12th Night and 20th meetup?
posted May 24, 2019 11:11 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun July 14 at 5:00 PM, Volunteer Park stage
Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA, USA (Map & Directions)
The Wooden O will be performing Twelfth Night for free in Volunteer Park on July 14th. Who's interested in an anniversary meetup/potluck in Volunteer Park before the play?
posted by clew to Meetup (25 comments total)

Yes, definitely!
posted by kalimac at 8:59 AM on May 25, 2019

Some meetups are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them ...
posted by JasonSch at 5:48 PM on May 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

I’m in favor if I’m in town. It’s on the calendar. I’m inclined to barbecue and I will likely have kids in tow if that influences other kid-havers.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 5:59 PM on May 25, 2019

Hooray! We were hoping there would be something in Seattle while we were there! We're in.
posted by rednikki at 9:43 PM on May 27, 2019

Hey, we'll be in town then! I performed in Wooden O's production of Romeo and Juliet... geez, around 1996 or so!
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 9:43 PM on May 27, 2019 [1 favorite]

under_petticoat_rule, tell me you were the nurse...
posted by rednikki at 4:05 PM on May 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

I will come if my new hip allows.
posted by y2karl at 2:44 PM on June 1, 2019

AFAICT Volunteer Park doesn't have anything reservable, so a picnic-basket party is more certain than a picnic-table party. There is some hard space by the wading pools that would allow propane barbecues, don't know how early we'd have to arrive to be reasonably likely to fit in there. There is a lot of grass to sit on.

park rules
posted by clew at 3:49 PM on June 1, 2019

On MetaFilter’s birthday? How can I resist? How can anyone resist?
posted by skyscraper at 6:24 PM on June 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

As usual, I am three beats behind clew. 20th MetaFilter birthday!
posted by skyscraper at 5:45 PM on June 8, 2019

posted by corb at 8:40 PM on June 8, 2019

which is to say: I may or may not be able to attend: i have a hiking pickup of someone sometime that day, I'm not sure what time yet. But if I can I will. This is the best.
posted by corb at 8:42 PM on June 8, 2019 [1 favorite]

I attempted to go to a very early meetup, probably 2001 or 2002? And went to the wrong restaurant and because it was before smartphones and I didn't have anybody's number, I just wandered aimlessly around Fremont. Which is to say, it looks like I'm free, sounds like a good time, and I will try to be there!
posted by epersonae at 2:44 PM on June 14, 2019

I will arrange something peculiar and visible to make us easy to find.

Am beginning to worry about organizing this. Does it need organizing? Do we need to know who's bringing the potato salad and how many allergens we're avoiding? Are you all, actually, more or less adults and will bring food you like and eat food you like?

(I can bring such a plate of beans.)
posted by clew at 6:08 PM on June 25, 2019 [1 favorite]

I have been to cookouts that were accidentally just dips and things to dip in them, and may I just say, it is the wave of the future and not disappointing in the least.

(Which is to say: I don't mind throwing up a google spreadsheet where people can sign up, but also, honestly, I'm happy to just bring a dish, clearly labeled for ingredients.)
posted by kalimac at 9:03 AM on June 26, 2019 [2 favorites]

I will wander over for this :-) will be exciting to attend my first Seattle Mefi Meetup, though technically trans pride with Kalimac was my first Seattle Mefi Meetup. This will be "first Seattle Mefi Meetup with more than 2 people" I guess hahahaha.
posted by nikaspark at 2:59 PM on July 8, 2019 [1 favorite]

Maybe so far as food goes, everyone can make sure to feed themselves and bring something shareable? That way there's no stress about whether people get fed. I have crazy food allergies, and I'm hoping no one gets offended if I mostly stick to my own food.
posted by rednikki at 11:46 AM on July 11, 2019 [2 favorites]

I have made a giant yellow


and may figure out how to hang it above head-height to identify us.

Also, am making trifle-components for dessert during the play (have been doing this for a while, other of my friends (not-yet-Mefites?) are coming). That's cake, I hope to make gluten free angel food cake, custard, cream, someone is bringing non-milk whipped topping, liqueur, and lots and lots of berries. All brought separately so people can pick n mix. If there's anything you think would go well with or among....

See you 5ish tomorrow
posted by clew at 8:08 PM on July 13, 2019

Wooden O's website says their performance of 12th is canceled tonight, but the incident report is for Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island. That's where they're scheduled to do Romeo and Juliet tonight, so I'm confident the show at Volunteer Park is still on.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 2:55 PM on July 14, 2019

That says the Luther Burbank performance has been cancelled because of a tragedy in that park -- we're meeting in Volunteer Park for a play that's still on the Wooden O schedule.
posted by clew at 2:59 PM on July 14, 2019

Yeah, it looks like they put the wrong play title in the announcement.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 3:00 PM on July 14, 2019

I’m not going to make this, too much going on. But I’m thrilled it’s happening and hope you all have an amazing time!
posted by corb at 3:59 PM on July 14, 2019

I might bounce before the play starts, but I'm on my way! (bringing sweetcorn and tomato salad :))
posted by kalimac at 4:28 PM on July 14, 2019

On my way with cheese, salami, apples and baguette.
posted by skyscraper at 4:53 PM on July 14, 2019

We are well away from the stage - uphill in the shade of a tree. Picnic table. The above-mentioned yellow cross flying proudly.
posted by skyscraper at 5:08 PM on July 14, 2019

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