Asheville meetup pictures! April 11, 2005 4:42 PM   Subscribe

With sheer glee and drunken merriment, the Asheville MeFi meetup celebrated its first convergence this weekend. Photographic evidence abounds. (after a while you may be able to guess who is who)
posted by moonbird to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:42 PM (31 comments total)

mygothlaundry, that is one fine-ass tattoo.
posted by jonmc at 4:49 PM on April 11, 2005


"I have horrible hangovers but that doesn't stop me from being a problem drinker." ~Mygothlaundry

"Tell him it's an art project." ~ChrisTN, in reference to asking the wandering fellow to hold up our Free Quonsar sign.

"Where are the Weeners posts? Oh shit, this isn't Fark!" ~Moonbird

"You all better not be firemen or I'll have to shove a 2x4 up your asses." ~Wandering self admitted schizophrenic guy.
posted by moonbird at 4:50 PM on April 11, 2005

too drunk to remember me!?!? is that possible? : < br>
(looks like you guys had fun tho--but a drum circle? chris is cute too.)
posted by amberglow at 4:51 PM on April 11, 2005

Actually, amber, we all saluted you and in my pre-shoutout scribbles, I had you down but my brain stopped working when it was time to play with my marker.
posted by moonbird at 4:59 PM on April 11, 2005

Hey, hey, hey! I got shouted out it Asheville! Did I ever tell you I lived in Brevard for a few years when I was a kid? My father worked for the Pisgah ranger district... So party on, Asheville, and your fancy old Biltmore House!
posted by taz at 5:19 PM on April 11, 2005

Are the drum circles at full power yet this spring? That was one of my favorite things, grabbing a growler of green man ale and heading on over to the drum circle...

Looked fun...wish i could have been.
posted by schyler523 at 5:31 PM on April 11, 2005

/ hugs moonbird for the nice shoutout.
/ jealously eyes mygothlaundry's simply spectacular tattoo.
/ waves to Chris.

...looks like good things come in 3s - this is a small but nifty looking meetup, you all seem like fun people.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:44 PM on April 11, 2005

Shoot. And I'm gonna be in Asheville in just 2 1/2 weeks...
posted by weston at 5:44 PM on April 11, 2005

weston: shoot us an email and we'll do it again.
posted by moonbird at 5:46 PM on April 11, 2005

Umm.....where's Ashville just by the by?
posted by peacay at 6:18 PM on April 11, 2005

Yes the tulip tatto is such a neat idea, so is the (I assume) reflection hosiery. Asheville is in N. Carolina, peacay.
posted by PY at 6:40 PM on April 11, 2005

I got a shoutout, thanks! Wow, am I famous now?

I have that exact same marker too. Those motherfuckers last forever. Looked like a good time and I must concur with the awesomeness of that tatt.
posted by sciurus at 6:44 PM on April 11, 2005

Thanx peawhy...I had a hunch it was.
Ahh...meetups......the liver disease caused by mathowie and not alcohol.
posted by peacay at 7:14 PM on April 11, 2005

chris is cute too.

Aww...thanks Amber. Trust me, we did remember you in person, if not on paper. When you coming to party with us?

/ waves to Chris.

/waves back at madam. Howdy! :-)
posted by ChrisTN at 8:15 PM on April 11, 2005

i Asheville part of the scary South? Sell me on the idea maybe. ; >
posted by amberglow at 8:34 PM on April 11, 2005

Moonbird - anyone ever tell you you look like a young Eric Begosian? And I do mean that as a compliment.

Nice organizing job there with the sign and all. Looks like a good time.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:50 PM on April 11, 2005

I hope Asheville is not scary... my nephew is starting college near there in the fall (Mars Hill).
posted by Doohickie at 9:45 PM on April 11, 2005

That's how I cure hiccups too. I've never seen anyone else do it.
posted by lobakgo at 10:33 PM on April 11, 2005

Is Asheville part of that whole Raleigh/Durham thing?
posted by amberglow at 6:42 AM on April 12, 2005

And a good time & one helluva lot of beer was had by all. Took me 24 hours at least to recover - but it was worth it. Thanks for the kind comments on the tattoo; it's from a 17th c. Dutch botanical & I love it.

No, Asheville is not part of the scary South (grumble, grumble, the south isn't scary) in fact it is an extremely blue, some would say deep purple, enclave in the Western NC mountains, full of a strange & often wonderful assortment of odd people from all over. You can't swing a yoga instructor here without hitting a bluegrass musician and y'all should come & visit the next time we do this!
posted by mygothlaundry at 6:47 AM on April 12, 2005

Nowhere near the sprawly horror that is Raleigh - here, look. That's Asheville smack in the middle & I couldn't even zoom out enough to get Raleigh in the same picture. It's way off to the right, down in the flatlands where it gets horribly hot all summer long.
posted by mygothlaundry at 6:52 AM on April 12, 2005

Thanks for the shout, moonbird. Looks like everybody had a great time.
posted by dfowler at 7:04 AM on April 12, 2005

Oh My.
posted by jonmc at 7:41 AM on April 12, 2005

Amberglow, Asheville is also very beautiful, with interesting architecture, the beautiful nature, and belly dancers!

And of course the standard of living is very, very high: here's what a typical Ashevillian's house looks like.
posted by taz at 7:48 AM on April 12, 2005

museums? gay bars? good shopping? can you get around without a car? is HighPoint (that furniture place) nearby?
posted by amberglow at 11:25 AM on April 12, 2005

Here's the general all purpose tourist site.
Art museum.
Romance and travel. Gay bars yes.

Shopping can be iffy, not having a car limits you to downtown which is getting more expensive by the minute, alas. High Point is far, far away.
posted by mygothlaundry at 2:00 PM on April 12, 2005

c'mere amberglow et al! we've got 2 major gay bars, 3 marginal ones, and downtown shopping is pretty unique... at least to this area. for any would be out of towners, i'd be happy to help with getting around. it's fairly easy.
posted by moonbird at 2:58 PM on April 12, 2005

Dude, those giant markers are awesome. Dude.
posted by graventy at 5:00 PM on April 12, 2005

I am very sad to have missed this, I should read the Metatalk section more often. I hope there will be another Asheville MeFi party soon!
posted by Crushinator at 6:54 PM on April 12, 2005

In trying to put my finger on the flavor of Asheville (and why it's not part of the "scary South"), the phrase that popped into my head is "the Berkeley of the Appalachians." So, not quite, I know...but that's all that came to me.
posted by ChrisTN at 8:07 PM on April 12, 2005

weston: shoot us an email and we'll do it again.
posted by moonbird at 5:46 PM PST on April 11 [!]

I'm there, Jay, please keep me in the loop. *sigh* and to think I was pounding beers to an awesome blues band on Beale Street while the festivities raged in Asheville. oh - And I'm bringin' my djembe!!
posted by yoga at 7:38 AM on April 13, 2005

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