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Pacific Islander Festival
Shipwreckjoey
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Joined: Nov 29, 2002
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-09-25 9:20 pm   Permalink

The 9th annual Pacific Islander Festival takes place this weekend (Sep 27/28) at Ski Beach here in San Diego. It gets bigger each year with more food stands, vendors, music and dancers. For more info contact www.pacificislanders.com. If you show up without aloha, you'll have it when you leave!

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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2003-09-25 11:20 pm   Permalink



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MTKahuna
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Joined: Jun 11, 2003
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From: LB to LA, CA
Posted: 2003-09-26 09:53 am   Permalink

I'm there.
I have a conference in SD until Wed. Anyone what to hang on Sunday.

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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2003-09-26 10:11 am   Permalink



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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2003-09-26 10:13 am   Permalink

Pop is in!

What time are you all going? Maybe we can meet up somewhere. How does Bali Hai or Islands Room sound for dinner?


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MTKahuna
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Posted: 2003-09-26 10:28 am   Permalink

Cool...
How about Bali Hai's at 7:00pm on Saturday.
What are their hours?
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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2003-09-26 10:47 am   Permalink



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Bamboo Bob
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Joined: Sep 26, 2003
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From: OCEANSIDE, CA
Posted: 2003-09-26 11:20 am   Permalink

Monkeyman-
Hey, I met you the other night when I stopped by your pad to pick up the tiki mug. I think we may be at the Festival this weekend. I will give you a call on your cell if we make it.


 
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ModMana
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Joined: Sep 05, 2002
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-09-26 12:10 pm   Permalink

Excellent!...and I thought we were going to spend a quiet weekend at home for a change. Of course we're always up for any tiki event, especially when it's local.

Looks like we'll be at the Pacific Island Festival at around noon or early afternoon on Saturday. I see that the festival is on from 9AM - 5PM. We'll also meet everyone at the
Bali Hai at 7PM. FYI, Bali Hai is open until 11:30 PM (ish), but stops serving food at 10:00 PM on Saturday.

We live a few miles east of where the PIF is happening. If anyone needs anything or wants to stop by our place feel free to call...619-379-9876 (mobile #).

See ya there...

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tikichic
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Joined: May 16, 2003
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Posted: 2003-09-26 1:49 pm   Permalink

I wish I could make it to the Bali Hai with everyone but I'll be up at Sixspace for the Shepard Fairey show. Enjoy and have a drink for me!

 
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ModMana
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-09-26 5:06 pm   Permalink

tikichic,

Besides tiki, we collect (or should I say "obey")
Shepard Fairey. I'd like to see his show at Sixspace but we're just too burnt out from all the tiki traveling over the last couple of months. This local SD event is just what we needed. Let me know how the show goes.

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Shipwreckjoey
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Joined: Nov 29, 2002
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-09-26 10:23 pm   Permalink

Although I got sucked into work tomorrow, I plan on doing a disappearing act at about noon and gettin' down to da festival about 1 ish. The PIF is a "non-alcoholic" event (none sold, none allowed in)so I pack a survival kit in the trunk of my car (kinda of a portable tiki bar, in case I get "thirsty"). Anyway, hope to see some TC'ers there tomorrow. Already planned on Bali Hai for brunch on sunday...but saturday at 7:00 sounds better.

 
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MTKahuna
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Joined: Jun 11, 2003
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From: LB to LA, CA
Posted: 2003-09-29 2:00 pm   Permalink

Bali Hai...... Bali Hai......

Good times. It was to nice see the San Diego tiki family. Thanks for a fun night out.

Al & Shelly, Thanks for the tour & have a great time in Hawaii.

Adrian, give me a call about this weekend.

Rich and Marriane,
A very big mahalo to you both.

Derek & Olga and Terry & Sally, we'll try and get by your casa's on Wednesday. I'll call you with details.

See you soon,

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ModMana
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-09-30 02:14 am   Permalink

In case you were wondering what the Pacific Islander Festival was like. Here' s my take on it.

I had never heard of this festival before this year so I really didn' t know what to expect. My first impression was a good one as I walked past several large tikis to enter the grounds. My second impression was "Wow, I can't believe there are so many people here!". Many thousands of people of all backgrounds and ages in the crowd...definitely a family event. Of course people of Polynesian dissent were especially well represented and seemed proud to be there.

There was a main stage that had entertainment all day including hula shows, musical performances, and a variety of other types of polynesian entertainment. Unfortunately we arrived too late to spend much time watching the stage entertainment. But we still enjoyed what we saw and heard of it.

There was plenty of opportunity for Polynesian cultural enlightenment. Lots of educational booths showcasing all aspects of Polynesian life. Some nice artifacts but most were not for sale.

There were at least a dozen food booths with varying qualities of authentic island style food. We had some very tasty lumpia and empanadas. Unfortunately this was a dry event so no Mai Tais.

Lots of booths (maybe 30?) selling all things polynesian. If you were looking for tiki items like us, there wasn't as much as we had hoped. Didn't see any carved tikis that were especially impressive. Too bad some of the great carvers from this board weren't represented there. The other booth items were mostly cheap crafty things but if you looked hard you could definitely find a few gems worth purchasing. It was fun looking for hidden treasures.

Overall I'd say this was a great way to spend the better part of a day. Plus, it was free to get in. I wouldn't exactly call it a "tiki" event because the focus seemed to be more on the culture as a whole. Tikis had only a peripheral presence, but that was OK. I would recommend going next year if you can.

ModMana

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ModMana
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Joined: Sep 05, 2002
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2003-09-30 02:32 am   Permalink

It was great seeing a good showing of the San Diego TC people at Bali Hai after the festival. And especially cool that even a few LA/OC people could make the road trip down. Thanks Al for leading a memorable late night hidden tiki tour of the Bali Hai grounds. PolyPop, I hope you made it home alright (sorry we kept you so late). MTKahuna, thanks very much for the mug swap, I hope we can do it again in the future. Monkeyman, we appreciated your lively tiki debates which grew more passionate as more drinks were consumed. And a big mahalo to everyone else!

ModMana


 
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