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slightly longer notice Melbourne meetup?

not only did I miss the short-notice meetup last friday, but we have new folks in town who also didn't make it along.

so who's up for a few pleasant ales (or your other drinks of choice) in the next couple of weeks?

I'll suggest workshop on friday the 22nd - not because I'm particularly wedded to that plan, but the haggling has to start somewhere and the venue seems to have worked well for our last couple of meetups.

anyone?
posted by russm to MetaFilter Gatherings at 8:58 PM (67 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

jezus, are you from Melbourne or Adelaide? Everyone know Melburnites is spelt without an ‘o’.
posted by wilful at 9:10 PM on May 6, 2009


spent my childhood in adelaide, but I'm actually from canberra... which might explain a few things...
posted by russm at 9:18 PM on May 6, 2009


i'm gonna be in melburne next week (10th-17th May, more or less) and possibly maybe a few days of the week after that.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:10 PM on May 6, 2009


OK, how about the 15th or 16th then?
posted by russm at 10:33 PM on May 6, 2009


friday (15th) would probably be better for me.
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:16 PM on May 6, 2009


Woooo, woooooo. Melbourne meetup wooooo.

Nah, sorry, can't make it.
posted by mattoxic at 11:54 PM on May 6, 2009


15th works for me, and it's just about my birthday too, so you can all buy me drinks.

Huzzah!
posted by pompomtom at 2:22 AM on May 7, 2009


well, not mattoxic, I suppose.

Bloody piker.
posted by pompomtom at 2:25 AM on May 7, 2009


Yes, I can almost definitely make that.
posted by mosessis at 2:31 AM on May 7, 2009


So which date are we doing now? I'm in for the 15th!
posted by liquorice at 3:44 AM on May 7, 2009


15th is looking good... works for me, anyways...
posted by russm at 4:12 AM on May 7, 2009


15th is my wife's birthday, but I'll try to be there.
posted by robcorr at 4:34 AM on May 7, 2009


Nah, I'll be there with knobs on. Can we try and scam some lucre out of Howie and pretend it's a 10th thing- and go down the pinnies instead?
posted by mattoxic at 4:41 AM on May 7, 2009


ah, i see krudd money has turned us into a nation of freeloaders.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:48 AM on May 7, 2009


heh - we should all dress as sharpies! anybody know where the two authentic cardigan shops are?
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:50 AM on May 7, 2009


Try any Salvos between Moorabbin and Frankston and you should be able to find one...
posted by awfurby at 5:44 AM on May 7, 2009


I always thought the proper salutation was Melburnians, cf. Ubu.
posted by ponystyle at 5:56 AM on May 7, 2009


I'll have you know, Ubu, that I was a proud member of this nation of freeloaders long before Mr Krudd came along.
posted by pompomtom at 3:37 PM on May 7, 2009


we could use multiple sockpuppets to hit matt up for extra subsidies.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:17 PM on May 7, 2009


hang about... mattoxic... you know somewhere in town with pinnies? last I saw (apart from the occasional poorly maintained pub machine) was when TimeZone shut down back whenever it was...
posted by russm at 4:36 PM on May 7, 2009


maybe sydney bought them all up...? pub pinnie competitions are as big as pub pool comps these days.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:59 PM on May 7, 2009


goddamnit - now you've given me a reason to visit sydney...

so it looks like next friday is the go... anyone got a venue suggestion other than Workshop?
posted by russm at 5:14 PM on May 7, 2009


I work til 8.30pm on Fridays, so not sure if I'll be up for it. Would prefer a Saturday.
posted by goshling at 6:02 PM on May 7, 2009


slightly longer notice... but not long enough as I already have plans for next Friday. Have fun!
posted by sconbie at 8:55 PM on May 7, 2009


hang about... mattoxic... you know somewhere in town with pinnies? last I saw (apart from the occasional poorly maintained pub machine) was when TimeZone shut down back whenever it was...

Down near the bus depot on Nicholson Nth Fitzroy is the last bastion of the noble machine- and I believe they have the odd 40c job (I was last there in '96 so don't rush down). There was a place in Huntingdale- but sadly it recently burnt down.
posted by mattoxic at 9:38 PM on May 7, 2009


how about the 15th when ubu can make it (since *everybody* stood him up last time) and then a saturday night for the 10th in another couple of months?
posted by russm at 7:54 PM on May 8, 2009


Friday the 15th would be best for me.
posted by mattoxic at 1:43 AM on May 9, 2009


yes, and you all owe me drinks for standing me up!
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:38 AM on May 9, 2009


I'll be working. Have a good one.
posted by Coaticass at 5:38 PM on May 9, 2009




Bother, something just came up, dragging me and pompomtom away. Maybe we can start with a drink at workshop. Relatively early, possibly.
posted by wilful at 6:17 PM on May 11, 2009


does it open before business hours, in the morning?
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:42 PM on May 11, 2009


Awesome. I'm in!
posted by alexei at 6:57 PM on May 11, 2009


Missed the last one, I'll be at this one. So- it's at Workshop?
posted by bdave at 8:30 PM on May 11, 2009


Do any of you have cameras?
posted by tellurian at 4:22 PM on May 12, 2009


we have cameras!

(only, mine's at home)
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:32 PM on May 12, 2009


I might make it.
posted by elephantday at 5:49 PM on May 12, 2009


Bdave - unless anyone's got a better suggestion, yeah workshop seems to be the go...
posted by russm at 6:17 PM on May 12, 2009


What kind of time are we looking at?
posted by liquorice at 10:45 PM on May 13, 2009


OK, this sounds like fun. As liquorice asked, what time should I start nervously wandering around Workshop trying to figure out who the mefites are?
posted by gooddoggy at 10:57 PM on May 13, 2009


that's good question... I was assuming pompomtom and wilful would be there from 5-ish or so, but they're otherwise occupied tomorrow... I probably won't be along until 6 or 6:30... dunno about anyone else...
posted by russm at 12:12 AM on May 14, 2009


these things normally start about 6ish.

Maybe, maybe not see y'all there.
posted by wilful at 5:07 AM on May 14, 2009


I'll be there about 6:30 but I have no idea what any of you guys look like, so er...
posted by liquorice at 5:10 AM on May 14, 2009


Stood up again Ubu?
posted by tellurian at 7:36 AM on May 14, 2009


no...not yet...
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:03 PM on May 14, 2009


I should be there ~6-ish... shaved head, red atari t-shirt...
posted by russm at 5:03 PM on May 14, 2009


I wonder if I have any chance of convincing my parents-in-law to swap a fancy restaurant dinner for a meetup tonight...
posted by bunglin jones at 8:34 PM on May 14, 2009


i'm sure we'd all agree to going to the fancy restaurant on their credit card, but would the workshop door bitches approve your in-laws' fashion sense?
posted by UbuRoivas at 9:08 PM on May 14, 2009


but would the workshop door bitches approve your in-laws' fashion sense?

Is there a strict dress code here? Do I need to do anything special? I mean, I won't be wearing tennis shoes, but I wasn't planning on dressing up either.
posted by mosessis at 11:10 PM on May 14, 2009


not likely to be a problem. melb doesn't have sydney's shitty dresscode attitudes, probably because everybody dresses so well here.
posted by UbuRoivas at 12:02 AM on May 15, 2009


Is there a strict dress code here?

not in the slightest. I'm in jeans, some ratty old trainers, and a t-shirt.
posted by russm at 12:16 AM on May 15, 2009


i'm leaving in about 20 minutes. Be there at 7ish.
posted by bdave at 1:30 AM on May 15, 2009


That was great fun. It was lovely to meet you all.
posted by mosessis at 7:11 PM on May 15, 2009


true!

as an aside, there was surprisingly little talk about the site, compared with other meetups i've been to. at least, as far as i noticed.
posted by UbuRoivas at 1:17 AM on May 16, 2009


insightful
posted by tellurian at 6:41 AM on May 16, 2009


I had a lovely time, although the music left me screaming and somewhat dim-witted (yeah, I'm going to blame it on that).
posted by liquorice at 7:55 AM on May 16, 2009


Thanks everyone for making my first meetup not at all scary - I had a really great time.
posted by gooddoggy at 4:49 PM on May 17, 2009


yeah, it was a good turnout and a good night... nice to meet y'all...

but we really do need to find somewhere not quite so loud...
posted by russm at 5:23 PM on May 17, 2009


Sorry to have missed it ... let's have another one soon!
posted by nomis at 7:27 PM on May 17, 2009


nomis - 10
posted by russm at 9:05 PM on May 17, 2009


oh look at that we are having another one soon ... thanks russ.
posted by nomis at 6:30 PM on May 18, 2009


russm: here was that site i was talking about - tried to fpp it but we collectively killed their server so it was deleted, not once, but twice! shame, really: much promise for fun & seriousness in equal measure.

and yeh, the noise was probably a factor in less site-talk. if you have a bunch of ppl around a table in a quiet venue, in order to find common conversational ground it often turns to "so, did everybody see when username flamed out?".

when you can only hear the person next to you, and only if they are speaking directly to you, it's probably more like regular conversation.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:19 AM on May 19, 2009


ubu: yeah, that is cool...
posted by russm at 5:14 PM on May 19, 2009


I logged in especially to say that I won't be attending this, since it's already been and gone and also I can't get there.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:06 AM on May 20, 2009


oh, i thought you'd been permabanned, turgo.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:43 AM on May 20, 2009


a temporary ban is like telling a person they shouldn't drink so much. it only makes them resentful.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:51 AM on May 20, 2009


so you did get tempobanned, then?
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:59 AM on May 20, 2009


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