Last shall be First, etc. July 15, 2009 5:56 AM   Subscribe

Which location will be noted for having the latest-starting MetaFilter 10th anniversary celebration?

It says July 17th - 19th. What I want to know is which one is the latest starting MeFi anniversary celebration? The last one to begin to close out the holiday? (Note: This is not to say the latest running, as I realize some may turn into week-long bacchanalias of epic 10th anniversary, in-joking proportions.)
posted by humannaire to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:56 AM (24 comments total)

well the first one to begin just got underway 'cause I just got home from work and I don't have to be there again until next Wednesday so WEEK LONG BACCHANALIA HERE I AM
posted by little e at 6:03 AM on July 15, 2009 [2 favorites]

I'm guessing this one will still be going strong a month from now.
posted by box at 6:27 AM on July 15, 2009

We start at 4 PM Sunday, but that'd be easily beaten by anyone to the west of us all the way to the dateline.

I'm a little bummed that we Mainers (and any Maritime Canadians) didn't consider sunrise meetups on Friday just so we could start the ball rolling across North America.
posted by Miko at 6:56 AM on July 15, 2009

I'd join in any sunrise meetup Friday if it comes together
posted by mikepop at 7:03 AM on July 15, 2009

Mikepop, Miko, I'll drag myself outta bed for a sunrise launch of the MeFiVersary.
posted by theora55 at 7:14 AM on July 15, 2009

Toronto is having the BEST one.
posted by chunking express at 7:29 AM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]

Looks like the latest starting one in the world is Milwaukee.

Also, the first one appears to be London on Friday night.
posted by vacapinta at 7:37 AM on July 15, 2009

Looking at the list, it appears to be Tuscon, AZ, starting at 11 PM UTC (4 PM local time) on July 19. Honolulu and San Diego are further west, but for some reason they're starting early — 12 noon and 11 AM local time, respectively, or 10 PM and 6 PM UTC.
posted by Johnny Assay at 7:39 AM on July 15, 2009

Crap, vacapinta is right — I missed Milwaukee, starting at 0:00 on July 20 (UTC). Looks like Tuscon is the second-latest, though, and Honolulu and Montréal are tied for third.
posted by Johnny Assay at 7:45 AM on July 15, 2009

Correction: Hong Kong is first not London. Although London is still the first "big" meetup (i.e. more than 2-3 people)
posted by vacapinta at 8:03 AM on July 15, 2009

Yeah, Monday is going to suck.
posted by quin at 8:05 AM on July 15, 2009

Here's the current breakdown on parties, by number of attendees, as of noon-ish EDT, Wednesday:
Buenos Aires, Argentina       1
Prudhoe Bay, AK               1
South Pole, Antarctica        1
Hong Kong, Hong Kong          2
Juneau, AK                    2
Regina, SK                    2
Sacramento, CA                2
São Paulo, Brazil             2
Zanzibar, Tanzania            2
Bangalore, India              3
Beijing, China                3
Columbia, SC                  3
Nairobi, Kenya                3
Richmond, VA                  3
Budapest, Hungary             4
Manila, Philippines           4
Singapore, Singapore          4
Wellington, New Zealand       4
Birmingham, AL                5
Birmingham, United Kingdom    5
Milwaukee, WI                 5
Tucson, AZ                    5
Virginia Beach, VA            5
Lexington, KY                 6
Mountain View, CA             6
Phoenix, AZ                   6
Dublin, Ireland               7
Madison, WI                   7
Ottawa, ON                    7
St. Louis, MO                 7
Columbus, OH                  8
Indianapolis, IN              8
Montréal, QC                  8
Calgary, AB                   9
Denver, CO                    9
San Diego, CA                 9
Albuquerque, NM              10
Brisbane, Australia          10
Buffalo, NY                  10
Honolulu, HI                 10
Lawrence, KS                 10
Mexico City, Mexico          10
Tokyo, Japan                 11
Orlando, FL                  13
Durham, NC                   14
Ann Arbor, MI                15
Atlanta, GA                  15
Dallas, TX                   15
Sydney, Australia            15
Vancouver, BC                15
Portland, ME                 16
Pittsburgh, PA               17
Austin, TX                   19
Minneapolis, MN              20
Philadelphia, PA             20
Melbourne, Australia         24
Washington, DC               36
London, United Kingdom       37
Chicago, IL                  40
Los Angeles, CA              40
San Francisco, CA            40
Boston, MA                   59
New Orleans, LA              63
Portland, OR                 64
Toronto, ON                  66
New York, NY                129
Conclusion: Some people at the farther extremes of human civilization need hugs, badly.
posted by ardgedee at 8:52 AM on July 15, 2009

Tucson might reclaim that crown if we move it til 7:00 to take advantage of beer cheapness.
posted by lizjohn at 9:40 AM on July 15, 2009

Technically you only need to move it to 5:01, though you might not get cheap beer that way.
posted by Johnny Assay at 10:26 AM on July 15, 2009

farther extremes of human civilization
Sacramento, CA 2

posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:04 AM on July 15, 2009

True, but the happy hour starts at 7. Maybe Tucson and Milwaukee will battle it out so see who can keep the party on the longest. The meeting place closes at 11 - but we'll just have to get it to the streets!
posted by lizjohn at 1:06 PM on July 15, 2009

Portland, ME - 16
Portland, OR - 64

Take that, Other Portland!

It was nice meeting you guys that one time.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:26 PM on July 15, 2009

Toronto, ON 66

Take THAT, every city but NYC.
posted by Phire at 5:23 PM on July 15, 2009 [1 favorite]

So the people in New York NY get a 76¢ beer?
posted by tellurian at 9:23 PM on July 15, 2009

Portland, ME - 16
Portland, OR - 64

Take that, Other Portland!

Portland, ME - 0.0255% of city population
Portland, OR - 0.0116% of city population

posted by mikepop at 5:20 AM on July 16, 2009 [3 favorites]

On the low-attendance end, Prudhoe Bay and South Pole are understandable. But Buenos Aires?

(Let me guess, the Buenos Aires meetup will actually have a whole bunch of people, but they're all claiming to be at the Appalachian Trail meetup.)
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 5:43 AM on July 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


*shakes tiny fist*

But Buenos Aires?

There's an Orkut meetup the same night?
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:51 AM on July 16, 2009

I'm having a celebration right now!

OK, I'm done. Sorry, no pix. What do I win?
posted by not_on_display at 11:14 PM on August 22, 2009

Take that, other Portland!

The term is Original Portland.
posted by Miko at 9:08 AM on August 23, 2009

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