Thursday Night Pre PAX Drinks!
So... I know there's all these threads about board games and such, however I had another idea! For those of us over age and not wanting to game (although handhelds can be brought along), I though I would organize a night of shenanigans and pre PAX debauchery! I live in the CBD of Melbourne and therefore know a few good spots for a couple of nice drinks! I already have a few friends willing to join me, but would be happy for others to tag along and maybe meet some friendly faces before PAX! I will be finishing work at around 6PM and should be in the city around 7PM and be happy to meet people at Flinders Street Station or Federation Square (just across the street from the station) whereupon we can migrate to a venue with some alcoholic beverages!
Comments, ideas are welcome!
If you want to come along, please post in here and I will PM you my details closer to the date!
I have a crew that will be climbing at hard rock / go-karting before and after the weekend but meeting up for drinks Thursday if we change opinions on climbing would be a solid option! It has been ages since I've been in Melb. I have fond memories of the epic little bars hidden in alleys there. If anyone reading has a crew available to hook up with a local for an evening in Melb I would highly recommend it
Any chance of a pre-pre-meetup on Wednesday evening? Or maybe a post-PAX re-do on Sunday?
Also from Nomad backpackers you can either walk for 10 mins or catch a tram going straight to Flinders, will only take about 3 mins
Also over from NZ, would be awesome to catch up with some other Kiwi's too since it's well-established that Aussies smell.
I guess we need something in the way of an itinerary so ppl can join as they wish, or perhaps a hash tag.. I propose #paxbeer because it looks to have been used before, I can live tweet our location in between pints. (disclaimer, someone will need to tell me where I am, ha ha.)
(Kia ora to the fellow kiwis)
@Deathbystorm: Rest during the day and come out at night
At the moment the meetup is going to be at 7pm at the Transport Bar on Federation Square (right across from Flinders Street): http://www.fedsquare.com/eatdrink/transport-public-bar/
Can people who are definitely coming please PM me your mobile numbers and I will respond with mine!
I'll keep an eye on the tweets and see you wonderful people at the bar!
In terms of meeting at 7pm, how are we going to find each other? A sign? Funny hats? I imagine that it will be busy at that time of night
Good question, we will use the twitter hash tag #paxbeer the rest will have to be your elite detective work, inspecting crime scenes and Interviewing suspects.
(unless someone feels like bringing a plush toy mascot or wearing a loud shirt, maybe look for the American and Canadian, they're sure to stand out.. :P )
I'll be the guy wearing a fedora.
Maybe give FuzzyPredator a txt closer to the time (or check #paxbeer). It might just be a matter of "look for the dude with the green shirt".
@demonique: Come out anyway! I'm sure we can find a drink or two to snap your cold out of you *thinks of Jagermeister*
As for you @demonique, I highly recommend bourbon. Bourbon cures all ills. I am more than willing to drink bourbon with you.
Also, Dr. Who is the shit.