Asheville NC meetup? October 18, 2007 6:23 PM   Subscribe

I'm gonna be in Asheville next week starting Wed, Oct 24 through Tues, Oct 30 if any interested Mefites want to get together. Anyone looking for an excuse to go for a day hike to some waterfalls (or something equally breathtaking) is especially encouraged. :)

The friend putting me up wants to take me to an art opening Friday the 26th, which could be cool to work around a meetup, but I'm open to any suggestions, and looking forward to exploring a town I haven't seen in 15 years.
posted by mediareport to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:23 PM (27 comments total)

The burgeoning Mefi population of, well, a very small handful welcome you to the megalopolis that is Asheville, or as the locals call it, North Florida (yecch, not really). I'll be around but on call and thus unable to drink, but there should be plenty of opportunities to make merry. Drop myself or mygothlaundry a line and we'll see what's cookin'
posted by moonbird at 7:55 PM on October 18, 2007

Sounds great, moonbird, thanks. I'd emailed mygothlaundry and we were thinking about maybe doing something the night of Thursday the 25th. If anyone else wants to join in, or meet another time, post here or feel free to email me at, the address I'll be using while I'm there.
posted by mediareport at 6:49 AM on October 19, 2007

We are so ON for Thursday night. Should we combine with Drinking Liberally or do our own thing? Ooooh, and can we put it up on the meetup sidebar thingie?
posted by mygothlaundry at 9:38 AM on October 19, 2007

Cool, I put it up on the sidebar. Where should we go?
posted by mygothlaundry at 1:47 PM on October 19, 2007

Go to the botanical gardens and say hi to the big birch tree that Amy and I got married next to.
posted by NoMich at 2:12 PM on October 19, 2007

I'll definitely be there, and will check this thread for updates.
posted by lazaruslong at 3:45 PM on October 19, 2007

Awesome. If folks want to have dinner too someplace that likes vegetarians would be great, but other than that I'll defer to y'all who know best. Joining the Drinking Liberally folks sounds cool, too; I've met some of the Raleigh crew and they're nice people.

Oh, if anyone wants to make plans for hiking or something apart from a meetup, just use MeMail now that it's live and forget using that yahoo address.
posted by mediareport at 7:01 PM on October 19, 2007

I'd love to have dinner. I'm not sure about the price range, but if we can all afford The Laughing Seed they have wonderful vegetarian food. If not, Rosetta's Kitchen is much more informal and very delicious vegan / vegetarian food. Either one works for me. As for drinks, I have a few favorite spots around town, maybe BoBo or the New French Bar.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:26 AM on October 20, 2007

Also, I'm going to try and drag bennie up from Greenville to join us. He's a newbie, yes, but a great guy and can totally talk anyone's ear off about music and high gravity beer.
posted by lazaruslong at 12:46 PM on October 20, 2007

What about Flying Frog? We could do drinks & heavy hors d'oeuvres - Indian, lots of veg friendly options - there. Laughing Seed is out of my price range.
posted by mygothlaundry at 3:44 PM on October 20, 2007

I would love to attend, but I am playing music that night at Bobo. You are all invited to drop in! And by invited, I mean that I personally pledge to give you a great soundtrack to an evening of drinking and talking about Mefi and making shoutouts.

(My band, Ashes in Order, is a guitar/accordion duo, and we play original songs and a fair bit of Tango and Balkan music. The show starts 9-ish, and there is an opening act.)
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 7:36 PM on October 21, 2007

Flying Frog and BoBo sounds like an awesome plan! We could have some yummy food here (I like the black bean hummus wrap with sprouts and cukes) and then head down to BoBo (one of my favorite places to hang anyways) for really delicious beer, wine, and sake, with good music and dancing to boot.

Is that a plan? Meet at the Flying Frog at....7?
posted by lazaruslong at 10:46 AM on October 22, 2007

When I said "here", I meant Flying Frog, because that is in fact where I am right now, smoking cigs, drinking coffee, and surfing the MeFi.
posted by lazaruslong at 10:47 AM on October 22, 2007

Sounds like a great plan. Flying Frog for hors d'oeuvres and drinks at 7pm Thursday, then whoever wants can be off to BoBo for music at 9.

I'll be there, then, unless something else develops here, before then.
posted by mediareport at 8:16 PM on October 22, 2007

p.s. i like guitar/accordion duos a lot
posted by mediareport at 8:17 PM on October 22, 2007

Yay! See you all (hopefully) at the Flying Frog at 7 on Thursday! Thanks for posting and putting this together, mediareport.
posted by lazaruslong at 9:02 PM on October 22, 2007

Awesome! I will see y'all there at the Frog on Thursday - let's plan on outside if the weather is doable.
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:09 AM on October 23, 2007

Great! If anyone else is attending, mention it in this thread and I'll put you all on the guest list at Bobo.
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 11:06 AM on October 23, 2007

Meet-Up Newbie Question: How do we, you know, recognize each other?
posted by lazaruslong at 8:45 AM on October 24, 2007

By the ornateness of you plate of beans, of course! :)
posted by JohnFredra at 11:19 AM on October 24, 2007

I'll bring an attractive sign that can also be used for the obligatory shout out photos. Yes, I am an experienced Meet Up Veteran and I have a CD you may wish to purchase - for only $224.99, you, too can achieve a state of zen like calm as you approach total and possibly axe wielding strangers at some weird bar where you've never been before.
posted by mygothlaundry at 9:59 AM on October 25, 2007

Lazaruslong: If you want to set up on the way to the meetup, we will be fiddling around with soundcheck berore the gig--definitely by 8:00. Thanks again for offering to record the show.

Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Oh, and are the axes going to be provided, or should I bring one from home? The secret email was kinda unclear on this point.
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 10:28 AM on October 25, 2007

Benjamin: Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I meant to shoot you a MefMail. My equipment is reserved until Sunday for some friends recording a home demo. Alas, alack, welladay. But I am definitely going to get your contact information and we can do it next time you play BoBo.
posted by lazaruslong at 1:13 PM on October 25, 2007

That's okay, no worries!
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 1:17 PM on October 25, 2007

zomg what a great meetup. the photos are gonna embarrass me though. good night mefi. heh.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:40 PM on October 25, 2007

"meh - fee"
posted by lazaruslong at 11:40 PM on October 25, 2007

Asheville Meetup Pictures.
posted by mediareport at 11:11 AM on November 11, 2007

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