Time's up. Where are the pictures? July 15, 2007 1:36 PM   Subscribe

It is afternoon in Portland, Oregon. Where are the pictures from last night's big 8th anniversary meetup? Lynsey and da shiv and maybe others had cameras there. Skip the photoshopping and just post the pictures, please.
posted by Cranberry to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:36 PM (49 comments total)

Some of them are trickling in here.
posted by dersins at 1:40 PM on July 15, 2007


Thanks for the link dersins. Thanks for the shoutout Lynsey.
posted by Cranberry at 1:55 PM on July 15, 2007


So many lovely ppl, so many handsome and beautiful faces, so little memory. I've posted everyone's names that I met or remember, feel free to tag them with names that I missed.
posted by Lynsey at 1:56 PM on July 15, 2007


Pips loved her b-day shoutout. Thanks, pieisexactlythree.
posted by jonmc at 2:04 PM on July 15, 2007


What is the average age at the meetups? It looks a bit 30ish to me.
posted by markovich at 2:33 PM on July 15, 2007


What is the average age at the meetups? It looks a bit 30ish to me.

Totally varies depending on the venue. This place was 21+ so it skewed older than it might have otherwise, but usually I find that the meetups are 20-40-somethings.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:39 PM on July 15, 2007


A 20 year old was 12 when Metafilter started.
posted by smackfu at 2:44 PM on July 15, 2007


Thanks, Lynsey! Wish I coulda been there... For one thing, I would have raised the average age considerably all by my grandfatherly self.
posted by languagehat at 2:52 PM on July 15, 2007


Sorry I couldn't make it, I was busy running for my life.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:09 PM on July 15, 2007


I'm still in the process of rotating them, etc., but here are my photos, with no user names or anything attached yet. Please, add them!
posted by croutonsupafreak at 3:50 PM on July 15, 2007


A 20 year old was 12 when Metafilter started.

I don't know what I would have made of Metafilter as a preteen. I bet I wouldn't still be reading now, though.

/20-year-old
posted by danb at 3:52 PM on July 15, 2007


Add the mefi8 tag to find them all.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:27 PM on July 15, 2007


Those T-shirts are lookin' pretty snazzy, any chance there might be some leftovers available to those of us not fortunate enough to have attended the soon-to-be-legendary Portland Meetup?
posted by sophist at 4:36 PM on July 15, 2007


Y'all chose the place because of the colour scheme, right?
posted by hangashore at 5:30 PM on July 15, 2007


sophist, the shirts are for sale over here.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:46 PM on July 15, 2007


For some reason, my photos don't show up with the other mefi8 photos. And on my photo page, I get the words croutonsupafreak is the only person who has used "mefi8" as a tag.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 6:13 PM on July 15, 2007


Pictures of me so far: zero.

But I had a good time.
posted by jeffamaphone at 6:19 PM on July 15, 2007


Crouton - is your flickr account new? I think they do something to verify new acccounts before making the photos searchable by the public.
posted by Mid at 6:31 PM on July 15, 2007


(To avoid crazy porn hitting the public areas)
posted by Mid at 6:32 PM on July 15, 2007


I had a great time too, although it might not look like it.
posted by ottereroticist at 6:36 PM on July 15, 2007


I enjoyed meeting a mysterious musician, whose handle I recall as notmyopicguy, although I can't seem to find a user by that name. We were both hungry, and Ground Kontrol doesn't serve food, so we slipped away for tacos de lengua at a little Mexican place.

On the way back, we detoured through Mary's Club, a family-owned Portland institution, which I would describe as a clean, well-lighted place for titty. The place was packed, and I got a wink from the dancer. :-)

And diastematic and I plan to collaborate on an FPP on a topic of mutual interest.
posted by ottereroticist at 6:46 PM on July 15, 2007


As I'm in the middle of moving, it'll take a few days before I can post mine.
posted by DaShiv at 7:10 PM on July 15, 2007


Metafilter: a clean, well-lighted place for titty
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:06 PM on July 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think you mean nonmyopicdave, otter.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:14 PM on July 15, 2007


I'm absolutely distraught that I couldn't go to this. I'm definitely going to whatever tenth anniversary party there is no matter what it takes in terms of time/money/distance/my being someone's love slave for a month to get a place to stay.
posted by orange swan at 9:16 PM on July 15, 2007


I finally got back to Seattle; here are some of the better ones I took last night.
posted by criacow at 9:17 PM on July 15, 2007


I'm definitely going to whatever tenth anniversary party there is no matter what it takes in terms of time/money/distance/my being someone's love slave for a month to get a place to stay.

That does it -- I'm buying a house in Portland.
posted by DaShiv at 9:24 PM on July 15, 2007


Satuday night was excellent.
I love you all.
Thank you.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:14 PM on July 15, 2007


And we you, Mr. Garfunkle.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:33 PM on July 15, 2007


Thank you Matt, Jess, Cortex and PB and the Ground Kontrol folks, who were just great. I had such a wonderful time. I still have more pics to put up - I had a family meetup today so will post more as soon as I can.
posted by Lynsey at 10:53 PM on July 15, 2007


I got drunk at the party I was at on Saturday, and tried to explain to a large group of people that there was another party going on across the country that very night, and that the focus of that party was the eighth anniversary of an excellent community weblog, and that I was sure that it was awesome and I wished I was there.

I'm not sure I have any friends anymore.
posted by Kwine at 6:42 AM on July 16, 2007


It was totally awesome. I took some pics, should have time to post some this evening (not a lot of keepers, sadly).
posted by kindall at 8:38 AM on July 16, 2007


I had a great time. Photos, when they are uploaded, will be here [please stand by for uploading].
posted by matildaben at 9:09 AM on July 16, 2007


Ok I'll admit: the diminutive Amsterdam meetup was fine but I wish I could have been there in Portland. Sounds like a lot of fun.
posted by jouke at 9:16 AM on July 16, 2007


Man, I just want to put faces to names. Is that so much to ask?
posted by klangklangston at 9:25 AM on July 16, 2007


*beans klang with Yellow Pages*
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:52 AM on July 16, 2007


Thanks muchly to organizers & attendees. I survived my first mefi (That's meee-figh, not meh-feee!) meetup and met several cool people. Already looking forward to the next one.
posted by olecranon at 10:06 AM on July 16, 2007


Here's 20 seconds of mathowie doing DDR.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:34 AM on July 16, 2007


Also, welcome aboard, criacow. I knew we'd net at least one signup.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:15 PM on July 16, 2007


Thanks again to everyone for coming. I had a great time, great beer, great donuts, and I didn't have to walk home holding 50 shirts.

We just might have to make this an annual event every July.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:48 PM on July 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


We just might have to make this an annual event every July.

+
posted by dersins at 4:01 PM on July 16, 2007


I would kill ten men to make this an annual event.
posted by churl at 4:13 PM on July 16, 2007


An annual event? yay!
posted by janell at 5:34 PM on July 16, 2007


What was the final headcount?
/nosy
posted by deborah at 7:27 PM on July 16, 2007


That was the best thing the internet has ever done for me, thank you metafilter. I promise to be social before I get raging drunk next time. I know at some point I was slurring something about a polite but firm "you-can't-do-that-on-mefi" email jessamyn sent me one time, because I was drunk and all "wooooo you emailed me once!!!"

Who did I end up taking back to my +1's apartment for the inpromptu mini after party?
posted by Betty_effn_White at 10:39 PM on July 17, 2007


Forgive the tardiness of my comment:

Thank you mathowie, jessamyn, cortex, pb, and all you beautiful people at Ground Kontrol who made it a great time; I was mightily impressed with how many PacNW MeFites there are. Also, Lynsey enjoyed herself immensely and was stoked to put faces to all the names she's known here for so long.

Power to the +1's!
posted by hyperlith at 8:08 PM on July 18, 2007


I'm finding it hard to believe that no one else took pictures. Come on people!! I'd estimate the final headcount to be about 100-120 all told, definitely not all at once though.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:25 PM on July 18, 2007


matildaben, you got some great ones. this one is especially excellent.
posted by churl at 9:57 PM on July 18, 2007


I just added one more pic, three metafilter ladies, sent my way via librarina.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 11:47 PM on July 18, 2007


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