Brisbane: it's not really like Vegas October 19, 2007 10:57 AM   Subscribe

I'm about to leave Brisbane for the summer. Wanna have a meetup first?

I live in Brisbane, and although I've met a couple of you guys, it's not real until we've had a meetup. Exams are about to start (*cough that's why I'm on mefi at 4am on a freaking Saturday*), so how about we try and arrange something between November 10th (my last exam) and 24th (election night/I leave)? There's a few names in here.
posted by jacalata to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:57 AM (54 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Sounds good, count me in - though I'll be leaving on the 18th so anything before then is great.
posted by divabat at 3:58 PM on October 19, 2007

Somewhere in the city, around 5pm or 6pm would be best for me. Can I suggest that irish pub on the corner of George and Elizabeth?
posted by Effigy2000 at 4:31 PM on October 19, 2007

if you wait until early feb / late jan I can be there! I was going to suggest it in fact.
posted by jonathanstrange at 7:53 PM on October 19, 2007

But I won't be back until late feb/early march! Maybe we can have another one next year.
I just used the new mefi mail to spam everyone 'near me' and point them to this thread, so maybe we'll get some more in here...dg works in the city as well. I know the pub you mean, it's a nice place. Are we aiming for a weeknight?
posted by jacalata at 8:36 PM on October 19, 2007

Yeah weeknights are best for me. After spending 5 days a week in the CBD, I try my best to avoid it on the weekends.
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:08 PM on October 19, 2007

Weeknights are terrible for me because I have to take the train all the way from Ipswich and back again, and walk about 2k in the dark, but don't let that influence you, I'm really really shy and can't decide whether or not to come.

PS Thanks Jacalata for pm-ing me.
posted by b33j at 2:52 AM on October 20, 2007

Can you cab it home once you get to Ipswich? 2kms wouldn't be a very large fare.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:00 PM on October 20, 2007

I could possibly attend, depending on various things.
posted by plant at 8:29 PM on October 20, 2007

Wow, what's with Brisbane having a bunch of Mefites? Sure, maybe. In the city I like the Belgian, O'Malley's, and the QUT Guild Bar; but most of all I like the Alibi Room up in New Farm.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 2:54 AM on October 21, 2007

I would definitely be up for it, and would drive up from the Gold Coast for sure. Or maybe take the train.
posted by Dag Maggot at 5:37 AM on October 21, 2007

Okay, so which evening would suit people/be impossible, assuming we're looking at the week starting Monday 12th November?
posted by jacalata at 6:52 AM on October 22, 2007

Any night that week should be fine.
posted by divabat at 1:02 PM on October 22, 2007

Another vote for jan/feb, I'm gunna be out of town til then. Have fun
posted by shokod at 3:57 AM on October 23, 2007

Hell, I don't even lurk anymore but yesterday I was compelled to check MeTa for meetups and for no reason at all. MeFi mail? Awesome.

Now here I am posting in the little box again. Count me in. But not on the 17th. Would love to meet some new MeFites.
posted by bdave at 12:51 AM on October 24, 2007

Anytime during that week should be fine.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 5:54 AM on October 24, 2007

Any weeknight during that week would be fine with me - Friday 16th would be best. Anywhere at the government/QUT end of town would be great.

Dag, Maggot - catch the train, it's easier than driving. Trust me - I wouldn't do it every day otherwise.

Thanks for the heads-up via that new-fangled MeFiMail gizmo, jacalata.
posted by dg at 11:28 PM on October 25, 2007

I've been meaning to say that I'd like to attend this meetup too, and to thank jacalata for my first (and only) mefimail. Has an official date been decided on?
posted by h00py at 12:28 AM on October 26, 2007

Well, the only actual preference so far has been for Friday night - shall we lock that in and sidebar it?
As to location, I'd vote for Murphy's(George/Elizabeth) or the Belgian.
posted by jacalata at 12:32 AM on October 26, 2007

Sounds good to me - Friday 16 November at Irish Murphy's. What time suits?
posted by dg at 12:55 AM on October 26, 2007

7pm, 16 November would be good for me, Irish Murphy's is easy to find, sounds good! Sidebar it and make me write it on my calendar.
posted by h00py at 2:50 AM on October 26, 2007

The 16th it seems to be then. Fridays aren't the best for me but I'll do my best. Hope to see you there.
posted by bdave at 1:53 AM on October 27, 2007

I was waiting for three positive responses, so now I've sidebarred it :). I'll probably get there about 5.30 for afterwork drinks with friends, so any time from then!
posted by jacalata at 2:30 AM on October 27, 2007

Barring death, disfigurement (unless it's an improvement), or something even better to do (unlikely), I'm pretty sure I can make it.
posted by plant at 4:23 AM on October 27, 2007

I'm pretty sure I can be there.
posted by dg at 2:30 PM on October 28, 2007

I'll probably come but I'll probably be there around 6.10pm and only stay for an hour or so.

How exciting!
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:43 PM on November 1, 2007

Earlier than 7 would suit me, too.
posted by dg at 4:48 AM on November 2, 2007

I'll try and be there by about 6ish.
posted by h00py at 6:37 AM on November 5, 2007

Thanks jacalata, I'll try and be there 5.30-6ish.
posted by fullysic at 2:03 AM on November 7, 2007

Yeah, fuck that 7pm shit - 6pm is the official start time now. Because I said so, that's why.
posted by dg at 2:29 AM on November 7, 2007

Now I'm coming at seven. Because I have a work function, that's why.
posted by bdave at 3:17 AM on November 10, 2007

Yeah, if I come (it is somewhat more doubtful now), I will probably come earlier too... like 5.30 early.
posted by Effigy2000 at 4:16 AM on November 10, 2007

Damn, now I'm pulling out, got family coming to stay for the IF awards as well as a work function.


Good luck, can't wait to see the photos, hopefully make another soon?
posted by bdave at 8:11 PM on November 13, 2007

Bunch of pikers. So, is anyone still coming?
posted by dg at 12:33 AM on November 14, 2007

Well, I'll be there, divabat said she'll be there, you'll be there, we had positive responses from plant, hoopy and fullysic, haven't heard from nicolas or Dag Maggot since the date was confirmed, beej sounded unlikely, Effigy is in doubt. I anticipate at least 5 people in the end.

How are we going to spot each other? Is there a good spot within Murphy's to meet?
posted by jacalata at 1:18 AM on November 14, 2007

I may or may not be there - friends are organizing a surprise birthday party for another friend the same night, so I'll see.

I'd be the only Asian :P
posted by divabat at 1:26 AM on November 14, 2007

Well, I'll have a drink for everyone who said they could come and doesn't. One way or another, I'll have an interesting night!
*starts saving up*
posted by jacalata at 1:36 AM on November 14, 2007

I'll be the tall guy - glasses & an ill-fitting movember...
posted by fullysic at 2:00 AM on November 14, 2007

I'll be the uncomfortable looking middle aged redhead in glasses and probably wearing black.
posted by h00py at 5:58 AM on November 14, 2007

jacalata: "How are we going to spot each other? Is there a good spot within Murphy's to meet?"
I had a peer in the windows on my way past when walking to work this morning and I reckon we could meet at one of the tables just inside the George street entrance, to the right of the stairs going up to the first floor.

I'll be the balding, middle-aged guy looking nervous about meeting people whom I've known for ages but never met before (except jacalata, briefly). I'll also be the one who won't be drinking much because, being on the road next week, I have to take a car home that night, so won't be drinking much ;-(
posted by dg at 4:04 PM on November 14, 2007

Yep, I'm out. Which sucks. But a friend from hervey Bay is coming in and I haven't seen her in ages so that takes precedence, I'm afraid.

Looking forward to the pics though! Have a Boags for me!
posted by Effigy2000 at 10:31 PM on November 14, 2007

I'm still coming. I'll be the completely nondescript guy.
posted by plant at 11:03 PM on November 14, 2007

I'm not coming. I am completely fucking pissed off about it, but something has come up to make it impossible.
posted by dg at 10:08 PM on November 15, 2007

I made it out alive.
posted by plant at 7:29 PM on November 16, 2007

Me too, but then I went to the Regatta. fullysic sent me all the photos and they will be on flickr maybe today, but I can't eat or think straight yet, so it will be slow. We gave you a shoutout dg, sorry you couldn't make it.
posted by jacalata at 8:11 PM on November 16, 2007

It wasn't that hard after all, so they are now up on flickr: in the end there were four of us, and a couple of ringins at the start (not shown). It was great fun.
posted by jacalata at 9:14 PM on November 16, 2007

Yep, good fun. Nice to meet you guys, thanks again jacalata.
posted by fullysic at 10:30 PM on November 16, 2007

Looks like you guys had a ball. Sorry I couldn't make it. Maybe next time.
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:04 PM on November 17, 2007

Hey, only just checked my MeFiMail for the first time, and there's something from jacalata. Looks like I missed by much. Bugger. Maybe next time.
posted by Cods at 3:45 AM on November 18, 2007

fullysic, nice to see a fellow citizen of Movember. I too am sporting a rather amusing trucker mo. Cheers, Cods.
posted by Cods at 3:48 AM on November 18, 2007

I hate you all. I posted that last-minute withdrawal with the intention that you would say "well, if dg isn't coming, there's just no point" and cancel the whole thing. Now I have more confirmation of my essential worthlessness. Plus I feel a fool for accusing others of being pikers and then piking myself. Glad you had a good time and see you next time around.
posted by dg at 3:11 AM on November 19, 2007

You know, I actually checked the thread for any last-minute news while I was at the must have been just before you posted that :)
posted by jacalata at 4:09 AM on November 19, 2007

Hello and thank you for the shoutout! I had every intention of coming (I even farmed out the children) but I whussed out at the last minute for many reasons, the most prominent being that I'm an introverted fool. Hopefully next time I'll be braver.
posted by h00py at 6:28 AM on November 19, 2007

Like I said: spewin'. Love to the shoutouters.

Will bust humps to make the next one, swear.
posted by bdave at 3:36 AM on November 21, 2007

Thanks for the shout-out. Geez, you're a good looking bunch.
posted by b33j at 1:27 PM on November 26, 2007

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