JOIN US AUGUST 18TH-21ST IN SUNNY SAN DIEGO FOR THE 2016 TIKI OASIS!!
What is Tiki Oasis?
Tiki Oasis is the largest and longest-running festival in the world for lovers of Island lifestyle and purveyors of Polynesian Pop. The festival is a series of events over 4 nights and 3 days. Thursday night opens at the historic Bali Hai. Friday – Sunday at the Crowne Plaza offers daytime events such as dj’s, 100+ vendors, educational seminars, car show, and tropical cocktails by the pool. In the evening enjoy the main stage bands and a midnight burlesque show. Each year the event has a theme - on Saturday night guests dress to match the theme and compete in a costume contest.
Theme: party on Monster Island
How do Monsters and Tiki go together?
From rubber Godzillas tearing apart the South Seas to surfin, Go Go dancing Frankenstein and Wolfman, creatures have always been lurking in paradise. This year Tiki Oasis celebrates our monster brethren from King Kong (1939), Godzilla and Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) to the famous monsters of Hollywood (1932-1950s).
Like lovers of Polynesian Pop, many of the classic monsters we know share the Modern Primitive ethos. Some were discovered in mysterious, exotic, tropical lands but others originated in urban areas and frolicked with average humans.
While Godzilla loved to visit major metropolis' like Tokyo he lives on and originates from Monster Island.
The original king of the jungle King Kong was a modern primitive and could be seen cavorting on major architectural landmarks when he wasn't picking up on chicks in his hometown. Even the Creature from the Black Lagoon left the Amazon and visited the US. The classic city monsters made famous in films (The Mummy, Frankenstien, Dracula, Wolfman, The Invisible Man) later got hip to the times and joined the beach/dance party scene. Not only did monsters leave their remote islands and come to the beaches the Hollywood monster crowd threw their own shindig.