Milan Meetup Followup January 8, 2005 10:46 AM   Subscribe

Cashmere sweaters, rare organic green tea, fine arts photography, designer sex toys. This, and much more, just happened at the First MeFi International Transoceanic Interfaith Metrosexual Milan Meetup. More inside.
posted by matteo to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:46 AM (31 comments total)

I'm waiting with bated breath.....
posted by Juicylicious at 10:52 AM on January 8, 2005

I'm waiting with unabated breathing.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:59 AM on January 8, 2005

This thread is useless without pictures.
posted by driveler at 11:00 AM on January 8, 2005

Jeez, matteo, some members of mi famiglia live not too far away. Had I known, I'd have sent them as representatives.
posted by jonmc at 11:06 AM on January 8, 2005

*delicately wipes the sweat off of Juicylicious' brow*

sorry for the delay, I had to discuss something with the vice cops first.

Anyway, among those present at the historic meetup, amberglow (who, having cunningly played the metrosexual part, had already chatted up two young blonde women even before the meetup had officially started) and the elusive cactus, serious candidate for MetaFilter Most Badass Biker Dude. After having a very stilish cup of caffé macchiato / green tea at Corso Como 10, we all went shopping at the store, where amberglow, flexing his muscles, tried on several black cashmere sweaters (cactus and I, in the meantime, were examining the impressive display of 120 US $ Japanese designer dildos and vibrating balls, not to mention the massive Warhol bananas).
We also went to a very interesting Bill Owens photography show

(Bare) Ass Shoutout pictures (taken by paleocon) available on request, except for those who decided they were too cool to join us.
Eat your heart out, kim

There's another meetup planned for tomorrow, at lunch. Latecomers are free to e-mail for details.
Even the 5-dollar noobs
posted by matteo at 11:07 AM on January 8, 2005

pictures (even non-X-rated ones) were taken already, we'll take more tomorrow -- expect a whole batch of them to be posted later.
posted by matteo at 11:14 AM on January 8, 2005

Happy New Year matteo!

Where's the pictures? A drawing on a table coaster would have been fine;p

Glad you all had a good time together -- have more fun tomorrow \!!!/
posted by thomcatspike at 11:19 AM on January 8, 2005

I'm only a few hours away, and could have conceivably made it. I guess I'll have to wait another year (or ten) for the Vienna/Budapest/Szombathely meet-up..
posted by Ljubljana at 3:17 PM on January 8, 2005

OK, the first batch of (G-rated only) pics is here. just click on the panda
posted by matteo at 5:13 PM on January 8, 2005

0729 and 0730 -- it's amberglow and cactus (with me holding the shoutout card in the first pic). in the third pic, it's me and cactus.
on the card (my sharpie isn't sharp enough, apparently) "ciao a tutti", hello everybody.

as I said above, bare-ass shoutout pics available by e-mail only. your satisfaction is guaranteed (or so said paleocon)
posted by matteo at 5:17 PM on January 8, 2005

matteo, suffice it to say that you don't look a damned thing like I pictured you.
posted by jonmc at 8:19 PM on January 8, 2005

matteo, suffice it to say that you don't look a damned thing like I pictured you.

Ditto here, but I'm sure none of us would to any of the others.
posted by semmi at 9:35 PM on January 8, 2005

Cool beans.
posted by Dean Keaton at 10:51 PM on January 8, 2005

you look pretty much exactly how I pictured you.

no, really.
posted by palegirl at 2:45 AM on January 9, 2005

suffice it to say that you don't look a damned thing like I pictured you.

I am almost afraid to ask how did you picture me.

anyway I'm off to a boozy drunken lunch with the guys (more shoutouts to come), look out for more pics later tonight Milan time
posted by matteo at 3:45 AM on January 9, 2005

Rumor is the happy campers trio were or were not looking to give a mannequin a butt rod
posted by elpapacito at 5:56 AM on January 9, 2005

matteo, suffice it to say that you don't look a damned thing like I pictured you.

I'm suprised too. I always thought you would have a face...!

What's up, camera shy?
posted by sic at 6:25 AM on January 9, 2005

I am almost afraid to ask how did you picture me.

Your Milanese, and that's the Italian capitol of fashion. I figured you'd be dressed sharper than a razor and all that.
posted by jonmc at 6:58 AM on January 9, 2005

Yeah Matteo, what's up with covering your face? I hope the "bare ass shoutout" pics that I ordered show more than a hand and a parka.
posted by Juicylicious at 7:40 AM on January 9, 2005

If I don't get a shoutout, bare-assed or clothed, I'm never speaking to either of you again.

posted by CunningLinguist at 9:37 PM on January 9, 2005

I inherited an interfaith cashmere sweater very recently (that I'm wearing right now too), but I couldn't get away - alas.
posted by troutfishing at 9:55 PM on January 9, 2005

This brings up an interesting question. Is anyone ever nervous about going to one of these things and having someone you don't particularly care for show up, as well? I tend to think my evening would be soured somewhat if I was sitting across the table from the person who made these comments.
posted by GeekAnimator at 10:33 PM on January 9, 2005




you're so antipatica. how could we ever. you got your personal assy shoutout.
(well, it's more hips than ass technically, but whatever)
posted by matteo at 1:48 AM on January 10, 2005

Eat your heart out, kim

Nè sto mangiando i mani, porco zio. I would have muchly preferred to be in Milano this weekend instead of working overtime. :(
posted by romakimmy at 3:02 AM on January 10, 2005

GeekAnimator - I've found that if one wants to have a good time, one will. Also, people who are complete dicks online aren't always complete dicks in real life. I'm not defending those rather abhorrant comments, but sometimes people say things online that are really at odds with how they are in person.

So no, I personally have never been nervous about it, but matteo and amberglow (and nearly romakimmy) met me even though I'm a 5$ noob and complete stranger and it seemed to turn out okay. :) And I've met dozens of people from other forums and the majority of the time it works out very well. The worst that's ever happened is that I found out a person just wasn't very interesting.
posted by cactus at 3:55 AM on January 10, 2005

Non mi avete dimenticato! Mille grazie, amici.

  --Language Cappello
posted by languagehat at 5:23 AM on January 10, 2005

GeekAnimator, I second cactus, though I haven't yet made any MeFi meetups. I almost managed one in NYC and then got waylaid by things domestic. Being a 5$ noob does make me feel slightly spooked, but that won't stop me next time.

Now, where can I get an interfaith cashmere sweater?!
posted by idest at 5:41 AM on January 10, 2005

you're so antipatica.

Humph. It's not a real shoutout if you have to demand it. Then again, I'll take what I can get! Grazie ragazzi.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:26 AM on January 10, 2005

TROUT!!!!! : >

I had a great time--eat your hearts out everyone! just wonderful! and molto grazie a matteo, even tho he's a stronzo. ; >
posted by amberglow at 2:27 PM on January 10, 2005

yeah, but everybody knew that already, man. where's the news?

ps Trout, we talked so much about you -- you deserve a shoutout in a 128-point font
posted by matteo at 2:52 PM on January 10, 2005

yup...i was thrilled to see him in this thread! yippee!

(oh, it turns out i emptied my account, and that's why i embarassed myself at 10 corso como) : >
posted by amberglow at 3:03 PM on January 10, 2005

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