As a follow up to the post of the First Hawaii Five-0 Wrap party , we want to share this one about the Season 2 Wrap party as well.
(Alex & Stuntwoman Tamiko at the Wrap Party)
This post has been in a draft here for ages, but never got finished ….. It is actually an old article by the late Christa Wittmier.
– The original article is unfortunately no longer available
Honolulu weekly – 2012: What’s going on?
At the end of each season of Hawaii Five-0, the cast and crew attend a wrap party to finish their work for that season. We as viewers don’t get to see a lot about those events.
It is understandable, because it is a work event where people can let their hair down with their families and they might be restricted from posting too many pictures from it.
25 April 2012
The only night I managed to get anywhere was Sunday, which was one for the books. Cycle City hosted one of the best wrap parties yet that Hawaii Five-0 has had.
I didn’t even know you could do events there. They are pros. The place was transformed. Hogs were moved off the motorcycle showroom floors and replaced with cocktail tables and a stage.
Anuhea jammed to a hugely receptive crowd of almost 500 guests and I found myself spending way too much time staring across the room at an extremely attractive Alex O’Loughlin, laughing and talking with his crew.
I remember the first time I met him and he turned my hand over after shaking it to look at the tattoo on my wrist. He kept holding my hand as I told him how each star represented a different country that I had traveled to, and I found myself drawing out the story as long as I could so he wouldn’t let go. That is one sexy man.
Grace Park, Masi Oka, Taylor Willy and Daniel Dae Kim were also there with Executive Producer Peter Lenkrov to celebrate the wrap of Season 2.
For two years in a row, the scheduling was not in their favor as they all had to go to work super early the next morning but it didn’t stop them from dancing their faces off until the very end.
I seriously love those party monsters.
Congratulations on a great second season. I can’t wait to see who comes out to guest-star for Season 3 (please bring back Reggie; please bring back Reggie).
And some of the pictures shared from that evening:
(Again we are not sure about the original sources)
- Justin & DDK in front, with Alex at the back.
- And some more
(Alex with singer Anuhea)
- From Teilor Grubbs (Alex & Spike with Teilor) – At Season 3 Wrap Party 2013.
Unfortunately there is also a sad part to this story, because Christa is no longer with us.
Christa passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 3, 2019, after a three and a half year battle with cancer, at her sister’s home in Hutchinson, MN at the age of 43 years.
The other sad part is that I could not find any picture of Christa and Alex together.
But as you can see she had a great sense of humour, reflected in this next Twitter post.
- From Twitter in 2015
“Never want to ask Alex for a photo but look- here’s one we are kind of in together !”
The two of them are in 2 different pictures on the same newspaper page, but on top of each other. 🙂
Over the years Christa was regularly seen in pictures with some of the other cast and crew members of Hawaii Five-0. She also made a few Social Media posts about them and Alex.
As a DJ she also provided music for a number of the Hawaii Five-0 events.
Here are some of those memories from her Instagram, Twitter & Facebook
- From IG – The venue for that 2nd Wrap party in 2012
supercw OMG COMPOSE FROM NSK!!! #fanningout #h50 @compose_nocboy
- From Twitter in 2016
- From FB – SOTB 2016
Christa Wittmier Honolulu, HI, United States
i tweeted a pic of alex and got seriously no joke like 29875823758 mentions for it. THEY. LOVE. HIM.
— with Jason Genegabus at Hawaii Five 0 Sunset On The Beach.
they love alex so much and so do i. he always remembers me from even back in the day and sat next to me one time when i played a soldier in the lunch tent like “who let you in here!” and even stopped from his super-fast gotta-go walk out of the event to come back and say hi and tell me i looked so good and healthy. ….. he gets three..
aussie aussie aussie (do u know future classic? best label!)!!
ok one more of alex i was SO CLOSE! got to watch jason genegabus chat him up they got a long time rapport.
- From the Fashion show in November 2014
supercw Note Alex O’Loughlin’s bag 🙆
It says: “POW! WOW! HAWAI’I” written on Alex’s bag.
Christa was a founding director for the POW! WOW!, Hawaii art festival and the creator of many popular signature events on Oahu.
- From SOTB 2014
supercw Alex is a super nice Aussie #SOTB#h50
- And one more from SOTB 2014
supercw one more / cause the ppl at the end were waiting to see him since yesterday morning #h50 #SOTB
- A short video from SOTB 2013 (You will see Alex there and then Christa’s face – wait for the end)
supercw #sotb #h50
- From this next post before the Season 3 Wrap in 2013. (Again with her great sense of humour)
supercw pretty excited about tonight’s gig #h50 😊
- From SOTB 3 in 2012
supercw hzbn alex
- From SOTB 2012 – Some Alex Fans
supercw like ten thousand people
In the end this article became more that just a Wrap Party post.
Just like so many of these words from Christa reflect and also seen in this last picture of Alex’s fans
– He is loved and adored by so many and for so many reasons!
Thank you Christa for sharing some of your thoughts and experiences around Alex with us all.
We are sure you are still dearly missed by your many loved ones and those who could spend time with you!