Pahoa Obama Inauguration Ball Pictures

Well tonight was the night that Pahoa town anxiously awaited for.  The first ever presidential inaugural ball to be held in Pahoa took place tonight at the Akebono theater.

Here are a few pictures:


I took so many pictures that I didn’t even bother to attempt to get names of people.  If you would like me to post your name with your picture, please feel free to email me.


There were a few people dressed up in costumes, but the majority of people dressed “Puna Chic” whatever that is.


Of course there were the regulars and then the I don’t know what you call em:


And we even had some significant figures from the past that helped pave the way to where we are now:


Both the young ….


And the not so young came out to party:


Some folks were sitting:


Some folks were standing:


Catherine Moses Edwardsen (Left) "I am from Alaska and was so excited to go to any event in this little village."

Some folks were eating:


Some folks were dancing:


Some folks were smooching:


Some “jogger” and a mother-in-law were babysitting:


Some folks were drinking:


But everyone was having a good time:


I’m uploading some movies to youtube now and will post them later.

Click on the pictures below to enlarge.  Videos can be found here.

6 Responses

  1. Thank you, Damon!

    It is wonderful to see photos of this event. It was wonderful to be a part of it.

    Karen Blue
    Guitar – Dave Seawater & Friends
    Bass – Ibis

  2. Aloha Damon: Fun to find the wife (Nancy Kramer) and my bald head bottom left in the ‘some were eating’ pic as we selected goodies from the offerings. I was gleaning the remains of the seafood platter when you snapped from the balcony. Definitely a joyful occasion!

  3. Thank you So Very Much Damon Tucker for this wonderful website and your fine and skillful work.. Just wonderful.

  4. cool to see the peole of Pahoa. Good looking spread.


  5. I am the one in the turquoise shirt and skirt. Two pics.
    You can attach my name. I am from Alaska and was so excited to go to any event in this little village.

    • Hi Damon: I am still in Alaska. Thanks again. Just got a blast from the past. I came up here for a little trip and never went back.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I do this to keep the spammers away * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.