Hawaii Five-0 fans were in for a special treat this weekend, taking part in some pre-season festivities hosted by Hawaii Vacation. Five full days of Five-0 that included a cocktail Tweet-Up (where fans met for the first time face to face after virtually corresponding for months), a Waikiki catamaran cruise, a Five-0 behind-the-scenes tour and an authentic Hawaiian luau.
And as if that’s not enough to start wishing you were here, the fun continues tomorrow with an exclusive tour of the Bayer Estate (Steve McGarrett’s on-screen residence) and then wraps up on Tuesday with a Hawaiian pizza party. A group of 70 fans from all over the world flew to Hawaii for a Five-0 getaway. Here’s a little sample of the tour’s first stop at the Five-0 headquarters:
The gold-painted statue in the video clip is of King Kamehameha the Great (1756-1819), who unified the Hawaiian Islands as perhaps one of Hawaii’s greatest historical figures. A shot of the statue – located in Downtown Honolulu – also appears in the title credits of both the original and current Five-0 shows.
The tour continued with a stop at the show’s set and soundstage. As a side note, our publisher Bruce Fisher had also been broadcasting live on Facebook (with his iPhone!) for fans not able to be here. Go technology!
The tour was not only a chance to get a behind-the-scenes look of Five-0 but also to learn about some historic Hawaii places, such as the Punchbowl National Cemetery in Honolulu. More than 30,000 veterans of WWI, WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War have been buried at this cemetery since its opening in the late1940s. “FIve-0 Redux” blogger Wendie Burbridge gives us a tidbit of Hawaiian history:
Be sure to check back for more on the Kualoa Ranch luau, Bayer Estate tour and Hawaiian pizza party. We will tell you that a few celebs made guest appearances at the luau – including Tailer Grubbs (Dano’s daughter), Dennis Chun (lab assistant that’s also Kono’s love interest) and a surprise guest!
Photo & Video By: Bruce Fisher