The third and final act of the night of day one of Tiki Kon 2017 was The ‘Verb. Seattle representing again! The ‘Verb busted out some awesome surf rock that had everyone dancing, including me! The go-go dancers came back on stage to show the crowd how it’s done!
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Next up was not The B-52’s but The Wanna Be-52’s!
This incredible B-52’s tribute band features Tiki Kon’s own Justin DuPre! They rocked the house and played all the hits including Love Shack, Planet Claire and last but not least Rock Lobster! To quote Fred Schneider…. Let’s Rock!
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Kicking off the live music for Day One of Tiki Kon 2017 was Seattle’s own the Delstroyers! They rocked out with full-throttle surf rock with go-go dancers to boot! The crowd loved it!
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Tiki Kon is always a homecoming of sorts…
The Tiki Ohana is scattered throughout the country and sadly, you can’t be everywhere at once to hang out with all these great people. What can you do? You bring everyone together with a Tiki marketplace, live music, Tiki drinks, and throw in big name Tiki celebrities talking about Tiki. You might call it a reason to book a flight to Portland, Oregon. I’ll call it Tiki Kon!
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Let’s go back in time to when it all began…
It’s the late ’50s and you’re a restaurant owner. The Tiki craze is in full swing and you want to open your own Polynesian paradise. Where do you go to buy the Tiki décor that will fill up your establishment? You go to Oceanic Arts!
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The Fraternal Order Of Moai, better known as the FOM, is a secret society of Tikiphiles that started in Ohio and has grown across the country. If you have been on the Chicago Area Tiki Tour or attended OHANA: Luau at the Lake, you can thank the FOM. Not only does the FOM put together killer Tiki activities, they also do charity work. This secret society shouldn’t be a secret any longer. Here is what the Fraternal Order Of Moai is all about…
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adjective: considered to be in poor taste but appreciated in an ironic or knowing way
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An escape to a environment that is totally cut off from the real world…
This is the main reason why I love Tiki bars. The fact that you can walk through a door and be whisked away to somewhere else is pretty magical. Where did I get this fascination for escapism? It came from a fast food restaurant called Long John Silver’s.
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“Your just desserts.”
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying.
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