April 29, 2006
Spam Jam
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Lovely Spam, Wonderful Spam! People in Hawaii love their Spam, and consume more of the stuff per capita than any other U.S. state. So of course we celebrate our love of everyone's favorite "mystery meat" with an annual celebration known as the Waikiki Spam Jam. Kalakaua Avenue becomes the center of all things Spam, from dozens of Spam dishes to Spam merchandise to wandering Spam mascots. Music is "Honolulu Shuffle" from The Ukulele Experiment by Kaimoku.

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Posted by Ryan at 11:16 PM


Ryan, great job! What a trip that we both had the same music in mind! It was an awesome time. Aloha
Posted by: V.Brown at April 30, 2006 10:54 AM

As a sansei in L.A.,, I grew up on Spam sandwiches and fried spam and eggs - thanks Ryan for the video festivities and all your videoblog entries.
Posted by: SoCalDee Author Profile Page at April 30, 2006 11:20 AM

E kala mai! Comments on this entry have been disabled due to overwhelming abuse by spammers. Please click through to one of the video hosting services linked above to leave a public response, or feel free to send me an e-mail. Mahalo!

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