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BRISBANE QLD Planning Thread
May 5, 2009 8:49 PM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

We need to pick a date and time between July 17 and July 19 and a location. My thoughts are that somewhere in the city, easily accessible by public transport would be a good goal. 17 July is Friday night, so that also sounds like a plan to me.

What, you want me to write more?

OK then, MeMail is good for contacting me, or my e-mail address is in my profile. I can also be contacted on 0411-045 136, but don't be surprised if I don't answer your call (because I won't recognise the number), so SMS me instead and I'll call you back. I agree to put aside my aversion to speaking to people on the phone for the time immediately preceding and during the meetup. How's that?
posted by dg to Brisbane, Australia at 8:49 PM (111 comments total)

I'm still rather likely to be in Brisbane in July at this stage, so I'm in!
posted by MarchHare at 5:58 AM on May 7, 2009

Oooh, how exciting! Depending on dates I'll be in on this, too. I get my work roster weekly, unfortunately, so I won't know if I'm a definite until early July.

City sounds good. Does anyone know anywhere a sufficiently pleasant shade of blue?
posted by Jilder at 7:10 PM on May 7, 2009

Cool! Count me in! *enters into calendar*
posted by springbound at 9:15 PM on May 7, 2009

I know I've said I'll come to meetups before and then bailed out at the last minute, but this one is written down on my calendar (Friday, 17th July) which means that I'm in for sure because this is something for the record books. Have we got any ideas on where it will be? I'm completely out of the loop as far as interesting locations go, so those of you who have actual social lives will have to make the executive decision. I'm really looking forward to it.
posted by h00py at 5:45 AM on May 8, 2009

h00py said she'd beat me to a pulp if I didn't turn up, so count me in. If we go to an internet cafe, we can still relate each other the way we always do :)
posted by b33j at 4:22 PM on May 8, 2009

So, we seem to have reached critical mass for an actual event. Any suggestions about a venue/time?
posted by dg at 5:05 PM on May 10, 2009

I'm good with somewhere in the city, but as long as it's accessible by public transport no worries here.

I don't do a whole helluva lot of anything in the city myself, so can't really suggest anything much. What are we aiming for? Dinner? Pane e Vino's alright. I also had some yummy Indian once at a place on Elizabeth(?) Street, up a flight of stairs somewhere between Albert and Edward.

If we were willing to venture out of the CBD proper we could open up areas like West End and New Farm (one of those Tibetan places halfway down Brunswick Street's good, and The Three Monkeys at West End seems like an obvious suggestion); but I'm sure there's no need if you're more well-versed in the CBD's offerings than I am. What else is around that's good?
posted by springbound at 10:52 PM on May 10, 2009

Brisbane has one of the best little (family owned, I believe) Mexican restaurants I've ever found - Pepe's, and it has the advantage of three locations: Newmarket, Milton and Jindalee. I've only been to the Newmarket store, but am assured that the others are just as good.
posted by MarchHare at 3:44 AM on May 11, 2009

springbound: You could be thinking of Govinda's. That could work. Though, Three Monkeys could work well for people wanting to go for drinkies afterwards.
posted by Jilder at 11:59 AM on May 11, 2009

Ooooh, just looked it up and it was Club India, but on searching I'm pulling up all kinds of not-happy reviews! Perhaps my friend and I stumbled across the two good meals on the menu. I was certainly intending on going back there sometime, but having seen that, don't wish to accept responsibility for recommending it to a bunch of people who don't know me well enough to forgive me if it all goes bad! ;)
posted by springbound at 12:07 AM on May 12, 2009

Hmm, I'd have to drive the four hours from Bundy after work on a Friday night so not sure I'll make it. But if I can wrangle a half day or something.... I'll be there.
posted by indienial at 6:07 PM on May 14, 2009

Wherever it is, I vow to be there. And I won't hit b33j, I promise. I'm from the nice side of Ipswich where we don't beat people up.
posted by h00py at 4:12 AM on May 15, 2009

There's a nice side of Ipswich?
posted by dg at 4:29 AM on May 15, 2009

You'll find out. We're coming to see you soon. Make sure you've got that money from mathowie for beer though, you don't want to piss us off. We might swear at you and throw our ugh boots and flannies at you.
posted by h00py at 4:54 AM on May 15, 2009

I'm in Bundaberg - indienial road trip?
posted by dinoworx at 11:44 PM on May 18, 2009

I think it would be best to have this someplace near me, that also has sake.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:14 AM on May 20, 2009

I'm in for a road trip!
posted by indienial at 12:58 AM on May 21, 2009

I'm in! I'll be in Brisbane then.

Second the Tibetan place (Tibetan Kitchen?) on Brunswick St, or Three Monkeys. In my experience tho Pepe's is... not good. I grew up at Milton and went there five or so times and each time the food was vile. But maybe the other two are great?

Or... what about The Vietnamese on Whickham St in the Valley? Cheap, central, great food, BYO and there's a bottle-o right next door.

Indian fans might like Sitar at New Farm? Great value, tasty, chilled out vibe, BYO.

Re sake... how about Koh-Ya? This has been heaps fun whenever I've been. Booze! Flames! Chopsticks! It's pretty cheap, and super-delicious too.

Enough suggestions from me though! Wherever it ends up being it, will be great to meet some other mefites in person.
posted by t0astie at 4:10 AM on May 21, 2009

posted by b33j at 2:51 PM on May 21, 2009

So are we talking Friday confirmed or is Saturday still an option? Saturday would work much better for us out of towners? Sitar or Koh-Ya sound like good options for my palette and accessibility. Do we have a quorum? ;-)
posted by dinoworx at 5:25 PM on May 21, 2009

I would be cool with Saturday.
posted by t0astie at 2:17 AM on May 22, 2009

So long as there's a vegetarian option I'm happy.

Saturday is probably a better plan for the road trippers.
posted by Jilder at 2:21 AM on May 22, 2009

I'll adjust my calendar if Saturday is better for everyone. I like indian, I like japanese. Shall we all try to decide what is the best? Let's take a vote, shall we? Personally, I think we should leave it up to dw to decide so if no-one turns up than he takes the blame and if it's an overwhelming success than he gets the subsidy. Hooray for dw for having set up the whole thing, right? I'm planning on drinking lots of beer regardless of where the venue is! It's getting close enough to the time to actually start deciding where we'll all meet though, so shall we all say what we'd prefer and let the majority rule? If it's a choice between indian or japanese, I'd say indian.. What say you?
posted by h00py at 3:47 AM on May 22, 2009

I say Indian. But if there is a potential sake inferno that would be cool too. But I agree - being able to place blame is way more important than the venue itself.
posted by dinoworx at 4:50 AM on May 22, 2009

And by the way, we're beating Melbourne in comments but not Sydney so, everybody, come on get happy!
posted by dinoworx at 4:54 AM on May 22, 2009

Saturday is no good for me, unfortunately, although it's obviously better for the travellers. I can hand over the reigns to someone else if the majority want to go for a weekend event. I'm pretty open about the venue, as long as I can stagger to the train afterwards.
posted by dg at 5:01 AM on May 22, 2009

I didn't think of this when I suggested it, but as far as vegetarian options go, Koh-Ya *does* have veggies that you can order and grill. But I've been given to understand by veggo friends is not quite as much fun for them as for the carnivores. Also, you'd be grilling the veggies on the same gas burner/grill thing as everyone else's meaty titbits.

Sitar definitely has vegetarian curries which are yum. And I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you bring sake - it's BYO and directly across the road from a bottleshop at the Queens Arms. Altho I don't know how well sake and curry mix!
posted by t0astie at 5:53 AM on May 22, 2009

I'm good with either Friday or Saturday.

If it's between Indian and Japanese, I reckon Indian. Indian's good even when it's bad, and like t0astie notes, it gets a lot of vegetarian points.
posted by springbound at 8:18 AM on May 22, 2009

i'm a bigger fan of Indian than Japanese, and I too need to be able to stagger to a train station after. I can manage Friday or Saturday.
posted by b33j at 4:52 PM on May 22, 2009

Sorry, dg! Of course I meant to say dg and not dw. I was a dim wit and a drunken wretch when I wrote that.
posted by h00py at 8:12 PM on May 22, 2009

I think indian would be better for me, too.

So far we have:

-Saturday Night 17th July.
-Indian food. Sitar West End or New Farm?
-BYO sake.

Looking good.
posted by Jilder at 3:38 PM on May 23, 2009

I'll come if I'm not in Melbourne. New Farm or West End makes no difference. As long as we have the river on 3 sides - safer that way, as ancient peoples well knew.
posted by evil_esto at 4:34 AM on May 25, 2009

-Saturday Night 17th July
posted by dg at 5:35 AM on May 25, 2009

posted by evil_esto at 6:23 AM on May 25, 2009

I'm personally indifferent to date since I live at St Lucia and can get to either New Farm or West End at the drop of a hat. I listed the Saturday because we seem to have a lot of folk planning on coming in from out of town for the meetup who are having a harder time making it for a Friday night.

dg, this is your show, so it's your call. Are we definitly going with Friday?
posted by Jilder at 12:56 PM on May 25, 2009

Count me in for Indian. No preference between Saturday or Friday, and have no particular preference concerning the locality.
posted by MarchHare at 10:29 PM on May 25, 2009

Aww man, Saturday is definitely a better option for me, but I think there's gonna have to be some kind of compromise. Maybe we could make it at midnight on Saturday?!

Unfortunately, it may be hard to come by tasty tasty Indian at that time :(
posted by indienial at 12:09 AM on May 26, 2009

Well.... the 19th is a Sunday....

Insert obvious difficulties with Sunday evenings here (for both drinkers and road-trippers with 5 hour drives), but could earlier in the arvo be an option?
posted by springbound at 10:05 PM on May 27, 2009

I could probably do a Sunday -- I reckon I can arrange to have the Monday off, allowing heaps of time to get home. And apparently dinoworx is flexible.

Does that suit you better dg?
posted by indienial at 6:41 PM on May 30, 2009

I could do a Sunday afternoon Indian thing. Sounds pretty good actually. I'm open for anything, really. That weekend I've marked down for nothing but whatever Metafilter wingding ends up being popular.

As dg was good enough to get this whole cliche rolling, I think we should be doing it at a time when he's said he's available, so Saturday evening might be out if that's agreeable with everyone else. So, in order to let our far flung Queenslandians have lots of time in order to arrange whatever is necessary in order for them to be able to attend and make the Brisbane meetup for the 10th Anniversary of The Existence of Metafilter something to be remembered, let's say it's either Friday night or Sunday late arvo-early evening at an amazing Indian restaurant handy to public transport in the Brisbane region and vote on the details now. Time zooms past!
posted by h00py at 4:43 AM on May 31, 2009

Sunday evening is going to be fine for me too.
posted by Jilder at 6:26 AM on May 31, 2009

Likewise for Sunday evenings. Unfortunately, the only Indian restaurant I know close to readily accessible public transport is a little open-air place around the corner from the Southbank cinema. It's okay, I guess, but I wouldn't recommend it as a great place for a meetup of more than four or five people...
posted by MarchHare at 11:19 PM on May 31, 2009

I'm cool for Sunday arv/early evening, or Friday, OR Saturday! And I'm up for Indian too. Re close to public transport, Sitar at New Farm is about five minutes walk from the bus that goes down Brunswick St to New Farm and about 15 minutes to the Valley train station. Or Mint on Brunswick St is dead easy for public transport too. It's a bit pricier and posher though. The Tibetan Kitchen on Brunswick St is, I know, not strictly Indian. But it is... Indian-y. And also very easy to get to from the Valley train station or the New Farm bus. Those are just ones I know and have been to a few times... maybe someone else knows another great Indian place?
posted by t0astie at 1:56 AM on June 1, 2009

I say nah to posh and pricy. Re public transport-friendliness, it looks like for all our options some changing between train and bus may be required, but neither Sitar - New Farm or West End - has ever posed any problem for this public transport-lovin' (well.... usin') gal. Re other possibilities, there's another Indian joint at West End I've heard is good, too, called Punjabi Palace (I believe it's about 100m up the road from Sitar); prices there seem reasonable enough.

We should probably check open hours too if we're considering an earlier timeslot I suppose! Lemme do that now:

Sitar (both West End and New Farm): lunch is from 12-2pm; dinner is from 5:30pm.
Punjabi Palace: dinner from 5pm; no lunch hours
Tibetan Kitchen (just for good measure!): from 5:30pm

I'm fine with anything and anywhere so am not going to narrow the field of options with preferences myself! I'd be happy with any of the above. Probably a slight preference towards Sitar because I haven't been there in yonks, but ah, whatever! :)
posted by springbound at 2:39 AM on June 1, 2009

I can probably show up anywhere at any time, and I'll eat or drink just about anything. I'm helpful like that.
posted by plant at 2:59 AM on June 1, 2009

I agree that dg's presence is probably more important than mine, what with being organiser and all, and I won't be offended if you all decide Friday's better! But if it's at all possible, a Sat or Sunday would be sweet! I don't care about food-type details.
posted by indienial at 7:25 AM on June 1, 2009

As an out-of-towner Sunday afternoon would still work for me. Anything in the Valley would be great. I can probably stagger to a friends place from there post meet-up.
posted by dinoworx at 3:25 PM on June 3, 2009

People seem to be liking the valley. And Indian. So, what about the New Farm Sitar, then, on the Sunday arvo/evening?

If the out-of-towners aren't even fussed about getting home on Sunday night (which I think looks to be the case), do we need to be aiming for something early after all? Or is the more standard dinner timeslot of 7pm okay too?
posted by springbound at 3:19 AM on June 8, 2009

I'd like to come- and am very agreeable to any venue. Three Monkeys is a very nice place with atmosphere - but non-alcoholic. New Farm works for me too, as I work in the valley.
posted by Dag Maggot at 12:29 AM on June 11, 2009

Sitar, is kind of a big chain, and the food is not that Flash IMHO- Punjabi Palace in West End is excellent though.
posted by Dag Maggot at 12:30 AM on June 11, 2009

I'm down. Sitar is a ridiculous idea, however. Best Indian in West End is Punjabi Palace; best Indian in New Farm is Taj Mahal - caterers to the Indian cricket team! I'll register a mild preference for New Farm, since I live about fifty metres from the Taj.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 2:29 AM on June 15, 2009

Saturday 18th or Sunday 19th just became a whole lot better for me; I've learnt that one of my housemate's birthday is on the 17th - my presence and drinking boots will therefore be required elsewhere on the Friday evening.
posted by MarchHare at 3:40 PM on June 20, 2009

Can we do a vote then for Fri, Sat, Sun, Am and PM. I will spreadsheet the results.
I am available for all of those.
posted by b33j at 3:02 AM on June 21, 2009

No strong preference. Sat, PM. New Farm. If pressed. (But fully flexible)!
posted by evil_esto at 6:13 AM on June 21, 2009

Okay, this is what I've worked out:

I'll let you all edit if the majority think nobody will bugger it up, otherwise memail me your preferences (and my mistakes) and I'll change the spreadsheet. At this stage, Three monkeys, For Sat or Sun lunch looks best.

If I've missed anyone, terribly sorry. Memail me. Also, do we need a column for introverts/extroverts, or are we all introverts?
posted by b33j at 8:20 PM on June 21, 2009

Bugger. Have to go to Canberra this weekend so count me out.
posted by evil_esto at 4:30 AM on June 22, 2009

Bugger. Have to go to Canberra this weekend so count me out.

This weekend or that weekend?

Lunch is looking good on Saturday or Sunday...
posted by b33j at 7:04 AM on June 24, 2009

Lunch on Sunday would suit me well.
posted by h00py at 4:07 AM on June 25, 2009

I likewise am good for lunch on Sunday.
posted by Jilder at 12:17 PM on June 25, 2009

Since I really, really dislike Indian food, I think I might sit this one out.
posted by Effigy2000 at 2:02 PM on June 25, 2009

Now you say about the Indian food. I don't think there's a requirement that we eat Indian food. Heck, we could meet at Queen's Gardens, or Roma Street Gardens or Southbank with our own picnic lunch...
posted by b33j at 2:41 PM on June 25, 2009

Don't change on account of me. Especially given if you did I'd sort of feel obligated to come!
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:14 PM on June 25, 2009

would be interested in heading along; not too fussed about time/place. will watch the thread and see how things pan out
posted by knoxg at 12:40 AM on June 27, 2009

I'm so sorry. I really dropped the ball on this deal, didn't I?

I've been almost entirely off-line lately for various reasons, which is my only excuse, as inadequate as it is.

I can't open the Google spreadsheet here at work (stupid filters!), but am more than happy to go along with the majority view, whether I can attend or not. I'll try and access the spreadsheet on my phone and get back in here in the next hour or so with a decision, so we can move this thing forward.

I suck :-(
posted by dg at 4:08 PM on June 30, 2009

Nah you don't, dg. Would you be able to make it on Sunday instead? It looks like a decent option for most.
posted by indienial at 12:36 AM on July 1, 2009

Also, Effigy: most places would have something on the menu that's not Indian-y. or we could just go somewhere else. I think the 3 Monkeys was raised as a suggestion?
posted by indienial at 12:37 AM on July 1, 2009

Oh no, never intended to make you feel like you suck dg, just had an idea and ran with it without considering (let alone asking - duh)! dg, have you been able to access it? I can copy it into Excel and email it to you if you like. It's tiny, really. Or I can turn it into a jpg. :)

Also, I like the idea of blackmailing Effigy2000 to come. You could eat plain rice, maybe.
posted by b33j at 12:42 AM on July 1, 2009

I think Effigy2000 should come regardless of menu because it'll be like an historical event or something (I shall not blink anymore). Anyway, I think someone should make the executive decision to move this to the other list and say that the date and time is....
posted by h00py at 2:01 AM on July 2, 2009

OK, looks like Sunday lunch it is. Three Monkeys seems pretty casual (good, I think). Taj Mahal doesn't seem to be open except for dinner. Punjabi Palace is not open for lunch on weekends.

So it looks like Three Monkeys for Sunday lunch. Anyone have a violent disagreement with that?
posted by dg at 5:27 AM on July 3, 2009

Sunday lunch at the Three Monkeys? Sounds like a plan.
posted by MarchHare at 6:42 AM on July 3, 2009

Sunday lunch at Three Monkeys sounds good to me!
posted by h00py at 7:19 AM on July 3, 2009

Sweet. I'm hungry and thirsty already.
posted by dinoworx at 9:23 PM on July 3, 2009

Sweet. Now, who wants to make the booking?
posted by indienial at 9:41 PM on July 3, 2009

I'll give them a call (no, really)
posted by dg at 11:57 PM on July 3, 2009

posted by b33j at 12:17 AM on July 4, 2009

I'm onto that so hard I'm going to leave a Jilder shaped dent.

I shall wear a blue metafilter header in my top hat, Mat Hatter style. It'll be grand.
posted by Jilder at 1:54 AM on July 5, 2009

Oh, should we wear hats? Hmm. I'll have to decide -- pimp hat, or fruit bowl, in the style of Carmen Miranda?
posted by indienial at 1:04 AM on July 7, 2009

Cool, Three Monkeys suits fine. I will be exhausted from the night prior's work, but am charming and talkative when exhausted, so no problem.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 5:31 AM on July 7, 2009

I may make up my own Mefi 10 tshirt. I have some crazy yellow screen print paint and a blue shirt. What could possibly go wrong?
posted by dinoworx at 12:59 AM on July 8, 2009

posted by turgid dahlia at 9:37 PM on July 8, 2009

I may make up my own Mefi 10 tshirt. I have some crazy yellow screen print paint and a blue shirt. What could possibly go wrong?

You could end up with a really ugly green shirt? I would still be impressed with the fact that you went to the effort, whereas I'll probably just wear all black and hope that I don't run out of conversation after 'Hi, I'm h00py and I'm old and I come from Ipswich'. I'm really looking forward to this!
posted by h00py at 3:06 AM on July 9, 2009

It's okay, h00py, I'll pick on Ipswich and you can pick on my slightly concerning adult onset acne. Then we call all pick on dahlia for being turgid in public.
posted by Jilder at 4:30 AM on July 9, 2009

A really ugly green shirt, or an amazingly cool green shirt that hurts peoples eyes to look at. Now that would be worth some effort!
posted by dinoworx at 2:27 PM on July 9, 2009

Hell, h00py, I was going to wear all black. We can come as the Ipswich ninjas.

How will we know which table has the mefites?
posted by b33j at 7:15 PM on July 9, 2009

At the rate we're going, we'll all be wearing black.

My usual MO for thes sorts of thing is to stand around and look conspicuous. I'm hoping whoever gets there first grabs a table then grabs me.
posted by Jilder at 12:20 AM on July 10, 2009

My usual for these sorts of things is to drift around a bit proffering furtive glances at people I don't actually approach, and then abscond feeling dorky and embarrassed when I can't identify the group.... :-/

Soooo, I'll aim to arrive after Jilder and look for the top hat? ;)
posted by springbound at 2:56 AM on July 12, 2009

The last time I tried to do this sort of thing (not metafilter), it was a meetup at South Bank about ten years ago, for a barbecue. I had a piece of steak, in a plastic bag, in my handbag. I wandered around South Bank for a while, but could not see likely folk, furtive or otherwise, and then took the train back home, with the meat still in my bag. I'm not bringing meat this time.
posted by b33j at 6:07 AM on July 12, 2009

Note to self: do not bring meat.

Maybe everyone should bring Mefi flags... like "derail", "noise", "it breaks the guidelines"... hah.
posted by indienial at 1:06 AM on July 13, 2009

Are people intending to head anywhere later that evening ? Can't make lunch, but would be interested in joining later on. Guess I can always head to the 3 monkeys and follow the trail of whatever it is that mefites leave behind :)
posted by knoxg at 10:58 PM on July 16, 2009

Sooo, what time IS lunch, anyway?
posted by springbound at 6:16 PM on July 17, 2009

knoxg, just don't follow the meat. That's the trail the unsuccessful would-be attendees leave. ;)
posted by springbound at 6:18 PM on July 17, 2009

I guess you all want some details.

Three Monkeys don't take bookings on weekends, but they told me it's fine for a group of 10-15 to just turn up. They seem to be pretty busy on weekends, so I would suggest noon to be sure of getting in. It is BYO, so bring your own alcoholic drinks ($1 corkage per person).

I won't be there (there was little to no chance of me making it on a Sunday), but I'll be thinking of you all and I hope you have an awesome time. You have to post pictures or I will track each and every one of you down and do unspeakable things to you. I work for the government, so you know I can find you ;-)

I don't know what to do about any money that might have been coming from MeFi, or if there was even going to be any. I'm a poor organiser when not at work, clearly.
posted by dg at 7:46 PM on July 17, 2009

12 or 1pm folks? Is there a bottle-o nearby? For some reason, carrying booze on the train doesn't appeal to me.
posted by b33j at 3:42 AM on July 18, 2009

I'll aim for 12 noon, I think. I suffer from chronic early, though, so I may be there before that.

My flatmate assures me there is a bottle-o attached to the Coles nearby.

I'll be in a topper and will try to make myself obvious. Shall I just loiter around out the front till everyone arrives?
posted by Jilder at 3:52 AM on July 18, 2009

Just finished work. It's six! I can make one. Noon, looks doubtful.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 1:07 PM on July 18, 2009

You could grab a table, Jilder. Okay, I'll aim for 12 too. Which means I have to leave here at about 10:30. I suppose I'd better get a wriggle on. nicolas léonard sadi carnot, we shall eat slowly, and drink copiously in order to accomodate your late arrival.
posted by b33j at 3:47 PM on July 18, 2009

Getting a table. Gotcha.
posted by Jilder at 5:02 PM on July 18, 2009

Hi all! I'm definitely still coming (bar some horrible accident on the Ipswich Motorway) but I'll probably be there a bit after 12pm (hopefully not too long after).. Anyway, see you all then!
posted by h00py at 5:18 PM on July 18, 2009

Yay! Was fun, thanks guys, had an awesome time.

Shoutouts here:

(nicolas léonard sadi carnot, where were you?)
posted by b33j at 11:37 PM on July 18, 2009

just got home, apparently too drunk to leave a meaningful comment. thanks to everyone who showed up.
posted by plant at 2:44 AM on July 19, 2009

That was fun, guys! I really enjoyed myself..well, maybe even a little bit too much.

Where did we wind up at in the end? That pub with the beer garden and the ska band?
posted by Jilder at 7:10 PM on July 19, 2009

I think it's called the Music Kafe? Or the Musik Cafe? Something with the word "music" (or permutation thereof) and an errant K, though in what precise arrangement I can't claim with certainty...

Sidenote: It might just be indicative of how much of a good time you were having but... wasn't the band Celtic? ;)

Anyway, I had a fun time too! Was cool to meet you all; thanks everyone for a great day! :)
posted by springbound at 6:45 AM on July 20, 2009

Oh dear. The only solid recollection of the band I have is the massivley long wallet chain made of dice that the lead gitarist was wearing. Also, the bit where I went to have a chat to them, the details of which elude me. Apparently dice=ska. Who knew?
posted by Jilder at 5:01 PM on July 20, 2009

I wish I could have stayed - sounds like a lot of fun. Next time we do it on a Friday or Saturday, I reckon.
posted by b33j at 7:39 PM on July 20, 2009

Well, there was some manner of lute (or something) at the very least.

Had a blast folks; good to meet you all, and a really nice way to spend my last weekend in Brisbane before departing for Adelaide tomorrow. And waffles for dinner really capped it off.

Now off to complete my packing in preparation for Operation: Repatriate.
posted by MarchHare at 3:37 AM on July 21, 2009

I had a great time. It was so cool to have left the house to commemorate a brilliant website and to have found a bunch of people who were prepared to talk about anything and everything so brilliantly in a funky cafe within a dark, padded, persian carpeted nook with decent food and cups of tea brought to the table. That is Metafilter to me (minus the food service). The interior decoration may be different but the convo remains the same.
posted by h00py at 6:37 AM on July 21, 2009

Two shoutouts? I'm sorry, I'm sorry! I don't even remember if I have an excuse!
posted by turgid dahlia at 1:42 PM on July 21, 2009

All depends on how drunk you were. Drunk at home is okay.
posted by Jilder at 6:26 PM on July 21, 2009

Actually I was at the Nudgee "transfer station". Is "drunk at the dump" still okay?
posted by turgid dahlia at 10:05 PM on July 21, 2009

Drunk at the dump is much more impressive than drunk at home.
posted by Jilder at 6:41 AM on July 22, 2009

Hey all! Made it back to Bundaberg in once piece even. Although it took me a day or two to recover from the meetup. Had a great time. Looking forward to the next one ;-)
posted by dinoworx at 2:29 PM on July 22, 2009

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