I CAN HAZ MEETUP PLZ?! October 31, 2007 7:10 PM   Subscribe

Denver Meetup anyone?

*tap tap* Is this thing on?

ahem. Guessing that this response to the "we should do another Denver Meetup" theme may go unseen as that MeTa thread seems to have run its course, the popcorn's been eaten, the torches burned out long ago, the elephants have pissed and the charming koeselitz is likely off celebrating en masque with his lovely wife at a theme gala.

-t and fieldtrip have both contacted me recently with thoughts about planning another meetup, but since I've not heard/seen anything more, and am generally a impetuous fuckwit proactive sort, I figured I'd go ahead and post a MeTa to get the process going.

besides, I don't seem to have fieldtrip's wicked email-fu skilz. no, wait, the truth is I'm too lazy / technologically retarded to go all batshitemailfilterinsane on a site of this size.

So far we've been pretty good about adhering to a half-assed somewhat-quarterly schedule. I know we're getting on for the Crazy(Making) Season Of Commercial Excess And Ridiculously Overbooked Schedules, but what do y'all think about the next few weeks?

Central (RTD-friendly) locations work well and I am fond of weekends tho I can be bribed talked into just about anything else. I personally don't need a month's notice, we can just pick a date and whoever shows up, shows up.

Who's with me? I mean just look at all the fun you could have!
posted by lonefrontranger to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:10 PM (26 comments total)

Oh hells to the yes. I've only been in Denver for like 18 days or something like that so I am all about the meeting of new peoples.

I leave on Friday though and I'll be gone for about 9 days, so after November 12 would be best for me. I only know the Baker District bars thus far but am happy to go anywhere centralish.

Let's meet!
posted by FlamingBore at 9:01 PM on October 31, 2007

Denver seems like fun.
posted by tellurian at 6:05 AM on November 1, 2007

I missed the last meetup, which happened shortly after I arrived in Denver. Pretty much any night before Thanksgiving is open for me and I live pretty close to downtown so central works well for me.
posted by scottreynen at 6:36 AM on November 1, 2007

Sounds good to me! I'm practically in Wyoming (well, Longmont, actually), but I'd be happy to come to Denver for the occasion.
posted by lukemeister at 7:14 AM on November 1, 2007

I'm down.

lonefrontranger: "...the charming koeselitz is likely off celebrating en masque with his lovely wife at a theme gala."

We were getting drunk, thanks. Anyway, Saturday night was an interesting night. Went to a great, rave-ish, very open party. We both hung back and drank a lot, but the ambience was pretty cool.

I was playing the Ms. Pac-Man machine down in a corner of the dark basement when a guy with a skeleton outfit came up to me, put his hand on my shoulder, and said, real friendly-like:

"I hope somebody hooked you up with some stuff. Did you get what you needed?"

I replied with something smiling, something like, "oh, I'm just a boozehound, but thanks, man, that's nice of you to ask." Then he comes with:

"And, you know... if you needed to be hooked up with someone... well..."

To which "I'm fine" was pretty much all I could say.

Like I said, great party.
posted by koeselitz at 7:16 AM on November 1, 2007

If you're aiming for weekends in November, I'm unavailable on Nov 10 + 17. Of course the meetup can happen without me. I could show up late on the 10th (like 10:30-11pm), but no chance on the 17th. Different party, but probably not as great as koeselitz's one!
posted by dr. fresh at 8:28 AM on November 1, 2007

Will be in Boulder/Denver scouting for housing, childcare, and spousejobs from Nov 15-20. Will be moving Dec 12. Would be fun to meet me-fites in the new/old (i.e. my birthplace) locale.
posted by u2604ab at 8:59 AM on November 1, 2007

The weekend of the 10th or the weekend of the 17th work for me, but I can be somewhat flexible this month if other dates work better for the majority.
posted by jazon at 9:59 AM on November 1, 2007

TMI, koeselitz, TMI.
posted by dersins at 10:12 AM on November 1, 2007

New victims peoples! :-)

You know I'll be there.

BTW lonefrontranger, those new glasses look sweet (I was actually looking to see if you had taken any Halloween photos).
posted by -t at 1:01 PM on November 1, 2007

Yeah really Koeselitz, TMI
posted by Viomeda at 1:06 PM on November 1, 2007 [2 favorites]

I've been in Denver a few months now and am lonely and bored, so heck yes. I do not know how to get anywhere but I can figure it out. I also have to be at my nursing clinicals at 5:30 am on Thursdays and Fridays so maybe I should not be going out the night before.
posted by yodelingisfun at 1:30 PM on November 1, 2007

I loves Denver metafilter meetups, me. Since no one has yet suggested dates... may I pitch in: 16th Nov through 25th Nov works for me. I'm in hairy Johannesburg before and after those dates (back around Dev 17th).

Night night.
posted by NailsTheCat at 3:40 PM on November 1, 2007

koeselitz, funny you should say that, I went to a rave Halloween party on the Saturday before H'ween last year (in Boulder, of all places!) that was pretty much exactly as you described, to the letter.

Note: the underground music scene on the Front Range is f'n AWESOME, fie to anyone who says elsewise.

lukemeister, I feel ya dude. I just let RTD do the driving. Not sure what Longmont's schedule looks like, but there's a 'drunk bus' that goes back to downtown Boulder at, like 1AM.

link to RTD (Denver transportation info, for those new to area.)

Nails, that sounds fair, and quite frankly I don't think we could actually HAVE a successful Denver meetup without your monkey jokes, dude.

How does the 16th/17th of November strike folks? That or the following weekend (23rd/24th) would be fabulous for me. I'm fortunate that I don't have pressing family / social obligations surrounding Turkey Day, so anything around then works great.
posted by lonefrontranger at 4:23 PM on November 1, 2007

16th is ok, but I'll have to leave early to see the Warren Miller ski movie @ the Paramount at 9:30pm. 17th is out. 23/24 is currently wide open.

And if I end up not being able to go due to schedule woes:

Hey -t and nails the cat, thanks for the heads up on The Economist. I haven't subscribed yet, but their podcasts are excellent.
posted by dr. fresh at 4:52 PM on November 1, 2007

hey there -t, thanks! didja get the mefimail I sent you?
posted by lonefrontranger at 5:57 PM on November 1, 2007

Well crap-on-a-biscuit, I'm in Basalt, Colorado until the 9th. Wish I had time to get to Denver but I'm not even back to my hotel until 6 every night.

Any MeFites in Basalt? Carbondale? Aspen? Glenwood Springs?

Anyone? Hello?

posted by The Deej at 12:35 AM on November 2, 2007

I, for one, vote November 17.
posted by jazon at 12:51 PM on November 2, 2007

Ya'll planned a meetup without me? I see I'm not needed here [slinks off into the shadows].
But, hell yeah. I can come either weekend. I would think Nov 16th or 17th would be better for more folks since Thanksgiving obligations might fuck up plans for some for the next weekend. Since Dr. Fresh can make at least a portion of Nov 16th may I humbly make a motion we use that date for the meetup? LFR? Anyone?
And, yeah, I kept that old group email, so I'll send a couple of those when we nail the date down.
posted by fieldtrip at 6:49 PM on November 2, 2007

*serves The Deej a nice brown steaming pile o' crap-onna-biscuit*
Colorado's a big ol' state, innit?

honestly I've no preference either way 16th OR 17th. Either one works for me.

gentlemen, shall we take a vote? jello wrestle for it?
posted by lonefrontranger at 7:10 PM on November 2, 2007

*serves The Deej a nice brown steaming pile o' crap-onna-biscuit*
Colorado's a big ol' state, innit?

Oh great, thanks, now I have two!

Colorado is big, but my home state of Montana is bigger and much much emptier.
posted by The Deej at 7:31 PM on November 2, 2007

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November 16th Vs November 17th

posted by -t at 11:19 PM on November 2, 2007

-t you are the mostest awesomest nerdliest EVAH!!!

that ascii art thingy just warms the cockles of my black heart, it does.

p.s. looks like sixteen's winning!
posted by lonefrontranger at 12:15 AM on November 3, 2007

November 16th is the Denver Roller Dolls bout, and I'll probably be at that. If we meet up on the 16th I could try to swing by what ever local y'all are at, though it would be after 10pm. Do meetups last that long?

November 17th is wide open for me.
posted by jazon at 7:13 AM on November 3, 2007

oooh snap! I've been meaning to make it to a Roller Dolls bout this year too, and have failed spectacularly on each attempt. I promised my friends we'd all go last weekend, even and then bailed on 'em because VeloSwap was the next morning and my logistics got ganked.

yea, you're right - the 17th does look better. You might be able to swing both in one night, but meetups usually kind of start to peter out around 10, so if you did come that late you may or may not find us.

*strokes chin, ponders*
posted by lonefrontranger at 8:39 AM on November 3, 2007

I would like to come to a meetup, but can't do the weekend of 11/16-17 or the following weekend because of Thanksgiving stuff.
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