Anyone interested in catching up in Sydney in the next few weeks? March 7, 2005 3:10 AM   Subscribe

Antipodean meetup? Anyone interested in catching up in Sydney in the next few weeks?
posted by arha to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:10 AM (22 comments total)

I've been a member and serious lurker for a while and I've been heartened by how many new members there are from Australia and New Zealand (and how many long term members from oz occasionally raise their heads).

Would anyone be interested in a meet up in Sydney? It could be as glamorous as cocktails on the harbour, or low key as tea in Glebe. I personally favour schooners in Erskineville, but I'm open for suggestions if anyone is keen.
posted by arha at 3:22 AM on March 7, 2005

check mail
posted by peacay at 7:46 AM on March 7, 2005

I'm in!!! (so long as it's not betn the 19th March and the 30th March- I'm off to the Alice). I'm also sorta new to town, so anyplace is fine.
posted by dhruva at 8:35 PM on March 7, 2005

Schooners in Erskineville sound good to me.
posted by tellurian at 2:34 PM on March 8, 2005

*wishes he could drop in for a Foster's pint*
posted by billsaysthis at 5:29 PM on March 8, 2005

so...em..what? Do we have a plan or such?
posted by dhruva at 1:36 AM on March 9, 2005

Well, it has to be this weekend or April seeing as you're Aliceing dhruva. That is unless peacay emailed arha and said "Don't even think about it, you should have seen what happened last time." So if this thing is to have legs what about Friday night, April 1 (seriously) at the Erko, say 7.
posted by tellurian at 2:20 PM on March 9, 2005

I may be able to make it - depending on schedule. Commuting from the Gold Coast. Sound like fun in any case.
posted by Dag Maggot at 3:06 PM on March 9, 2005

I lead a virtual life - since fatherhood - fuckit, maybe it's time to see other mefites in the flesh (only to find they're either 12 year olds or 65 year olds, or worse still - are just like me), drink beer, smoke joints, get in a fight, start a riot, get arrested - end up on TV.

How do we identify each other?

I'm the pasty skinned one - with bags under each eye and no hair.
posted by strawberryviagra at 3:17 PM on March 9, 2005

April 1 sounds good. Directions etc, would be very helpful.
posted by dhruva at 5:41 PM on March 9, 2005

tellurian........I'd just been obfuscating and wrote to arha seeking some motivation actually ;- ) response as

Ummm....Erko? 102 Erskineville rd??.........I can't for the life of me remember where the hell that is...(strange, because I used to live there!).......It must be on the opposite side of the road to the Imperial + Rose of Australia and up at the Newtown end as far as I can deduce..........yellow pages maps failed.

Perhaps the Rose of Australia    pub?'s within 100m of the station......I hear it has been done up - my cousin had a nice meal there 2 weeks ago (that's just by the being optional of course).
[they have live music there on fridays.....jazz if they are still following past traditions]

Friday 1 April .... 7pm ok ? Any dissenters?

(when you get out of Erskineville station turn left and it is on your left on the next corner)

I.D. - Wear a baseball hat?? Umm....naked? Or??
(hmm.....Friday will be busy at any pub)
posted by peacay at 7:46 PM on March 9, 2005

beers at the erko (or elsewhere - i'm easy to please) from seven on the first works for me too.

just tell me they've got coopers on tap and i'll be a happy man.

i'll be the short guy with the pony tail and the sunglasses.

(this isn't an april fools thing is it?)

posted by soi-disant at 7:51 PM on March 9, 2005

Thanks for the map, sol-disant. I don't think I've been in Newtown before.
posted by dhruva at 8:11 PM on March 9, 2005

Rose of Australia is a way cool pub. Upstairs is a games room with jenga, scrabble, etc. They also have dining on the path outside, but it gets very, very busy. The Erskineville Hotel is much further downmarket but wouldn't be as busy. It has a wonderfully horrible concreted back garden and we should be able to pick-up a fight or two. They're so close to each other we could do them both anyway.
posted by tellurian at 8:13 PM on March 9, 2005

Meet at Erko then! Done.

I was serious about baseball caps as I.D. .....I am not going to be able to remember people's descriptions (although pasty, bags under eyes might be be a lead)
posted by peacay at 8:28 PM on March 9, 2005

Antipodean in the house!

Unfortunately, I think I'll be o/s by the time 1 April rolls around, but if not, I'll see you suckas then.

Either way, take lots of photos in compromising situations, please.

(And thanks for the heads-up mail, tellurian)
posted by cosmonik at 10:28 PM on March 9, 2005

i do have a severe hardon for scrabble, but the slab back yard is also not without a certain appeal.

so why should we choose? both i say! hurrah for both pubs! and it does double our chances of a fight after all...

caps as i.d. are fine with me also. and compromising photos are my specialty.

also, thanks for the mail tellurian.
posted by soi-disant at 11:25 PM on March 9, 2005

Sydney, Sydney, Sydney, it's always about Sydney isn't it? I kid, of course, cheers for letting us know tellurian. I believe there's a few Melbournians floating around on here. (I was wondering how you figured out who is from Oz though? Not some cool function I'm missing out on?)
posted by Onanist at 12:41 AM on March 10, 2005

Here's a Melbournian. And he likes a drink now and then. Do we have a quorum of Southerners? I can think of about a bazillion pubs/clubs/wine bars etc that would be suitable.

And again, thanks to tellurian for his community announcement mail.
posted by tim_in_oz at 10:33 AM on March 10, 2005

Apologies, peacay, for not responding ... been having a housing crisis. April 1st would be cool, provided I'm not homeless by then. Can we make it the Rose of Australia?
posted by arha at 1:18 PM on March 10, 2005

I'd love to be there, only I think I'll be o/s then, too. Oh, and the commute from Brisbane might be a bit much ;)

But if there are any _real_ aussies (read: Qld'ers) in the house who want a meetup..... ;)
posted by coriolisdave at 2:33 PM on March 10, 2005

Damn. April 1st is my and the hubbie's five-year anniversary, and we've already got plans. Count me in for the next one, though.
posted by web-goddess at 4:50 PM on March 10, 2005

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