It's Been A Long Time Asheville
posted August 6, 2017 8:05 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun August 27 at 4:00 PM, Salvage Station
468 Riverside Dr, Asheville, NC, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's have a meetup! How about a Sunday afternoon / evening at the Salvage Station?
It's big and low key, kid friendly for those who want to bring them, there's a full bar, decent food, plenty of parking and you don't need a membership. I will get there a little early, snag us a picnic table out in the middle somewhere and put up a blue Metafilter sign. If it rains, look for a table under a roof - in the giant PBR can ideally.

I'm leaving our fair city in September for a year and it's been way too long since we had an Asheville mefi meetup - let's do this thing! Looking forward to it!
posted by mygothlaundry to Meetup (29 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I'm in.
posted by MovableBookLady at 11:37 AM on August 7


Either one works for me. I'll be coming in from East TN.
posted by workerant at 12:08 PM on August 7


would for sure be into it- I expect to be in the midst of eclipse preparations on the 20th- lets do the 27th
posted by genmonster at 2:39 PM on August 7


I would love to make it; either day works but the 27th might be better. Historically I haven't been able to make a meetup yet, so put me down as definitely maybe, and don't worry about me when choosing a date.
posted by TedW at 3:06 PM on August 7


I'm up near Boone, but we come to Asheville every month or two, so maybe.
posted by xylothek at 12:14 PM on August 8


OK! I'm calling it for the 27th and moving this from the realm of proposed to the realm of positive! Looking forward to it y'all it's been way too long.
posted by mygothlaundry at 1:32 AM on August 9 [1 favorite]


Yeah, we tried the year it rained every day. I'm in. Kids ok? They are well behaved and really funny. Plus they read MF.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 3:35 AM on August 9


Alright! I'll see y'all on the 27th. Looking forward to it. Hooray to mygothlaundry for putting this together.
posted by MovableBookLady at 9:59 AM on August 9


Yaay! glad this is happening
posted by genmonster at 3:24 PM on August 9


Kids are totally fine, the Salvage Station is something of a kid Mecca.
posted by mygothlaundry at 3:49 PM on August 9


I'll try... 50-50 at this point.
posted by elf27 at 12:53 PM on August 10


Oh snap! I think I can make this! YAY!
posted by witchen at 12:56 PM on August 10


Remember that film The Fugitive? There's a scene where Harrison Ford is being chased through Asheville and escapes into a dam, then that dramatic scene where he jumps off the spillway? That dam is about a half hour from my house, and apparently it's a much faster way to get to Asheville than I-40. Wish I could take that route. ;-)
posted by workerant at 4:32 PM on August 11


I live right up Riverside. See you guys there!
posted by 4th number at 10:29 AM on August 18


Can't wait.
posted by anshuman at 9:03 PM on August 18


Last night was board game night and I was asking about the Salvage Station and what it's like. Turns out one guy's band just played there last week, and another guy actually works there. Serendipity. See y'all next Sun. Are you going to have a sign, mygothlaundry, so we can find you?
posted by MovableBookLady at 9:30 AM on August 20


Never mind. I just reread your info where it says you'll have a big blue Mefite sign.
posted by MovableBookLady at 9:32 AM on August 20


You folks might try this. I'll split one.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 5:16 AM on August 23


I will vouch that the Vietnamese fries at that food truck are amazing!
posted by mygothlaundry at 2:31 PM on August 24


I had hoped to make it, but my project replacing the deck on my house has kind of taken over; looks like y'all will have a great time!
posted by TedW at 6:23 AM on August 26


We're here! Got 2 picnic tables near the food, look for the green umbrella!
posted by mygothlaundry at 1:05 PM on August 27


I lasted two hours, which for me is some kind of record, but I was having a good time and enjoyed meeting everybody. I remember some regular names and some screen names but all were interesting and there was good conversation and laughter. Too bad mygothlaundry will be leaving the area within the month. We'll try to keep the meetups going more often than once a year or so.
posted by MovableBookLady at 3:18 PM on August 27 [2 favorites]


This was my first meetup, I had a nice time, enjoyed meeting everybody.
I hope this happens again. Thank you MovableBookLady for making it happen.
posted by elf27 at 6:58 AM on August 28 [2 favorites]


Seven people there there! I was there!
posted by 4th number at 9:43 AM on August 28 [2 favorites]


Actually, elf27, it was mygothlaundry who made it happen but I signed on very quickly. I too hope we do it again, sooner than years or so.
posted by MovableBookLady at 12:21 PM on August 28 [1 favorite]


oh that's right. Goth Laundry. These names are so confusing, said the Elf.
posted by elf27 at 8:14 PM on August 28


http://www.metafilter.com/169079/Also-available-as-Totchos

(Sorry for the boring chickpea salad - they were out of Vietnamese french fries.)

I enjoyed meeting everyone also. Thanks, mygothlaundry!
posted by anshuman at 8:12 AM on August 29


Gah! Just saw this! Wish I could have been there...
posted by Bob Regular at 9:23 AM on August 29


You'll just have to come to the next one, Bob Regular.
posted by MovableBookLady at 11:10 AM on August 30



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