Grand Rapids Meetup December 6, 2006 12:06 PM   Subscribe

Is there any interest in a Grand Rapids (MI) area meetup?
posted by rikhei to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:06 PM (28 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

i'll go if deadcowdan goes, but not if paleocon goes.
posted by quonsar at 2:45 PM on December 6, 2006

I'd go if I could get a ride from Lansing to GR . . .
posted by oldtimey at 3:00 PM on December 6, 2006

I'll be there. Date & place suggestions?
posted by Chrischris at 3:37 PM on December 6, 2006

I'll come if you move it to Ann Arbor.. :)
posted by HuronBob at 5:14 PM on December 6, 2006

I'll go if you move it to Ann Arbor and HuronBob doesn't go.
posted by ardgedee at 6:22 PM on December 6, 2006

only if q shows
posted by caddis at 8:34 PM on December 6, 2006

week of of Christmas?
posted by caddis at 8:35 PM on December 6, 2006

Xmas week works for me.

possible venues:

1. Billy's up in Easttown. Depending on the night it can get pretty loud in there, but the beer is cheap(ish).

2. Founders down on Monroe would work. Good beer and usually not too packed.

3. The Anchor, down in the Barmuda Triangle (across the river) has a nice old school feel and is usually not too loud or crowded.

email's in the profile if needed...
posted by Chrischris at 8:57 PM on December 6, 2006

Week of Christmas would work for me. How about Thursday, the 28th? As for location, my preference is for somewhere I can actually hear people.
posted by rikhei at 5:26 AM on December 7, 2006

I'll go if q goes. The 28th would work for me.
posted by deadcowdan at 2:56 PM on December 7, 2006

works for me in the evening!
posted by quonsar at 3:01 PM on December 7, 2006

But if I might, I'd like to disqualify the Anchor. I have an annoying co-worker who hangs out there, and I just know I'd run into him that night, and never get rid of him.
posted by deadcowdan at 3:18 PM on December 7, 2006

this one i'd make a gargantuan effort to reach, for two reasons. Make that three. Nothing's promised though.
posted by attackthetaxi at 12:07 AM on December 10, 2006

How about Founders, then?
posted by rikhei at 12:18 PM on December 10, 2006

Founders, then, on the 28th? Sounds like as good a plan as any. What time?
posted by Chrischris at 9:26 AM on December 11, 2006

Is 7 too early? 8 too late? I'd feel lame saying "7:30"...
posted by rikhei at 12:49 PM on December 12, 2006

Let's just go for 8pm.
posted by rikhei at 6:33 AM on December 14, 2006

8 sounds good. I'll be there.
posted by Chrischris at 7:36 AM on December 14, 2006

Given the inevitable shitstorm of press and the resulting 24/7 lockdown of downtown (Bush, Cheney, and the rest of that gang are all going to be in town) that Jerry Ford's funeral is going to create, what says the GR contigent about our plans to meet on Thursday night (8PM) at Founders? Are we still on?
posted by Chrischris at 5:49 AM on December 27, 2006

Do you think it'd help if we moved our location?
posted by rikhei at 8:54 AM on December 27, 2006

Actually, it looks like he'll be lying in state at the Capital in DC over the weekend, so we shouldn't have any real craziness here until next week. Lets keep the original plan, if that's all right with everyone.
posted by Chrischris at 9:30 AM on December 27, 2006

so, where on 28th street is founders?
posted by quonsar at 8:08 PM on December 27, 2006

oh. founders on monroe on the 28th. never mind.
posted by quonsar at 8:17 PM on December 27, 2006

is someone bringing the metagram and shoutout materials?
posted by quonsar at 8:18 PM on December 27, 2006

they serve fish and elephants don't they?
posted by quonsar at 8:18 PM on December 27, 2006

I'll bring the Metagram/Shoutout stuff. I want to make sure I know where Founders is, though - 648 Monroe Ave NW?
posted by rikhei at 10:26 AM on December 28, 2006

rikhei--I posted a reminder on the Front page of Metatalk. Theres a link to Google maps in the comments (I screwed up the formatting in the FPP). I also have a couple of Quonsar-centric (Q, your pissing elephant and trouserfish needs should be accommodated) callout things I'll bring along as well. If I get there before anyone else, I'll grab a table. Otherwise look for a big blond guy with a goatee (actually it's more of a VanDyck, but whatever) and a Lebowskifest t-shirt--that'll be me...
posted by Chrischris at 10:48 AM on December 28, 2006

Chrischris - thanks!
posted by rikhei at 12:59 PM on December 28, 2006

« Older London Meetup   |   House Swap? Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments