Also, am I going to be able to breathe? May 11, 2009 12:35 PM   Subscribe

Hey, I'm going to Denver on a work trip late May-early June. Anyone up for drinks?

It's a pretty intense training, apparently, and I'll be scheduled up most of the time including evenings. However, I will for sure have Sunday May 31st (late afternoon-early evening) and all day/evening Friday the 5th to cavort around.

I'll be staying at The Curtis (looks cool!) downtown, and I've never been to Denver (or Colorado, for that matter) before. I will be without car, so it will be up to y'all to figure out a good location.

Who's in?
posted by Stewriffic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:35 PM (62 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Hey, we were just talking about this! Or, rather, I received an email from someone (-t ?) in Denver who said that we need to have a meetup when you are in town.
posted by fieldtrip at 10:06 PM on May 11, 2009

Sounds good to me! We can also draw straws to see who's going to organize the 10th anniversary meetup.
posted by lukemeister at 6:54 AM on May 12, 2009

PS - I could make May 31, but not June 5.
posted by lukemeister at 7:52 AM on May 12, 2009

I'm likely available both dates. Or not available. I really can't think that far ahead.
posted by NailsTheCat at 11:02 AM on May 12, 2009

I'm open.

I'm usually not busy. I mean, there's this web site that I'll probably have to post things on whatever night we do it, but I guess I can probably take a few minutes off from that to get a drink or two.
posted by koeselitz at 5:01 PM on May 12, 2009

Nails, can you hear yet?

koeselitz - Hope you can make it!
posted by lukemeister at 6:15 PM on May 12, 2009

Awesome! I was afraid this was going to be pushed off the front page too quickly for people to see. So, given that I know absolutely nothing of the territory, where and when, do you think?
posted by Stewriffic at 6:35 PM on May 12, 2009

I currently can be at either evening.
posted by dr. fresh at 7:05 PM on May 12, 2009


Since you're staying near 16th Street Mall, I don't think finding a place to have a drink will be a problem. I don't live in Denver, so I'll let the better-informed come up with suggestions.

In answer to your question, you will be able to breathe, but you should drink lots of water!
posted by lukemeister at 7:21 PM on May 12, 2009

I'm with Nails; I can't plan more than a few days ahead, but I'll go if I can.

Speaking of my poor planning, I have an extra town park ticket for the Telluride Bluegrass festival. If anyone wants to buy it at face value, let me know.
posted by scottreynen at 8:55 PM on May 12, 2009

Dunno about Sunday the 31st (bike race plans) but the 5th could maybe work for me.

koeselitz, hope to see you!!
posted by lonefrontranger at 9:36 PM on May 12, 2009

I'm probably going to be out of town that week. But, I will drink with you in spirit. Have a great time in Denver Stewriffic!
posted by fieldtrip at 9:40 PM on May 12, 2009


Won't you want a beer after your bike race?
posted by lukemeister at 10:16 PM on May 12, 2009


Any thoughts on when you want to do this?
posted by lukemeister at 9:10 AM on May 15, 2009

Suggested drinking joints:

* Near you: Marlowes

* Our regular meet-up haunt (and not that much farther): Falling Rock Tap House

And there's obviously the Wykcoop and others.

lukemeister: Yes, thanks. The ringing has subsided... Only just.

fieldtrip: Shame you can't make it. But let's get it on for the big 10th.
posted by NailsTheCat at 5:10 PM on May 15, 2009

Hey, I'd like to make the meetup on the 5th, but can't figure out how to put it on the sidebar?
posted by Stewriffic at 2:29 PM on May 17, 2009

I THINK I figured out how to post to sidebar. I'll propose the following:

June 5th
5 p.m.
posted by Stewriffic at 3:29 PM on May 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

Cool. I shall be there.

Do the other Denverites agree Marlowe's is a suitable venue. (It's not the same atmos as Falling Rock but we should be able to get a table of a reasonable size.)
posted by NailsTheCat at 7:30 PM on May 17, 2009

I'll miss you this time, but have a blast Stewriffic and everyone!
posted by lukemeister at 8:16 AM on May 18, 2009

Never been to Marlowe's, but I'm amenable to amenanything. Sounds cool!
posted by koeselitz at 10:12 AM on May 19, 2009

I will hopefully be there by 6pm, will try to be earlier!
posted by dr. fresh at 6:39 AM on May 20, 2009

Marlowe's works, and thanks! Will see about bringing the better half as well.

lukemeister: it isn't so much that we don't do beer(s) after bike races (cos you betcha we do) it's more that I think we'll be on the other end of Colorado that day...
posted by lonefrontranger at 12:48 PM on May 21, 2009

Thanks, lonefrontranger! I hadn't realized your race involved crossing the state.

I'm bummed that I'm going to miss this. (I'll be on a plane to Florida with my wife & son on June 5.) I was hoping we could all talk about organizing a 10th anniversary meetup.
posted by lukemeister at 9:19 PM on May 22, 2009

I'll try to make it.
posted by craven_morhead at 8:16 PM on May 25, 2009

I think -t and I will make it.
posted by peachfuzz at 11:43 AM on May 27, 2009 [1 favorite]

I'll be in Denver on the day of the tenth anniversary. Are any locals setting up a meetup? Convenient to downtown?
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 3:45 PM on May 29, 2009


Not that I've heard of :-(
posted by lukemeister at 9:15 PM on May 29, 2009

Y'all need to talk about that at this meetup. That's what we did. Had a meetup last weekend and all of a sudden: BOOM! Organizer, location, time/date picked.
posted by Stewriffic at 4:43 AM on May 30, 2009

Yes, I'm hoping to encourage that, by proxy!
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 6:51 AM on May 30, 2009

We clearly need some Easterners to show us how it's done :-)
posted by lukemeister at 8:06 PM on May 30, 2009

posted by Stewriffic at 7:29 PM on May 31, 2009 [1 favorite]

Welcome Stewriffic! We'll see you Friday. In the meantime, if you need any restaurant / bar advice, just holler.

lukemeister -- we'll miss you. And we'll discuss the 10th while we're at it.
posted by NailsTheCat at 12:59 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]

Do y'all get nosebleeds when you come back from being out of town?

And YES I need restaurant advice. I'm doing room service tonight, but the next few evenings I hope to get out and explore!
posted by Stewriffic at 5:28 PM on June 1, 2009

Looks like I can roll in late-ish, but still make it. My first meetup, woo! I'm planning on heading to the First Friday gathering on Santa Fe if anyone's interested.

Stew, try Le Central on Lincoln and 7th, or Potager on Cap Hill.
posted by craven_morhead at 10:01 AM on June 2, 2009

I can't make it that early, can someone text me if it's still going on past ohhh 9 or so?
posted by yodelingisfun at 10:40 PM on June 2, 2009

OK yodelingisfun, I'll try and remember! (It will mean staying sober enough to work my phone...)
posted by NailsTheCat at 11:01 AM on June 3, 2009

lol thanks!!
posted by yodelingisfun at 1:12 PM on June 3, 2009

Derf, looks like other things might get in the way tonight. Hopefully the 10th Anniv. gathering will come together and that will be my first meetup.
posted by craven_morhead at 9:21 AM on June 5, 2009

That's a shame, craven. We just need to get that 10th organised!

Stewriffic, if it helps, I am Colbert'd up today. I shall be wearing a blue Colbert Nation t-shirt and a red Colbert "Wrist Strong" support bracelet. And glasses. And obviously trousers and shoes etc.
posted by NailsTheCat at 2:51 PM on June 5, 2009

We are still here!
Come hang out!!!!$!!!
posted by Stewriffic at 7:18 PM on June 5, 2009

GAH!!!@W#!!@#$! I MISSED IT@!!!!

next time somebody please email my idiotic, silly ass
posted by koeselitz at 11:34 PM on June 5, 2009

k- I believe I sent you a MeMail from Marlowe's, n'est pas?

Everyone, it was fab to meet you! Thanks for helpin' a gal feel welcome.
posted by Stewriffic at 5:34 AM on June 6, 2009

koeslelitz!! Tarnation. Next time... next time...

Stewriffic -- lovely to meet you. Have a safe trip back.

Rest o' y'all: great as always to see you.

That Beatles documentary I mentioned is Howard Goodall's 20th Century Greats: Lennon & McCartney. I can't find it at the moment (it must be archived somewhere...) but fortunately youtube seems to have it (obviously broken up into 6 or 7 min segments). Well worth watching!
posted by NailsTheCat at 8:13 AM on June 6, 2009

pix or it didn't happen!

howdy from florida
posted by lukemeister at 11:18 AM on June 6, 2009

It was a good time, thanks to everyone. Nails, -t, peachfuzz, lonefrontranger (via iphone facebook chat) and I decided Fri July 17th at Falling Rock for the MeFi 10 meetup. However, odds are 50-50 we'll meet at the base of the blue airport bronco instead with aims to turn it into a unicorn. If we're at Falling Rock, I'll assume 7pm since that's the time we met up for Jessamyn's visit. Does that time/place work for most?
posted by dr. fresh at 2:49 PM on June 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

-t has all the photos. Get em up, mister!
posted by Stewriffic at 3:03 PM on June 6, 2009

dr. fresh,

July 17 @ Falling Rock sounds good to me!
posted by lukemeister at 8:02 PM on June 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

Argh, the audio for part four of that Beatles documentary is disabled due to copyright issues. Other parts seem to work fine.
posted by dr. fresh at 8:53 PM on June 6, 2009

I can do falling rock
posted by craven_morhead at 3:34 PM on June 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

YES! July 17. Awesome.
posted by koeselitz at 10:12 PM on June 7, 2009

Dr. Fresh: That's very annoying re. Part 4. Dammit. I've got a couple of torrents but none of them seem to be available. Let me try again to find my copy of it.

Meanwhile, July 17th works for me. Fieldtrip, LFR, Gregor-e, yodellingisfun et al? Howzat date?
posted by NailsTheCat at 6:42 AM on June 8, 2009

I'm nothing if not consistent. Consistently slow, but I did managed to get some photos up. I ran out of free space on flickr, so that was partially to blame for the delay.

Everyone, it was a pleasure as always. LFR, luke, koeselitz (wtf), etc., missed you. Stew, thanks for making it out west to visit.

See you all on the 17th then. :-)
posted by -t at 3:05 PM on June 8, 2009

Thanks for the pictures, -t! Excellent as always.
posted by lukemeister at 5:48 PM on June 8, 2009

YAY!!!! Thanks, -t!

I was SO glad to see you all as well. I should have had a meetup every night! I love Denver!
posted by Stewriffic at 6:27 PM on June 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

Stewriffic, I was just going to ask how you liked your visit :-)

I hope you're in the area again!
posted by lukemeister at 6:39 PM on June 8, 2009

I'm not absolutely positive I'll be in town the weekend of the 17th-19th, but will know more later this week. If I have to be out of town, I might still be here on the 17th. I'm not ready to pull the trigger on volunteering to organize the meetup, but will do so once I know if I'm here or not. if someone else wants to go to the 10th site and sign up, I'll promise not to cry...
posted by dr. fresh at 7:35 PM on June 8, 2009

Hmmm... is no one responsible going to pick up the reins here. Any takers? Any one?

dr. fresh: please don't go out of town!
posted by NailsTheCat at 8:14 PM on June 11, 2009

posted by lukemeister at 3:44 PM on June 12, 2009

I won't be going out of town after all. Heading to the 10th site now to sign up for Friday the 17th at Falling Rock.
posted by dr. fresh at 8:39 PM on June 13, 2009

1st annual Denver Metafilter 10th Anniversary meetup. I set the time for 7pm. People getting there earlier can commandeer the comfy chairs and couches off to the left of the entrance on the main floor.
posted by dr. fresh at 8:45 PM on June 13, 2009 [2 favorites]

You Da Man, Dr. Fresh!
posted by lukemeister at 9:53 PM on June 13, 2009

Well done, sir!!
posted by NailsTheCat at 6:14 PM on June 14, 2009

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