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posted October 31, 2016 7:04 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed November 2 at 6:00 PM, Original Billy Goat Tavern
430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
So, of course, first Wednesday is this week, but there's some sort of sporting event closely associated with the Goat and the question is: do we go?
The usual thing is 6:00ish at the Original Billy Goat with a decamp to what's-been-Mother's-for-a-couple-months now around 9:00. Who's in? Who's got a better idea for somewhere less insane?
posted by crush-onastick to Meetup (39 comments total)

I was supposed to babysit (so my sister can see Hamilton: An American Musical but then I got pegged for a board thing, so I'm off the Hamilton-hook and out of my board thing around 7:30. So if folks are out and about, I'll probably join up with you.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:06 AM on October 31, 2016


The Billy Goat is not a place I'd want to be at to watch the Cubs in the World Series, for a couple of reasons. If there's no game 7, I'm in for my usual early evening.
posted by hydrophonic at 11:38 AM on October 31, 2016


Hey, MCMikeNamara, there's still a chance!
posted by phunniemee at 11:42 AM on October 31, 2016 [2 favorites]


I personally feel we shouldn't let the Cubs drive us out of our traditional meeting spot and that if, Goat willing, there is a Game 7, any place will be nuts anyway. But I think this is very much a "watch this space for updates" month.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:43 AM on October 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think it is unlikely that I will go anywhere that puts Wrigleyville between me and home while the World Series is still happening, but I will definitely be watching here for updates.
posted by jessypie at 7:19 AM on November 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


I completely understand but also wonder if anywhere will be truly safe if a Game 7 happens.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:57 AM on November 1, 2016 [3 favorites]


Normally, I work from home on Wednesdays and this would be the right week to do it. But I have a Work Thing That Cannot be Avoided. I'm really not sure what my best strategy for getting home is, since all routes to Wrigley are my route home. Maybe I should sleep in my office? There's a shower.
posted by crush-onastick at 10:59 AM on November 1, 2016 [1 favorite]


Living south of the Loop.
posted by phunniemee at 11:18 AM on November 1, 2016 [3 favorites]


Sleepover at phunniemee's!
posted by eamondaly at 1:51 PM on November 1, 2016


Sleepover at phunniemee's!

don't tempt me, I'll start assigning you all long-neglected chores
posted by phunniemee at 2:10 PM on November 1, 2016 [3 favorites]


that's not how sleepover's work.
posted by garlic at 5:39 PM on November 1, 2016


GAME 7 MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:55 PM on November 1, 2016 [4 favorites]


I only care about the game from a historical perspective but I'm planning to be down there by 5 at the latest. I do kind of want to watch the game but would prefer to avoid total madness, for the record.
posted by eamondaly at 1:54 AM on November 2, 2016


Because there is a Game 7, my work thing is postponed. But I'm babysitting after all.

I will miss the shenanigans. Take lots of pictures and for the love of God, SHARE then, why dontcha?
posted by crush-onastick at 6:20 AM on November 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


crush, it's a very smooth move having Hamilton AND a child involved in your excuse to miss shenanigans because that means I didn't even consider being mad about it for even a second.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:35 AM on November 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


I'm moving my mid-afternoon thing to tomorrow, so if anyone wants to hit the goat early, lmk.
posted by eamondaly at 7:49 AM on November 2, 2016


I very much care about watching the game, but want to coordinate doing so with my wife. Watching at the goat would be especially poignant, though.

I'm at a seminar down in the loop until 5:30 today, so may be able to swing by for a few, even if I end up watching somewhere else.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 9:10 AM on November 2, 2016


Maybe it won't be so crowded after all:
On Tuesday night, for Game 6 against Cleveland, the place was about three-quarters full, with some after-work people, some out-of-town fans and at least one group of totally oblivious tourists from Sweden and Denmark.
I'll still get there as early as I can—probably 5:15 or so.
posted by Iridic at 10:47 AM on November 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm going to make a pit stop to drop off my bike before the game so I can avoid having to ride home through a drunken riot later. I'll hopefully be there before game time!
posted by Zaximus at 11:44 AM on November 2, 2016


I'll probably be there around 5-5:15 as well, but don't plan on staying for long. I have basically zero interest in being in a public space while the game is actually happening.
posted by phunniemee at 12:05 PM on November 2, 2016


On my way, but I'm going to vote first.
posted by eamondaly at 2:00 PM on November 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


Ok, well, I twisted my ankle a few minutes ago trying to reach a new pack of oreos out of the cupboard at work, and even though I'll probably be ok tomorrow (hopefully), it hurts to walk right now, so I'm going to just hobble a block over to the train and go home. Have fun guys.

aside to qcubed, no, I am not wearing the dumb shoes today
posted by phunniemee at 2:12 PM on November 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Stay safe! Stay dryish! Stay awesome!
posted by crush-onastick at 2:12 PM on November 2, 2016


On my way, walking up from Jackson.
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 2:41 PM on November 2, 2016


Fucking RED LETTER DAY.
posted by eamondaly at 2:52 PM on November 2, 2016


In other words, I'm going to be at least 45 minutes late.
posted by eamondaly at 2:58 PM on November 2, 2016


Offered the kid sushi; he picked gastropub.
posted by crush-onastick at 3:14 PM on November 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Normally, he's my reliable let's get sushi gambit.
posted by crush-onastick at 3:15 PM on November 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


MCMikeNamara and I are here, a d have a spot held down. Come join us!
posted by BevosAngryGhost at 3:18 PM on November 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I am wimping out and staying home (and working late). See you all next month!
posted by jessypie at 3:24 PM on November 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I AM ON MY WAY AND WILL BE ROCKING THAT DROWNED RAT CHIC LOOK

SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS I CANT SEEM TO STOP
posted by floweringjudas at 3:58 PM on November 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


BevosAngryGhost: [phunniemee] twisted her ankle reaching for Oreos.

Me: Peak [phunniemee] if it involved milk.

B: Peak [phunniemee] would be her getting tennis elbow pouring milk.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:59 PM on November 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


I honestly don't know how I'd feel if I ever sustained an injury due to milk.
Betrayed, I guess.
posted by phunniemee at 4:08 PM on November 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


Phunniemee, the Billy Goat staff has expressed much concern about your injury. They wish you well.
posted by eamondaly at 4:18 PM on November 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


YOU ALL WIN AT CHICAGO.
posted by crush-onastick at 4:36 PM on November 2, 2016


I said this on twitter and on the blue but I would give a goddamn limb to be there right now, even if I am doing the election thing. A limb! One of my own! Maybe someone else's limb too!
posted by dogheart at 7:23 PM on November 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


If I have no other legacy, let it be known I put "Go Cubs Go" on the Original Billy Goat jukebox during the rain delay so it played right after game.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:23 PM on November 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


Quite sorry I missed it. Whooooo!
posted by crush-onastick at 10:45 PM on November 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Man, I'm so glad we stuck it out at Billy Goat. That was something special.

I'm mad at myself for nixing the walk up to Mother's, though. Should've spent more time out in the street.
posted by eamondaly at 9:23 PM on November 3, 2016



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