Monday, May 07, 2007

The 70's Nightclub Reunion III

Number III finally took place at its new home at the Hibiscus Ballroom in the Ala Moana Hotel. Given the fact that the Hibiscus Room is about 40% smaller than the Ilikai Pacific Ballroom, Candy and staff did an amazing job to make use of every inch of space available to accomodate the large number of baby boomers who come once again came out of the closets to shake off the cobwebs to just "get down" and have a good time. Official doorman Irwin Santos estimated that there were about a thousand peeps jammed in SRO fashion last night, and by the looks of the always crowded dance floor and people sitting that is probably a good guess at this time. No event is perfect and there were those who felt the new setting a bit crowded, but for the most part most had a great time. My very good friend absolutely loved it and commented that it met all of his expectations and he thought the sound was better than in the bigger Ilikai Pacfic Ballroom.

But in all of this what really has made this reunion series possible are all the baby boomers and bandmembers out there who bought into and accepted the reunion concept. A reunion in the true sense of the word "reunion". As our bandleader and event promoter Robin Kimura always says and has said, "we try to do it for the right reason."

In addition to the general public who comes out for the event and the bands who so diligently put their time into their music, the reunion could not happen without the generousity of people like Mike & Sandy Irish who so willingly allow our band "Greenwood" and fellow bandmembers "Power Point" and "Phase VII" to practice at their secret warehouse in Kakaako. Special thanks also go to Warren Furuya at "Ad Signs" who did the official 70's Nightclub Reunion banner. That banner was sweet, the icing on the cake as they say.

More to come later, but Joy Waikaloa of the band White Light perhaps summed it up the best, "Robin, you sure know how to throw a party!!"


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