This is the day we all have been waiting for…
I have to admit that getting up early Sunday after ALL the action from yesterday was quite a task. My hotel bed never felt better, but you know what’s better than sleeping in? Checking out a bunch of home Tiki bars!
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And with the sound of the gong, the entire room fell silent…
Justin DuPre and Greg Clap got married at Tiki Kon 2017 and we all got to be part of the celebration! Here’s how they did it…
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If you left the banquet dinner hungry, it was your own fault. The Caribbean food was incredible and there was more than enough for everyone. Now it was time for some Tiki drinks!
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Day One of Tiki Kon was jammed pack with Tiki drinks, live bands, and even more Tiki drinks. As much as I would have liked to have slept in Saturday morning, I knew I couldn’t. The Island Marketplace was going on and the good Tiki stuff sells quickly. They say the early bird gets the worm, so I got up, got dressed, choose my aloha shirt for the day, got some Starbucks (hey, I’m from Seattle!), and headed to the Island Marketplace…
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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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We all like to snack on something while we are sipping on our Tiki drinks, right? Why can’t it be something healthy? How about something vegan? The No Bones Beach Club is a vegan restaurant that happens to be a Tiki bar, or is it the other way around?
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Let’s talk about the Alibi in Portland, Oregon…
Most people who are familiar with the Alibi tend to have a love/hate relationship with this bar, myself included! Okay, “hate” may be too strong of a word. The word actually would be “disappointment.”
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When you start collecting Tiki mugs, one turns into two, then two turns into three, and pretty soon you have an army of Tiki mugs trying to take over your house! What can you do? You build a home Tiki bar to display them! Rhonda and Bill Reedy did just that. They converted their basement into the Porthole and Tiki mugs are proudly displayed on shelf after shelf that spans its length. Here is Rhonda and Bill’s story…
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