In The Mix


WWE needed
‘Rock’ at Arena

I'VE GOTTA ADMIT that the first weekend of 2003 sure was relaxing. At first it didn't look like it would be; there was a lot of stuff going on for people who still had energy after a midweek New Year's celebration. My weekend got started on Thursday with the first night of World Wrestling Entertainment's "Ruthless Aggression Tour" over at the Blaisdell Arena.

There was far less than a sellout crowd on Thursday, and from what I understand, things weren't that much better on Friday. Maybe things could have been different if Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had been booked to show up in Honolulu. The Rock decided, instead, to make a brief appearance in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday with the same group of wrestlers that had just returned from Hawaii.

True wrestling fans, however, should have enjoyed themselves last week. I've never seen the likes of Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Triple H or Booker T in person before, and it was truly a pleasure to watch Trish Stratus and Stacy Keibler perform. The WWE's next visit to Hawaii is reportedly scheduled for July, and once again I'm hoping they bring television cameras with them for a live taping ...

TOO BAD wrestling would be the only thing that got me out of the house last weekend. Instead of checking out Go Jimmy Go and Microscopic Syllables at Anna Bannanas or venturing over to the new Club Mist behind the old King's Bakery on South King Street for "Firecrackin' Fridays" with the Architechs crew, I ended up face down on my couch and missed the entire night!

Today's lesson? Never stop off at home after a long day at work and decide to lie down "just for a minute." And don't buy "SOCOM U.S. Navy Seals" for the Playstation 2, either; I got the game for Christmas (thanks, Mom) and couldn't put it down all weekend ...

IF YOU'RE LOOKING for something different to do this week, stop by Blue Tropix on Thursday for "The Mix," presented by Excite Media Group and Pacifico Beer. This 18-and-over party got started about a month ago and features "Hawaii's first VJ" playing all the hits on a big screen fronting the dance floor. If you saw MTV2's commercial-free New Year's Eve mix of videos, then you've got a good idea of what goes on at "The Mix." Call 678-3010 for more info ...

In the Mix drops Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Star-Bulletin.
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