Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Traveling Thursday Equals Hana Promise



If you did not enter for a Hawaii goodie box giveaway you have until Sunday night.


I was planning on featuring Hana Maui today. One of my closest and dearest friends has made Hana her home for many years now. We met in 1982 when we both cocktailed at Bobby McGee's in Waikiki. She was a music major. After she graduated she moved to LA for a few years and whenever I would go home to visit family we would hook up.

Eventually she moved back and our friendship has morphed through many phases.

She was in a Flashback Show in Waikiki back in the early 90's. She was a back up singer and dancer for Elvis and she also played Judy Garland. I used to hang out at her house sometimes when she got ready. Daughter was a toddler and would sing on my friend's karaoke machine, pound the piano keys, and play make-up at the vanity. Not to mention sometimes Daughter and I would tag along and see the show. I credit my friend's influence for my daughter's musical theatre passion.

Serendipity? My daughter's voice instructor at UH is the daughter of my friend's voice coach from her UH days...

My friend is the musical director for Hana Performing Arts. A non-profit. They had a huge fundraiser on a Halloween theme. I don't know much more because I have been sick the last few days. But I do know they had Thriller rehearsals for weeks and my friend worked her butt off. There was a fundraiser the night before Halloween and Halloween night itself there was Thriller zombie march.

I am so proud to say the zombie front and center is my friend.

Enjoy the video and come back next week when I will feature Hana with my very special guide.

Meet cool zombie woman.





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25 comments:

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I knew you were a waitress ... I did not realize it was for Bobby McGees. I was there a zillion years ago! How funny would it be if ...? Hana. I have a lot of Hana memories. Is this the friend who works at Mama's Fish House? Which is my favorite restaurant on Maui???

ds said...

Your friend made a great dancin' zombie! Right down to the moonwalk--very cool. Hope they made a lot of money. Also hope that you are feeling better.

Cairo Typ0 said...

I linked up to an old post describing the Taj Mahal. :)

Very cool video! Excellent zombie action. :p

Beth said...

Your friend sounds like a wonderful and fun person. How cool that your daughter was in a position to be positively influenced by her. Once again, the people we need will be in our path...

Brian Miller said...

i like having zombies as friends...especially talented ones...funny how life puts just the right people together.

Ginny Marie said...

Their costumes are amazing! It looks like they were having so much fun! I wish I could dance like that.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Oh they were great! My son's choral group did this number when he was a HS senior. Such a fun number!

Gaston Studio said...

How very cool is that; your friend and her entourage are so good! Like Beth said, the people we need are place in our path, so glad for your daughter.

starrlife said...

Amazing! You know a lot of fascinating people! I left a link!

smiles4u said...

How amazing! I cannot imagine having that much talent. Plus it looks like so much fun. And what a great role model/mentor for your daughter! How cool that they did this for a fund raiser. I hope they brought in a lot of money for whatever they were raising money for.

Hope you are feeling better! XXOO

otin said...

Well, I still feel like crap, so now you can say that you have another Zombie friend! LOL!

Great dancing!

blueviolet said...

Your friend made for a heck of a zombie dance!

Amy said...

That was amazing. It is so neat how the world works. You never know when you will met up with someone again.

Kristan said...

Okay, I've never been a zombie person, but that was a pretty sweet dance/video. ;D

Joanna Jenkins said...

WOW, that was terrific :-))))
xo

Erin@TheLocalsLoveIt said...

They did a great job. Hope you're feeling better.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Dang work! I have to come back and see the video!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Very, very cool!!! Best friends are simply the BEST!!! What a talented friend!!! Loved this! ~Janine XO

Middle Aged Woman said...

No travel tip today, but I had to comment and say that they did a spectacular job on that dance! Michael Jackson was one weird dude, but he knew how to entertain.

Mrsbear said...

I love it. She was awesome. They were all great. Learning the Thriller dance is going on my bucket list. ;)

Sprite's Keeper said...

Woot! I'm so glad I came back!
My eyes kept coming back to your friend, she's magnificent! I don't even know her and I'm proud of her!

♥ Braja said...

Wait....where's my present?????

:)

WhisperingWriter said...

Wow, very cool!

midlife slices said...

I drove* that hellish road to Hana but it was worth the drive. Do they EVER work on that road?? :)

*My husband actually drove while I laid in the back seat carsick as a dog. Ugh.....

Wild Child said...

My own sister would really enjoy this. She's a dance teacher. Quite young when Thriller came out, but we've both been through dance recitals where this has been done. This is a really cool one. I bet she'd enjoy being in Hana and doing this.