I met one of their more colorful members--Lion Coco--who is a Native Hawaiian, friendly, and the entertainer of the Club! Lion Coco performs at the Tahiti Nui restaurant and bar in Hanalei (same place Puff the Magic Dragon was filmed) and invited us to join him.
We're walking downtown Hanalei, which consists of about two blocks, trying to find him, when we were directed to what I would describe as a shack... only to wonder if we really DID want to go inside.... A good lesson was learned that night--don't judge a book by its cover! Not only did we find Lion Coco (and his nephew Darrell), but he found us a seat right up front where we got to enjoy his singing for the next few hours as well as eat the best meal of our trip.
We'll never forget our visit to the Tahiti Nui restaurant and our new friend in Lion Coco. And if you get a chance to see the movie, The Descendants.... that would be Lion Coco singing in the bar towards the end of the movie--the one with the white hair! Check it out!
Lion Mike N.