749-Inaguration – Maui, HI

Had some friends who were connected with Maui politics. This was the inauguration of the Governor of Maui.

749-Maui Election4All dressed up in Hawaiian regalia. The fresh leis made the room smell great.

749-Maui Election3It was pretty cool sitting in the up-front locals seats.

749-Maui Election2These locals blow the conch shell to signal the start of festivities.

749-Maui Election1These guys are the old guard Hawaiians and belong to a special historical organization that seeks to protect the culture. Their robes were originally have from bird feathers. They are the ones who march in first in any official Hawaiian function. They are stately and proud and quite impressive.