Tuesday, August 18, 2015

“Dude Where’s my Darb” or “Darb’s Tiki Oasis Hangover” Part 1??

Brad here AKA (The Pineappleman) AKA (The Real Darb)

I made a Clone in order to see more things at Tiki Oasis this year. 
Like I’ve mentioned before –no matter how much fun you have at Tiki Oasis you end up feeling like you missed out on something. I thought if I had a Clone ---  maybe I wouldn’t miss out on as much this year.  I figured with 2 of me I could go to more parties and have more fun.


My Clone’s name is Darb and he went on a wild and crazy adventure all over Tiki Oasis. Here he is hanging out with us at our room party before he went off on this own

After catching the bands on the main stage we went our separate ways leaving Darb in the Elevator.

The Tiki community is amazing---If this was anywhere else I may not have tried this experiment of cloning myself.   

It was a risk to send him out in the world all by himself at his first Tiki Oasis---(him being a newbie and all) .  But I knew that the chill and fun nature of the Tiki Oasis Ohana would probably have fun with it. Every year my friends that we come down with do Hallway bowling and that is always a big hit - so I thought this clone plan might work --especially with the Sci-Fi theme.   Here is Darb hanging out with a Vulcan....(don't tell him Darb is more of a Star Wars fan)

I’m still trying to piece together Darb’s journey.  It is kind of like a puzzle, as pictures of Darb slowly show up online.  It’s like the movie “Dude Where’s my Car” or the “Hangover” where you have to work backwards to figure out where he went and what he did.

Here is what I know so far about his adventure.  I'm hoping to learn more in the coming days if more pics of his adventures show up!! I’ll fill in the blanks in his story at that time in a Part 2-- if not we may never know what happened to him.  

Early Friday night some pictures started appearing online.   Darb was hanging out on the Go-Go stage and meeting new people.


We think the first night Darb may have made a Tiki Oasis rookie mistake and had a little too much to drink. At some point he ended up in a dress.  We weren't sure if we would ever see Darb again.

Apparently he wasn't done partying though as you can see from this photo of Darb partying in the elevator. 

We crossed paths with Darb several times....In the hallway outside of our friend's room.  He had met some more Tiki peeps and was on the way to a room party. We posed together for a quick picture.  #TheRealDarb #ThePineappleman

 Darb was off again for more fun. Apparently my Clone is a big party animal. 


It looks like they have been hanging out with Darb enough to perfect his pose.  LOL I love it.  I'm glad he had such a great time

Darb having a beer with a new friend. 

At one point he was kidnapped and held at gun point.....We were concerned

At some point Darb either fell or was thrown off a 5th story balcony. One of our friends found him face down on the ground at the bottom below all the room parties.  We told him he should rest --but he wasn't done partying.  He apparently has good taste in music because we bumped into him at another room party with an 80's band.  
How many people do you know that can take a 5 story fall and be out and about partying again 15 minutes later.  At least someone gave him a protective space helmet.
(With my eye closed in the picture --I look like the one that feel off the balcony)

Darb was still in party mode. You can see him here dancing the night away.  ( We were in this room at the time).

After Saturday night I thought we may never hear from or see Darb again.   But as luck would have it he was out and about posing with cars at the car show.  (I still haven't seen any of those pictures online yet). My wife and I popped into the photo booth trailer and apparently Darb had already been there. I was tempted to go and get Darb --but my wife said "Let him go--he is having fun and his adventure hasn't ended"

We heard a rumor while talking to the people at the photo booth that one of the car vendors had found him out in the hallway.  I thought maybe he had slept in the hall ---a sign of a really wild night at Tiki Oasis. The next day however we found out that Darb had actually ended both of his nights in this party room.  The room he was in won best People's Choice room party.   Coincidence??  I think not.

I want to personally thank everyone that joined in on the fun.

If you have a picture of Darb or with him –Please post it here or at #DarbsTikiOasisAdventure

…….I’d love to see what else he did at Tiki Oasis this year. 

UP next I'll post about my adventures.  
 Is it possible that my Clone went to more parties and had more fun than me????

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  1. Star Wars??!! I'm glad I got to meet and hang out with Darb. I'm the Vulcan in the picture (@michael_saul). Next year I'll have to meet the real Brad.

    By the way, thanks for the suggestion of the SanTan Pineapple Wheat beer. We liked it even better with a bit of the Passionfruit Bitters from @BoyDrinksWorld.


  2. Thanks for the comment Michael. Glad you liked the Pineapple beer I had to try it because of the Pineapple on the label (I'll have to try it with the Passionfruit Bitters next time)

    If you see me at Tiki Oasis next year or any other Tiki event say hello.
    I'll respond to The Pineappleman, Brad or the Real Darb.

    "Live long and prosper"!