Thursday, June 23, 2005

Chicago gets a tiki festival - and it's about time

It's the news we've been waiting years to hear - Chicago is finally getting a tiki-music festival! (Okay, so it's true - sarcasm doesn't translate well on the printed page.) It's called Exotica 2005 - Luau by the Lake, and is being presented by Tiki Quest magazine (Tiki Quest magazine?!) and Eddie Angel of the band Los Straightjackets. Events take place from July 7 to 10 in a variety of locations; the only one in the city is Trader Vic's down in the Loop. If you've never been to Trader Vic's before, by the way, you owe it to yourself to go at least once, just to say that you've had the experience. A-lo-ha... Oy. (Thanks to Gapers Block for pointing this out.)