See you there!


 
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Murph
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Posted: 2013-12-01 8:52 pm   Permalink

The Christmas Moai lives! and the lighted signs are ready for next weekends parade!






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Posted: 2013-12-01 8:57 pm   Permalink

Join us this weekend in Palm Springs!




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Posted: 2013-12-01 10:58 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting that Murph!

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