I really appreciate this discussion and these emails. The meetup group is a much more "real" group when real people are having conversation about who attended and where to park. I receive one daily "digest" email of all the drumcircle list activity. People who receive each response individually and find it overwhelming might want to adjust their settings. After all, the idea is to drum in a social setting, right? This would be the social part.
By the way, I don't come often but I DO drive from Pasadena. Next time, however, I'm going to try taking the new Expo Line as the park is only one mile away from the end of the line. I can totally walk one mile carrying my drum and then I won't have to deal with the parking or the driving (and it's better for the planet).
Hope to see all of you "real" people there.