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The Brady Bunch, Hawaii Bound & The Evil Tiki

The Brady Bunch, Hawaii & The Evil Tiki ‘Hawaii Bound’ was the season opening episode of Season 4 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 73rd episode in the series originally aired on September 22, 1972. I didn’t catch it myself until the reruns 5 or 6 years later. But when I did, Wow! If you’re not familiar with the episodes here’s a short run thru. Mike is sent to Hawaii to check on a construction project for his firm, and the entire family (and of course Alice) get to come along. During the trip, Bobby unearths an ancient evil Tiki said to bring bad luck to whomever is holding it.       Although no one in the family sees it as a bad luck charm,…

My First Trip To Tiki Oasis – (Part Two) Saturday & Sunday

Tiki Oasis 2015 “Tomorrow’s Future Today” (Part Two)  Saturday & Sunday Before I knew it Friday night had become Saturday morning and the morning became day once more and that day was pretty much packed full of the same old shenanigans. I was pretty happy to run into all my favorite artists and have some chatting time with them. Shag, Doug Horne, Tiki Diablo, Big Toe & Tiki Tony to name a few. The creativity and talent in this community is overflowing. There were a few new attractions today as well, there was now a classic car show now in the parking lot and I couldn’t help but notice about 3X as many people at the hotel  then the previous day. It was crazy! Obviously Saturday…

My First Trip To Tiki Oasis – (Part One) Thursday & Friday

Tiki Oasis 2015 “Tomorrow’s Future Today” (Part One) Thursday & Friday I’ve been hearing about it for years but I was never able to attend until now. It was the future, it was the past. It was a mix-mash of everything that has come before with what we hope tomorrow will bring us. And there were Hawaiian shirts for as far as the eye could see.  It was the most beautiful thing I ever saw. An ocean of beautiful people in beautiful loud prints. I was finally among my people and all was good.                               I flew in from Hawaii nearly 24 hours before the 1st event was scheduled. All I…

Tiki Oasis or Bust!

I’m leaving on a jet plane and I don’t know when I’ll be back again. (well, actually I’ll be back next Monday) Some can’t wait to get back to Burning Man, for others it’s Disney World or maybe a week in the Hampton’s is more their cup of tea. For me I want my cup filled with rum and it’s not a cup, it’s a tiki mug. My destination of choice this time of year is San Diego. No, it’s not Comic-Con it’s Tiki Oasis 2015! For those of you who don’t know Tiki Oasis is a series of events over 4 nights and 3 days held at the Crown Plaza Hotel. Fans and collectors of vintage “Tikiana”, “Polynesian Pop”, loud Hawaiian shirts and just plain Tiki…

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