Remember, Remember the Goat of November
posted October 21, 2017 2:05 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed November 1 at 6:00 PM, Original Billy Goat Tavern
430 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, USA (Map & Directions)
First Wednesday is on the first of the month in November! Don't let it catch you by surprise. Join us at the Original Billy Goat Tavern for tiny beers and excellent company.
If you're joining us for the first time, the Goat is under, not on, Michigan Avenue and is easiest to get to from Hubbard Street, or by taking the stairs down from Michigan. You can find us at a large table to your left as you enter the restaurant. Several of us have our pictures or phone numbers in our profiles if you'd like extra assurance that you've found the right people.

There is usually karaoke at LiveWire afterwards, if you'd like to keep going after the Goat or prefer to meet up with us later in the evening.
posted by jessypie to Meetup (12 comments total)

BONZAI So we have not missed the 10th Anniversary
posted by crush at 5:04 PM on October 22, 2017 [2 favorites]

Wow, the mid-thread discussion of the Obama victory party sure made me feel lots of emotions.

(It also continues to be SO WEIRD to me that I didn't know any of you then.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:40 PM on October 22, 2017 [1 favorite]

I can't even tell you the number of times I both laughed out loud and cried running through all those threads.
posted by crush at 8:26 PM on October 22, 2017

I share the threads here--not to dissuade newcomers from joining us (you should join! we were all strangers at one point! but apparently our company is pleasant enough that people come back next time!) but for my own future reference. I'm still searching for Frog becoming the usual game plan though. Please note, also, that my designation of October 2008 as the anniversary we'll celebrate is slightly artificial because it does not conflict with stuff I already have calendared in fall 2018 and is far enough away for me to schedule it.

February 2007, Iridic notes that we had--in January--denoted the Goat as an unofficial Official Meetup Spot of Choice.
The November 2007 thread I always reference when we have this conversation

May 2008 (assuming that we'll meet at our usual Goat, but some random day of the month)
August 2008 (discussion of Thursday vs Wednesday)
December 2008
January 2009
February 2009

Here's a 2010 mention of the Blue Frog, but I'm sure it was not the first time but maybe, two threads (cortex visits and arcticwoman visits from 2009 name-drop Cafe Bong but not Blue Frog.
posted by crush at 8:50 PM on October 22, 2017 [3 favorites]

My current weekly schedule (and predictably poor time management skills) mean that I won't be goating again until January. But, many thanks for continuing to post these and for welcoming newcomers and rare participants.
posted by eotvos at 10:12 AM on October 24, 2017 [3 favorites]

my first meetup was the Nov 2014 Goatfrog. I am currently experiencing An Emotion.
posted by floweringjudas at 9:48 AM on October 26, 2017 [2 favorites]

I second that emotion.
posted by crush at 1:21 PM on October 26, 2017 [3 favorites]

today is the day when we feel emotions together.

well, at least in the same room.
posted by garlic at 9:33 AM on November 1, 2017 [4 favorites]

Hey everybody -- sorry I won't be able to make the Goat tonight. I miss you all a lot.

Yes, even you.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:06 PM on November 1, 2017 [2 favorites]

FYI, I'm wrapping up a work thing but I'm still planning to get down to the Goat.
posted by eamondaly at 3:27 PM on November 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

posted by eamondaly at 1:44 AM on November 2, 2017

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