Richmond VA Meetup August 18, 2005 7:27 AM   Subscribe

There was some mild interest in a Richmond meetup. Seeing how we just embarassed ourselves on a global level, maybe now would be a good time to get together and commiserate?
posted by patgas to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:27 AM (42 comments total)

I'm in. Since we are a smaller group, should there be a proactive move towards contacting the local folks?
posted by john m at 8:51 AM on August 18, 2005


I can email rainbaby, since I've talked to her about a meeting before. I dunno how active the other people are about checking MetaTalk or MeFi in general.

Maybe we should start throwing out places to meet? Penny Lane, Avalon, Legend, Capitol Ale House, Mojo's, The Village... I think most of those places can seat a decent-sized party and are relatively subculture-neutral.
posted by patgas at 9:20 AM on August 18, 2005


Ha! I wonder if those members from Texas made it up here yet. I'll email her. Yes, we'll have to be pro-active. Good thought patgas.
posted by rainbaby at 11:14 AM on August 18, 2005


if it goes down, don't forget that I stood up for Richmond when every other comment was bashing it. ahem...
Wish i could make it - it's been awhile since I met any new Richmonders.

posted by hellbient at 1:05 PM on August 18, 2005


I'm gonna throw this out there, to be proactive. Penny Lane, Sunday, at 6pm.
posted by patgas at 2:18 PM on August 18, 2005


Hmm, 5 hour drive... a little much for me. Good luck guys, hope it goes well.
posted by odinsdream at 5:06 PM on August 18, 2005


Wouldn't it be cool to have simultaneous meetups in Richmond West London, North Yorkshire, California and British Columbia?
posted by ceri richard at 5:10 PM on August 18, 2005


I'm in. Anyone up for some barbecue?

I can't believe I missed that Richmond Ask MeFi thread. On my birthday, to boot.
posted by emelenjr at 5:29 PM on August 18, 2005


This town is a laughing stock right now.

Let's go for it!
posted by Mikey-San at 5:35 PM on August 18, 2005


Wouldn't it be cool to have simultaneous meetups in Richmond West London, North Yorkshire, California and British Columbia?

Like some sort of defective Live 8 meetup?
posted by Mikey-San at 5:37 PM on August 18, 2005


Patgas:

I'm up for Mojo's, definitely.

Can we get this motion ratified?
posted by Mikey-San at 5:42 PM on August 18, 2005


Mojo's works for me too.

Come on, Richmonders, let's do this.

*waits for someone else to take charge*
posted by emelenjr at 5:58 PM on August 18, 2005


Anywhere is ok w/ me; we've got 2 for Mojo's....
posted by john m at 7:56 PM on August 18, 2005


Mojo's was one of my picks too. And that's five people expressing interest - not bad. When-ish?
posted by rainbaby at 3:31 AM on August 19, 2005


Wouldn't it be cool to have simultaneous meetups in Richmond West London, North Yorkshire, California and British Columbia?

You forgot Melbourne. :-)

/completist
posted by bright cold day at 4:12 AM on August 19, 2005


Sunday! As long as I'm back home before the Six Feet Under finale starts.
posted by emelenjr at 4:13 AM on August 19, 2005


So then... Mojo's, Sunday, 6pm?

How exactly do we recognize each other once we're there?
posted by patgas at 4:27 AM on August 19, 2005


I could actually make that time and place. Glasses, cameras, papers and pens, awkward looking around? First people sit down and make a little table tent!
posted by rainbaby at 4:43 AM on August 19, 2005


Wait wait wait wait. Mojo's doesn't serve alcohol!
posted by rainbaby at 4:46 AM on August 19, 2005


huh? i've had beers many times at Mojo's... you mean they don't serve on Sunday or something?
posted by patgas at 5:34 AM on August 19, 2005


They only list soft drinks on the website. I'll call when they open. I have beers there too, but I haven't been there in a long time.
posted by rainbaby at 5:42 AM on August 19, 2005


I'm 85% in.

That is, all of me is in or out, but 100% of me is 85% in.

My vote would be for Legend, but I'll go wherever.
posted by Alt F4 at 10:08 AM on August 19, 2005


Yeah! Represent! Mojo's does serve the alcohol. I was thinking Fan in case anyone in traveling by foot or bike - Mojo's or Avalon. Mikey-San and john m - thoughts on this Sunday?
posted by rainbaby at 10:50 AM on August 19, 2005


lalalana is here from Texas afterall, she said she's interested.
posted by rainbaby at 11:32 AM on August 19, 2005


The wraps at Mojo's are hella-tasty. Mmm.

For those who've never been: it's a take-out place with a bar. They don't put teh booze on the site because they don't deliver it.

Sunday at 6, that's good for me. How do we know who's a MeFi user? The secret code is Flying Spaghetti Monster.
posted by Mikey-San at 1:22 PM on August 19, 2005


Sunday/6/Mojo's is good.

I'll be the thirty-something white guy with glasses. Oh, wait... um, maybe a bicycle helmet, if it's not raining. Hopefully one of y'all are visually distinct...
posted by john m at 6:57 PM on August 19, 2005


I'll leave the glasses at home so no one will confuse this 30-something white guy with john m.

So it's on, eh?
posted by emelenjr at 7:03 PM on August 19, 2005


It's on like the war on terrorism.

Did I go there?

Yeah, I did.
posted by Mikey-San at 7:07 PM on August 19, 2005


I will be there. lalalana says she'll be there. So don't puss out.

I'll be the thirty something white girl in the glasses!
posted by rainbaby at 8:27 AM on August 20, 2005


*considers wearing glasses after all*
posted by emelenjr at 2:47 PM on August 20, 2005


Hooray, we'll all wear glasses together!
posted by patgas at 3:43 PM on August 20, 2005


You forgot Melbourne. :-)

My humble apologies. I figured there must be a Richmond somewhere in both Australia and New Zealand but ran out of google juice (dogs to be walked, meals to be cooked) so blithely hit post with an incomplete list. I also left out other parts of Australia, Canada, Jamaica, South Africa and many others. Sigh.
posted by ceri richard at 4:12 PM on August 20, 2005


I'm now at 95% in.

Mid-to-late-20-something; no glasses; short hair; "EZ 2 ♥" tattoo on my face.
posted by Alt F4 at 5:28 PM on August 20, 2005


I just got home from IKEA, about 3 hours later than I had planned. Hope you guys had fun. I'm so lame.
posted by patgas at 3:59 PM on August 21, 2005


I'm also really frickin' lame. I was up all night working on projects and ended up crashing at 3 this afternoon.

Guh. :(
posted by Mikey-San at 5:40 PM on August 21, 2005


Less people than we had expected to see actually showed up, but it was great to meet Alt F4, rainbaby and lalalana. We have had cameras, three of them. Alt F4 is on dialup and as such said we may not soon see the pictures he took. Rainbaby said hers might take a few days, too. I'm working on mine and will post 'em to Flickr in a bit.

Were the rest of you lot at home playing with your new iBooks or something?
posted by emelenjr at 7:27 PM on August 21, 2005


Flickr was giving me trouble (curse you, pro users with your unlimited albums and your fancy cars) so I sent them to .Mac instead.

Next time, I hope we can coax a few more people out to join us.
posted by emelenjr at 8:04 PM on August 21, 2005


Hey, thanks for my first shoutout, rainbaby!
Not sure if it counts that i asked for it, but I'll take it.
Never been to Mojo's. Next time I'm down, I'll check it out.
oh, and cool shirt...
posted by hellbient at 9:33 AM on August 22, 2005


I went at 6 and didn't see anyone that looked suspicious enough (or that I would now recognize from the photos). I probably should've waited longer but the crowd was kind of getting on my nerves and the bartender ID'd me (and I didn't have my ID)(and I'm 33 freakin' years old) so I had a diet coke at the bar and then left. I got to enjoy the anticipation anyway...
posted by john m at 10:23 AM on August 22, 2005


Thanks for posting those photos, emelenjr!

Sorry we missed you, john m. Next time.
posted by Alt F4 at 10:26 AM on August 22, 2005


I got my pics too, and I want to start a new thread on the front page of MetaTalk, with links to both sets of pics. I can link, but I can't figure out how to Name the links so they don't just appear as the long web addresses. Can anyone help? john m, I totally saw you getting into your car talking on your cell phone. I was getting out of mine.
posted by rainbaby at 10:40 AM on August 22, 2005


Nevermind I figured it out. Front page again.
posted by rainbaby at 11:17 AM on August 22, 2005


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