There is a downtown apparently... August 19, 2008 6:27 PM   Subscribe

Downtown Los Angeles meetup?

Further to miss lynnster's L.A. meetup suggestion, how about a downtown meetup sometime in September? Mrs ob and I have recently moved to L.A., downtown L.A. at that, and a meetup would be just swell. The Edison is a great bar and klangklangston has suggested going on a night when there's a good show on at The Smell which sounds just dandy to me. So how about it folks?
posted by ob to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:27 PM (58 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm in.
posted by The World Famous at 11:39 PM on August 19, 2008


I lurve the Edison!
posted by miss lynnster at 11:42 PM on August 19, 2008


The Edison is probably my favorite bar in L.A. Why not?
posted by MythMaker at 11:45 PM on August 19, 2008


Love to - shall we start narrowing down dates?
posted by Space Kitty at 12:06 AM on August 20, 2008


I should probably just walk from campus, yeah?

KIDDING (USC is filling my inbox with fear, fyi.)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:30 AM on August 20, 2008


I'm in -- if it's after the 10th!
posted by pazazygeek at 12:38 AM on August 20, 2008


I should probably just walk from campus, yeah?

If so, make sure you visit the scenic and lovely MacArthur park.

Bring small bills. Fives, tens, twenties. Most of the crack dealers there prefer not to make change. There are about a dozen corner bottleshops nearby if you need brillo pads, a rose-in-a-glass-tube or a tallboy of high gravity malt liquor in a paper bag.

Also, don't worry too much if someone shoots you and dumps you in the lake. Some of the locals have a quaint way of showing affection. Generally your body will be recovered during the weekly dragging of the lake, but sometimes the CHUD people get to it first.
posted by loquacious at 1:20 AM on August 20, 2008


Here's The Smell. Upcoming weekend shows that could be good include the 20th and 27th of September. There look to be good shows during the week, but my old ass can't get up and going now that I'm working 10-hour days over at the Flynt factory.
posted by klangklangston at 9:25 AM on August 20, 2008


Fantastic. Well, I'm happy to sort out reservations for The Edison but I'm out of the country until the 5th. I'm happy with weekends and either of those I think is good for me, although seeing as my birthday is on the 19th I might be a little dusty on the 20th, but what the hell!
posted by ob at 9:50 AM on August 20, 2008


Oh yay, LA! I am likely in (granted that I'm not sequestered in a jury room during that time).
posted by numinous at 1:00 PM on August 20, 2008


I'd be in if it could be done this week :(

Going back up to Northern Cali on Sunday.
posted by dead_ at 1:02 PM on August 20, 2008


You know, if we make it on a Thursday, the Edison has 35 cent martini night... plus, it's less crowded than on the weekend...
posted by MythMaker at 5:03 PM on August 20, 2008


35 cent martini night? ARE YOU SERIOUS?
posted by miss lynnster at 5:32 PM on August 20, 2008


Yes, but they've changed the policy, and now you just get one 35 cent martini. They have these Indian Head nickels that they give out at the door as tokens to make sure you don't get more than your one martini.
posted by MythMaker at 5:52 PM on August 20, 2008


Yeah, it's true you can only get one but it's always well made and yes, it's 35 cents. The place does get crowded though so once we have a date in mind and numbers I'll call to make a reservation. I know that on a Wednesday reservations are already in for most days that week, so I think a week in advance should do it.
posted by ob at 2:21 AM on August 21, 2008


I can make any thursday for at least a but around 11pm. I will need some caffeine, I daresay.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:05 AM on August 21, 2008


I am up for it!
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 1:29 PM on August 22, 2008


Did we decide what day this was going to be?
posted by Space Kitty at 12:12 PM on August 24, 2008


I'll put in a vote for the 20th, 'cause I wanna see what ever happened to that skinny naked kid I saw open for Sonic Youth a few years ago.
posted by carsonb at 1:09 PM on August 24, 2008


Well, I've got company coming from Sept 26-29. Otherwise I'm open.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:24 PM on August 24, 2008


Whilst I'm on this patchy internet connection in Italy, I'll put my vote in for the 20th as that seems to be what most people are aiming for. Is that cool folks? If so, once I get back we'll take final numbers and I'll make a reservation for the Edison.
posted by ob at 2:24 AM on August 27, 2008


I thought we we going for a Thursday? Saturday is going to be crazy at the Edison. It's better on a slightly off-night. How about the 18th, if we're going for that week?
posted by MythMaker at 9:27 AM on August 27, 2008


I can make it on the 20th. The Smell has a decent-looking show on the 20th. Most folks seem to be able to make it on the 20th. Wanna just sidebar this and be done with it?
posted by klangklangston at 10:13 AM on August 27, 2008


No, wait!
posted by carsonb at 1:27 PM on August 27, 2008


Are we doing The Smell or The Edison? I thought we were doing the Edison.
posted by MythMaker at 5:49 PM on August 27, 2008


Both. They're next-door.
posted by klangklangston at 8:39 PM on August 27, 2008


SCHEISSE! I can't make it on the 20th. I promised a friend that I'd come to her birthday bash and I just got an email that it's on the 20th (which isn't the day of her birthday I hasten to add.) Damn and blast, it all seemed so easy.
posted by ob at 2:05 AM on August 28, 2008


How about the week before, the 13th? Is there anything good on at The Smell then? Otherwise I fear that this might have to split into two meetups an Edison one and Smell one...
posted by ob at 12:59 AM on August 29, 2008


Maybe 2 meetups makes sense - I'd love the socializing aspect of the Edison, but I'm not particularly that interested in listening to a live band. It seems to me that going to a concert is less than optimal for social interaction. It's hard to hear people talk, frankly.
posted by MythMaker at 3:19 PM on August 29, 2008


Well, if two meetups is the way then we should do a Thursday at the Edison to take advantage of the 35c Martinis. How about the 11th or the 18th?
posted by ob at 3:29 AM on September 3, 2008


Is this thread still alive?
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 5:40 PM on September 4, 2008


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posted by carsonb at 7:12 PM on September 4, 2008


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posted by mandymanwasregistered at 3:32 PM on September 6, 2008


Is this thread still alive?

I hope so. I just got back to the country, and I was waiting for some responses, but I guess I'll just chose a date and see if who can make it. So how about Thursday Sept 18th?
posted by ob at 3:09 PM on September 7, 2008


Amy and I won't be able to make it.
posted by klangklangston at 8:49 PM on September 7, 2008


I can make it the 18th.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 10:46 AM on September 8, 2008


I won't be able to make it on the 18th. That's a bummer - I was looking forward to a meetup on this side of town...
posted by MythMaker at 10:57 AM on September 8, 2008


Wasn't The Roost in the East?
posted by klangklangston at 1:24 PM on September 8, 2008


I can't make the 18th, sorry, but have fun y'all.
posted by katillathehun at 4:29 PM on September 8, 2008


I'm still up for a meetup that then ends up at The Smell btw. I'm actually not too happy that I can't make the 20th as it seemed the best date, but I'm sure, seeing as quite a few folks seem to be keen on downtown meetups, that we could arrange another quite soon.
posted by ob at 6:51 PM on September 8, 2008


Don't know my work schedule yet but if I can I'll definitely try to be there.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:35 AM on September 9, 2008


Oh hey, I may be able to make this. 18th? Edison or The Smell?
posted by mullingitover at 5:21 PM on September 9, 2008


I am super busy next week and the 18th is one of the few nights I have off. So I think I'll probably skip this.

But I still love you.
posted by dhammond at 9:01 PM on September 10, 2008


The 18th is at The Edison. I think that the 35c Martinis stop at 8pm, so 7pm is probably a good time to start... I'll book a table today for next week as it gets really busy there.
posted by ob at 9:32 AM on September 11, 2008


I was just checking out the site and the cheap martinis are from 5-7.
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 4:50 PM on September 11, 2008


Yes you're right. I guess 6pm then...
posted by ob at 5:42 PM on September 11, 2008


So, here's the deal: As I'm not sure quite how many can make it, I've been conservative and reserved a table for eight. So 6pm, Thursday 18th at the Edison it is.

If you think you can make it can you shoot me a MeMail? Next Thursday will be busy there, so it'd be good to get the numbers right. Also that way I'll mail you back with the reservation info.

Don't worry if you can't make it until later. I'll do my best to hold the fort down for a while!
posted by ob at 6:07 PM on September 11, 2008


My schedule's just changed and I'll be working late on the 18th, so I won't be able to make this one. Have fun.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 9:38 PM on September 11, 2008


I have a gig that night.
posted by the_bone at 3:07 PM on September 13, 2008


Well I'll be there, and I'll make a MeFi sign just in case anyone else turns up!
posted by ob at 11:30 AM on September 17, 2008


I'm in.
posted by carsonb at 11:58 AM on September 17, 2008


Thanks for coming everyone! Massive turnout. The Edison won't be forgetting Metafilter anytime soon :)

Pics are up.
posted by mullingitover at 10:37 PM on September 18, 2008


Great photos!
posted by ob at 10:54 PM on September 18, 2008


Oh, and I meant to say, good to meet you guys, that was cool. I'm considering selling the Metafilter sign on ebay. Is going to be fucking massive!

BTW, am alone in having problems writing the word Metafilter? Sometimes I want to write Metalfiler and other times Mentalflier.
posted by ob at 11:01 PM on September 18, 2008


am I
posted by ob at 11:02 PM on September 18, 2008


Sorry I wasn't there, I actually had car trouble. I'll have to schedule the next one.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:11 PM on September 18, 2008


I'm so sorry I missed it! I do love the edison! Had to work late, though. :(
posted by miss lynnster at 8:21 AM on September 19, 2008


No probs! I'm up for going to the Edison any time. Does that make me a soak? Probably... Anyway I'll be watching MeTa for another downtown meetup!
posted by ob at 10:04 AM on September 19, 2008


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