This Saturday night July 31st, we’re shoving a load of leis round our neck and hula-ing on down to KOKO for our last bash of the summer.
Hawaii is our theme and Island of choice for this beach party blowout. Along with the tropical paradise, shark attacks and Barack Obama being born there, what pop starts have been raised on its fair sands? Ad whom of these can inspire our garb for the night? Let’s take a look and see.
Popstars from Hawaii are few and far between and those we do have aren’t really very good. Take for example 80s (brief) heartthrob Glenn Medeiros. He topped the charts in 1987 and promptly never returned despite having released NINE albums. Who knew? He may have been sensitive and hunky, but God he was a drip.
Best off taking your lead from Elvis then, who made three films in Hawaii as well as a live concert that was beamed around the globe. Sure the jumpsuit isn’t the most obvious or indeed practical of beach wear, but then who wants to look like everyone else?
For the girls, at least we can rely on Bette Midler, a statement that is applicable to most of life’s situations and none more so than here. Despite hailing from Hawaii, she’s singing about Oklahoma here, but she’s dressed up like Venus and emerging from a giant shell, ergo no argument – it’s the best Bette:
Or how about a muppet take on Hawaii? Gives us an interesting take on that sunshine state; Animal is a resident! They have penguins! The pigs who live there wear grass skirts! THIS IS BRILLIANT. We’re booking a ticket right now as this is the greatest travel advert EVER: