July the Goat
posted June 23, 2015 9:25 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed July 1 at 5:30 PM, The Original Billy Goat Tavern
430 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
Hey, First Wednesday is the first of July, so use your rent money to join us at the Billy Goat (430 North Michigan Avenue) and then maybe the Blue Frog . (676 N LaSalle) *
* Please do not use your rent money to do this.

Tiny beers, Wheel of Fortune if there's no sports to be watched, camaraderie, a sparkly patriotic hat to be worn for any karaoke songs with an "America" theme, fog instead of fireworks, and more!
posted by MCMikeNamara to Meetup (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

posted by crush-onastick at 10:06 AM on June 23, 2015

I got mine at Target in the Dollar bins at front last year and I was supposed to throw it out after wearing it one year, but I kept it because nobody is in charge of my junk and clutter but ME! This is America. It is my Constitutional right to horde guns and anything red, white, and blue.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:36 AM on June 23, 2015 [1 favorite]

I need to work on my karaoke list.
posted by bibliogrrl at 12:17 PM on June 24, 2015

Tiny bears?
posted by Evilspork at 4:48 PM on June 24, 2015 [1 favorite]

A google image search of "tiny bears drinking tiny beers" led me to this story about Voytek, the beer drinking cigarette smoking bear hero of WWII, so follow your dreams kids.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:49 AM on June 25, 2015 [6 favorites]

I simply cannot favorite that enough times.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:01 AM on June 25, 2015 [2 favorites]

I wish I had rainbow colors in satin to make a second hat!
posted by crush-onastick at 8:49 AM on June 26, 2015

I will try to gay sparkle enough for us all without it.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:11 AM on June 29, 2015 [4 favorites]

posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:16 AM on July 1, 2015 [3 favorites]

yep. I'm neither sparkly, not patriotic, but I am fancy dressed.
posted by garlic at 6:59 AM on July 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oh man I really hope you're using the British definition.
posted by phunniemee at 7:06 AM on July 1, 2015 [3 favorites]

Speaking of, I realized all the "America" songs I was considering for karaoke are actually versions popularized by British artists.

Which I think is perfect given that it's Canada Day.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:46 AM on July 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

You guys, I think this might be my 50th goatup ± 2.
posted by phunniemee at 11:30 AM on July 1, 2015 [2 favorites]

50th is either the golden anniversary or you are halfway to syndication.
Go for another 50 because syndication is a gold mine.
posted by readery at 12:26 PM on July 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

I would watch this series!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:43 PM on July 1, 2015

I'm coming to Chicago on Friday so I hope everyone isn't meetuped out due to this awesome meetup
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 1:18 PM on July 1, 2015

Come and watch things explode with us!
posted by phunniemee at 1:19 PM on July 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

meetuped-out? I am not sure that's possible for the month of meet up champions.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:37 PM on July 1, 2015 [4 favorites]

My body seems to have decided it's been too long since my last cold and that a long weekend is a great time to come down with something. I am going to stay in tonight with fingers tightly crossed that I can kick this before it's time for explosions!
posted by jessypie at 2:00 PM on July 1, 2015

Boo to colds!

(speaking of, what the fuck is with me wearing a sweater to the July meetup)

Yay to self-care and explosions!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:29 PM on July 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

I am on my way and I feel obligated to tell anybody who may be new and looking for unfamiliar faces that I am not planning on wearing my sparkly hat at the Billy Goat. We're usually pretty easy to spot otherwise.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:14 PM on July 1, 2015

Poor Some Sugar on Me has literally no cultural resonance for me
posted by crush-onastick at 10:02 PM on July 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

It has A LOT of cultural resonance for me but I still would never sing it.
posted by eamondaly at 10:42 AM on July 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

Must say Our Girl managed Come Sail Away better than I've heard it at the Frog.
posted by crush-onastick at 11:23 AM on July 2, 2015 [2 favorites]

Agreed. Also I stand by this tweet; in fact, if anything, I feel even more strongly about it 36 hours later.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:53 AM on July 3, 2015 [2 favorites]

oh yes, that was a HIGHLIGHT.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:31 PM on July 3, 2015

photos added.
posted by garlic at 4:35 PM on July 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

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