Minneapolis Meetup
posted March 5, 2015 1:55 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat May 16 at 5:00 PM, Union Rooftop
Nicollet Mall, 731 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA (Map & Directions)
Let's have a meetup, MSP, since it's been a while! Plus desjardins will be there, too!

Some of us are heading over to the Kids in the Hall Show at 8. That's what started this meetup - but come whether you're going to the show or not!
posted by schnee to Meetup (35 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I'M CRUSHING YOUR HEAD
posted by desjardins at 1:55 PM on March 5, 2015 [5 favorites]


Thirty Helens agree this will be fantastic.
posted by schnee at 2:03 PM on March 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Is it Citizen Kane?
posted by Think_Long at 9:10 AM on March 6, 2015


Hey desjardins! So cool that you're coming to Mpls. I'll be there.
posted by marsha56 at 4:41 PM on March 7, 2015


I'd be interested! Are you thinking of someplace near the State Theater or doesn't it matter?
posted by triggerfinger at 7:12 PM on March 11, 2015


I'm thinking by the State Theater.
posted by schnee at 7:27 PM on March 11, 2015


Union Rooftop should have shed the top of its roof by then.
posted by sparklemotion at 8:29 AM on March 12, 2015


Works for me! Updated.
posted by schnee at 8:56 AM on March 12, 2015


awww yeahhhh
posted by desjardins at 3:41 PM on March 12, 2015


Have fun, all. I'd love to be there, but it looks like I'll be out of town all weekend.
posted by the phlegmatic king at 11:29 AM on March 13, 2015


Is everyone also going to the show? Meaning, will this meetup only last until 7 (or whenever the show starts)?
posted by triggerfinger at 11:18 AM on March 25, 2015


I'm not going to the show so I'll probably be up to hang out until whenever.
posted by sparklemotion at 11:22 AM on March 25, 2015


I can't wait to give desjardins all the unwanted hugs and shoulder rubs.
posted by padraigin at 9:07 PM on March 27, 2015 [3 favorites]


I have an extra ticket to the show if anyone wants in. You will be joining desjardins and I on the main floor in pretty good seats.
posted by schnee at 2:11 PM on March 31, 2015


Aw man, I would love to have gone but I think there's a billy joel concert that night. maybe I could just meet for the pregame!
posted by buttonedup at 8:21 AM on April 4, 2015


The Billy Joel show is also in downtown Minneapolis (Target Center) that night. I see absolutely no reason why this couldn't be a multi-show pregame.
posted by sparklemotion at 5:26 PM on April 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


I made the description a little more generic - the more the merrier. It's been a while since there's been a MSP meetup!
posted by schnee at 7:30 AM on April 6, 2015


You're not going to make me eat lutefisk, are you?
posted by desjardins at 8:05 AM on April 6, 2015


God no... that would mean that we would need to be near it.
posted by sparklemotion at 11:11 AM on April 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Dagnabbit. Forgot all about this, and I have to work. I'm sorry. :(
posted by TrishaLynn at 4:15 PM on May 13, 2015


I'll be in a navy/white long sleeves gingham shirt and jeans. Short brown hair. IF WE ARE TWITTERFRIENDS, contact me there. Updating this on my phone is a pain.
posted by desjardins at 2:02 PM on May 16, 2015


I must decline, because bringing my mom to WILLIE NELSON, humblebrag.

Desjardins, I hope you wore some well fitted clothes, to show off the megapower of ask.me!
posted by gregglind at 2:49 PM on May 16, 2015


Hello random! I happen to be downtown RIGHT NOW only a block or two away from the Union. I'll stop by for a bit. I'm wearing jeans, sandals, and a grey ginko leaf tunic. AKA Summer Uniform #12 since it's so nice out.
posted by Elly Vortex at 2:54 PM on May 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Crap... I thought this started at six. Headed in that direction now, but will be about 45 mins.
posted by sparklemotion at 2:59 PM on May 16, 2015


I'm here -- anyone else? I'm a dude in a blue polo and khakis. Beard too.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 3:07 PM on May 16, 2015


Paper, I can't see you. I'm by front entrance in the leather chairs.
posted by desjardins at 3:09 PM on May 16, 2015


I'll be there in about 15 min, guy wearing a red coca cola tee shirt.
posted by MoonOrb at 3:13 PM on May 16, 2015


I didn't pay for my beer! I'm horrified! I can PayPal someone the money tonight, I'm mortified and feel terrible--I'm inside the arena unfortunately and can't leave. If you're the kind soul who covers this, can you please MeMail me? Thanks, and it was a pleasure meeting you all.
posted by MoonOrb at 5:10 PM on May 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


There were hugs but only anecdotal evidence exists.
posted by padraigin at 5:41 PM on May 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'll sign an affidavit confirming hugs.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 5:57 PM on May 16, 2015 [4 favorites]


I got no hugs, but i had to leave early! I would have stayed longer if I'd known there would be hugs.
posted by Elly Vortex at 6:46 PM on May 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


I left early too, and also missed out on the hugs. But I had a really nice time. I can't believe it's taken me so long to finally make it to a meetup. I'm already totally psyched for the next one.
posted by marsha56 at 7:57 PM on May 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


It was great meeting everybody! We should definitely do something again this summer (hopefully with a patio that isn't overrun by beautiful young folk whose white tuxedos are on fleek).
posted by sparklemotion at 8:57 AM on May 17, 2015 [2 favorites]


It was delightful to meet everyone! Can't wait to do this again.

Stay tuned - I'm posting a St. Paul one shortly.
posted by schnee at 5:11 PM on May 17, 2015 [2 favorites]


MoonOrb: The waiter came over and brought the checks, and he said "where's that guy who had the beer?"
"What guy?"
"The guy you were talking to - he was sitting right next to you, by the windows! Your friend."
"Him? Oh, he's not a friend - do you know what he does for a living?" (I whisper in the waiter's ear.)
"Oh! I see. I'm sorry to have misjudged you. Alas, the bill still has to be paid somehow."

And that's how I ended up singing showtunes on the rooftop patio.

You owe me a beer when I get to Seattle.
posted by desjardins at 5:12 PM on May 17, 2015 [5 favorites]



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