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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5318
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2018-04-01 06:01 am   Permalink

I went back and looked at my budget for Hukilau 2004. Vendors paid $55. The mug by Derek was $30 which I recall was a very high price for the time. There was one night with a ticket and that was $15. $15 got you I Belli di Waikiki from Italy, Tongo Hiti and Johnny Knox from Atlanta, King Kukulele from CA, the legend Billy Mure and Big Pineapple and the Vodkanauts from FL.

And I was totally excited that in the budget, if 300 people showed I'd be making $8k that year. We actually had more like 500-700, and then the hurricane came.

The good old days.
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4943
Posted: 2018-04-01 06:38 am   Permalink

I Belli di Waikiki what happened to those guys?
They were great!

Yeah $425.00 is too much for a vending space.

These events start out all low key and cool then get a bit bigger and that's ok too.
BUT when they blow up and the price goes way up then you can't get tickets heck you compete for tickets with Joe blow Johnny come lately for a ticket.
Or worse some guy who knows people or is famous.

Hukilau back when I went the first time was way fun!
Wait no that was the second one, in 2003 as we also went to the very first one in Atlanta.
Then it became some Star F#*ker fest where if you were not in FU, that's the year I vended, and going to the event is way more fun than vending.

That was the year they had "THE LEGENS OF TIKI" presentation what a joke.(2003?)
I deem myself king of all that is tiki, Ha!



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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4943
Posted: 2018-04-01 06:44 am   Permalink

"And I was totally excited that in the budget, if 300 people showed I'd be making $8k that year."

So now Hukilau makes more than the $8k that you were looking at making off VENDERS ALONE!?

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santa
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Joined: Dec 20, 2011
Posts: 47
From: North America
Posted: 2018-04-09 9:59 pm   Permalink

Skip what do you really think?

 
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4943
Posted: 2018-04-17 10:19 am   Permalink

Har!
Believe it or not I DO hold back on what I really think.

When I get in the nursing home I'm going to really let it rip.


 
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AceExplorer
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2466
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2018-04-17 10:24 am   Permalink

Skip in a nursing home...

Riding around in a motorized wheelchair...

Wildly waving a carved tiki-style cane in the air...

Chasing all the nurses, poking them with his cane, and raising all sorts of havoc.

Go Skip, go!!!


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2018-04-18 02:24 am   Permalink

"Chasing all the nurses"

OMG!
Have you seen the people that work in those places, er no.
Hell would be a long life in a nursing home.

You know what they say, you don't see many old fat people.
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