SF Get-together? February 26, 2007 12:43 AM   Subscribe

I see no SF meet-up on the calendar, but one should be. I vote Mission-area. Thoughts?
posted by wool sock to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:43 AM (122 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I will be randomly be in town this weekend, from Indiana, and will stop by if it happens to be this weekend and I can.

Don't plan around me, by any means, because odds are 50/50 at best that I'd even be able to make it.
posted by ztdavis at 12:59 AM on February 26, 2007


Meet-ups always seem to be in the Mission. I wish there'd be one in the North Beach area.
posted by goml at 6:56 AM on February 26, 2007


I vote the Rite Spot. Mission-y. North Beach? Really? Okay -- maybe Specs? Or is Tosca's still around?

(Based on prior experience, this thread will lead to no conclusions re when and where such a meet-up should occur. But it's fun anyway.)
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:23 AM on February 26, 2007


I'd definitely try to make it. North Beach is a lot harder for me to get to, but I can try to figure it out somehow.
posted by harrumph at 9:44 AM on February 26, 2007


I vote Mission (yes, I live there; yes, I'm lazy). Never been to the Rite Spot, but I've heard good about it. Any night but Thursdays works for me.
posted by rtha at 9:49 AM on February 26, 2007


GESTALT>

mission is good because it's barty.

i probably won't go but i like making bar suggestions.

here's another one: third street bar and grill!

or better yet: the ferry! 4 bucks! great views! many people don't even know how cool it is! you could always go to the first and last in oakland afterwards!
posted by fishfucker at 9:58 AM on February 26, 2007


Here, I'd just been wondering why meetups never happen here.

This week and weekend are especially bad for me. After that is fair game.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:19 AM on February 26, 2007


I was thinking about this the other day. A meetup would be cool. I might (might) be leaving town over the weekend, but I'm free otherwise.
posted by brundlefly at 10:39 AM on February 26, 2007


I want to go - vote for BART access (which North Beach is not) and willing to cross the bridge unlike you West-Bay snobs! (just thought I'd try to alienate you all before meeting you.)
posted by serazin at 10:47 AM on February 26, 2007


This Marinite snob says bart-shmart. The Mission has Bart, but Bart doesn't serve Marin, and there is no public transportation back to Marin from the Mission. Yes, I know you all don't care if I never go to meet-ups because they are always somewhere I can't get to on my own via GGT transit.

*goes and sulks alone at the GGT bus platform*
posted by goml at 11:18 AM on February 26, 2007


Aw, what about the back room at the Toronado on a Saturday afternoon? :) Whee! Sausage and beerz!

Or the upper bar seating at 21st Amendment. Tons of room up there during the non-baseball season.
posted by smallerdemon at 11:23 AM on February 26, 2007


Someday maybe there will be a North Bay Area meetup, eh, goml?
posted by Lynsey at 11:27 AM on February 26, 2007


Nope, I doubt it, because this past summer I invited the Mechazens to the Marin County fair to see/hear Joan fucking Jett, and then ended up not going myself after I suggested the meet-up in the first place. I flake out too easily to ever suggest a North Bay meet-up again.

I get bummed because these meet-ups always seem to take place in a bar, and well, if you are a non-drinker or a recovering alcoholic, that isn't the best choice of venue to spend an evening....
posted by goml at 12:01 PM on February 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


yeah, JFJ was a nice change from the bar meet-ups.
posted by small_ruminant at 12:18 PM on February 26, 2007


I might go if the meetup is BART friendly.
Depending on the actual day and time, of course.
posted by oneirodynia at 12:37 PM on February 26, 2007


I like Tosca's if its north beach. else BART friendly for me.
posted by infini at 1:54 PM on February 26, 2007


i pick the mission because I too am lazy! and not this weekend, I'll be in Tahoe for Snowfest (yes, feel sorry for me, it's dumping right now!)
posted by lannanh at 2:37 PM on February 26, 2007


I get bummed because these meet-ups always seem to take place in a bar, and well, if you are a non-drinker or a recovering alcoholic, that isn't the best choice of venue to spend an evening....

Agreed (even though I'm not in recovery). I like the idea of a meetup in a coffeeshop. Would anybody else show up?
posted by Rash at 3:05 PM on February 26, 2007


Cafe Abir (at Fulton & Divisadero) would be a wonderful spot--it's got a coffeeshop, and beer on tap!
posted by fandango_matt at 3:14 PM on February 26, 2007


Coffeeshop sounds great- Cafe Abir sounds great- Late afternoon sounds great.
How about this Saturday, 4 or 5ish?

Failing that, my vote goes for Friday or Saturday night, and Mission is ok.

One day, though, we'll do it in the Richmond district!
posted by purplefiber at 3:39 PM on February 26, 2007


I'm definitely in the prefer-coffeeshops-to-bars crowd.

There are a lot of great coffeeshops that serve beer. Like Revolution in the Mission, or Brainwash in the SOMA. Brainwash is a favorite of mine, and is also like two blocks from my apartment.
posted by roll truck roll at 3:45 PM on February 26, 2007


I like Brainwash! I like places with pinball.
posted by aubilenon at 5:01 PM on February 26, 2007


Brainwash is great for me. Three blocks from my apartment, close to my work. The nachos are good.
posted by Dataphage at 5:49 PM on February 26, 2007


I'd vote for (and show up for) Revolution in the Mission.

The thing about Abir and Brainwash is that they are both very BART-unfriendly. Revolution is a couple blocks from the 24th/mission station. As rtr points out its also a coffeeshop that serves beer and some food too.

But, honestly, I think someone should just pick a place and try to have these more often, in different places than having them infrequently and try to accomodate everybody.
posted by vacapinta at 6:23 PM on February 26, 2007


Revolution is great, but a little small/crowded depending on the time of day and whether there's music going on there. Of course, I wouldn't object to a bunch of MeFites turning up the next time I'm playing there, but I'm not allowed to promote my own shows now, am I?
posted by purplefiber at 6:27 PM on February 26, 2007


Vacapinta, I can't think of a more authentic San Francisco experience than stumbling drunk from Brainwash up 6th street to get to the Civic Center BART. You might score great crack, an STD and a couple stab wounds, no extra charge, in just 4 blocks.
posted by Dataphage at 6:46 PM on February 26, 2007


Hey now, don't talk about my hood like that.

But yeah, I second purplefiber that just calling these things and doing them is better than stalling them while trying to make everybody happy.

The abundance of San Francisco MeFites seems, oddly, to be the reason why meetups don't happen more often.
posted by roll truck roll at 7:35 PM on February 26, 2007



The abundance of San Francisco MeFites seems, oddly, to be the reason why meetups don't happen more often.


hahahaha... god, you're right.

(1) Is it on a bus line that my house is on?
(2) Is there parking?

Those two things pretty much wrap up whether or not a SF meetup will ever happen.

Oh, and I'll do Cafe Abir. (We drunkards can sneak across the street to Fly and get more b33rZ.)
posted by smallerdemon at 8:54 PM on February 26, 2007


OK, enough with the wishy washy. Revolution, sunday March 11, 4 pm. Who's in?
posted by serazin at 9:57 PM on February 26, 2007


link or address?
posted by infini at 10:21 PM on February 26, 2007


not sure if i can make it on the 11th... but I can make it this saturday, march 3rd at 4... we could do both! sf mefites cast your votes...
posted by purplefiber at 10:25 PM on February 26, 2007


Hey, I'm randomly (well, not really, it's the weekend after GDC) visiting from Vancouver on the 11th...I'll try and make it...
posted by Jon Mitchell at 10:52 PM on February 26, 2007


OK, Café Abir this week, Revolution next week.
(Where's Revolution?)
posted by obloquy at 12:03 AM on February 27, 2007


Abir is crowded, with rude service and mediocre coffee. I will be enchanted to meet you there, it'll feel just like Metafilter. :)

Not on topic:
roll truck roll, if your profile is correct, I could throw stones from my laundry room into your house. The only reason I talk about OUR hood like that, is because it is the only place in SF where I've seen blood stains on the sidewalk with pieces of hair, bone and fatty goo in them. That was a few weeks ago, when the whole area was cordoned by the police. Do you know what happened?
posted by Dataphage at 2:11 AM on February 27, 2007


I'd done lots of CL before, in Chicago. but this is my first MeFi meetup, what's the etiquette?

do I enter the coffee shop and yell out "here, nice mefites, here" or some such arcane hazing ritual for newbies?
posted by infini at 2:34 AM on February 27, 2007


er in Chicago we'd make you stand in the middle of the room and yell out your handle...
posted by infini at 2:35 AM on February 27, 2007


Cafe Abir is at 1300 Fulton, at the corner of Divisadero.

To get there by BART, get off at Civic Center, walk up to McAllister Street, take the 5 Fulton bus up to Divisadero, and walk one block down to Fulton.

You can also take the F Market, get on the 24 Divisadero at Castro, and exit at McAllister.
posted by fandango_matt at 3:18 AM on February 27, 2007


Dang. Can't make the meetup on the 3rd, but I'm up for Revolution, which, for those unwilling to click the link, is on 22nd st. between Mission and Valencia. If that's the one people meant upthread, that is.
posted by rtha at 8:35 AM on February 27, 2007


roll truck roll, if your profile is correct, I could throw stones from my laundry room into your house. The only reason I talk about OUR hood like that, is because it is the only place in SF where I've seen blood stains on the sidewalk with pieces of hair, bone and fatty goo in them. That was a few weeks ago, when the whole area was cordoned by the police. Do you know what happened?

Yes, that definitely is my location. What happened that night? I have no idea. I didn't even know about it until my fiancee came home from work. At first, the cop wouldn't let her through. She said, "I live here," and he said, "You've got guts." I went and talked to the cops a little bit, and then some bystanders, but I couldn't get much information out of anyone.

But the thing is, I do like this neighborhood. I like being close to cool places like Brainwash, Tu Lan, and Rainbow Grocery. It's like the Mission, but without the dress code. I like the constant noise on 6th street; it would feel really lonely and creepy without it. Where else in the city will you regularly find a crowd of teenagers playing craps on your doorstep? That's just adorable.

I spent so many years as a kid in the midwest fantasizing about moving to a big city; I'm sure not going to waste it all by living in the Sunset or North Beach.


So what just happened here? Did two meetups just get scheduled? Or are we still deciding between them?
posted by roll truck roll at 9:09 AM on February 27, 2007


I just put both meetups in my calendar. Which doesn't mean I'll manage to show up to either of them... although the 11th is looking more possible than this Saturday.
posted by obliquicity at 11:56 AM on February 27, 2007


Obligatory MetaGram link.
posted by fandango_matt at 1:31 PM on February 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'd love to meet y'all again, but this Saturday I might be going to a show and next weekend I might be in Tahoe... Barring either of those things I'm in though. Last time was fun.
posted by whir at 2:19 PM on February 27, 2007


Hey, what's wrong with the place we did the last one at? (I forgot the name.) It's near BART, plus they serve liquor! Or what about Hotel Utah?

That said, I'd be up for the Mission or even North Beach, but I can't do this weekend or next, so who cares what I think?
posted by trip and a half at 2:36 PM on February 27, 2007


Are South Bay MeFites invited to the SF meetup? Or do we have our own I don't know about? Having recently moved from the posterior of California, I am confused. Help, please?
posted by luminous phenomena at 5:29 PM on February 27, 2007


Heck, yes, you're invited. Clearly we need all the help we can get with attendance!
posted by obliquicity at 6:26 PM on February 27, 2007


oi! I'm planning to come, but i don't know which one yet.
posted by infini at 9:03 PM on February 27, 2007


Oh my god someone please just choose one date!
posted by serazin at 12:12 AM on February 28, 2007


i'm pretty sure we're going with two meetups, one on Saturday March 3rd, 4 PMish at Cafe Abir, and the other Sunday March 11th, 4 PMish (?) at Cafe Revolution.

People who have expressed interest in each (though very few have confirmed):
3rd: ztdavis, fandango_matt, smallerdemon, obloquy, dataphage, infini, obliquicity, purplefiber
11th: serazin, jon mitchell, obloquy, rtha, obliquicity, infini, purplefiber

add your yay or nay to the list.
posted by purplefiber at 8:00 AM on February 28, 2007


Oh, okay. I'm on the March 11 list.
posted by roll truck roll at 8:45 AM on February 28, 2007


occhiblu and I just moved in together about 5 blocks from Cafe Abir, so it'd be pretty lame of us not to show up.
posted by ikkyu2 at 5:48 PM on February 28, 2007


Count me in for Abir, unless something more awesome comes up, in which case, screw all y'all!
posted by aubilenon at 10:08 PM on February 28, 2007


are shy newbies welcome?
posted by logic vs love at 11:24 PM on February 28, 2007


OF COURSE NOT, LOGIC VS LOVE, AND THAT IS A LAME USERNAME!

YOU THINK METATALK IS BAD? YOU THINK YOU KNOW SNARK?

On preview: Sure, everyone is welcome
posted by Dataphage at 11:27 PM on February 28, 2007


oh god a lovefest...

ok, I pick the 11th, just because I like the sound of the neighbourhood a little better. i'm the nervous type.
posted by infini at 7:52 AM on March 1, 2007


i might show up just to get drunk.

like the prom.

yeah.
posted by fishfucker at 9:40 AM on March 1, 2007


The 11th at Revolution is most likely for me.

fishfucker: no problem, as long as you're wearing a tux.
posted by oneirodynia at 1:46 PM on March 1, 2007


also, btw, jon mitchell -- I am also going to gdc. i wonder if there's other mefites going?
posted by fishfucker at 2:26 PM on March 1, 2007


Wow, a meetup at the joint formerly known as Papa Toby's Revolution Cafe and Art Bar. Gawd I miss that place, was a regular from the day it opened. Have fun and down one for me on the porch, weather permitting.
posted by donpedro at 3:53 PM on March 2, 2007


I'm going to try and make both.
posted by brundlefly at 4:40 PM on March 2, 2007


Looking forward to meeting (or seeing again in a few cases) you all tomorrow afternoon... let's all bring metagrams!
posted by purplefiber at 8:09 PM on March 2, 2007


Looks like it might be both for me. Please do your best!
posted by wimpdork at 10:58 AM on March 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well, that was three out of about thirteen. Here's your stinking pictures!

Better luck next week, eh?
posted by wimpdork at 7:41 PM on March 3, 2007


Shoutouts to purplefiber & wimpdork.
occhiblu & ikkyu2, we need to talk. Welcome to the 'hood.
See you next week?

posted by obloquy at 9:29 PM on March 3, 2007


I ended up helping out a friend on a project, and it lasted much longer than I anticipated.

"Next week for sure!" he said in his Bullwinkle voice.
posted by brundlefly at 10:01 AM on March 4, 2007


I do apologize. But we just moved on Monday, and the house is still in shambles, and I had four job interviews last week, and I have a paper and a test and some freelance work due this next week, which means that, really, I'm not allowed to leave the house except for unpacking- or school- or job-related duties until Friday, at the earliest.
posted by occhiblu at 4:26 PM on March 4, 2007


So we're all still on for Sunday right people?

As incentive, I promise to favorite the comments of everyone who shows up. (I await your pummeling for this comment.)
posted by serazin at 10:44 AM on March 5, 2007


I'm still on for Sunday the 11th. Fishfucker - well, whaddya know? I'm sure there's more than two, although I've had to explain MeFi as "Like reddit, but much better and populated by very smart, articulate* people" a couple of times to colleagues, so it's certainly not widely known, at least where I work.

Of course, they've often just seen through that as the cheap excuse it often is to refer to myself as smart and articulate, I'm not sure anyone actually goes on to read it.

*not rascist.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 7:11 PM on March 5, 2007


I'm still in for the 11th.
posted by rtha at 6:26 AM on March 6, 2007


yeah, i'm hiding out in the show offices, but I might creep out onto the floor later this week.
posted by fishfucker at 10:13 AM on March 6, 2007


I'm about 90% on.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:23 AM on March 6, 2007


Note: March 11 is the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (or, as I like to call it, Daylight Stupid Time), so make sure what you think is 4:00 is really 4:00.
posted by kirkaracha at 10:14 AM on March 7, 2007


Is there a procedure for joining this? I'd like to come to the meetup
posted by pantsrobot at 3:31 PM on March 7, 2007


pantsrobot, just show up, um, and try to figure out who the mefites are. Usually people try to nab a large table or group of tables, so that's a possible visual clue. Sometimes there's a sign.

I'm a pretty blunderful and clueless person, but I managed to find meetup people the first time I went.
posted by oneirodynia at 4:05 PM on March 7, 2007


Alternatively you could just walk into Revolution and shout out the names of well known mefites and then everyone will figure out who you are.

Although if you're shouting things like " If I had an anus Leo Trotsky fish fucker signal jessamyn!" random strangers will probably give you their spare change as well. Win/win.
posted by oneirodynia at 4:14 PM on March 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


I vote for generally looking lost and bewildered, with the blinking look characteristic of those of us who stay indoors staring at a screen all day instead of getting out and about for a drink.
posted by infini at 8:18 PM on March 7, 2007


I'd like to come on Sunday... not yet sure if I can, though.
posted by anarcation at 9:01 PM on March 7, 2007


staring at a screen all day

getting out and about for a drink

Wow. My two states.
posted by brundlefly at 10:18 PM on March 7, 2007


Hey all! I'm new to this too and I'll try to be there.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:02 AM on March 8, 2007


Someone bring a camera.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:56 AM on March 8, 2007


Yeah, I was writing a job talk for Smith College last Saturday (interview was Monday; wish me luck, MeFi!). I do intend to come on Sunday, though.
posted by obliquicity at 9:51 PM on March 8, 2007


Oh no, I've got the most random dinner meeting just pop up on Sunday and I'd hate to miss the opportunity. I'm going to have to take a raincheck on MeFi. Hmm unless my visitor would be welcome to tag along?
posted by infini at 7:38 PM on March 9, 2007


infini, guests are fine.
posted by obloquy at 12:58 PM on March 10, 2007


What infini said, minus the meeting part. D'oh. Sorry. Next time.
posted by rtha at 2:02 PM on March 10, 2007


Oooh, a meetup sounds good - especially now that I've read about it before it's happenned If I can make it up from the Peninsula I'm so there. Any chance a fellow Peninsula dweller wants to arrange a carpool for the way back? yeah, yeah, I know - California without a car. Sigh...

Will try to make this. Never been to Revolution.
posted by rmm at 6:38 PM on March 10, 2007


I might be able to make this one after all, since evidently I'm not off skiing somewhere.

I think it's great that we might get obloquy and obliquicity at the very same meetup.
posted by tangerine at 7:51 PM on March 10, 2007


Oh, and rmm, if I do go, I'd be glad to drive you.
posted by tangerine at 7:52 PM on March 10, 2007



I think it's great that we might get obloquy and obliquicity at the very same meetup.
posted by tangerine at 7:51 PM PST on March 10


uh...tangerine? that's a tangent

thanks obloquy! I'll plan on the revolution and deal with the call when and if it comes...
posted by infini at 8:49 PM on March 10, 2007


My world-famous cameras will be there, but I will be busy visiting drunkland. Are you feeling lucky?
posted by DaShiv at 12:40 AM on March 11, 2007


I'm considering showing up if I can scrounge up the bus fare and clean socks. I have to be back in time to help do some internet radio stuff, which might be a possible afterparty location for the braver amongst you.
posted by loquacious at 5:25 AM on March 11, 2007


Just to be clear, we're talking about 3248 22nd St, right?
posted by loquacious at 5:28 AM on March 11, 2007


er... could you please bring a sample of an example starting with the sentence "I put on my robe and wizard hat" now I'm dying to read what you threatened to write on the blue ;p
posted by infini at 5:39 AM on March 11, 2007


That's a little personal for a first non-date, no? You'll probably have to get me very drunk first.
posted by loquacious at 10:45 AM on March 11, 2007


3248 Ho! (Pirate, not pimp reference.)
posted by serazin at 10:57 AM on March 11, 2007


4 pmish, eh? i'll have to see where my beer-o-meter stands.
posted by fishfucker at 11:21 AM on March 11, 2007


Oddly enough I could probably walk there if I was feeling leggy, but the hills around here are, well, vertiginous. I'll probably bus it.

However, I still have no idea if I'll show yet. I was up late and I had to rise early to meet someone, and then I have to be up pretty much all night getting drunk engineering and/or DJing for this webcast thing we do here at the co-op.

And all I can think about right now is a freakin' nap.
posted by loquacious at 12:03 PM on March 11, 2007


OK, it looks like I'm not going to make it. I still haven't grabbed a nap and I keep getting distracted by things, and I have to be here tonight and all that.

If anyone wants a chill hangout/afterparty kind of action and they like underground techno/breakcore/etc, I'll be spinning and hanging out with my housemates probably pretty late tonight.

There's plenty of room (we have art shows/music shows here), lots of random interesting people, cheap corner boozemart within walking distance, smoking friendly, etc. The place is ghetto and not for the faint of heart, but its comfy. Goods are odd, but the odds are good. And unless you spend a lot of time in living co-ops and such, it'll probably one of the more novel, bewildering or interesting places you'll ever visit.

Email for directions.
posted by loquacious at 3:11 PM on March 11, 2007


yah it struck me later... sorry!
posted by infini at 4:12 PM on March 11, 2007


wait, so, was anyone there? except me, I mean?
posted by obliquicity at 6:12 PM on March 11, 2007


I came by around 4:45, but Revolution was totally jammed. I poked around, but wasn't able to figure out if anyone else was a fellow traveller. There was nowhere to sit, so I left.
posted by oneirodynia at 7:25 PM on March 11, 2007


couldn't make it because i was in a recording session all day, but i'll be down there in an hour or so for "classical jam" night... so if anyone wants to show up late, i'll be the (probably only) one with the cello....
posted by purplefiber at 8:00 PM on March 11, 2007


So here's the early report: I got there around 4:15 and met serazin and her friend, as identified by the "METAFILTER" scrawled on a napkin. It was small, but we were waving it at people who looked alone and expectant... so sorry, oneirodynia and obliquicity. You just don't look like the desperate internet addict type.

Others who came before I left (~5:45) were: roll truck roll, pantsrobot, pantsrobot's girlfriend, expialadocious, whir, tangerine, wimpdork, and DaShiv. I'll post my two (rather bad) photos later tonight. I had a great time meeting everyone and I'm looking forward to the next MeFi function. Perhaps in the east bay? I also mentionted today that we should do one at the Maker Faire in May.
posted by anarcation at 8:01 PM on March 11, 2007


Whoa oneirodynia and obiquicity - what do you two look like? We were the table of nerds sitting right next to the counter/bar.
posted by serazin at 8:37 PM on March 11, 2007


I figured this would be a good place to post this, so:

Who in San Francisco wants a $20 off an $50 purchase coupon to the R&G Lounge, a very yummy Chinese restaurant between chinatown and the financial district?

I was in town last weekend and got the coupon because I pointed out an error on the check in their favor.

They're remodeling the kitchen and the coupon is only good between 04/02/07 and 06/30/07.

First person to e-mail me their snail mail address gets it. Contact info is in my profile.
posted by ztdavis at 8:47 PM on March 11, 2007


Shit you guys are fast, already claimed.
posted by ztdavis at 8:58 PM on March 11, 2007


Photos! From left to right: serazin's friend, serazin, expialadocious, me, pantsrobot, whirr, and roll truck roll. Also: serazin & friend with their ingeniously improvised sign.

I hope everyone is ok with me posting these/identifying you... if you have privacy issues let me know and I can delete the pics.
posted by anarcation at 9:23 PM on March 11, 2007


Well, yikes, I was there poking around for half an hour and totally missed the napkin! Sorry, folks (sigh, and you all look so cute ;)

Next time I'm going to do the old high-school-language-class standby of "I have brown hair, shoulder-length, blue eyes, and will be wearing a purple shirt with a wombat on it." Well, not that I'd be gauche enough to miss two meetups in the *same outfit*, no sir.
posted by obliquicity at 10:58 PM on March 11, 2007


my dinner called before I left the house. meh. oh well. next time.
posted by infini at 12:49 AM on March 12, 2007


Gah! I suddenly remembered that I promised to be on a good friend's trivia night team, so I had to go for that. Seriously. She would have worn my entrails as a hat if I had not shown up.

Dammit!

We need to do something else soon. I just bought a friend a gift account who's interested in showing up for meetups, and I recently discovered that a friend of mine has had a MeFi account for a long time (and bizarrely he was aware of me as a poster before meeting me).

squirrel? scarabic? DaShiv? We need to get some kind of East Bay thing going!
posted by brundlefly at 1:50 AM on March 12, 2007


EastBay 4 lyfe
posted by pantsrobot at 2:04 AM on March 12, 2007


wow ton-loq, that sounds like either the spaz warehouse off of alemany or the tenderloft. maaaaybe 7hz.

did i win a prize?
posted by fishfucker at 10:59 AM on March 12, 2007


I totally missed out. The beach was calling me...totally spectacular weekend.

I'm in the East Bay too and would love to meet new peeps!
posted by iamkimiam at 12:39 PM on March 12, 2007


I was late but made it. DaShiv was amusingly toasted and chatter-box-y (see picture of DaShiv inspecting strange loopy curtain thing). Wimpdork brought an activity that was linguistic-arty. I drank bear. The bartender was crabby. It was fun.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 2:41 PM on March 12, 2007


I had a great time (but I didn't notice ClaudiaCenter drinking bear). Largely in order to make DaShiv's hopefully forthcoming photos look better, here are some terrible cell phone pics: Expialadociousroll and roll truck roll, and DaShiv looking about as blurry as he was probably feeling at that moment. Oh, and the poet I always get confused with Robinson Jeffers is Randall Jarrell, and I can't remember what the other thing I forgot was.
posted by whir at 3:49 PM on March 12, 2007


did i win a prize?

No. Shh. The first rule about is that you don't talk about . But you sound down so email me or something if you want to kick it.
posted by loquacious at 3:55 PM on March 12, 2007


Er, "expialidocious." Somehow roll truck roll looks as though he's been rendered by Francis Bacon in that shot.
posted by whir at 3:55 PM on March 12, 2007


Yay! It was fun meeting everyone. I'll definitely go to an East Bay meetup. And for anyone who was there, Fremont isn't as bad as I was making it out to be, I just moved there and don't know anyone/haven't found a good coffeeshop yet.
posted by pantsrobot at 4:57 PM on March 12, 2007


Actually I didn't shoot enough photos to be worth posting, so you're all on your own here.
posted by DaShiv at 8:35 PM on March 12, 2007


I'd do an East Bay thing.

and fishfucker, the Tenderloft (as I knew it) is long gone. Unless the current tenants have adopted the name.
But by mentioning Spaz and TL, you make me wonder if I know you...

posted by oneirodynia at 6:07 PM on March 13, 2007


I actually was in Mission that afternoon, but was saying goodbye to some friends who were going back to the UK that evening...if you know the area, I'd definitely check out the rooftop bar at Elements Hostel around 22nd & Mission - AMAZING view of the city, especially on Sunday's freakshow of a weekend....

Shame I couldn't make it. Loved SF, though - you're lucky, lucky people that live there...
posted by Jon Mitchell at 6:27 PM on March 13, 2007


oneirodynia ...

it's quite possible, though i haven't really been part of the experimental/electronic scene in SF since 2004 or so.

it's a little sad to hear the tenderloft is gone -- i used to live something like two blocks from it, so it was a real convenient spot to go to. Personally, i can't believe they got away with throwing some of the stuff they did, but, hey, it was the tenderloin.
posted by fishfucker at 9:46 AM on March 14, 2007


Hey, I know I'm late, but just wanted to say I had a great time at the meetup. Especially all the poetry talk, which has inspired a forthcoming FPP.

No photos, DaShiv? Bah.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:14 AM on March 14, 2007


you're lucky, lucky people that live there...

Lucky, lucky, yes. An poor, very poor. And lucky.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 10:14 PM on March 14, 2007


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