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São Paulo Planning Thread
May 5, 2009 3:30 PM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

We need to pick a date and time between July 17 and July 19 and a location.

OK I think this might be a long shot, but I refuse to miss free MetaFilter beer. Any Brazilian MeFites up for this?
posted by Meatbomb to São Paulo, Brazil at 3:30 PM (15 comments total)

Meatbomb, what the hell are you doing in Campinas in April? I thought you lived in Bulgaria. Wouldn't Sao Paulo be a more fitting meetup place?
posted by msali at 1:56 PM on May 6, 2009

Hey, wow! I will be doing a month of teacher training there, and not knowing anything about the place just listed it because that's where I will happen to be...

The actual prospect of a real meetup, with real live other MeFites, would be really cool! I would be more than happy to travel wherever would make the most sense - Sao Paulo sounds just fine. Is that where you are? Any other locals we could drag out?
posted by Meatbomb at 4:49 PM on May 6, 2009

(and yeah, I do live in Bulgaria, I will only be there for the month of July)
posted by Meatbomb at 4:50 PM on May 6, 2009

Ah shit, and checking your profile I see you are in the States... shame on you getting my hopes up like that!
posted by Meatbomb at 4:52 PM on May 6, 2009

Definitely it should be in Sao Paulo. Its a shame Im in Brasilia right now... sigh.
posted by tyamada at 6:26 AM on May 7, 2009

I've asked the mods to adjust it to Sao Paulo... but if none of you folks are going to show up I reserve the right to switch it back to wherever I am on that weekend and drink $50 worth of MetaFilter beer.

How much does a beer cost down there, anyways?
posted by Meatbomb at 9:44 AM on May 7, 2009

I go back and forth to Brazil, meatbomb, although my primary residence is stateside presently. I will be in Brazil in July, but my home there is in SP, where I suspect we are more likely to beat other mefi folk outta the woodwork.
posted by msali at 10:15 AM on May 7, 2009

Just saw your question about the price of beer. Cheap as chips, given the current exchange rate. Fifty dollars of beer at today's exchange would mean we would have about R$ 104 to play around with. Given the method that beer is swilled in Brazil, either in glasses of 'chopp' or 500 ml bottles, the cost will run us from around R$ 3 to R$ 7 respectively. The 500 ml bottles will serve 3-4 people. Beer in Brazil is generally quite light and served very cold. If it's a small meetup, we could get pretty drunk on R$ 104 reais.
posted by msali at 10:23 AM on May 7, 2009

I'm definitely up for this, providing it's in São Paulo. I'm currently in Spain but returning to SP mid-June. Send me a message if you like.
posted by Zé Pequeno at 10:29 AM on May 13, 2009

OK, well it seems like we have potentially three people, and I am up for that if the two of you are...

So, msali, Ze Pequeno, what do you say?

I know nothing at all about Sao Paulo, but anywhere with beer on Friday or Saturday evening would be fine with me.

Shall we try to confirm this and get a time / place nailed down?
posted by Meatbomb at 4:31 PM on May 30, 2009

Shall we try to confirm this and get a time / place nailed down?

How about Zanzibar?
posted by nudar at 8:59 PM on May 30, 2009

Meatbomb, I'm definitely up for this.

I don't mind where we go. I agree that with $104 we could get pretty drunk, depending on where we go. We could go to a bar - or meet at my place? - and then head to a club perhaps?
posted by Zé Pequeno at 3:47 AM on June 2, 2009

Shit, damn and hellfire. We pushed back our dates (stupid weddings), and now I am not going to Sampa until August. I HATE August in Sao Paulo. Cold and polluted. Nasty. I am gonna have to find a meetup here Stateside, sorry folks.
posted by msali at 1:18 PM on June 23, 2009

Well, Zé Pequeno, looks like you and me and unlimited beer. How does that sound to you? I would hate to let Brazil go unmeetuped.

Say the word, and I'll bump this into the confirmed camp.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:08 PM on June 23, 2009

msali, sorry you can't make it.

Me and Zé Pequeno will be hanging on the 18th, still haven't quite worked out the agenda, but anyone else interested please memail one or both of us and we'll bring you on board.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:54 AM on June 24, 2009

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