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Live from Spam Jam

Spamazing! More than 25,000 fans turned out Saturday night to celebrate Hawaii’s favorite canned meat

Posted April 27, 2013 by Nonstop Honolulu

Who loves ya, Spam? Judging from Saturday night’s Spam Jam, which took over nearly the entire length of Kalakaua Avenue through Waikiki, 25,000 of us do. Crowds were up from last year’s 20,000, with organizers expanding the festival by a full block.

Honolulu went nuts over its favorite processed preserved meat with culinary creations both savory and sweet from 15 restaurants, Spam swag, Spam photo ops and live music, all benefiting the Hawaii Foodbank. Here’s a look at six hours of all things Spam.

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Spam Jam 2013

Kalakaua Avenue was Spam central Saturday night, thousands turning out to celebrate Hawaii's favorite processed meat. How many? Organizers estimate the count easily topped 25,000.

—Photo by Melissa Chang

A Spam tweetup was held at Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber while the madness was going on. Attendees could sample the dishes being served at Spam Jam, and — what else? — Instagram, tweet and Facebook photos of them all.

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Spam Jam 2013 Tweetup

—Photo by Grant Shindo


  1. Posted April 27, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    So wish I was at Spam Jam right now! Those Mahaloha burgers look KILLAH!!

  2. Melissa808
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    @WERUreo so full…soooooo full

  3. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted April 28, 2013 at 6:53 am

    Delicate Blossom, EO, MC:  neat pix…that’s a lot of humanity in one place.  Does Hormel sponsor this thing? You would think the guys from corporate would be represented, or were they?

  4. Posted April 28, 2013 at 7:12 am

    @Melissa808 @WERUreo sooooo not cool :P. nah nah I going make me some Spam musibis for lunch today!

  5. Melissa808
    Posted April 28, 2013 at 9:32 am

    @WERUreo  LOL

  6. Melissa808
    Posted April 28, 2013 at 9:32 am

    @Annoddah_Dave Hormel reps from Hawaii & the mainland attend every year!

  7. dbjack
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Holy cow I hate I missed that!!! So much good looking food and so little time. Where is my plane ticket already….

  8. Melissa808
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 10:29 am

    @dbjack The good news is that we serve spam all year round anyway!

  9. dbjack
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 4:43 am

    @Melissa808 Got two cans in the pantry myself… On occasion I make musubi. One big mess if there ever was one LOL.

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