ThePinkSuperhero vs The Witches
posted September 1, 2016 7:21 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun September 18 at 4:00 PM, Salem, MA
228 Essex St, Salem, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
ThePinkSuperhero will be visiting her old stomping grounds in Salem, MA on Sunday, September 18th. Things will be a bit witchy, but not as witchy as they get in October, so people are encouraged to come up, wander around, and get their snack/dinner on.
I figure we can gather for a wander around town around 4ish and then settle in for dinner sometime later. Things should not be all ZOMG SALEM HALLOOOOWWWEEEENN yet, but there will be plenty of stuff to see, witch tchotchkes to be had, and maybe even a local brew or two to be had. Kids okay - we'll have our 6 year old on hand to show you the best Pokemon hunting grounds.

Venues depend on the number and mood of people visiting. We run the gamut in Salem, from traditional lobster shack to oldschool videogame arcade/bar to cafes to street food and so on.
posted by robocop is bleeding to Meetup (22 comments total)

I'm excited for this!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 6:31 PM on September 1, 2016

I'm taking care of both kids alone that weekend so why not!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:20 AM on September 2, 2016

I might be in VT that weekend, but I will come of I'm not (that is to say I'm a maybe)
posted by maryr at 6:23 AM on September 2, 2016

I'm excited! It's been awhile since I've been to Salem. I'm open to whatever; wandering around with you fine folks is fine by me!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:57 PM on September 3, 2016

I'm keeping an eye on the weather. If it's rainy then there are multiple venues we can hide out at. Right now I have the initial meet at the site of the Old Town Pump fountain at Washington and Essex Streets, but can shift it to somewhere more indoors if needed.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:08 PM on September 12, 2016

Yay! Can't wait!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:56 AM on September 14, 2016

I will in fact be up in VT this weekend. Sorry to miss you!
posted by maryr at 10:25 AM on September 14, 2016

You shall be missed, maryr!

So glad we will have a lot of kids joining! I could help kid help picking out souvenirs for my sons.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:24 AM on September 15, 2016

Last time I was at the Willows 10 years ago, my son and I gamed one of the oldskool "horse race" machines, got a zillion tickets, and chose two decoy ducks from the prize gallery. Good times.

Anyway, I'm attending. See you at Washington and Essex! I think that's near a coffeeshop my band used to play gigs at, so if you need caffeine, Salem's got that type of witches' brew too. I may bring a couple of Salem friends if they can make it.
posted by not_on_display at 11:41 AM on September 16, 2016

Yay! And OMG the Willows, it's definitely been 10+ years since I've been there. Such fun!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:42 AM on September 16, 2016

Excited for tonight! I'm plugging 228 Essex into my Google maps, unless there are better ideas.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:28 AM on September 18, 2016

Bah - I definitely can't make it up there. Sorry I won't get to meet you, ThePinkSuperhero! Hope folks have fun!
posted by rmd1023 at 10:07 AM on September 18, 2016

Keep an eye on the weather! If raining out, I would suggest the Front Street Coffeehouse (20 Front Street) as a staging area; that's open until 5PM, and a 3 minute walk from 228 Essex St. I'll keep an eye out on the thread as I make my way to Salem.
posted by not_on_display at 10:18 AM on September 18, 2016

On track to get to Salem a little after 4.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:19 AM on September 18, 2016

Folks, disappointed to report we won't be able to make it. The kids are still napping which means they'll be livid if I try to put them in a car in an hour and with my wife out of town they call the shots. Would have been great to see you again TPS, have fun and best to all. 😞
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:51 AM on September 18, 2016

If it's raining, Front Street will totally work as a meeting spot. Robocop is currently driving down from a quick trip to New Hampshire, we expect to be there right around 4.
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 12:10 PM on September 18, 2016

I'm on track for a little past 4.
posted by not_on_display at 12:14 PM on September 18, 2016

Be there in 10!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:11 PM on September 18, 2016

I have arrived at the coffee shop!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:26 PM on September 18, 2016

Thank you all for the lovely company!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:13 PM on September 18, 2016 [2 favorites]

That was fun, glad we could all get together!
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 6:26 PM on September 18, 2016

Yes! More Salem meetups in the future, please!
posted by not_on_display at 8:30 PM on September 18, 2016

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