Sunday, July 15, 2012


Saturday was the big day for the Old Fireside Plaza's annual Hawaiian luau day.  This is the third year that Goodwin Street in front of the plaza has been closed off after tons of sand have been dumped on it for a sand volleyball tournament.

The entire plaza is decorated, Hawaiian style.

There is live entertainment by local bands, a pig roast, raffle prizes and much more.  Visitors are encouraged to "dress Hawaiian" and many of them do.

The employees of the plaza's shops also dress the part.

I could feel this poor fellow's pain.

The mascot for the Arizona Sundogs hockey team showed up and posed for pictures.

Security is provided by the Arizona Rangers in their natty all-black uniforms.

That's probably a pretty good thing considering some of the other employees and their costumes.  If you're not an admirer of the female form you might want to look away.  But you'll be missing something.  After all, it's Hawaiian, right?

This young lass was getting a compliment from a female customer on her red hair.  One of her male co-workers commented "Don't worry, no one's going to notice it today."

I asked this young lady to pose as I wanted a picture of her tree.  She commented, "that's one I've never heard!"  But she posed.

What can I say . . . but . . . aloha!  Oy!


  1. That looks like tons of fun! And thanks for sharing the eye candy. Two thumbs up! :)


  2. Bruce, good work as a reporter and photohrapher.

  3. Aloha, Baby! Looks like a good time was had by all. Where are shots of the roasted pig?

  4. Stephen - I was looking forward to trying some of that but they apparently hadn't started it by the time I left.

  5. You misseed the pig? She certainly did have attractive red hair, didn't she?

  6. Looks like fun! We missed that. I wonder if there were hula dancers too. Great pictures, Bruce!