Klangklangston is coming to DC!
posted March 10, 2014 6:54 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu March 13 at 6:30 PM, Iron Horse
507 7th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA (Map & Directions)
Klangklangston will be coming to DC this week which obviously means we should have a meetup! Proposed details within.
Ideally we'd be able to meet up Thursday evening (Bulgaroktonos and I are out of town this weekend). I was thinking Iron Horse in Chinatown might be good because they've got plenty of space downstairs and it's on the Red and Green lines. They also serve DC Brau which I think is nice if someone is visiting our fair city. They don't serve food but you can bring it if you want.

I'm hoping this proposal works for everyone; if it's on a different night I can't attend and that would make me a crummy organizer. That said, alternative suggestions are welcome!

Date: This Thursday, March 13th (2014)
Time: 6:30ish or whenever people feel like arriving
Location: Iron Horse, 507 7th street NW (near the Chinatown metro stop)

Hopefully this will work for many many people and we can make it a meetup to remember!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl to Meetup (27 comments total)

Sounds solid. Univac will be there too; we're sharing a hotel room (don't tell my bosses; they paid before he signed on and I don't want to have to pay them back).

I haven't been to DC since the first Bush inauguration, and before that, I was 10. So I have absolutely no idea what DC looks like to an adult.

This sounds fun. I'm pretty adept at public transit, and I grew up in winter, so 32 doesn't scare me. I'm staying in Woodley Park, which I can't quite tell how far away from the city center it is, but I think I can get the metro there.
posted by klangklangston at 8:06 PM on March 10, 2014

Sadly, I have class that night... have fun!
posted by duffell at 4:08 AM on March 11, 2014

This is really cool but I'm probably not going to make it as I'll be in Baltimore during the day, and have child care duties that night.

Unless you think you'll be making a late night of it and I could put my daughter to bed first...?

klang, buddy, I'd love to meet you some time if you're in town for a while.
posted by anotherpanacea at 5:07 AM on March 11, 2014

Aw, man. It is unfortunately a bad week for me. If folks are irresponsible for a school night, I might be able to swing by late.
posted by EvaDestruction at 5:14 AM on March 11, 2014

Darn, I leave tonight for a month-long work trip. Have fun though! Iron Horse is a great bar.
posted by solotoro at 5:20 AM on March 11, 2014

Make sure you check out the 9:30 club..
posted by empath at 6:04 AM on March 11, 2014

I'm on kiddo duty that evening and Iron Horse is a little too loud for him I think. If coverage opens up or I decide to strap some mufflers to his head I'll come over.
posted by phearlez at 6:14 AM on March 11, 2014

I'm in, and I should be able to make it around 6:30. I know a lot of the DC folks, and am pretty easy to pick out in a crowd--white, 47, 6'5" and pony-tailed.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:40 AM on March 11, 2014

Sorry y'all, I am busy entertaining a guest for the next week. Everyone have a great time!
posted by capricorn at 8:10 AM on March 11, 2014

Alternative suggestions that are marginally quieter and have food:

Capital City Brewing co on New York Ave

Right Proper on T Street in Shaw

A&D bar on 9th near the convention center
posted by ahughey at 10:20 AM on March 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Been mostly lurking these days, but might be able to make it depending on venue.
posted by JoanArkham at 10:43 AM on March 11, 2014

A&D doesn't have the best selection of food (gummy bears in jars?) but they are around the corner from THE GREATEST SANDWICH SHOP OF ALL SPACE AND TIME okay at least the greatest in dc.
posted by troika at 11:02 AM on March 11, 2014

My preference is right proper.
posted by Ironmouth at 1:27 PM on March 11, 2014

Okay, I'm calling it for Iron Horse because it seems at least okay and I'd like to keep the venue as Metro accessible as possible.

I don't have work the next day and am generally an irresponsible person on the whole so if you find yourself free later in the evening and want to know if we're still around, text me if you have that or just MeFi mail me and I'll try to check. See as many of you as possible on Thursday!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 1:51 PM on March 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

A chance to meet the person who the Infodumpster says is literally my favorite MeFite? Count me in!
posted by zombieflanders at 2:31 PM on March 11, 2014

I'm here--anyone else?
posted by MrMoonPie at 3:23 PM on March 13, 2014

I'm running late -- so sorry! Will be there as soon as possible.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 3:46 PM on March 13, 2014

We're downstairs, make a uturn to the left at the bottom and head to the back corner.
posted by zombieflanders at 3:49 PM on March 13, 2014

We're downstairs! In a dark corner! Creepin'.
posted by troika at 3:50 PM on March 13, 2014

One of our Klangs is missing.
posted by Ironmouth at 4:06 PM on March 13, 2014

posted by univac at 4:52 PM on March 13, 2014

Loads of fun. Thanks folks!
posted by klangklangston at 9:43 PM on March 13, 2014

Kudos to zombieflanders for scoring the awesome seats--nice to see everyone!
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:03 AM on March 14, 2014

Thank you all for a lovely time!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 7:30 AM on March 14, 2014

Great meeting everybody, even if I still link faces to usernames better than real ones!
posted by zombieflanders at 9:04 AM on March 14, 2014

Great meeting everybody, even if I still link faces to usernames better than real ones!

This is what we call "post-meetup conflation syndrome" (well, we do now because I just made it up) where someone's like "It was so nice to meet UserName" and someone else is like "Oh, you mean RealPerson?" and you're like "I'm not sure, was that the one with the beard?" and your friend is like "The big beard or the silky beard?" and you're like "I think you mean OtherUserName" and they're like "Oh, RealPerson2", and it takes like two months to get everything straight and figure out what actually happened.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 9:10 AM on March 14, 2014 [2 favorites]

my beard is silky thanks to purina puppy chow the one with chunks for yoru puppy
posted by klangklangston at 4:46 PM on March 14, 2014

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