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London Meet-Up January 2009

2009-01-18 20:46:14 by Sziphix

So I've come back from my second meet-up, and again I've had a great time!

One thing that was different from last time was the sheer amount of people that turned up; it seemed like we had swarmed the Namco station, I got there a bit late and expected to have to search for the group, but I didn't have to at all. It was great to see some (AsthmaHamster :( ) of the people who I'd met previously again, and to meet a lot of new people too. Highlights of the Namco station include deckheadtottie and I ramming Tom up the rear (Dodgems, of course!), everyone watching Luis and Mike play a game of DDR, and me getting owned at Tekken 6 by someone playing as Mokujin.

Then of course, there was the tramp,
who without warning, approached the Newgrounds camp.
All the drinks he had must have made him woozy,
as he wanted a fight with EyeLovePoozy.

After leaving Namco, a lot of us got split up, so we walked about in a group with Bob (sorry for calling you Rob!), deckhead (driving dodgems sucks for us tall folks, huh?), tigerkitty (good that you stayed out for longer this time!), The-Swain (You're a really cool guy, I didn't know it was you that made the Blockhead flashes, I love your stuff!), BananaBreadMuffin (Woo, Physics!), there were others in this group too, but we were at Walkabout before I could talk to you. :(

The group had reduced in size by a lot by the time we all got in the bar, probably because people in a day trip had to get home, people under 18 couldn't get in, and because Dangan's tattoos don't count as I.D (unlucky). Most people had something to eat/drink, and I spent most of the time talking and eating.

After everyone had their food and drinks, we began to leave for the pub, and I took a cab along with The-EXP, morbid-giggle (thanks for paying, I owe both of you a drink.), and Dim (we all like Metal Gear Solid wayyy too much!). All of us bundled into a bus to get the rest of the way there.

The pub had lots of comfy sofas, karaoke and even free wifi, and the atmosphere was amazing; everyone was chilled out, and there was no awkwardness in approaching people and talking to them (at least not for me). Bezman (Took me quite a while to realise it was you in Namco, you are now the hairiest person I know. :) ) and EviLDoG (I didn't notice you when we were in Namco, must have done a good job staying away from the drink. :p) trying to hit the high notes on Stayin' Alive had me in hysterics, and Cally and Gagsy singing Waterloo gave my ears a chance to recover.

Leaving the pub at 02:00, we all returned to the apartment for some Rock Band and winding down and I had a very interesting conversation (though I didn't have much to add :( ) with Hans, Tom and his friend out on the balcony.

Soon after, it was time for me to leave; I could have opted to stay at the apartment when places first became available, but I'm sure there was a lot of people that had travelled a greater distance than I did, and though it would be better if someone else got the place. It was a pretty boring trip from Tower Hamlets to London Bridge to get my nightbus, but the experience of the whole day is one of the most memorable experiences of my life so far. If you're on the fence about meeting people from the internet, at least give it a go; the people that turned up (from this site at least,) are terrific to hang out with.

Big thanks to Luis for once again organising such an enjoyable event.

Now, I present, Chips with Dips: 2 times the fun!

London Meet-Up January 2009