Dallas meetup, Feb. 16 February 3, 2008 3:14 PM   Subscribe

Anyone up for a Dallas meetup on February 16th at Texas Caribbean Food? (google map). Afterwards, if anyone that attends is interested, MeFite item is DJing at Night of the Loving Dead at Absinthe Lounge, right next door to TxCbbnFd.

Caveat: the event next door has a $5 cover and is 21+. However, anyone that can't make it or has other plans is more than welcome to join for dinner. Costumes are optional, but encouraged. If anyone comes dressed as Zombie mathowie, cortex, or jessamyn, I'll personally buy their dinner. So long as it's done well.
posted by Ufez Jones to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:14 PM (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I won't be able to attend the event, but I will definately be there for dinner
posted by grandsham at 5:49 PM on February 3, 2008

I will be working the door at the party that night at the beginning, but will then be milling around the party zombied out myself.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 6:12 PM on February 3, 2008

Wow, I'd sure like to hear item's DJ set.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:46 PM on February 3, 2008

Just thinking last night when the next Big "D" meet-up happens, if I'll have ample time prior to the date for arranging around my schedule; meaning, I may not be able to attend due to work. Sounds like a fun event all around too.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:45 AM on February 4, 2008

What we really need is a meet up in Dallas when I'm not down in Aggieland. But maybe in the summer.....
posted by internet!Hannah at 6:33 AM on February 4, 2008

Sounds like fun, and I'm a sucker for zombies.
posted by Lyn Never at 8:15 AM on February 4, 2008

Maybe. (Yes, my standard answer)
posted by Doohickie at 9:40 AM on February 4, 2008

We are making every effort to record all the musical sets from that night, which will be experimental, sample-heavy, voodoo-influenced and creepily Caribbean.

So, if you're not a dance music person, this is the party for you.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 10:04 AM on February 4, 2008

I suppose I should pop in here, seeing as this is an event I'm involved with and my name was graciously dropped by Ufez in the post. This event would be a perfect placement in the talked-about MeFi Gigs, but seeing as that subsite doesn't yet exist I thank Mr. Jones for deeming it meetup-worthy.

The food at TCF is excellent and very reasonably priced, and if you arrive at the joint in zombie gear you get 15% off your order. The ladies that run it are awesome - they plan on dressing for the occasion as well and are excited for our party. One of the owners is celebrating her birthday that night, so we've decided to bake her a cake and deliver it via an army of zombies. I can't imagine that it will be an easily forgettable experience.

As for the party, this is very much not your typical bar DJ night out. Our organization holds in its ranks a key group of seasoned and professional event planners - folks that've been throwing oddball & bizarre shindigs in Dallas for years - and we've been planning this for a couple of months now. We're gonna do our best to transform the already great Absinthe Lounge into a different creature for the Night of the Loving Dead, a Valentine's Day haunted house.

No one person in our group (the Reality Abatement Bureau) is making a dime profit off of this. The $5 door price goes towards expenses and future events that we'll be holding.

I'm playing the earliest slot at 8:00 and then again in the free for all DJ battle we're holding from 1 till 2. To answer flapjax's question/statement, I'll be playing a mix of voodoo & zombie tunes (think: Cramps, 45 Grave, 50's/60's novelty records) along with one or two extended pieces that I'm composing specifically for the night (in the vein of Coil, Throbbing Gristle, Faust - but with the zombie theme worked in somewhere). I'll probably also throw in a couple of new HI-NRG Madonna remixes just to please the crowd. Kidding. The kicker, for me at least, is that I finally get to do a set dressed like a zombie, a long held secret desire of mine. Not kidding. The other fellas playing are all interesting and a lot of fun to listen to. It'll be an eclectic mix on a similar theme.
posted by item at 12:05 PM on February 4, 2008

I certainly hope to see you all, grandsham and LynNever. It'd be nice to have fresh braaaains, erm, blood at a Dallas meetup. Since item's set starts at 8, should we shoot for somewhere b/w 6 and 6:30 for dinner? I think that'll work for my SO and I.
posted by Ufez Jones at 4:20 PM on February 4, 2008

I would love to drive up from Houston — anybody wanna put me up for the night?
posted by Brittanie at 7:01 PM on February 5, 2008

posted by ZachsMind at 6:21 AM on February 10, 2008

Brittanie, check with Ufez to see if he will put you up. He is a great host.

I've paid for a table at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner which is the 16th from 7:30-9:30 pm at the Aboretum. Because I already paid for it, I kind of need to go and hob nob with local judges. But I could swing by for a round or two afterwards before I head home. Would it be wholly inappropriate to come wherever you will be in a suit? If I go home first to change, I'll end up staying there and not make it out. So Ufez and Item, what say you? Will y'all be at the Absinthe Lounge at 10?
posted by dios at 4:32 PM on February 12, 2008

I'll be there all night, and a suit'll be fine.
posted by item at 9:29 PM on February 12, 2008

I will also be there all night (in fact, Item and I have to set up and clean up afterwards, so for us, it'll be a 12 hour tour).

I also am hosting a friend from Miami so it should be fairly busy/crazy around my house or else we'd offer to put you up, Brittanie.

Normally I'm pretty open to guests but with one roommate, one guest, and ritual zombification before and afterwards, we'll be busy as heck!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 12:06 PM on February 13, 2008

Just a suggestion: you guys should meet a bit later than 6:30 for dinner. The food's great, but they don't sell booze at TCF and things don't start going till 8 over at Absinthe. I won't be offended if any MeFites that show miss part or all of my set - as I said, it's primarily a DJ set and not really a live gig. The night's gonna be pretty hectic for me and I'll only be able to come by TCF for a few minutes. I will, however, have plenty of time to gab after my set. You know, if you want to talk to Zombie Item.

How 'bout meeting at TCF at 7 or 7:30? It'll give you plenty of time to eat, socialize, and then waltz on next door to catch the party.
posted by item at 1:29 PM on February 13, 2008

I will be working the door from 8-10 p.m.!

and eating brains
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 1:39 PM on February 14, 2008

Aw crap. Sorry. Had a long week of head-funk and internet outage. Regardless, the SO and I should be down for dinner around 7, and then on to Absinthe after.

I'd say more, but I'm off to finish watching Blazing Saddles. Again.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:24 PM on February 15, 2008

FINALLY off work on a Saturday - if I didn't have rehearsal for my singing group that night, I'd go!

Dang it ALL.

But hey, if anyone wants to hear the fruits of our labors, my singing wenches group is performing at Four Winds Faire near Tyler, TX the first two weekends in March. You can come judge and see if it was worth me missing yet another MeFi meetup.
posted by angeline at 11:34 PM on February 15, 2008

See you at 7, then.

Rrrraaaaaaawwwwwwrrrrrrr mmmmmmgggggfffffffffffff brrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiinnnnnnnnnnnsssssss!!!

posted by item at 2:16 PM on February 16, 2008

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