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100percenthapa
02-25-2009, 03:21 PM
The festival is on the 26th in Hayward.
info: http://www.pica-org.org/ukulele/index.htm

Anyone going?

My halau, Hula Halau O'Pi'i'lani, is going. We are also gonna perform. We are already practicing what we are going to do. It's going to be really fun.

PortugeeUke
02-25-2009, 04:54 PM
This ukester will be there.:)

russ_buss
02-25-2009, 05:00 PM
went to this with my buddy Alden last year and saw Dominator perform (he was awesome of course).

met my first UU friends there, Ame, NoLine, jjsdad. good times. will probably check it out again. thanks for the heads up!

100percenthapa
02-25-2009, 05:12 PM
went to this with my buddy Alden last year and saw Dominator perform (he was awesome of course).

met my first UU friends there, Ame, NoLine, jjsdad. good times. will probably check it out again. thanks for the heads up!

Last year I went, but I was too lazy to watch the performances lol. I regret not seeing Dominator.:(

bengbengchicken
02-25-2009, 05:17 PM
BAAAH;

really want to go, dont think i can :(

Hm.. never been to a Ukulele festival

ill see if i can make it .

jjsdad
02-25-2009, 06:10 PM
I'll try to make it and I hope to meet more UU folks this time. (BTW, I can't believe it's been less than a year since I first met Russ and Alden).

Thanks for posting the link!

Dominator
02-25-2009, 06:35 PM
I will be there again this year, however, I have decided not to perform. Gary contacted me to remind me that I needed to have my paperwork in by the 28th but I've decided to just hang out at Bruddah Mark's booth, cruise the courtyard and listen to some of the other performers. Looking forward to it.

100percenthapa
02-25-2009, 06:43 PM
Awwww I was hoping to hear Dominator play, oh well. The one thing I can't wait for is the FOOD! I haven't had any real legit Hawaiian food since my grandma last cooked Kalua Pig, which was last year.

Dominator
02-25-2009, 06:55 PM
Awwww I was hoping to hear Dominator play, oh well.

I will be hanging out at Bruddah Mark's booth most likely and we are always jamming. So if you are around you can catch a few tunes no problem.

100percenthapa
02-25-2009, 06:58 PM
i will be hanging out at bruddah mark's booth most likely and we are always jamming. So if you are around you can catch a few tunes no problem.
sweet!
:d:d

clevacheva
02-25-2009, 06:58 PM
I will be hanging out at Bruddah Mark's booth most likely and we are always jamming. So if you are around you can catch a few tunes no problem.

wait so that means mark is going to be there?
i should go

wickedwahine11
02-25-2009, 08:51 PM
Yep, I'm going, and I'm really excited about it. This is my first uke festival, and it just so happens to coincide with a Dodgers/Giants game the next day in San Francisco, which is icing on the cake.

mwalimu
02-26-2009, 04:30 AM
I'll be there with my buds. We're usually sitting in the back under the trees near the old gym.

1014
02-26-2009, 05:07 AM
Yep, I'm going, and I'm really excited about it. This is my first uke festival, and it just so happens to coincide with a Dodgers/Giants game the next day in San Francisco, which is icing on the cake.

i didn't know you were a giants fan? hum-baby! depending on who's pitching I'll probably go. (i'd rather not see zito pitch, but i'd go see the big three: cain, lin-CY YOUNG, or the big unit)


i've penciled the `ukulele festival in my calendar, but things change in 2 months time, but I hope to be there.

Kanaka916
02-26-2009, 06:06 AM
Plan on making it there too . . . hopefully see you guys there.

dominicfoundthemooon
02-26-2009, 08:34 AM
it seems like there are a lot of you guys over on the WEST COAST.. looks like i might be in Seattle this summer.. with the SUMMER OFF!! (i am a teacher) so i will be looking for jams and open mics there.. then.. and then.. i might be heading to the bay area around September!!

i wish i could fly out for the JAM!! but as a teacher.. a little low on the funds..

wickedwahine11
02-26-2009, 08:52 AM
i didn't know you were a giants fan? hum-baby! depending on who's pitching I'll probably go.

Hate to burst your bubble, but quite the contrary. I'll be rooting for the Boys in Blue.:p (Though technically, I'm a Red Sox maniac, and a Dodger fan).

russ_buss
02-26-2009, 12:56 PM
crap! it just occured to me i'll be out of town that weekend. have some malasadas for me guys. :(

100percenthapa
02-26-2009, 02:51 PM
crap! it just occured to me i'll be out of town that weekend. have some malasadas for me guys. :(

I'll eat the malasadas for you:D :nana:

IamRobbyah
02-27-2009, 09:54 PM
wow! its that time already? last year, I was too shy to talk to anyone. i still play like i did a yr ago, but now i know plenty more ppl. hopefully my boy, big izi will be there - that boy can jam!!!

look forward to seein everyone!

100percenthapa
02-28-2009, 06:32 PM
Who else is going to perform? It'll be really fun. I'm kind of sad though because my group is making me sing, and I think I have a terrible voice.:uhoh:

IamRobbyah
03-07-2009, 11:02 AM
Who else is going to perform? It'll be really fun. I'm kind of sad though because my group is making me sing, and I think I have a terrible voice.:uhoh:

Cant be worse than Deach's ;) ... or mine for that matta :o

the new guy
03-07-2009, 11:54 AM
ill be there.

100percenthapa
03-14-2009, 05:00 PM
Cant be worse than Deach's ;) ... or mine for that matta :o

Lol thanks for the support:D

ukulelemotion
04-13-2009, 10:36 AM
guess who is gonna be there????!!!!!! the MILES boys!!!!

100percenthapa
04-13-2009, 02:27 PM
OMG!!!!!
It's NEXT WEEK SUNDAY!
:D:D:D

IamRobbyah
04-14-2009, 09:10 AM
Shucks. Looks like Ima miss this one... I got invited to go down to LA for the weekend.

I wish you guys all the best tho!

deach
04-14-2009, 09:20 AM
Cant be worse than Deach's ;) ... ..

that's pretty sad if it's worse than mine.

russ_buss
04-14-2009, 09:27 AM
guess who is gonna be there????!!!!!! the MILES boys!!!!

i wish i could make it this year. take lots of photos ok? (and not just of yourselves :D)

AddiB
04-15-2009, 02:40 PM
i wish i could make it this year. take lots of photos ok? (and not just of yourselves :D)

Dang! I found about this festival too late! wanted to perform/jam! Anybody know any cool places to jam or open mic around the bay (sf/hayward/sanleandro etc) I just moved here from hawaii ^_^ would love to jam!

Dominator
04-15-2009, 05:14 PM
Dang! I found about this festival too late! wanted to perform/jam! Anybody know any cool places to jam or open mic around the bay (sf/hayward/sanleandro etc) I just moved here from hawaii ^_^ would love to jam!

There is a selection process that takes place which determines who performs on the inside stage (which is already set) but there is all kinds of jamming going on outside. So you are not too late. Bring your uke and be ready to jam.

mwalimu
04-15-2009, 07:08 PM
Hey Dom, come by and say hello. I'll be in my usual spot with the UFO crew.

IamRobbyah
04-20-2009, 04:37 PM
Looks like I'll be making it after all! I'ma hopefully bring some northbay boys along.

Jus look for the pinoy wid the crazy hair and a camo uke bag. Odda wise, pm me with ya phone numba and I'll hit u up when we arrive.

shoots

100percenthapa
04-21-2009, 04:18 PM
Wow! It's this Sunday. Is anyone nervous?:anyone:

kekulele
04-21-2009, 06:10 PM
I am lucky to be working in SF next week and decide to get there during the weekend to attend this festival. Cannot wait to get there and also hope to learn more about Uke techniques since I am a newbie.

dominicfoundthemooon
04-21-2009, 06:15 PM
i wish i was there!!!!!!!!

Dominator
04-24-2009, 01:32 PM
Hey Dom, come by and say hello. I'll be in my usual spot with the UFO crew.

Chris, I'm sure I will see you. I know where you hang out :shaka:.

I will be gigging with the rock band Saturday night in Pleasanton at the Main Street Brewery if you are out and about straying from the hood.

Dominator
04-24-2009, 01:33 PM
Looks like I'll be making it after all! I'ma hopefully bring some northbay boys along.

shoots

Glad you can make it Rob. Look forward to seeing you again.

bengbengchicken
04-24-2009, 02:10 PM
Yaaay;

my first ukulele festival :D

Exciitteedd . :)

Ame
04-24-2009, 06:55 PM
I'll be there and I'm bringing the gf and another friend. :)

1014
04-25-2009, 01:57 PM
hope to see everyone there, caveat being i get my lazy `okole out of the south bay to the east bay.

if you see a red free hawaii button it's more than likely me. don't beat me up.

IamRobbyah
04-27-2009, 06:16 PM
Man!!! Right as ppl started jammin, my buddy that I rode with wanted to leave...

I loved the reaction of the usos when Uncle Dom busted out his improv during Sonny B's song!

Lets see those pics and vids!

dbcali
04-28-2009, 02:34 PM
i got there around 2pm and got to see some of the action...saw the dominator and the miles boys and a bunch of other people jamming...great stuff!! later on we went into the auditorium and saw a few ukulele bands play...very nice...good entertainment...

rayan
04-28-2009, 03:13 PM
pics?? ?

bengbengchicken
04-28-2009, 03:46 PM
^^^

that reminds me, i gotta post up some pics . :D

eventually..

1014
04-28-2009, 05:44 PM
i got there at 12 left at 2pm. i saw dom and e-motion them, but, well i'm kind of shy...

Dominator
04-28-2009, 06:41 PM
http://www.dominator.ukeland.com/Images/eric.JPG
Eric (Emotion) doing his thang

http://www.dominator.ukeland.com/Images/dom_&_derick.JPG
Me with Derick Sebastian - We had a good little jam session with Mel Orillo at the ChamorroBoy booth.

http://www.dominator.ukeland.com/Images/kamaka_booth.JPG
Me inbetween Asa Young and Bryan Tolentino with Fred Kamaka

http://www.dominator.ukeland.com/Images/asa_&_bryan.JPG
Bryan gives the Dominator Spruce Top Tenor a thorough spanking. Man can this guy play. Silky SMOOOTH!

Dominator
04-28-2009, 06:47 PM
Here's a couple more

http://www.dominator.ukeland.com/Images/jammin_1.JPG
Eric, James, Alex and others doing some jamming

http://www.dominator.ukeland.com/Images/mike_&_terry.JPG
Old Smelly Bob, Mike DaSilva and Terry (Toebone) Tucker

Kanaka916
04-28-2009, 07:49 PM
Thanks for the pics, Dom. Looks like a good time was had by all.

IamRobbyah
04-29-2009, 01:53 PM
Hey Dom, who was that guy, Derrick Sebastian? He started talking to me and my buddy, but I was a lil spooked -- ppl arent normally that friendly.... for reals

Dominator
04-29-2009, 05:42 PM
Hey Dom, who was that guy, Derrick Sebastian? He started talking to me and my buddy, but I was a lil spooked -- ppl arent normally that friendly.... for reals

Rob, Derick is an up and comer from Hawaii who has been travelling a fair bit the last couple of years trying to get himself out there. I had a great time jamming a few things with him and shooting the breeze a bit.

IamRobbyah
04-29-2009, 05:46 PM
Oh, coo coo. If anything, that uke bag/life raft he had on his back should catch an eye!

Sad I didnt get to stick around longer... shucks

Dominator
04-29-2009, 07:09 PM
Oh, coo coo. If anything, that uke bag/life raft he had on his back should catch an eye!

Sad I didnt get to stick around longer... shucks

BTW, I don't know the name brand of the bag he was toting but I did notice when he put his uke away that it is in a hard shell case and then he puts the hard shell case in the soft case. Extra insurance when travelling I guess.

grappler
04-29-2009, 09:28 PM
pics look awesome!
Derick Sebastian such an awesome uker! One of the top players for sure!

100percenthapa
04-30-2009, 04:08 PM
Derrick's case was really cool:D I kept seeing him the whole day. He also sang pretty well.