Salem, MA meetup? May 8, 2007 3:31 PM   Subscribe

Hey Boston/North Shore: Stynxno and I are coming to town. We'd like to meetup with you on Sunday, May 27th, in beautiful Salem, MA.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:31 PM (48 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Monday is Memorial Day, so we can party all night long.

robocop is bleeding suggested Salem as a good meeting spot; I agree, mostly because it's an area I'm familar with. Any thoughts on venues? We batted around a few ideas, but didn't come to any solid conclusions....
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:31 PM on May 8, 2007 [1 favorite]

Don't go! They'll eat your brains and make you a slave!
posted by dame at 3:45 PM on May 8, 2007

And I know how much you hate to lose a slave. ::looks at whip marks on back::
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:47 PM on May 8, 2007 [1 favorite]

Uh, slavery was outlawed years ago, dame.

We call it indentured servitude now.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:58 PM on May 8, 2007

I ♥ MA. I oughta see if I can figure out a reason to go.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:10 PM on May 8, 2007

posted by JanetLand at 4:22 PM on May 8, 2007

TPS and Styxno for Clemens? Sounds more than fair to me.
posted by Plutor at 4:26 PM on May 8, 2007


come to the meetup.
posted by Stynxno at 4:44 PM on May 8, 2007

Two possible venues:

Beerworks Salem: The beer is good, the menu's big, it has pool. But it can be crawling with North Shore nasties (note: if you live on the North Shore and take exception, I promise that I don't mean you)

Hawthorne Hotel Pub: Pretty awesome, but it's smaller and in a nice hotel and doesn't have a pool table.
posted by Mayor Curley at 4:45 PM on May 8, 2007

yay a meetup near me! Plz no tourist traps tia.
posted by veronitron at 4:50 PM on May 8, 2007

I call double chump if I show up on my motorcycle and Plutor isn't there.
posted by Eideteker at 5:24 PM on May 8, 2007

Count me in - I owe you at least one beer.
posted by sequential at 5:25 PM on May 8, 2007

I'm down with Salem Beerworks; we could always pull an NYC and do multiple locations as the night wears on.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:59 PM on May 8, 2007 [1 favorite]

I will be there as long as there is good parking.
posted by JanetLand at 6:17 PM on May 8, 2007

But, what do North Shore nasties DO, exactly? Please to explain, Mayor, for the sheltered among us.
posted by JanetLand at 6:18 PM on May 8, 2007

But, what do North Shore nasties DO, exactly?

Mostly be loud in public and get pregnant or help others get that way.
posted by Mayor Curley at 6:57 PM on May 8, 2007

Victoria Station, 'round the way from Beerworks, is on the water, has beer, and semi-decent seafood (Dunno if we'd all fit in to Derby, you see). There's a slew of places along the waterfront for travelling, tho.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:03 PM on May 8, 2007

Eideteker: "I call double chump if I show up on my motorcycle and Plutor isn't there."

I don't know Salem from the plate in my skull. But I'll be there if only to evade the dreaded double chump. Oh, also, to see those visiting southerners. You guys tell me where to be, and I'll show up with my drinking pants.
posted by Plutor at 5:24 AM on May 9, 2007

hm, theres a train from salem to north station at 1030 pm...
posted by enfa at 10:29 PM on May 10, 2007

Man, that'd be an early end to the night.
posted by Plutor at 11:33 AM on May 11, 2007

It would? Geez, I'm old.
posted by JanetLand at 12:33 PM on May 11, 2007

Plutor, I'm just sayin...I'm up for a late night of debauchery in Salem, but I'd like to avoid a 24 mile taxi ride back. If the thing to do is stay out late and party...we can cause some chaos in Boston and get home easy. If the plan is to have dinner and explore Salem in the early evening...the train will do the trick.
posted by enfa at 1:19 PM on May 11, 2007

10:30 p.m. doesn't sound like an unreasonable hour to end the evening, especially if we start around dinner time. Especially since I know what a bitch those commuter rail trains are.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:32 PM on May 12, 2007 [1 favorite]

posted by Plutor at 6:04 AM on May 14, 2007

No crying, Plutor.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:26 AM on May 14, 2007 [1 favorite]

We'll be driving and have a back seat available to high bidders and smooth talkers.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:09 PM on May 16, 2007

I'll also be driving if anyone needs a ride to or from Salem. I'm coming from CT via the Pike, but am reasonably comfortable making the trip to Boston if need be.
posted by sequential at 10:41 AM on May 17, 2007

Yaaaay people are coming!

Ok, how about we meet at Victoria's Station at 6 p.m.? (Directions). We can do some dinner/drinks, and then see if we want to move about from there.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:12 PM on May 17, 2007 [1 favorite]

Menu looks good. Unless work nastily interferes, I'm in.
posted by JanetLand at 7:48 AM on May 18, 2007

Reservation at Victoria's Station is under the name Kate.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:01 AM on May 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

Can I bring Henry, my baby boy?
He is eight months old, poops discretely, and tips (over) pretty good.
Is Vic Stn. family friendly?
posted by Dizzy at 7:31 AM on May 23, 2007

I've never been there, so I can't speak to the restaurant, but bring him along, why not!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:36 AM on May 23, 2007 [1 favorite]

Amongst my group of taggers-along, there is talk of visiting Rockport beforehand and climbing on rocks and shopping in shops. Is there interest in a pre-meetup meetup?
posted by enfa at 9:16 AM on May 23, 2007

Poops discreetly. Being a daddy has shrung my speling gland by 46%.
posted by Dizzy at 10:03 AM on May 23, 2007

Wow, how many people are coming? Think I'll revise the reservation....
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:35 PM on May 23, 2007 [1 favorite]

I'm bringing me, Henry the Secret Pooper, Mrs. Dizzy, and a California Interloper. That makes 3 and one-eighth peeps.
Very excited.
Traffic be damned.
posted by Dizzy at 7:16 PM on May 23, 2007

I'll be there with Robocop!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 11:00 AM on May 24, 2007

Theres a 80% chance of myself + the ladyfriend, and a 15% chance of other folk.
posted by enfa at 12:17 PM on May 24, 2007

There's a 25% chance of me. I hate summer - too many demands on my time. Form a line, people!
posted by Plutor at 3:06 PM on May 24, 2007

I'll probably know for sure by tomorrow if I can make it -- I don't know yet if I have to work this weekend, and probably won't for many hours yet.
posted by JanetLand at 5:49 AM on May 25, 2007

Oh well, it doesn't look like I can make it. Drat.
posted by JanetLand at 5:22 PM on May 25, 2007

10-15% chance of me, as I'm a recluse with a couple o' rather debilitating social conditions.
posted by The Confessor at 6:56 AM on May 26, 2007

Salem, here I come!
posted by Eideteker at 12:48 PM on May 27, 2007

First post-meetup post!
posted by The Confessor at 7:34 PM on May 27, 2007

Can't make it after all. Gotta go to Milton instead for a boring industry-thingie.
On Mem. Day, even!
I'm going to miss you guys, and haven't even met you yet...
posted by Dizzy at 8:04 AM on May 28, 2007

Thanks so much for coming, one and all! You're all a blast. Plus, I was impressed that with that many people at dinner, the check was taken care of with one pass around the table (instead of that uncomfortable dance where the check is short and everyone swear they put in their share....)
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:42 PM on May 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

Oh yea, and pictures in the next few days.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:42 PM on May 28, 2007 [1 favorite]

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