Alabama Mefites- want to meet up?
posted July 2, 2015 10:23 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 11 at 5:00 PM, Below The Radar
220 Holmes Avenue Northeast, Huntsville, AL, USA (Map & Directions)
Cortex and I are in Huntsville, Alabama for the summer. We'd love to meet some people in the area!
I say let's meet for beers, foods, fun times, etc. at Below The Radar. There will also be pinball tournaments outside from 6-10 pm, so maybe we'll check that out. What say you?
posted by Secretariat to Meetup (23 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

You know I'm down. :)
posted by Monochrome at 3:43 AM on July 3, 2015

I am in Nashville and would love to meet up - either here or in Huntsville. Yay!
posted by dawkins_7 at 5:15 AM on July 3, 2015

Howdy, neighbors. I'd love to meet! To add some trianguation -- I'm in Chattanooga.
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 10:03 AM on July 3, 2015

Elizard and I are in Birmingham! We'd love to meet up.

Also I hear that they replaced the actual Saturn V on display at the Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville with a replica, so we should totally steal the fuck out of it and leave it on mathowie's lawn.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 1:03 PM on July 3, 2015

I'm also in Birmingham, and this sounds like a great idea to me.
posted by ndfine at 4:33 PM on July 3, 2015

I too will come to this!
posted by cortex at 5:23 PM on July 3, 2015

Awesome! I could pretend this is a one chance only situation and say that you all have to come to us, but as we're here for a while and are actually interested in going to all of these cities, I think we can work something out.

That Saturn V is right out our bedroom window, and I can confirm it's a replica. They keep the real one inside in the museum and, no joke, eat and drink german food and beer under it! Perhaps to appease the restless spirit of Von Braun?
posted by Secretariat at 5:33 PM on July 3, 2015 [2 favorites]

Birmingham here, may make the drive up. OTBX? BTR?
posted by isauteikisa at 6:28 PM on July 3, 2015

I'm in southern Tennessee atm, and within driving distance of Huntsville. It's been too long since I've been to a meetup--count me in!
posted by ChrisTN at 7:02 PM on July 3, 2015

What days work best for people, if we were to do this in Huntsville? Is this coming weekend too soon?

And I'm open to suggestions for locations, but Below the Radar or someplace like that seems like a good way to go. I also enjoyed The Nook recently. Does Old Town Beer Exchange do food, or only beer?
posted by Secretariat at 6:06 AM on July 6, 2015

The one place you mention that I've been to is Below the Radar, and it seems nice, but I'm also open to new places if folks would rather. I could probably do Friday or Saturday this weekend if anyone want to.
posted by ChrisTN at 8:33 AM on July 6, 2015

By the way there's a pinball tournament Friday and Saturday evening on the sidewalk of Holmes & Washington (i.e. just outside of Below The Radar).
posted by Monochrome at 1:02 PM on July 7, 2015

OTBX is beer only as far as I'm aware.
posted by isauteikisa at 4:17 PM on July 7, 2015

Also, the nook is great for beer.
posted by isauteikisa at 5:26 PM on July 7, 2015

Ok, I set this for 5pm this Saturday, in Huntsville. I forgot that pinball thing was happening this weekend- that sounds kind of neat! I just picked 5pm at random, so if anyone wants to meet earlier for any reason, I don't mind changing the time.
posted by Secretariat at 5:40 PM on July 7, 2015

Awesome! I'll plan to join you guys at 5--I'll only be able to hang out for an hour or two, max, but it will be fun to meet up. It's been forever since I've been to a meetup--is there a protocol these days about how to find each other?
posted by ChrisTN at 7:17 AM on July 8, 2015

Pretty much just look for the confused people looking around trying to find the other people, is what I do. But I'll probably be in a grey Metafilter t-shirt, and my profile picture's pretty accurate at this point (though my hair's shaggier than that since it's been a bit since I got a haircut).
posted by cortex at 7:34 AM on July 8, 2015

Jealous. Memphis is too far to make this, doubly so since the wife just permitted me to take a week+ sabatical to Michigan for the every-other-year get together my Yellowstone group of friends schedule.

We'll be in Atlanta after Sept. 1st when she starts her post-doc at Emory (/humblebrag) if anyone is feeling frisky in that direction.
posted by RolandOfEld at 4:19 PM on July 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

If I remember to, I will be wearing a gray metafilter tshirt as well, and maybe we'll post a photo, or at least a table location in this thread when we get there- so to anyone who shows up and isn't sure who they're meeting, check this thread!
posted by Secretariat at 5:13 PM on July 8, 2015 [1 favorite]

I am stoked! We'll see y'all in an hour or so.
posted by cortex at 1:59 PM on July 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

Got to town early with nothing else to do, so...I'll be holding down the fort until anyone else shows up. Far end of the bar, bald guy with a purple/white short sleeve plaid shirt.
posted by ChrisTN at 2:08 PM on July 11, 2015

We look like this! See you in a few.
posted by cortex at 2:52 PM on July 11, 2015 [1 favorite]

Woo, fun meetup! Thanks for coming out!
posted by Secretariat at 7:21 PM on July 11, 2015 [2 favorites]

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