London Meetup September 27, 2004 3:40 AM   Subscribe

Metafilter meetup in the Vibe Bar, off Brick Lane this Saturday October 2nd (original thread here).
posted by plep to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:40 AM (15 comments total)

Info and a link to a map here - nearest Tube is Shoreditch but Liverpool St is also very close.

(I'll have a copy of a book entitled 'Eccentrics' with me, and will be there from about 5pm onwards).
posted by plep at 3:45 AM on September 27, 2004

Laughing out loud here. If I could make it, I'd do my best to look for a book called "Weenies".
posted by taz at 4:55 AM on September 27, 2004

Shame, I'll be just up the road at the Barbican for Roy Ayers' afrobeat set (part of the Fela Kuti season). I might wander in afterwards if it isn't ridiculously late.
posted by bifter at 5:17 AM on September 27, 2004

Do we have space/room reserved, or are we going to show up to a Central London DJ bar on a Saturday night and expect to be able to find/hear each other?

/cranky old man
posted by Optamystic at 5:19 AM on September 27, 2004

Wow, that sounded bitchy. What I meant to say was:

"Having been to a meetup a couple of years ago, I found that a loud/clubbish environment was not particularly conducive to the delightful exchange of ideas that is characteristic of such gatherings. Have arrangements been made with these factors in mind?"
posted by Optamystic at 5:47 AM on September 27, 2004

Looking forward to meeting you all. I'll be carrying a book called "Graph Colouring and the Probabilistic Method". I am eight feet tall and have bright blue hair.

Is anyone able to suggest a reasonably-priced place to stay not crazily far from the Vibe Bar? I have to take the Picadilly line to Heathrow at around 7:00 AM and I hear pubs don't stay open that late in England.
posted by louigi at 6:18 AM on September 27, 2004

Being eight feet tall as I am, and having bright blue hair as I do, I often find that my mere presence in a bar, crowded and noisy though it may initially be, is enough to clear a space for me and my compatriots.
posted by louigi at 6:21 AM on September 27, 2004

I'm happy just to show up and hope we find each other. ;)

(It's quite a big place and when I've gone on a Friday evening there's usually been places to sit, at least in the early evening).
posted by plep at 7:35 AM on September 27, 2004

It'll be quietish early, i bet...and don't forget to take a pic of the men's room surprise thing for me : >
posted by amberglow at 4:19 PM on September 27, 2004

Oh God I'm going to get so drunk.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:31 PM on September 27, 2004

The Vibe bar is impossibly crowded inside. We'll be outside. Unless it rains, I guess, and we'll have to go somewhere else near. There are many places.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:33 PM on September 27, 2004

What Pretty_Generic said. There is no shortage of places nearby. I'll try to sit outside for you and see you there.
posted by plep at 12:02 AM on September 28, 2004

Louigi, you could try a capsule hotel
posted by shoepal at 7:59 AM on September 28, 2004

You could practically spend the night on the Piccadilly line train to Heathrow, the amount of time it takes to get there...

I'm not sure what your criteria for reasonably-priced is (I've only really ever booked business hotels for people in this area), but you might be able to get a cheapish deal at the Thistle Barbican (which is a bog-standard chain hotel) if they're quiet, which is quite possible considering they're in the business district and it's a weekend night.
posted by bifter at 9:53 AM on September 28, 2004

I truly want a shout out, I'm going to be at my sister-in-laws wedding...which is going to be so dull...

One of these days...
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