Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway, Day Two: The Island Marketplace

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

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…

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Fez-O-Rama at The Island Marketplace -Tiki Kon 2017

Fez-O-Rama at The Island Marketplace -Tiki Kon 2017

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

 

Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017 Caribbean Castaway

The Men From S.U.R.F. provided a perfect soundtrack while browsing for Tiki mugs and other Tiki stuff…

The Men from S.U.R.F. playing at the Island Marketplace - Tiki Kon 2017
The Men from S.U.R.F. playing at the Island Marketplace – Tiki Kon 2017

They pulled out all the classic surf rock tunes and were great!

And the man himself showed up to sign books: Sven Kirsten!

Sven Kirsten signing books at Tiki Kon 2017

It was an honor to finally meet the man who literally wrote The Book Of Tiki!

Ray with Deba Deba and Sven Kirsten
Ray with Deba Deba and Sven Kirsten

After checking out the Tiki vendor’s wares, it was time to go to class—Rum Class to be exact—with none other than Martin Cate!

Rebecca and Martin Cate
Rebecca and Martin Cate

Stay tuned…

Thank you Dieter Weber for your amazing pictures..

Dieter is not stealing these bottles of rum, I swear!
Dieter is not stealing these bottles of rum, I swear!

 

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