London meetup, Saturday 26th July? July 13, 2008 9:32 AM   Subscribe

London meetup, Saturday 26th July?

Specklet and I were wondering if anyone in London fancied a meetup on the 26th of July? Somewhere not too far out of the way would be good so maximum chatting-before-running-for-the-last-train happens.

What say you?
posted by TheDonF to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:32 AM (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Erk. I'd better get into the back garden and finish that TARDIS.
posted by randomination at 9:43 AM on July 13, 2008

Damn. Er, how about the 26th of July, then? Yes, that sounds a little better. Not to worry - I only put the wrong month in the title, intro and more inside.
posted by TheDonF at 10:20 AM on July 13, 2008

I'm not 100% sure I'll be around that day, but I'll be happy to join in wholeheartedly if I am.
posted by sueinnyc at 10:33 AM on July 13, 2008

I'm at Glastonbury on the 26th of June. But I can do the 26th of July.
posted by cillit bang at 1:35 PM on July 13, 2008

Yes, yes, I got the date wrong. I mailed a mod to try and get June changed to July, so we'll see what happens. Also: yay!
posted by TheDonF at 2:56 PM on July 13, 2008

I'll be in London for 9 days starting the evening of July 27. Any chance you can change the date?
posted by lukemeister at 3:18 PM on July 13, 2008

After much missing due to headaches and being on aircraft to other continents, I may actually make this one.
posted by generichuman at 3:28 PM on July 13, 2008

Yah, Mrs Mutant & I would be up for it, providing the premises doesn't impose any dress code at all. And is somewhat sleazy. Or at least offers pretensions of sleaze. Oh! Music has to be of a sensible volume, 'cause we find repeatedly shouting "QUE?" seriously causes our enthusiasm for conversation to mitigate. Rapidly.

To compensate for these totally unreasonable demands, I shall make another Carrot Cake. This time around I think I can even do the Metafilter letters, in the appropriate colours no less but try as I might, the proper font still escapes me.

We're also flexible on the date so if we can change to accommodate lukemeister its all good.
posted by Mutant at 4:37 PM on July 13, 2008

posted by flashboy at 3:08 AM on July 14, 2008

[At Secret Garden Party]
posted by i_cola at 5:47 AM on July 14, 2008

We should be there. Flexible on dates as well.
posted by vacapinta at 6:39 AM on July 14, 2008

btw, i can only do the 26th - I'm on late-shifts for a week after that. Not that you should let that stop you re-arranging so that lukemeister can come, just a data point...
posted by flashboy at 8:44 AM on July 14, 2008

if I'm around and you'll have me... *cough*
posted by krautland at 11:19 AM on July 14, 2008

[Also at Secret Garden Party.]
posted by chrismear at 12:39 PM on July 14, 2008

As much as I'd like to attend, please don't reschedule this just for me!
posted by lukemeister at 1:14 PM on July 14, 2008

I think we should go somewhere Eastwardly.
posted by armoured-ant at 1:51 AM on July 16, 2008

"I think we should go somewhere Eastwardly."

Agreed. Were you thinking somewhere around Spitafields or somewhere else? Lots of activity and noise in the vicinity of Vibe Bar, especially on a Saturday. Could sit outside to eat and drink, assuming the weather holds up. And if folks aren't into that Brick Lane restaurants are close by.

But wait - have we agreed the date yet?
posted by Mutant at 2:43 AM on July 16, 2008

I think we're going to have to reschedule so more folks can make it. I'll post again soon.
posted by TheDonF at 10:01 AM on July 16, 2008

Can't make the 26th - dang festival season!
posted by freya_lamb at 2:26 PM on July 16, 2008

Best for it not to be the Vibe Bar, it's already cursed as the scene of one dramatically failed meetup.

There's nothing sadder than the plaintive end to one of those comments:

none of you really exist, do you?
posted by hugsnkisses at 6:22 AM on July 17, 2008

Wow. Both plep and louigi are among the mefites I'd most like to meet...Damn!

Regarding this meetup, its been my experience (from SF meetups) that no time is ever good for everybody. The only solution is to have more frequent meetups and let people attend when they can...
posted by vacapinta at 6:54 AM on July 17, 2008

In other words, I count about 8-10 definite attendees from the comments above. That sounds like a meetup to me!
posted by vacapinta at 6:57 AM on July 17, 2008

(No! Don't listen to his easy placations, not the 26th!)
posted by hugsnkisses at 8:18 AM on July 17, 2008

Not the 26th! Well, okay if the 26th and another day too. I think we should consider a picnic in a park, possibly Hyde or Regents, before any hope we may have had for a summer is completely dashed. How's the 9th of August for people?
posted by goo at 3:59 PM on July 20, 2008

HELL YEAH for picnic.
posted by chrismear at 2:01 AM on July 21, 2008

Picnic please!

Also, are the plans for Saturday abandoned? I'd still be up for it if there are others still interested.
posted by ahughey at 9:35 AM on July 23, 2008

Picnic meetup thread.
posted by goo at 11:14 AM on July 27, 2008

I take it there won't be a meetup in the next week? If so, I'll miss the picnic, unfortunately, but I'm sure there will be another time.
posted by lukemeister at 4:47 PM on July 27, 2008

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