Los Angeles Meetup II, 21 June 2009

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    Los Angeles Meetup II & Summer Kick-Off
    When: 21 June 2009, 3 P.M. till ??
    Where: Barney's Beanery
    8447 Santa Monica Blvd.
    West Hollywood, California

    RSVP by PM to offroad8x6 or novice_btm by 18 June 2009.


    That's exactly 8 weeks from now, keep the date open, this will come up before you know it.
    Everyone pays for their own food and drinks. Parking in Barney's lot is $4. Street parking on Sundays near Barney's is free, if you can find any spots.

    Everybody who is an actual LPSG member is welcome. It not necessary to be a "gold" member.
    RSVP list will not be posted until 19 June 2009.

    Barney's Beanery
    http://www.barneysbeanery.com/bb.html
    http://www.barneysbeanery.com/history.htm


    The manager said she can reserve an area for 20+ people at no extra charge. We're getting started on the early side, so those who work on Monday can leave at a decent hour if they want.
    There is a Ramada Inn (former site of the notoriously famous Tropicana Motel) 2 blocks away for those who drive a long distance (or who travel in from out of town) and who don't want to drive all the way back home after the Meetup. Barney's is open till 2 A.M. Monday morning. (They do Karaoke in next room over starting at 10 P.M., I don't think it will be a bother, but I intend to check that out in advance.)

    Yes, our area includes Booth #34, Janice Joplin's spot (legend has it that she drank her last drink at Barney's).

    Although in West Hollywood, the original Barney's Beanery attracts a mixed straight and gay crowd
    and has for at least 30 years. There are over 130 varieties of imported and domestic beer, a full bar, a large variety of food from burgers to salads ( also pool tables and video games for those so inclined).
     
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    OK look out LA LPSG... it looks like I will be in the neighborhood. I'll keep you posted! I should know for sure in the next week!
     
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    Damn!
    I love Barneys Beanery!
    Loved the menu!
    Not the food - I mean.. that was great! But love their presentation of the menu!

    Enjoy folks!
     
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    Is this going to turn into a circle jerk?
     
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    I would actually like to make it. I haven't been to Barney's Beanery since 1969 when they had a sign behind the counter that said "No Hippies or Faggots Allowed!" It was an amusing place. Glad to know it still exists. And it's the PERFECT place for a gathering of LPSG-ers!
     
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    Have fun y'all! We had a blast at our 3 meet ups here.
     
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    PS give Offroad a big hug for me!
     
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    no, not at barney's.

    fly out and i'll give you a big hug back, or better yet all the NYC guys take a cross country road trip together
    in a cadillac convertible. once in chicago turn left at route 66 (find what's left of it) all the way to barney's front door!

    "Route 66" - Rolling Stones, 1964
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAy7WVlsCWU

    and just for the hell of it-

    "Piece of My Heart" - Janice Joplin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7JVxE2SYxo&feature=related

    i realize some of you might be thinking, "why do i need to RSVP?". well, the main reason is so barney's will hold the proper size area for us. the manager said to call a few days in advance with the number of people attending. another reason is for your own security, only signed up lpsg members should attend, everyone needs to use their own discretion when it comes to real life, but it should be a blast getting to meet other lpsg members. the new york city group seems to manage to pull it together on a regular basis, why not los angeles?
     
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    some more facts about barney's-

    "Pulp Fiction" clip
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck3RB4FaEDw&feature=related
    much of "pulp fiction" was written at barney's beanery by quentin tarentino.


    "When the Music's Over" - Doors
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slvPMU-7OyI&feature=related
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2008/11/barneys-beanery.html
    jim morrison of the "doors" lived at the tropicana (now the ramada inn - 2 blocks away) hung out often at barney's and was kicked out for pissing ON the bar. NOTE: this is inappropriate behavior for lpsg members.


    "On the Waterfront" - Marlon Brando
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrq96cW2BuY

    "Streetcar Named Desire"- Marlon Brando
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1A0p0F_iH8
    brando hung out at barney's when he was still young and good looking.

    isn't it time for YOU to plan a visit?
     
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    Seriously, no L.A. people are RSVPing? This thread definitely needs to be bumped.
     
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    damn, they should bring that sign back :biggrin1:
     
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    the sign became meaningless, because the barney's crowd just hasn't cared about any of that for 35 years or more.
    all members are welcome to this meetup.

    please try to keep this thread on topic, and i'll try to do the same from now on.
     
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    and why would that be?
     
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    :) I'm gonna do my best to be there this time... Looking forward to it!!! *Wait..is that a pride weekend anywhere local?* If so that may be a no go for some. Just wondering..
     
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    i plan to be there. thanks for organizing
     
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    Wow. I wish we could all be there. The NYM will be thinking of you and there in spirit though!!
     
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    I'll be there.
     
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    I was at the last one, I'll be at this one. Will it be just the 5 of us again????? We shall see!
     
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    sounds cool but can't this one
     
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    no, l.a. gay pride is the weekend BEFORE the lpsg l.a.meetup. (in long beach it's in may).


    hoping for 20+, barney's has a designated area for this sort of thing, but no need to contact barney's directly, i'll
    take care of that, as i've already met the manager and spoken to her.


    that started changing last night.
    already 7 have RSVPed. RSVP via private message to offroad8x6 OR novice_btm no later than 18 june.
    why wait? RSVP today, you can send another RSVP later if you have a change of plans!

    made it easy for you, just click on either of the boldface links above to RSVP!


    fly on out. all members are welcome. (or take the road trip i mentioned earlier in this post.) can't promise who will
    be there, but will post the RSVP list on 19 june.


    still 7 1/2 weeks out.
     
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