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Does Fluther do an annual rendevous, or meet and greet for the lower caste, or has it always been private invitational only?

Asked by Garebo (3173points) June 11th, 2009

I ask, because I know my wife belongs to a travel group where on-line friends met from all over the world at Vegas; she had a “swell” time until I saw the bill. Does Fluther entertain, or participate in such happenings. Or would it be way too expensive, impractical or ridiculous. I suspect the latter. For one, it could be real expensive hiring body guards. OK, I am ready for the onslaught.

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DominicX's avatar

Fluther hasn’t done that yet, but if they did, I would participate. I vote for San Francisco for the meeting place.

eponymoushipster's avatar

i think it’d be cool, but impractical.

also, the cost of protection would be unreasonable.

i vote for Philly or NYC.

whatthefluther's avatar

Ben is in S.F. and Andrew in L.A. Santa Barbara would be in between, but I say L.A.

Likeradar's avatar

I think it would be pretty sweet too, but really impractical. We can’t even agree if there’s a God. How could we agree on a place and time? :)

Garebo's avatar

SF-great answer.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

I’ve never been to Las Vegas, I’d be in for a meet up there :D
From another site I belonged to, I met several members, a few of them have become friends rather than acquaintances. These were all meets put together by the members though, nothing site sponsored.

Garebo's avatar

I never thought I would like Las Vegas, sort of an antithesis, but it turned out I absolutely loved it.

Blondesjon's avatar

You hold it in the Heartland so everyone has a fair distance to travel.

I’ll take care of the drinks and the cow tippin’.

nayeight's avatar

Philadelphia! Or D.C.! Because they are both close to me! Hehe, I rhymed!

Garebo's avatar

I concur, the Heartland is the place. I’ll bring the Rocky Mountain Oysters, ah maybe not.

Likeradar's avatar

@Garebo Yeah, might be best to leave those home. :)

Garebo's avatar

OK, Bull Bites then, nicely marinated beef tenderloin pieces-is that better?

eponymoushipster's avatar

come to philly for the steaks. and the beer.

Dr_C's avatar

I vote San Diego… better weather.. great beaches… lots to do

ru2bz46's avatar

Out of sheer laziness, I’d say Sacramento, but I could do ‘Vegas.

Aethelwine's avatar

I agree with middle America. Denver would be nice. If they can hold a convention for Obama, Fluther would be easy.

I could also grab a bunch of Bronco souvenirs.

cak's avatar

@jonsblond I love Denver!

Likeradar's avatar

@jonsblond Denver gets my vote. :)

Garebo's avatar

No offense, I would probably get eaten up, or stabbed. However, I certainly would enjoy eat’in, drink’in and stink’in there. My dad was a pilot, and when he was dead headed there, he loved watch’in the Phills; I have never had the opportunity, but I certainly would enjoy to watch them play.

Garebo's avatar

Rocky Mountain High sounds pretty good. I love Jackson Hole, but that’s the playground for billionaires.

Bobbydavid's avatar

No no no. Somewhere neutral. London, UK

Dr_C's avatar

well if we’re going neutral why not go all out and do it in Istanbul?

augustlan's avatar

We haven’t ever had the pleasure, but it’s been discussed many times. I’d love it, and would go wherever it was held if I could afford it.

shrubbery's avatar

How many times do I have to say it? You should all come to Australia. Andrew does refer to Fluther as Australia sometimes. It seems fitting to me.

Aethelwine's avatar

Isn’t neutral Switzerland?

@shrubbery You know I’m there. I want to see your upside down hair!

Darwin's avatar

San Francisco – I have an automatic transmission now and so no longer have all those problems with the hills.

Australia – I’ve always wanted to go there so why not?

London – This would be okay, too, as long as the tube strike is over.

ru2bz46's avatar

Is there a sheep in here?

Bobbydavid's avatar

The bloody tube strike! It’s over now but another in the pipeline. Cheeky sods wanting more money with phenominal unemployment rates. Arghhhhhh

Bobbydavid's avatar

But anyway, back to neutral ground….how about Mauritius?

Sunybunny's avatar

you can all come to my house in AK (Alaska not Arkansas) we can eat reigndeer sausages and help Sarah Palin keep an eye on Russia!

cookieman's avatar

Can’t go wrong with Boston.

Great food, great museums, American history.

plus, I live there ;^)

whatthefluther's avatar

Why don’t we take over the entire Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. Disneyland would never be the same. It would be my pleasure to host the bar.

Aethelwine's avatar

@cprevite You will make an awesome batch of cookies for us, right? I’m there then.

cookieman's avatar

@jonsblond: Damn straight. And I’ll grill up some lobster tails.

Allie's avatar

There’s a few people I’d love to meet. Since it doesn’t seem like there will be a formal Fluther meet up, I might be better off just going to see them on my own. Or something like that.

whatthefluther's avatar

@eh…come west, young man…wtf

Lupin's avatar

The NY Finger Lakes are gorgeous this time of year. You can go from winery to winery for weeks. The lakes keep you from going Sideways .

gailcalled's avatar

For the minority, I would like to keep my illusions intact. It’s like reading a book, imagining the characters and then seeing War and Peace; the film, with Audrey Hepburn as Natasha.

Lupin's avatar

@gailcalled I look just like my avatar – except for the tie.

cookieman's avatar

@Lupin: I too resemble my avatar.

on the inside

eponymoushipster's avatar

i’m exactly like my avatar.

wundayatta's avatar

I’m hearing three for the US, one in Cali, one in Denver, and one in Philly. I also hear a call for one in Europe and one in Australia. Those are both big places, but it would be way cool if the Ozzies met in the middle of the continent, lol! I’d place the European one…. Denmark?

Bri_L's avatar

@Blondesjon – I am glad because even though I live in WI I never know how much to tip a cow, 15 or 20%

augustlan's avatar

Yay! @Bri_L is here!

Bri_L's avatar

@augustlan – thanks. Trying to chime in now and then again.

Darwin's avatar

@Bri_L – I think it depends on the amount of butterfat in her milk.

hearkat's avatar

I’m in NJ, so I’m all for Philly, NYC or D.C.

If we’re going for neutrality, Switzerland has my vote.

Garebo's avatar

I guess there has been no annual mecca. There always are those amazing “ducks” at the “WI Dells”, but Viva Las Vegas. A European vacation, I think Amsterdam would be a hit. To see Platapuses, koala bears, and kangaroos would be a dream come true.

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