Tiki Bar 2011 Skyidve New England

Skydive New England never seems to fail with their Tiki Bar Event held Labor Day weekend for almost 15 years!  Good summer weather blessed the event this year and ……..the perfect sized crowd left plenty of room for just about anything anyone wanted out of a summer boogie.  Some of my best friends from Skydive Sebastian showed up this year.  Totally cool.  Not to mention so many people who have enjoyed my photography came up and introduced themselves, believe me when I say I am not used to that! Thank you to you all.

I wasn’t jumping this year due to knee surgery on the Friday before the boogie, so …. I really got the chance to immerse myself in other areas of SNE that I would otherwise not really get to know.  The ability to move around, fill in slots as needed and see the whole event from the ground was quite new, but I must say extremely fun.

The peak of New England summer season brings together a well oil drop zone machine, their friends a super otter a skyvan and one HUGE Burning The House Down Party to create one of the best summer boogies in the United States.  Just as the beginning of fall starts, the summer cools down, New England Lights up the skies and the nights with Tiki BAR!  This cozy, intimate skydiving boogie has never lost its roots in skydiving.  Owner Mike Carpenter and Fred Cotreau, make sure the fundamentals, of no rules, jumping, partying and quality entertainment stay the focus of the drop zone and it’s boogies.  The accumulating effect is one good vibe drop zone from the inside out.  A grass roots skydiving center with fun and jumping at its core.  Tiki Bar highlights and shares that with the world one weekend a year.

The boogie takes participants on a fun filled weekend of jumping starting on a Friday through Monday.  Friday Night was a FREE dinner for all who showed up with a wrist band.  Saturday had Fresh Maine Lobster for Dinner and Saturday was the classic Pig Roast.  Every night had a live band and some crazy party action.  The event climaxes with a fire filled night on Sunday with the burning of The DZ’s Tiki Hut, Fireworks, live DJ and Band till the wee hours of the night.

The Skyvan and Super Otters flew almost a solid back to back load rate throughout the boogie and a little weather provided opportunity for most to lick their wounds from the night before.

If you missed it, ask your friends about it, check out the Skydive New England Fan Page for all the crazy testimonials and excitement.    Many I talked too who had been to more then a few summer boogies this year stated it was the best of them all.  One of the most common statements was the honest reflection of Staff here at SNE and their fun loving attitude.  I can only agree.  SNE has some of the best people I have ever worked with and each season it just keeps getting better.

To those who made it, great to meet you and for those who didn’t look forward to your visit.


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PSSS- You can see all the ground shots on Harry Parker Photo Gallery.


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Olympia StoicaSeptember 8, 2011 - 4:13 pm

I couldn’t agree more. I heard so many (good) things about this boogie, I had to check it out for myself; I don’t think I will ever miss it again 🙂

Great photography, as always. Thank you for sharing.

Johnny LewisSeptember 8, 2011 - 5:25 pm

Yeah Harry! Awesome job as always brutha!

Sarah CorbettSeptember 9, 2011 - 3:43 pm

Awesome! Looking good Harry!

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