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Posted on: Saturday, January 27, 2001

Hawai'i Kai man prepares for a 'Super' party

Dan Long’s annual Super Bowl party will feature food, prizes and about 12 televisions in his Hawaii Kai home.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

By Curtis Lum
Advertiser Staff Writer

If you’re not seeing the Super Bowl in person, the next best place to be may be at Dan Long’s house in Hawaii Kai.

Here’s a sampler of what you can expect if you’re lucky enough to be invited to his annual Super Bowl bash:

At least 12 televisions, including a 10-foot screen in the living room and a 100-incher in his bedroom. There will be a 42-inch TV in the den, a flat-screen TV on the porch and, for those who need to take a "break" during the game but don’t want to miss a play, a 9-inch TV is in the bathroom and a 6-incher in the shower.

A lot of food. Long will be grilling his famous barbecue ribs and chicken. Guests supply their own drinks.

Games and prizes, which includes cash, Super Bowl programs, and tickets to the National Football League’s Pro Bowl Feb. 4 at Aloha Stadium.

Limousine rides for anyone who may have had too much to drink.

Long’s Super Bowl party will be one of thousands around the Islands as Hawaii joins the rest of the country in partying and watching the NFL championship game.

Long admits he’s a football junkie and his eighth annual party may seem extreme. But he wouldn’t have it any other way.

"Every year I get the stream of phone calls, You’re gonna have the Super Bowl Party, aren’t you?’ They want to make sure I’m going to be in town because they actually plan their weekend around coming over," Long said.

The invitation to his parties look like Super Bowl tickets, and even though you have to be on the guest list he often doesn’t recognize a person or two.

As the owner of Long’s Audio/Visual in Hawaii Kai, he specializes in installing home theaters and giant-screen TVs. "You will not miss a single play in my house," he said. "There’s nowhere to run, nowhere to hide."

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