5280! March 22, 2010 11:32 PM   Subscribe

Front range meetup?

I'll be in Denver from 4-7 to 4-19 and would love to get together.

After the 10th is best, because the AWP convention will be over by then. I also plan to make a few day trips to Boulder and Colorado Springs, but am playing that by ear.
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:32 PM (84 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Awesome! We can have another Denver meetup!

I'm in. Who else is up for it? Where should we go? We could try a different place this time, if people like - I've been meaning to get back to Vine Street Pub, which is Mountain Sun's Denver location just around the corner from PS Lounge. The old standbys are always good, too.
posted by koeselitz at 2:33 AM on March 23, 2010

I believe there was discussion about having a meetup to welcome no bueno to our fair city. This would provide a doubly good excuse to get together.

Vine Street Pub would be good. I've been wanting to check out Lost Lake Lounge (new, e. colfax, might be full of hipsters). I know that lfr always advocates for our bus riding brethren (and sistren) so a return to Falling Rock downtown might be easiest).
posted by fieldtrip at 6:39 AM on March 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


You're not going to write about us, are you? :-)
posted by lukemeister at 7:38 AM on March 23, 2010

Well, as far as bus-riding folks, I have a feeling that if we timed it right it'd actually be easier to meet east-side. At least it always was for me when I've been coming from the North. The DD bus from Boulder drops off at Colorado + Colfax. But I don't know... we should think about nailing a route, though. That's a good point.

If anybody's coming from up there: what works best? Maybe Falling Rock would indeed be preferable, eh?
posted by koeselitz at 7:52 AM on March 23, 2010

I'm in for Falling Rock or Vine Street, assuming I'm not in the mountains. Weekends are a little busier than weekdays though.
posted by craven_morhead at 9:57 AM on March 23, 2010

Falling Rock downtown _is_ pretty convenient.

I still have photos from the last two meetups that I have not gotten up yet. I am teh looser.
posted by -t at 10:07 AM on March 23, 2010

Oooh, shiny new meetup!

I nth Falling Rock. Let's do it on a Friday this time, what say?
posted by peachfuzz at 10:22 AM on March 23, 2010

Barring something unforseen I'm in.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 11:40 AM on March 23, 2010

Fridays seem to be quite popular, and they mean that our week-averse and weekend-averse people can meet halfway easily.

So: let's do this! If brujita's in town from April 7 through April 19, we have two Fridays to work with: the 9th and the 16th. Since brujita says after the 10th is best, how about Friday, April 16th at Falling Rock Taphouse? Would that work well for everybody?
posted by koeselitz at 12:38 PM on March 23, 2010

Hi, I'm pretty new on metafilter but I could probably come on the 16th, assuming you people are as nice and good-looking as I've heard.
posted by cirripede at 2:53 PM on March 23, 2010 [2 favorites]

Some of us are even better looking.

I should be able to make the 16th.
posted by craven_morhead at 3:29 PM on March 23, 2010

What an onslaught of meetups. 16th should be ok for me. (Although I can sense a work trip coming along some time in April which is typically most deliberately timed to kybosh any meetup plans.)

I'm easy re. venue but I do remember LFR finding E Colfax a stretch and I kind of miss the Falling Rock.
posted by NailsTheCat at 4:31 PM on March 23, 2010

Falling Rock on the 16th would work just fine for me.
posted by no bueno at 5:09 PM on March 23, 2010

yaaaay! we were just saying we should do another Falling Rock meetup soon-ish!

The 16th may just work out, will have to confirm. At least I know for certain that it's not during one of the 2 ends of April that I'm out of town.
posted by lonefrontranger at 5:23 PM on March 23, 2010

I'm in, hopefully the weather will be much improved by then.

What's all this white stuff on the ground? And wasn't it sunny and warm yesterday?

posted by Scientifik at 5:28 PM on March 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

We're in, although we sadly have nothing clever to add at this time.
posted by peachfuzz at 7:58 PM on March 23, 2010 [1 favorite]

Every time I see this, I think it says "Free Range Meetup," and I think, "Hell yeah! Bring on the steaks!"
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:10 PM on March 23, 2010

lfr: how many ends of April does your April have?

anyways, I'm probably out (tix for the ballet dontcha know?) but me missing meetups seems to be a trend lately.

I will send out an email to "The List" and tell everyone to watch this thread.
posted by fieldtrip at 9:56 PM on March 23, 2010

I'll be out of town on the 16th, so won't be able to make it.
posted by scottreynen at 6:23 AM on March 24, 2010

Oddly enough, I'll be at the ballet also. We could have a meetup in the lobby during halftime (unless they call it "the interval").
posted by dr. fresh at 7:28 AM on March 24, 2010

dr. fresh: I'm going to Ballet Nouveau -- I reckon you are going to Colorado Ballet? If you are also going to BNC we can sneak in 40s and call it a meetup!
posted by fieldtrip at 7:36 AM on March 24, 2010

lfr: how many ends of April does your April have? AS MANY AS IT TAKES!!!

full disclosure: the mister and I are headed out to LA to hang out with his grandparents for Passover (his grandma makes some mean latkes!) and 4/27-5/5 I'm going to be off getting my ass beat at a bike race in New Mexico, so it seems I may actually be in town for this one.

Especially if it's at the Falling Rock, I mean, I can just stumble there from the bus station :) I will see if I can persuade the elusive mr. lfr to come as well, since he apparently had fun at the SoSun making geeky engineer-talk with the clan. He's still kind of a "Reddit guy", but I've noticed that his ratio of Reddit:Metafilter has begun to swing more towards the blue lately :)

Thanks for pinging The List, fieldtrip. I will be sad if you can't make it, but let's just call it a good excuse to make another meetup sooner than later, eh? We Front Rangers have really not had our fair share over the past six months or so.
posted by lonefrontranger at 8:49 AM on March 24, 2010

OK, I've added it to the sidebar for the 16th. I look forward to meeting you!
posted by brujita at 9:12 AM on March 24, 2010

Thanks to a kindly heads-up from NailsTheCat, I will be there. Er... do these things get underway at a particular time?
posted by McBearclaw at 7:07 PM on March 24, 2010

McBearclaw: I believe the tradition at Falling Rock is that someone (or even better a few folks) try to get there early (say 6pm or earlier) to reserve the comfy seats. Others arrive around 7pm. Someone correct me if I'm mistaken.
posted by fieldtrip at 9:44 PM on March 24, 2010

Will we need a reservation? I lived in Denver for 16 months in the mid-90's, but this looks like it's opened since then.
posted by brujita at 10:41 PM on March 24, 2010

No reservation needed. Just someone to sit on the right couches 'til we get there.
posted by koeselitz at 11:02 PM on March 24, 2010

holy crap. I should be in town. I'll put it on my calendar. I should also be able to get there early if someone tell me where the comfy seats are I'll do my best to snag them.
posted by FlamingBore at 11:18 PM on March 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

FlamingBore: comfy seats are left-ish when you walk in (without going down the stairs). You won't be able to miss them if you do a lap.
posted by fieldtrip at 6:36 AM on March 25, 2010

fieldtrip: I hear from a very reputable source that we will also be at the Ballet Nouveau. What brand of 40 demonstrates "a pioneering tribute to the American spirit"?
posted by dr. fresh at 7:09 AM on March 25, 2010

I'm all for Falling Rock on the 16th, especially if they still have the Boulevard Farmhouse Ale I had there a few weeks ago...
posted by heurtebise at 7:43 PM on March 25, 2010

Well, how do you like that. I moved to Denver just in time for a meetup! Hey Cirripede, I'm new in Denver but not new to MeFi, and I too am eager to see just how nice and good-looking all these people are in real life. (I personally am hideous and a pain in the ass besides, if the conventional wisdom is to be believed.)
posted by scratch at 2:01 PM on March 30, 2010

Man, I swore I'd already commented in this thread, but I guess not.

Yeah, I'll be there, and I'll even manage to stay for the whole time!
posted by scrutiny at 3:12 PM on March 30, 2010

*comma explosion*
posted by scrutiny at 3:12 PM on March 30, 2010

dr. fresh: I think that most 40s qualify as a "pioneering tribute to the American spirit". I'll have to ask Garrett if I see him.

I am considering trying to swing by the Falling Rock post-ballet if the gf will allow. I wonder if all ya'll will still be there? LFR or Nails or -t: could I ping you that evening and see if you are still around? dr. fresh: will you be headed home after BNC?
posted by fieldtrip at 8:20 AM on March 31, 2010

This is epic by the way. Two new to Denver Mefites: no bueno and scratch. One visitor: brujta. Newish mefite in general: cirripede. 2nd Denver meetup for recent transplant: scrutiny.

We should have a fucking theme or something, or make membership cards or paper hats, or setup a background of the Rockies and take portraits or have the mint make a commemorative coin or rent a bouncy castle or....(Head asplodes!)
posted by fieldtrip at 8:39 AM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]

Ping away, dear fieldtrip. Ping away. (Just sent you my cell in case you didn't have it.)
posted by NailsTheCat at 11:07 AM on March 31, 2010

Epic indeed. We're gonna need a bigger sofa.
posted by NailsTheCat at 11:09 AM on March 31, 2010

Fieldtrip, I refuse to wear a paper hat. (Tinfoil, maybe.) Perhaps we could get a bartender to invent an eponymous cocktail instead? Am I using "eponymous" correctly? Dammit, now you're going to change the date and not tell me, I just know it.
posted by scratch at 11:27 AM on March 31, 2010

P.S. The 16th is fine by me, and I'll go anywhere in town since I really haven't been anywhere yet and am eager to explore.
posted by scratch at 11:36 AM on March 31, 2010

P.P.S. Although someplace with outdoor seating would thrill me, besotted as I am with the climate.
posted by scratch at 11:38 AM on March 31, 2010

Falling Rock also has outdoor seating. It's just that those get filled quickly and it's difficult to squeeze as many people together with stackable chairs. But hey, we could always do it. This *is* going to be wild.
posted by NailsTheCat at 11:59 AM on March 31, 2010

You don't really need outdoor seating anyway, scratch. We're planning on getting besotted with something else.
posted by koeselitz at 12:14 PM on March 31, 2010

Darn it all. I'm gonna be outta state all that week. I have a late flight getting in around 11.30 Friday evening. I'll try and make it for a cheeky one but I expect you may be long gone by then... So don't bother pinging me Fieldtrip.

Wild indeed :(
posted by NailsTheCat at 2:37 PM on March 31, 2010

Stackable chairs? This is beginning to sound like more than I bargained for.
posted by scratch at 7:50 PM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]

Dammit, I may end up in The Netherlands. Grrrr....

Silly buggers that can't modify their own control systems, I'll be dammed if I'll run 500hp pumps remotely.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 9:49 AM on April 1, 2010

Folk--do we have a time frame for the meet? Like after-work/happy hour, later in the evening, or what? I'm asking because I'd kinda like to go see The Bronx at the Bluebird that night, which will of course be later but I'm still asking b/c it would be a difficult choice to make. Thoughts?
posted by scratch at 8:43 AM on April 5, 2010

I think the goal is to arrive somewhere in between 6-7, with some arriving on the early side to grab a spot. So, mid-evening I suppose.
posted by scrutiny at 1:56 PM on April 5, 2010

Thanks, scrutiny. Sounds good to me.
posted by scratch at 9:54 AM on April 6, 2010

Confess, Fletch - So only you are keeping the North Sea from inundating Holland?
posted by lukemeister at 6:03 PM on April 6, 2010

I'll the finger in a dyke/red light district joke to myself
posted by Confess, Fletch at 11:12 AM on April 7, 2010

I'll keep...
posted by Confess, Fletch at 11:12 AM on April 7, 2010

Well if you must know, this machine isn't working as well as it could and nobody there wants to take responsibility for making it better. So, it's up to me. But, it looks like it'll wait until after the first of the month so I almost certainly will be at the meetup.
posted by Confess, Fletch at 9:29 PM on April 7, 2010 [1 favorite]

UPDATE: oh good, I just thought to check the Rockies' schedule and they will be AWAY on Friday! Thank goodness! We came downtown for the symphony this past Friday and wound up awash in a sea of drunken Opening Day fans :P

as an aside, if you ever need to struggle across downtown in heavy traffic on a weekend evening, I HIGHLY recommend availing yourself of the pedicab / rickshaw service. You'll see 'em all around the 16th Street Mall and the transit hubs. Cheap ($2 a block with a couple bucks tip) and many of the pedicabbers are bike geek friends of mine from the Denver Cruise. Much faster and cheaper within central downtown / LODO than a taxicab.
posted by lonefrontranger at 10:53 AM on April 12, 2010

Gang, I'm sorry - I'm likely not going to be able to make it. I woke up with a craptastic sinus infection and it's kickin' my arse. If things change I'll be there, but don't count on it/me.
posted by FlamingBore at 6:40 AM on April 16, 2010

Well, since this will almost certainly be the tipping point for many people, I just wanted to let you all know that I will certainly be there tonight. So, y'know, it will be totally worth it to come, because you will get to see me. Ha!

Looking forward to it, anyway...
posted by koeselitz at 7:01 AM on April 16, 2010

Holy crap, I just realized the B drops you off right where the bar is.

posted by scrutiny at 8:13 AM on April 16, 2010

yep, scrutiny, it does. Well, sorta. They don't actually stop out on Blake, it goes 'round the opposite direction past Union Station, so you either have to jump off up by Wewatta and walk over past the stadium, or wait until you get all the way into Market St.

I'll be there, taking the BX out of Boulder - work schedule will dictate which one tho.
posted by lonefrontranger at 8:57 AM on April 16, 2010

omg meetup! We'll be once again using this trip to The Big City to stock up at the H Mart before coming to Falling Rock. Any special requests for Asian candies or snacks?
posted by peachfuzz at 10:04 AM on April 16, 2010

So around 6 or 7? I'm shy, so I don't want to be too early or too late. At Falling Rock, right? Looking forward to it.
posted by scratch at 11:05 AM on April 16, 2010

I expect to be there by 6, if not a touch earlier. There is literally no one at my work right now, and I can work just as well in a bar as in a lab. Happier too.
posted by scrutiny at 11:39 AM on April 16, 2010

What I've inferred from earlier posts is that someone shows up early to snag the good seats and the rest dribble in within the next hour or so.

I have long, curly blondish-brown hair, glasses and am wearing a longsleeved black top and navy chinos---scrutiny and empathy have met me.

See you soon!
posted by brujita at 11:43 AM on April 16, 2010

See you all in t- 4 hours and 37 minutes, give or take an hour.
posted by -t at 12:23 PM on April 16, 2010

I have an Art Thing to go to at 6, so I'll probably be getting there around 7-7:30ish, depending on various RTD peculiarities....

(I'll have on a green scarf and black coat, as well as a over-stuffed red messenger bag)
posted by heurtebise at 12:39 PM on April 16, 2010

white collared shirt, orange undershirt, brown pants.
posted by scrutiny at 12:55 PM on April 16, 2010

black shirt, jeans, accompanied by handsome man also in black shirt and jeans; red rose between my teeth.
posted by peachfuzz at 1:00 PM on April 16, 2010

scrutiny and empathy have met me (quoth Brujita)

I'm struggling to think of a joke here. Shouldn't be this hard, but I'll chalk it up to performance anxiety.

OK then, I'll probably be wearing a black motorcycle jacket (complemented by helmet hair, brown, shoulder-length, with squashed bangs) and carrying a red backpack. Unless it rains, in which case I don't know what I'll wear, except that I'll be wet. Maybe a blue cardigan sweater, how about.
posted by scratch at 3:07 PM on April 16, 2010

Dearest MeFites: If I'm not there in person I'll be there in spirit! Cheers!
posted by fieldtrip at 3:40 PM on April 16, 2010

-t / fieldtrip: I shall drop you a line later to see if you are still there. I have a 10pm flight from DC so you'll likely all be gone... but maybe.... just maybe.

Have a ball anyway!!!
posted by NailsTheCat at 3:56 PM on April 16, 2010

I'm not going to make it. Sorry I'm going to miss brujita, scratch, and the rest of you.

-t, please post pictures of peachfuzz with red rose between teeth, else it didn't happen.

Have a blast, everyone!
posted by lukemeister at 4:34 PM on April 16, 2010

on the bus now; should be there in 15-20!!
posted by lonefrontranger at 5:06 PM on April 16, 2010

rolling now, about 35 minutes
posted by Confess, Fletch at 5:54 PM on April 16, 2010

I am watching Eunny post something, I'm sure it will be more interesting than what I might say... but, I'll have photos up tomorrow.

Really this time. Honest fieldtrip.

nails, we missed you.

posted by -t at 10:36 PM on April 16, 2010

OMG. We are safely home. Lovely to see those we've met before and meet bear, brujita, heurtebise, and scratch. Sorry to have missed you, nails and Luke and fieldtrip!

Unix function t claims he will have photos up this weekend.

Cheers, all!
posted by peachfuzz at 10:39 PM on April 16, 2010


Damn you, fake magic touchscren onscreen keyboard thing.
posted by peachfuzz at 10:41 PM on April 16, 2010

Wonderful to meet you guys....and I'll be back in June.
posted by brujita at 10:48 PM on April 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

Suddenly, your usernames are like electricity for my eyes.
posted by McBearclaw at 10:49 PM on April 16, 2010 [3 favorites]

I had a fab time meeting you folks, and I gained more fodder for my theory that a Westmalle Tripel = automatic (yet tasty) end to the evening...
posted by heurtebise at 10:13 AM on April 17, 2010

Bummed I missed this. One of these days I'll manage to make it to one of these. Luckily they seem to be picking up in frequency.

If any of you locals reside on the south end of town I'd love to get a small meetup together.
posted by Octoparrot at 10:48 PM on April 17, 2010

photos UP!
posted by -t at 12:27 PM on April 18, 2010 [2 favorites]

Looks like you all had a great time. And that cake picture came out wonderfully!

I could do south some time, Octoparrot. I'm close to DU / Wash Park so somewhat equidistant between downtown and south Denver. Light rail handy is always good.
posted by NailsTheCat at 4:10 PM on April 18, 2010

Looks fun. I'm sorry I missed. Thanks for posting photos -t, it is almost like I was there (minus the hangover).
posted by fieldtrip at 10:12 PM on April 18, 2010

-t, those photos are awesome. Thanks for posting.
posted by McBearclaw at 9:52 PM on April 19, 2010

Yeah, what everyone else said. I would also like to note that Em Cee Bearclaw is very photogenic, and thanks to -t for the piccies.

Special to Nails and Octoparrot: I'm in West Wash Park, and being a brand new transplant I'm always ready to explore, even all the way to Centennial.
posted by scratch at 8:55 AM on April 29, 2010

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