Tokyo Meetup
posted October 28, 2012 8:04 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu November 8 at 7:30 PM, Bar Isshee
33-13 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan (Map & Directions)
We'll be meeting at Bar Isshee, Shibuya to catch one of MeFite flapjax's shows! If you can get to shibuya a bit early, by 7:30, 23 and I will be outside Shibuya station by the bus-with-a-museum-inside that's right next to but less crowded than Hachiko. Full information here:
posted by sp160n to Meetup (14 comments total)

I'm going to a barbecue one day this weekend, but I'll be free in evenings then and otherwise.
posted by 23 at 12:52 AM on October 29, 2012

Getting Tokyo Mefites together for a meetup is like pulling teeth. Not sure why, but it's just kinda all gone to hell around here, when it comes to meetups!

Well, as for myself, I'm really busy during this period, so I don't think I'll be able to make anything. But, sp160n, I'll post a link here to a gig I have in Shinjuku on 10/31, on the off-chance that you won't be too lagged to make it...

Also, big shoutout to 23, the only other person to show up in this thread so far, AND, the only Mefier who's EVER come to one of my gigs! Haha! Hi, 23!

Here's info on the 31st.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:29 AM on October 30, 2012

Hmmm, well that's unfortunate that it's so hard getting Tokyo mefites out. Well, I'll try and make it out tomorrow night flapjax, (although I'm currently sitting up wide looks like fun.

Well, if anyone wants to just grab a drink or a bite to eat while I'm here just shoot me some mefi mail and I'll send you my real email (and soon enough a local phone #)
posted by sp160n at 10:29 AM on October 30, 2012

that's unfortunate that it's so hard getting Tokyo mefites out

I think this is a case of 'asking the wrong question'. The actual situation is that '... it's so hard getting mefites out in Tokyo ...'; if you see what I mean.

I would wager that compared to other world-class cities (the London, New York, Paris scale of places) it is particular difficult to have evening get-togethers here. Although our public transportation system is wonderfully well-organized, it simply requires too much expenditure of resources (time and yen) to get 'out' to anywhere. We go out when we have to go out, but for something casual, it's not so easy ...
posted by woodblock100 at 4:16 AM on November 1, 2012

Busy this weekend and next, but maybe a weekday evening next week. I pass through Akihabara and Shinagawa on the evening commute, but most anywhere on the Yamanote is easy for me.
posted by Gotanda at 11:06 PM on November 1, 2012

Oh, hrm, I just saw this - is anything happening? I won't be back until the 6th but ping me if anything's decided!
posted by monocot at 7:26 AM on November 3, 2012

Damnit, I'm in Singapore for the next month+. Have fun whatever happens guys! Sorry it's so hard to corral us...
posted by dubitable at 6:52 AM on November 4, 2012

I missed this. Is there anything being planned?
posted by gen at 4:59 PM on November 4, 2012

I'm going to set flapjax's show on thursday as the meetup. That work for everyone? I'll update the location when I get more info from him, should be in Shibuya I believe.
posted by sp160n at 7:16 PM on November 4, 2012

edit: flapjax's show sounds great!
posted by 23 at 8:10 PM on November 4, 2012

Thanks, 23, kind of you! And might I suggest that some of you perhaps hook up with 23 at an easy meeting point somewhere in Shibuya? (The Hachiko dog statue, although crowded, is an obvious place that everyone knows). The reason is, 23 has been to the venue once before. Anyway, just a suggestion.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:46 PM on November 4, 2012

I can certainly do that! Details:

Show details are here; I'll be outside Shibuya station as close to 7:30 as I can. For a meeting place I'll be standing by the bus-with-a-museum-inside that's right next to but less crowded than Hachiko.
posted by 23 at 11:38 PM on November 4, 2012

Wish I could go but can't. Have a great meetup!
posted by gen at 9:14 PM on November 6, 2012

sp160n and 23, great to see y'all last night! Three man meetup with music!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:04 PM on November 8, 2012

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