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The Official Announcement of The Hukilau 2016
Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2016-06-14 10:22 pm   Permalink

Some photo galleries from The Atomic Grog ...

Day 1: Smuggler's Cove book signing, Pre-Party at The Mai-Kai

https://www.facebook.com/atomicgrog/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1102077769858727

Day 2: Tiki Tower Takeover, Tiki Treasures Bazaar and Shag's Skylounge at Pier 66


https://www.facebook.com/atomicgrog/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1100076540058850

Day 3: Tiki Road Trip Pool Party, symposiums and High Tide event at Pier 66


https://www.facebook.com/atomicgrog/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1101939799872524

Day 4: Bazaar, symposiums and Raiders of the Lost Tiki Culture at Pier 66, Main Event at The Mai-Kai


https://www.facebook.com/atomicgrog/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1102008383198999

Day 5: 'Lost cocktails,' Skinny Jimmy Stingray at The Mai-Kai

https://www.facebook.com/atomicgrog/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1102117093188128

More to come on the blog.

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heylownine
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Posted: 2016-06-21 7:50 pm   Permalink

To say that re-entry back into a normal routine was a challenge would be appropriate. But, a week or so after I'm almost there.

Aloha and mahalo Christie! As mentioned previously this was our first Hukilau and we were blown away. There was always something exciting to be doing, whether it was a symposium, live music, or just hanging out talking to friends. And finally experiencing the Mai-Kai with our fellow tiki nerds? I'm not gonna lie, I think I got a little dust in my eye on Saturday night during the stage show and presentation.

To try and enumerate all of the great experiences from the weekend would be very difficult, so I'm going to try and let some pictures do that job. Personally it was thrilling for me to finally meet Jeff Berry in person as he's been a huge influence on me. Getting the "Raiders of the Lost Tiki" panel discussion together and hearing stories of old - I could have listened to that for twice as long. Seeing Jason Lee and Tikiyaki perform on the east coast was something special as well. Trading Smuggler's Cove recipe cards with others on the hunt...opening a welcome bag full of Hukilau logo gifts...digging into the Mai-Kai cocktail menu...sampling cocktails at the pool party between symposiums...and all of the symposiums we attended were interesting and full of great info (can't wait for the book, Swanky!).

We felt very welcomed and can't thank you and your staff and volunteers and the performers and the presenters enough for the hard work in putting the event together.

Below are photos from Wednesday night at the Mai-Kai's Molokai Bar, with a pre-party and a book signing by Martin and Rebecca Cate. Unfortunately I was holding down a table in the Molokai Bar while Val picked up a signed book and mug, so my photos are of cocktails and tikis and not so much of the event (more to come).



Pier 66 - host hotel





















Plaque under the new King Kai carving by Will Anders.


King Kai carving by Will Anders.























Marquesan by Jeff Chouinard


Tangaroa by Tom Fowner


Lono by Will Anders


Grim Grinning Tikis come out to socialize.




Next post: Hukilau's Thursday! With event photos!

kevin
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mikehooker
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Posted: 2016-06-21 8:28 pm   Permalink

Great pics! Keep em coming!

 
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heylownine
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Posted: 2016-06-22 7:48 pm   Permalink

Here's my camera's view of Hukilau Thursday: primarily the Tiki Tower Takeover and the Thursday night Bazaar preview with Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides performing. I recall Thursday going from lounging by the pool in the morning to Shag's Sky Lounge in what felt like 28 seconds. Apologies, I didn't take my camera to Shag's Sky Lounge.



Welcome to The Hukilau 2016


The start of the Tiki Tower Takeover was a bit delayed, but the Creepy Tiki Lounge kept pouring and King Kukulele (literally) rose to the occasion to entertain the crowd.





The 5.


A view of the room on the 17th floor.


Lost Lake, with a fresh coconut and great garnishes.


"All Static, All Day"


A stop at Fort Defiance. I can't remember the cocktail name, but I do remember it being very delicious.


Brian Miller and his merry band of Pirates with the "Funky Derelict".


Martin and Rebecca Cate, pouring and garnishing the "Captivation."


Always concentrate on your pour!


Jeff "Beachbum" Berry garnishing "The Master Ninja".


Jeff "Beachbum" Berry serving a Master Ninja.


Tiki Kiliki and The Bum.


"The Master Ninja"


Stage right at the Thursday night Bazaar.


Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides











Crazy Al & Tiki Val


Next up: Friday!

kevin

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2016-06-22 8:46 pm   Permalink

Great photos Kevin!

Here's the first of The Atomic Grog's epic recaps of The Hukilau featuring photos from more than a dozen photographers, first-person stories, bonus cocktail recipes, plus more!

Day 1: Smuggler's Cove book signing, Pre-Party at The Mai-Kai, The Wreck Bar mermaid show
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/06/22/the-hukilau-2016-day-1-photo-recap-pre-party-at-the-mai-kai-the-wreck-bar-mermaid-show/









http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/06/22/the-hukilau-2016-day-1-photo-recap-pre-party-at-the-mai-kai-the-wreck-bar-mermaid-show/


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heylownine
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Posted: 2016-06-27 6:56 pm   Permalink

Good stuff Jim. Love that group shot at King Kai.

Friday photos! It took a little longer to sort/process these, mostly because my lack of skill at taking photos with stage lighting is matched only by my inability to color-correct those photos in post-processing. In any case, here's set 1 of 2 for Friday: Symposiums by Shag, Swanky, and Jeff "Beachbum" Berry.

















































Next up: The Friday night High Tide event!

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heylownine
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Posted: 2016-06-27 7:20 pm   Permalink

Friday set 2 of 2: Live at the High Tide. Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides, The Intoxicators, and The Tikiyaki Orchestra. Great performances all around. Wish I had a live recording of the sets.


















































Coming soon(ish): you guessed it, Saturday photos.

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2016-06-29 10:19 pm   Permalink

If you missed The Hukilau, or somehow didn't grab all the official merchandise by artists such as Shag and Eekum Bookum, now's your chance to snag some collectible souvenirs:

http://thehukilau.com/2016/official-souvenirs/



Mugs, prints, glassware, swizzle sticks, plus beach and bar towels are all on sale now while supplies last. Many items are expected to sell out fast, so don't delay.

Still to be added to the The Hukilau's official merchandise page are the event pendants and T-shirts. Keep an eye on the website for updates.

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Posted: 2016-07-01 3:21 pm   Permalink

Here's The Atomic Grog story on the merchandise, including a recipe for Brian Miller’s Greedo in Paradise featuring Rhum Barbancourt, served at Friday night's High Tide ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2016/06/30/on-sale-now-the-hukilau-2016-merchandise-by-shag-inspired-by-the-mai-kai/



And the countdown to 2017 begins ...



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heylownine
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Posted: 2016-07-02 2:44 pm   Permalink

Saturday photos: Symposiums with Humu, Otto, and the Raiders of the Lost Tiki panel. There's also a few photos from the evening's festivities at the Mai-Kai.





















































There are a few more from Sunday to come, mostly a walking tour of the Mai-Kai gardens.

kevin
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Posted: 2016-07-18 7:58 pm   Permalink

Ok, time for that Sunday walk though the gardens of the Mai-Kai, just because.
























































Thanks again to Christie and the entire Hukilau crew. What an amazing time.

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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2017-02-21 10:26 pm   Permalink

A very long time in coming ...



The Hukilau 2016 Day 2 photo recap: Savage Jungle Swimshow, Tiki Tower Takeover, Kickoff Party and Tiki Treasures Bazaar, Shag’s SkyLounge, After Party at Kreepy Tiki
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2017/02/17/the-hukilau-2016-day-2-photo-recap-savage-jungle-swimshow-tiki-tower-takeover-kickoff-party-and-tiki-treasures-bazaar-shags-skylounge-after-party-at-kreepy-tiki/



The memorable second day included two special events in the 17th floor Pier Top Ballroom: The Tiki Tower Takeover featuring five top bar teams from around the country; and Shag’s SkyLounge featuring the artist Josh Agle hosting a one-of-a-kind cocktail party. As rum sponsors began pouring samples in the Atrium, the Tiki Treasures Bazaar opened in the with a kickoff party in the Crystal Ballroom.



The epic recap of Day 2 features exclusive coverage, photos from more than a dozen photographers, three bonus cocktail recipes, plus more!



Aloha!

http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2017/02/17/the-hukilau-2016-day-2-photo-recap-savage-jungle-swimshow-tiki-tower-takeover-kickoff-party-and-tiki-treasures-bazaar-shags-skylounge-after-party-at-kreepy-tiki/

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Hearn
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Posted: 2017-02-22 09:36 am   Permalink

Wow! What an awesome recap! Thanks for this. I'm seriously bummed that I missed last year.

I bought tics early this year...but after the email this week, I feel like last year was the Last Hurrah.


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2017-02-23 10:26 pm   Permalink

Hearn: There's still lots to look forward to this year. Check out my latest preview ...
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2017/02/20/exclusive-the-hukilaus-tiki-tower-takeover-to-feature-rum-ambassador-ian-burrell-international-flair/

Also, there will likely be more symposiums about The Mai-Kai than ever before. Stay tuned for more info.



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