September 29th - San Francisco welcomes cortex August 21, 2009 10:08 AM   Subscribe

Bay Area mefites - let's get the planning started for cortex's 9/29 visit!

I figured I'd start this off. Although we're pretending that this whole cortexian world tour thing ISN'T a competition among cities to prove who can throw the best meetups, we should still manage to show cortex some love. He's here Tuesday September 29th.

The weather should be good - what about starting at Zeitgeist? Outside, good beer, the tamale lady, etc. We could potentially adjourn to Pauline's or another nearby restaurant if some folks are less enthused about meeting in a bar. I imagine there might be some sort of wandering about the city earlier in the day for those of us with fewer work-type restrictions. Maybe the Academy of Sciences? Also bacon donuts.

I did try to convince cortex that he should be here for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, to no avail. I even mentioned the banjos. Any other mefites interested in a subsequent HSB gathering?
posted by gingerbeer to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:08 AM (129 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Wooo!!! I vote yes to all of the above!
posted by rtha at 11:04 AM on August 21, 2009


Perhaps we should start off at the Fr... oh fuck it.
we'll just have to tell cortex about an important landmark in sfmefi history.

But Zeitgeist sounds great. I am also down for HSB. I've never missed one and definitely not going to change that this year.
posted by special-k at 11:59 AM on August 21, 2009


I'm down with HSB. Yeah, you know me. Or something like that.
posted by ambient2 at 12:01 PM on August 21, 2009


Sweet! So, the pin you get for meeting all 3 mods? Do I get that in the mail, or can cortex bring one?
posted by roll truck roll at 12:27 PM on August 21, 2009


Addresses and/or transit info would be very helpful. Consider me in for anything I can get to by BART or Muni, or failing that, I will try to bum a ride from another cortex groupie.

I am thinking about making a giant stuffed donut that we can all sign and present to His Cortical Modliness, and then watch him try to wrestle the dang thing into his carry-on luggage. Y'know, just as payback. *wanders off to check fabric stash*
posted by Quietgal at 12:31 PM on August 21, 2009


Zeitgeist is only a four-block walk from the 16th Street BART station.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:52 PM on August 21, 2009


When would we get to the beach part? Also, the city's about the least interesting thing to look at around here. We should get him to Muir Woods (Pelican Inn, anyone?) or someplace else that's pretty.
posted by small_ruminant at 12:55 PM on August 21, 2009


WOOOOOOOOOO YEEAAAHHHHH
I should be able to make it.
posted by potch at 1:57 PM on August 21, 2009


It is actually a bowling pin, roll truck roll. Common misconception. What we do is we all go to a bowling alley after it closes and you sneak in and steal one and then we all cheese it because the cops show up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:58 PM on August 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


A good ideer, Muir Woods or something scenic. (I could fit four others in my car if we go there or somewhere not so doable by public transportation.)
posted by ambient2 at 2:10 PM on August 21, 2009


I can fit 3.

I went to the Pelican Inn recently for a different sort of meet up and it was set up nicely for groups- long tables, basic food, beer, easy walk to a nice beach, and just down the road from the woods (which cost $7 to get into, but hey- you're subsidizing the rest of the park system.) The Pelican Inn's menu isn't the cheapest but it's not the worst either. (~$12 for lunch, without drinks)

Earlier is better on the weekends- they both fill up if the weather's anything close to decent (and I use that term loosely).

In my opinion, both the Pelican Inn and Muir Woods are great in a heavy fog (or light drizzle), so bad weather shouldn't be a deterent. (The end of September is usually nice, though.)

Beer list.
posted by small_ruminant at 2:30 PM on August 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


Any objections to settling on a Zeitgeist gathering starting at, say, 5 pm?

Zeitgeist is a bar with a large beer garden full of rows of picnic tables. It shouldn't be too crowded on a Tuesday afternoon, and we can commandeer a corner. It's best on sunny afternoons. I can probably even convince my friend who lives upstairs to come down with her scrabble board and we can challenge cortex to a match. It's at the corner of Valencia and Duboce, so a short walk from either the Civic Center or 16th St BART stations, and 2 blocks off Market Street. Right off the freeway, and I don't think parking's too bad in the area. In addition to excellent beer, they make burgers (including veggie ones) there, and the tamale lady often comes through. It's a short walk to any number of restaurants, including Pauline's across the street.

I am one of the people with work-type restrictions, although I can probably slide out a little early, so I have no opinion on the day time activities.
posted by gingerbeer at 3:12 PM on August 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


I can probably even convince my friend who lives upstairs to come down with her scrabble board and we can challenge cortex to a match.

I'm game, but Scrabble can be so hrm-y and think-y and not so talk-y. Something like Apples to Apples where we can make lots of ad hoc, specious arguments about why e.g. Milk is clearly more "Explosive" than Abraham Lincoln seems more mefi in character as far as that goes.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:27 PM on August 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


Apples to Apples it is, then! We'll bring our set.
posted by gingerbeer at 3:37 PM on August 21, 2009


likewise. I haz to work during the day so no hiking for me. But I will beer it up in the afternoon.
posted by special-k at 3:57 PM on August 21, 2009


Hmmm. Weeknights are always rough for me what with getting the chirrun off to school at unsavory hours of the morning, and picking them up would also preclude hanging out in the day. But I will watch this space avidly, having come very close to naming my second child "Tamale Lady". I'd hate to miss a chance to eat righteous tamales and meet cortex. Plus I haven't seen the cityfolk in far too long.

Long story short, I will commit and recommit many times over, and even if I come, I will change my mind several times on the trip up. It's how I roll with meetups.

We are very likely to make it to HSB as a family, and would love to touch base with some of you guys if we do.
posted by padraigin at 9:31 PM on August 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


Awesome, Apples to Apples at Zeitgeist sounds fun. (I've been in SF for 3 months now (from NY) and I have not gone to a meetup yet. I'm so sorry!)
posted by bkudria at 9:41 PM on August 21, 2009


What the hell. When is this guy coming to Chicago?
posted by adamdschneider at 6:12 AM on August 22, 2009


Chicago is October 3rd according to his post (and the wiki).
posted by gingerbeer at 7:21 AM on August 22, 2009


I just checked weather.com and it says that September 29th is likely to be a weekday.

I'll try and sneak away for Muir Woods or whatever, but I'll definitely be at Zeitgeist.

Anyone who hasn't been to Zeitgeist would be well advised to bring a sweater or something - basically all of the seating is outdoors, and evenings in San Francisco are chilly.
posted by aubilenon at 8:41 AM on August 22, 2009


Yes, now that I've suggested Muir Woods I realize that it's a Tuesday, which is generally the only day I can't get away from the office. I'll know more as it approaches.
posted by small_ruminant at 9:02 AM on August 22, 2009


Zeitgeist++
posted by finite at 2:41 PM on August 22, 2009


Okay. I'm sidebarring it for Tuesday the 29th at 5 pm at Zeitgeist.

That in no way precludes activities during the day - as they get organized add them in separately, or discuss in this thread.
posted by gingerbeer at 2:07 PM on August 23, 2009


Hooray!

No way can I get there at 5 or even close, but if you all are patient I'll show up eventually.
posted by tangerine at 2:48 PM on August 23, 2009


We'll be patient. And drunk.

If anyone is coming late and wants to know if we're still there, still upright etc., mefimail me for my cell #.
posted by rtha at 7:34 PM on August 23, 2009


Chicago is October 3rd according to his post (and the wiki).

Well, hell, I missed that post entirely and didn't realize this was a planned spree. Looking forward to it!
posted by adamdschneider at 9:03 PM on August 23, 2009


MILLARD IN CA!
posted by mattdidthat at 9:24 PM on August 23, 2009


I'm just going to say that I love the word "spree" in relation to this. As in:

BREAKING NEWS: JOSHUA SHATNER MILLARD IN MIDST OF A CROSS-COUNTRY MODDING SPREE

posted by Pronoiac at 9:34 PM on August 23, 2009


INVESTIGATORS UNCOVER DETAILS OF A PLANNED 13-STATE RAMPAGE OF MODERATION
posted by Pronoiac at 9:39 PM on August 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


There will be no moderation in the SF portion of his spree, I tell you what.
posted by rtha at 9:46 PM on August 23, 2009


This sounds pretty awesome - and easy to get to - will hitch the wagon and try to make it out.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 8:28 AM on August 24, 2009


Same here.
posted by brundlefly at 10:33 AM on August 24, 2009


I have class until ~7, think anybody will still be there and want to keep on being there by then?
posted by iamkimiam at 8:56 AM on August 27, 2009


Man, if we're at a meetup for less than two hours I'm not even going to bother showing up in SFO, kim. I think you'll be fine, and we probably won't even be that sotted yet.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:37 AM on August 27, 2009


I have class until ~7, think anybody will still be there and want to keep on being there by then?

Beloved internet spouse: I will dm you in case we move somewhere else. How does that sound?
posted by special-k at 1:32 PM on August 27, 2009


Kim, we will hardly be drunk and will likely only have completed a couple of rounds of apples to apples by then, so come on by! Mefimail me if you need my cell #.
posted by rtha at 2:17 PM on August 27, 2009


I have class _in Berkeley_ until ~8:20! Think there's any chance I'll still catch some people by the time I can BART over?
posted by cobra_high_tigers at 7:42 PM on August 30, 2009


What is with this lack of faith in our ability to keep cortex drinking and entertained until all hours of the night?

I will definitely update here if we move anywhere else (will update even if we don't move anywhere else), and you can memail me or rtha for cell # if you want.
posted by gingerbeer at 11:39 AM on September 1, 2009


Who is Millard?
posted by ambient2 at 12:38 PM on September 2, 2009


The mod who walks as a man.

See the title.
posted by Pronoiac at 1:27 PM on September 2, 2009


Ok! More news.

Anybody who can't come to Zeitgeist on Tuesday (or who can't get enough cortex - and really, who can?) can find him (and me, and gingerbeer) at the Edinburgh Castle on Monday the 28th, starting around....7pmish.
posted by rtha at 2:25 PM on September 4, 2009


Ooh cortex with chips and vinegar.
posted by special-k at 3:19 PM on September 4, 2009


I may be more inclined to hit up Edinburgh Castle, because not only is it right down the street from where I work but Mondays are also 'drunk night' at the office anyway. If I'm completely unintelligible by the time I show up, please have confidence that I am trying to say something witty and polite.

Pleg blargh fun'he? HAHAHAHAHA!
posted by Pecinpah at 4:37 PM on September 4, 2009


I'm in! Somewhere!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 12:45 PM on September 8, 2009


I also prefer Edinburgh Castle even though its tables are sometimes sticky.
posted by small_ruminant at 3:39 PM on September 8, 2009


Sight Glass Coffee. Anyway, I'm in for whatever.
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:17 AM on September 15, 2009


Oh, too funny. I just now decided to visit San Francisco next week for no good reason except that I've never been there and it sounds nice (I am currently on a MAD TRAVEL SPREE myself) and was going to see if y'all were up for a meetup. But there is already a meetup. Unfortunately, I was thinking I'd fly back on the 29th, so maybe I need to reconsider the plan. YES I AM FOLLOWING YOU AROUND CORTEX IT'S STALKERIFFIC
posted by little e at 2:45 PM on September 16, 2009


Unfortunately, I got chirrun too (I'm kidding, sweetie), but if you guys pace yourself I'll likely drop by after bedtime. I'm moving from SF to Oakland, and Zeitgeist is on the farewell checklist. (Edinburgh Castle, meh.)

I've been in SF for 3 months now (from NY) and I have not gone to a meetup yet. I'm so sorry!

I've been in SF for 13 years, reader of MeFi since virtually the beginning, an active participant since 2001, and I've never been to a meetup.

Maybe I'll try to pass myself off as digaman and slip acid into everyone's beer.

Anyway, I'm good for a pitcher or 2 of hoegaarden or racer 5 when I get there. Don't let the tamale lady leave!

(rtha, i'll memail you for your #, in case you guys shuffle off elsewhere ...)
posted by mrgrimm at 4:06 PM on September 16, 2009


little e: reschedule your outbound and stay for SF-style cortexy madness! It is mandatory!

mrgrimm: I am mefimailing you.
posted by rtha at 4:08 PM on September 16, 2009


Hmph. Well. I hadn't actually booked my flight yet, so I was all set to stay until Wednesday. But now all those cheap nonstop flights departing at a decent hour that showed up yesterday seem to have evaporated from the internet, leaving only those with godawful layovers or arriving at 1 am. WTH, Virgin. And I think the trifecta of switching from nocturnal to diurnal/changing time zones/red eye flight may be too much even for me. Looks like this may be a roadtrip week instead :(
posted by little e at 1:05 AM on September 17, 2009


Looks like this may be a roadtrip week instead :(

aw. Don't be sad. Road trips are supposed to be fun. I hope you still make it out here for the Cortex stalkup.
posted by special-k at 11:31 AM on September 19, 2009


WTH, Virgin

Virgin had a 24-hour $29 sale on flights to SFO from various locales. Not surprising that they ran out fast and that it only lasted 24 hours.
posted by jeffamaphone at 1:42 PM on September 22, 2009


Hey, I have the Apples To Apples Junior Edition--should I bring it for when everyone gets too fucked up for grownup Apples To Apples?
posted by padraigin at 10:46 PM on September 23, 2009


Why, yes, yes you should!
posted by rtha at 8:29 AM on September 24, 2009


Heh. But then we lose out on hammered people misreading the polysyllabic words and responding triumphantly to "Red" by playing e.g. Toyota instead of Tomato.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:45 AM on September 24, 2009


Do any south bay folks want to carpool? If I don't flake, I'll be driving up from Los Gatos.
posted by special-k at 9:23 AM on September 28, 2009


At the risk of sounding ridiculous, I'm a little concerned about where to park in the tenderloin and my wandering around there at night (I'm a small woman with a backpack, and today unfortunately, pigtails). I'll be showing up around 8:00. Is my fear unfounded? Any recommendations about parking/walking in the area?
posted by iamkimiam at 11:47 AM on September 28, 2009


oh and I meant for Tuesday night. Not going to EC tonight.

Kim: There is a parking garage two blocks down from the castle. It's the closest one if you can't find street parking.
posted by special-k at 12:10 PM on September 28, 2009


Hi!

Your fear is pretty unfounded, at least at that hour of the night, and in that bit of the TL. You may be lucky enough to find parking right on Geary in front of the Castle, but if not, try O'Farrell (a block south, parallel, one-way going east) or Larkin or Polk (east and west, respectively, of the block the Castle is on; Larkin is one-way north, and Polk is two-way in that stretch). Van Ness might have parking, and is an easy and populated walk to the bar. Try to stay west of Larkin, and north of Ellis - not that a block farther out will put you in OMG NO! territory, but it's just less pleasant/less populated. If you've driven around for a few minutes and can't find somewhere you feel comfortable parking - or walking to the bar by yourself - text me or call me and I'll come out, hop in your car, go with you to park, and we'll walk back together.

Just to be clear for anyone else reading this: Tonight is the Castle meetup; tomorrow (Tuesday) is the Zeitgeist meetup.
posted by rtha at 12:16 PM on September 28, 2009


special-k makes a good point: the garage (if we're talking about the same one) is at the corner of O'Farrell and Polk - it's at the back of the building that's 1000 Van Ness, where the movie theatre is.

We'll miss you tonight, special-k!
posted by rtha at 12:19 PM on September 28, 2009


Yeah rtha, same garage.

If you've driven around for a few minutes and can't find somewhere you feel comfortable parking - or walking to the bar by yourself - text me or call me and I'll come out, hop in your car, go with you to park, and we'll walk back together.

OMG, rtha is so many kinds of awesome.
posted by special-k at 12:27 PM on September 28, 2009


Not going to EC tonight.

And I was just about to ask if I should bring my camera for "mathowie mathowie mathowie" action.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:31 PM on September 28, 2009


And I was just about to ask if I should bring my camera for "mathowie mathowie mathowie" action.

how about tomorrow night?
posted by special-k at 12:53 PM on September 28, 2009


Sure, special-k.
posted by Pronoiac at 2:15 PM on September 28, 2009


So any word on daytime activities for Tuesday? Because I am once again, alas, a lady of leisure and would be very keen to hang out with Cortex & the Cabal on Tuesday before Zeitgeist.
posted by Quietgal at 3:42 PM on September 28, 2009


We were just talking about that, since we haven't figured anything out yet for tomorrow.

My knowledge so far is: Sleep until we get up; go get breakfast; then

???

My thoughts at one point were all about North beach - City Lights, Vesuvius, Spec's, Caffe Trieste. Like that. But we haven't really figured it out yet.
posted by rtha at 4:19 PM on September 28, 2009


Have fun, kids! Wish I were there.
posted by contraption at 10:10 PM on September 28, 2009


One last note, for those intending to go down(east) on Market tomorrow in a motor vehicle, it's going to be tough, they are starting the whole traffic lock down east of 6th on Market and drivers will be diverted to keep people off the street below 6th.

If you're just doing Zeitgeist and staying off of Market between Embarcadero and 6th, you'll be fine.
posted by iamabot at 10:41 PM on September 28, 2009


Beer and gossip and scotch and food and gossip and fun and now sleeping.
posted by rtha at 12:06 AM on September 29, 2009


Or just take our lovely public transit system or ride your bike over to Zeitgeist!
posted by gingerbeer at 12:08 AM on September 29, 2009


Ooh, if I weren't moving (locally) on Wednesday I'd go to the Zeitgeist meetup, but an HSB gathering would be neat.
posted by needs more cowbell at 8:15 AM on September 29, 2009


I'll be there close to 7ish
posted by special-k at 4:28 PM on September 29, 2009


CRAAAAAP

Work's crazysauce, I'm prepping for a short-notice move this weekend, and I'm broke. So I guess I'm in fact not coming.

Next time, cortex, you and your gang of ne'er-do-wells won't be so lucky! Next tiiimmee!!

I am sad now.
posted by potch at 5:08 PM on September 29, 2009


If anyone has any of my laminated favorites, bring and share!
posted by potch at 5:09 PM on September 29, 2009


A crowd is assembled here. As you walk out the doors to the garden, we are directly in front of you.
posted by gingerbeer at 6:42 PM on September 29, 2009


OH MY GOD THEY'RE LOOKING AT MY ADMIN PANEL

HELP
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:07 PM on September 29, 2009


Cortex is a punk-ass.
posted by team lowkey at 7:11 PM on September 29, 2009


I was cruisin' for a bannin', but cortex closed up shop.
posted by team lowkey at 7:13 PM on September 29, 2009


Oops. I guess I'm missing out on the fun.
posted by zsazsa at 8:13 PM on September 29, 2009


We're still here, zsazsa. Load the wife and kid in the car and drive on up!
posted by gingerbeer at 8:27 PM on September 29, 2009


I was freezing my butt off and had to bail early, but it was nice seeing some old friends again (hi padraigin! roll truck roll! sambo sambo!) and meeting new ones (hi ambient2! doublewhiskey-etc! finite!) Sorry I missed some of you (another time, gingerbeer! team lowkey!)

Cortex is awesome, even without his giant donut. He showed us the Secret Mod Page With The Professional White Background And The Banhammer Clock (currently reading 0 Days Since A Bannin' - these mods take no prisoners) Anyway, hopefully Cortex will have fond memories of San Francisco beer and burritos. Remember, next time you're in New York and jonesin' for a burrito the size of your head, you can get one delivered via the Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel.
posted by Quietgal at 9:36 PM on September 29, 2009


I HAVE A PHOTO OF CORTEX'S HALF-EATEN BURGER
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 10:22 PM on September 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


I came anyway! The babby was too asleep and young to go. Oh wellz. Glad I'm here!
posted by zsazsa at 10:24 PM on September 29, 2009


You're all a delight.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:30 PM on September 29, 2009


So sorry to miss you, zsazsa! I feel vaguely guilty for encouraging you to drive up and then bailing before you got there. Greetings to wife and babby.
posted by gingerbeer at 10:44 PM on September 29, 2009


Sorry I missed you zsazsa. School night!
posted by special-k at 10:46 PM on September 29, 2009


By my count, we had cortex, rtha, ginger_beer, iamkimiam (who cheats at Apples to Apples), sambosambo, special-k, aubilenon, The Light Fantastic, pronoiac, clorox, mattdidthat, roll truck roll, potsmokinghippieoverlord, team lowkey (not tehloki, to be clear), ambient2, dannytheboy, hugsnkisses, and lore. Well, those are all the MeFites whom I met tonight and I'm sure I'm missing some folks even then. Padraigin, sorry to have missed you, somehow.

Charmed to meet all of you, I espouse you all!
posted by ooga_booga at 11:18 PM on September 29, 2009


Hey, gingerbeer, it's mostly my fault for dilly-dallying! For some reason I decided to do the dishes instead of just heading on up. We'll catch you at a future meetup!
posted by zsazsa at 11:53 PM on September 29, 2009


I HAVE A PHOTO OF CORTEX'S HALF-EATEN BURGER

I spent half the night staring at that burger, trying to get up the courage to eat it and thereby gain the POWER OF CORTEX! Epic fail...I left it there in all its medium rare glory.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 12:55 AM on September 30, 2009


By my count, we had cortex, rtha, ginger_beer, iamkimiam (who cheats at Apples to Apples), sambosambo, special-k, aubilenon, The Light Fantastic, pronoiac, clorox, mattdidthat, roll truck roll, potsmokinghippieoverlord, team lowkey (not tehloki, to be clear), ambient2, dannytheboy, hugsnkisses, and lore. Well, those are all the MeFites whom I met tonight and I'm sure I'm missing some folks even then. Padraigin, sorry to have missed you, somehow.

...and Brundlefly - who underwent a ceremonial bannening in order to appease the mefi gods (and our own bloodlust).
posted by The Light Fantastic at 12:59 AM on September 30, 2009


I hardly took any photos before the light was all gone. But the ones that aren't too blurry or whatever are up. In (((Infrared))) where available.
posted by aubilenon at 1:20 AM on September 30, 2009


Also, finite, whir & padraigin.
posted by Pronoiac at 1:33 AM on September 30, 2009


Oh, & Doublewhiskeycokenoice.
posted by Pronoiac at 1:38 AM on September 30, 2009


...and Brundlefly - who underwent a ceremonial bannening in order to appease the mefi gods (and our own bloodlust).

*tests the waters*

I AM STILL ALIVE!
posted by brundlefly at 2:11 AM on September 30, 2009


Also, I had a wonderful time. Thank you all.
posted by brundlefly at 2:12 AM on September 30, 2009


Good god, that was fun. I'll post photos tonight. Today, gingerbeer and I have to go stand on a hill for six hours and count migrating hawks. But wait till you see the photos of all the people staring at cortex's admin panel!
posted by rtha at 5:40 AM on September 30, 2009


It was super fun, and I'm sorry to the people who didn't get to meet me, because I am delightful. And I am pretty certain that based on the random sample of people I did get to spend time with, that the people who didn't get to meet me are also delightful.

It may have been the highest concentration of redheads at a meetup, but I'm not sure there are relevant stats in the infodump to help confirm this.
posted by padraigin at 8:50 AM on September 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


HERE BE THE BURGER

(I took photos of people as well, but the light was low and everyone is a bit blurry.)
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 9:44 AM on September 30, 2009


Also, I had a wonderful time. Thank you all.

Was it Ghostbusters II?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 9:49 AM on September 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


and me.
posted by radicarian at 10:53 AM on September 30, 2009


Today, gingerbeer and I have to go stand on a hill for six hours and count migrating hawks.

That sounds like fun! (unless that's a euphemism for something)
posted by brundlefly at 10:57 AM on September 30, 2009


Hey Cortex, you going to finish that burger or what?
posted by ooga_booga at 11:46 AM on September 30, 2009


So who else is coming to Hardly Strictly?
posted by special-k at 12:00 PM on September 30, 2009


But wait till you see the photos of all the people staring at cortex's admin panel!

They should be banded! Then... banned!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 12:24 PM on September 30, 2009


I'm still ashamed that I misunderstood the word "temperamental," but other than that I had fun; it was just what I needed after a mind-numbingly boring day at work. Hopefully I won't have to arrive late next time.
posted by clorox at 1:22 PM on September 30, 2009


I'm sorry to the people who didn't get to meet me, because I am delightful.

Well, bless your heart.
posted by sambosambo at 2:50 PM on September 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Finally catching up on photos and such, my shots from both nights are up now. It was a huge pleasure meeting and hanging out with all y'all.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:54 PM on September 30, 2009


I think this is padraigin, and this is radicarian.
posted by team lowkey at 3:07 PM on September 30, 2009


I think you are right! That collapses two problems rather neatly. Fixed, thanks!
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:32 PM on September 30, 2009


So I told a friend "Hey, I finally went to Zeitgeist" and he was all "I hope you didn't bring any digital cameras!" and I went "Huh? There were loads of cameras." and he goes "DUDE! THAT IS THE RULE AT ZEITGEIST! NO DIGITAL CAMERAS AND NO PATCHOULI!" and I was all :confuse-a-cat:
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 5:01 PM on September 30, 2009


Just digital cameras?
posted by brundlefly at 5:11 PM on September 30, 2009


It was super fun, and I'm sorry to the people who didn't get to meet me, because I am delightful.

This is so fucking true it's not even funny. Really.
posted by rtha at 5:15 PM on September 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Spaces! In my name! I has them!
posted by danny the boy at 5:21 PM on September 30, 2009


YOU LIE!
posted by Pronoiac at 5:49 PM on September 30, 2009


Just digital cameras?

That's what he told me! He was weirdly specific. I guess Polaroids and daguerreotype photography is A-OK.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:15 PM on September 30, 2009


I'll be sure to get my camera obscura tracings posted ASAP.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:28 PM on September 30, 2009


I should have come earlier and with my Zeitgeist-approved Polaroid.
posted by zsazsa at 8:31 PM on September 30, 2009


This is so ------- true it's not even funny. Really

Your bias towards redheads is well known and documented.
posted by sambosambo at 10:32 PM on September 30, 2009


NO DIGITAL CAMERAS AND NO PATCHOULI

AND DON'T SIT ON OR STEP OVER THE PIC-A-NIC TABLES!!! I'M BEING SO SERIOUS RIGHT NOW!!!
posted by sambosambo at 10:36 PM on September 30, 2009


You know people eat on those, right? RIGHT?!

By the way, thanks for the ride to bart, sambosambo!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 7:48 AM on October 1, 2009


Steampunk Larry Bird
posted by roll truck roll at 9:03 AM on October 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


You know what we needed? More rap battles.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 9:53 AM on October 1, 2009


Yeah, thanks, sambosambo!
posted by brundlefly at 9:57 AM on October 1, 2009


Next meetup: rap battles!

Photos will be up later, I swear.
posted by rtha at 10:19 AM on October 1, 2009


So who else is coming to Hardly Strictly?

We are!


I'm sorry we didn't think to get a photo with all the redheads. Otherwise it was an awesome meetup, and we now know how to attract the bouncer's attention--just sit on a table.
posted by gingerbeer at 10:23 AM on October 1, 2009


I'm sorry we didn't think to get a photo with all the redheads.

photoshop!
posted by special-k at 4:30 PM on October 1, 2009


So is this going to be the Hadly Strictly planning thread too, or is someone going to start a new one? I still don't know which nights I'll be able to come up, but I'd like to see what you guys have in mind for hangings outs.
posted by sambosambo at 5:40 PM on October 1, 2009


Sam: I'll be driving up on Sat morning around 1030ish. I'll be there all day. There's room in my car if you want to come along...
posted by special-k at 8:57 PM on October 1, 2009


Photos are up, finally. Got a few more I'll probably add at some point.

We're also going to HSBG. We're definites on Saturday for the Old 97s, Dave Alvin, Nick Lowe, Gillian Welch. Sunday is a go as well, I imagine, what with Billy Bragg and Neko Case and all. Marianne Faithfull! I mean, damn!
posted by rtha at 9:22 PM on October 1, 2009


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