Photos from the Milan meetup. January 9, 2005 12:36 PM   Subscribe

First MeFi International Transoceanic Interfaith Metrosexual Milano Meetup Part 2. +
posted by cactus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:36 PM (22 comments total)

Before the Milano Meetup on Saturday afternoon there was a very exclusive Venezia Meetup the previous Sunday. So exclusive it was actually only amberglow and myself. One might think Venice is hoppin', but on Sundays there's only a few places open, one of which is Bacaro Jazz. It's a nice place, but you have to keep on eye on Mary, who likes to keep your five euros in change for a tip.

Back in Milano, well known for it's high fashion, Amberglow proved himself equally at ease navigating through both museums and forests. The truth about Matteo's profession came out when we discovered he owns a posh furniture store.

We spent Saturday evening at G Lounge, one of the trendiest "gay friendly" bars in Milano. The boys looked so fabulous even I was staring at them. We also paid fabulous prices for it. Three rounds of drinks for three people clocked in at 90 Euros.

If you thought matteo was camera shy, maybe you can make out his face in this reflection in the glass window where he took us for lunch at Ristorante Ilia Sunday afternoon. That's not the only thing difficult to see. A little focus would've helped. That text next to the 5$ Noobs shoutout says "That's Me ->"

And finally, despite the fact that there's now a McDonald's in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, there are signs that globalization hasn't completely taken hold of Italia - they still can't spell.

Ciao belli!
posted by cactus at 12:44 PM on January 9, 2005

I'm meeting amberglow for drinks in minutes -- expect pictures of our lunch/drinks to be posted later in the night. those who have requested the ad hominem and ad mulierem ass shoutouts will receive them in the e-mail tomorrow morning at the latest

the (slightly out of focus) shoutout list linked above includes:

romakimmy's sister
la befana
gente d'inghilterra*
gente d'olanda**
dejah + ufez
ny people
5 dollar noobs
language cappello
jon + everyone

* people from England
**people from Holland

posted by matteo at 1:02 PM on January 9, 2005

ps cactus is now my favorite 5-dollar noob EVER
posted by matteo at 1:02 PM on January 9, 2005

and matteo was right. Milano's much more fun and entertaining than all of you roma-praising milano-haters were willing to let on.
posted by cactus at 1:42 PM on January 9, 2005


Grazie, paesano...
posted by jonmc at 1:45 PM on January 9, 2005

new pictures, with (G-rated) ass shoutouts, in both folders here
posted by matteo at 1:17 AM on January 10, 2005

Ooh! Thanks for the virtual ass and Pellegrino shoutouts! Next, I think I'd like to try... a nice Tuscan red with a side order of lightly toasted Italian buns.
posted by taz at 1:51 AM on January 10, 2005

*sobs, curses blasted work trip tommorrow that prevented attendence*Minchia, che dolooore!
/Aldo Baglio

amberglow, are you sitting down, vertically challenged like me, or is nostro caro matteo really a famous Italian basketball player wishing to remain anonymous?
posted by romakimmy at 2:49 AM on January 10, 2005

"Withe Russian" also "Plater's Punch".
posted by kenko at 7:21 AM on January 10, 2005

ciao tutti!!! I'm baaack--did ya miss me?

I had an incredible incredible time, and matteo is just as cool and nice and smart as he appears to be here (he's no Cynthia though! give her another kiss and hug from me)

Molti grazie a matteo, cactus (for a double meet) and Cynthia (and la Befana, of course!)

and i missed you, romakimmy! (i was sitting in that pic, but am a little short--matteo's american-sized height-wise tho, especially for an italian)

of course, i just came home to no heat/hotwater in my apt. : >
posted by amberglow at 12:53 PM on January 10, 2005

i was sitting in that pic

indeed he was kimmy. and I am not particularly tall, un metro e ottantotto.

not to mention size doesn't matter, does it kim?

Italy just loves amberglow and he will be moving soon here. now, if we convince dejah and a few others to move here too, we could have a massive, influential MeFi chapter in this country. and we'll give Haughey (and Haughey jr) an honorary citizenship as well. even if he'd rather visit ice cubes in Iceland than us.
posted by matteo at 1:20 PM on January 10, 2005

You're back, amberglow? Well. That explains it!

It was like the lights came back on here in New York -- so glad you made it!

Thanks for the shoutout, and for the pics. You looked pretty caroused and properly pampered.

My jealousy at your trip is palpable. May your jet lag and hangovers be mercifully short.
posted by chicobangs at 1:54 PM on January 10, 2005

thanks! a whole new wardrobe, an emptied bank account, stunning things (art, people, churches, food, etc) and got to meet matteo in real life--what could be better? it really was wonderful.

We really have to get matteo here and have a meetup for him.
posted by amberglow at 2:25 PM on January 10, 2005

Speaking of which, we're almost due for another NYC one, ain't we?
posted by chicobangs at 2:46 PM on January 10, 2005

we are--how about last week in Jan? and we have to get newbies to come (fresh blood and all, for the sacrifices)
posted by amberglow at 2:58 PM on January 10, 2005

Three weeks? Sounds like a go.


* offer not valid
posted by chicobangs at 3:00 PM on January 10, 2005

maybe we should do it in feb?
posted by amberglow at 3:45 PM on January 10, 2005

I still take great pride in being among the select few that have met both matteo and romakimmy. (IIRC, TCS and I were the only two to make both meetups...). Now cactus has to come to Dallas for the italian trifecta.

Looks like you all had a blast, though. And thanks for the love as always, matteo!
posted by Ufez Jones at 4:49 PM on January 10, 2005

posted by matteo at 5:10 PM on January 10, 2005

Ufez, I'm so there - write me down for the summer of 2006 - that's when I'll likely move back to the states. :)

And happy birthday, Kimmy!
posted by cactus at 7:04 PM on January 10, 2005

Grazie ragazzi Catch y'all when I get back from austria.
posted by romakimmy at 2:39 AM on January 11, 2005

Wow I'm on the diiiirty deeds list of the proactive gaytastic trio ! How many innocent top models were seduced into personal artistic modeling .... ? None, it's an oxy-moron.

Thanks for the dirty list call, have even more phun !

cactus: yeah we Milan hating Rome praising people are a disgraceous lot , guess what ? Who cares :D !
posted by elpapacito at 2:55 AM on January 11, 2005

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