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~2014 New Years Eve~ Black and White Soiree

                             ~2014 New Years Eve~
                             Black and White Soiree

Welcome all new and old members. We have been working hard this year to provide all off you with a method of safely socializing within our community and we can’t thank you enough for making our meetup events a success. We intend on making this party the largest of them all. We’re restricting attendance to this event to 125 due to the size of the venue. We’ve rented a large venue with plenty of open space, multiple rooms, extra-large patio and a bar. Please read the description below for the guidelines to attend our 1st annual New Years Eve “Black and White Soiree”.


THE ATTIRE & FUN
This event will consist of a night of dressing in our best black and white attire (cocktail, black tie, and suit), meeting new friends and seeing old ones. We’ll have a DJ with lights & sound, Drawings and Prize giveaways, Dance Contest, Best Dressed (Male and Female), Balloon Drop at Midnight, Art studio and Professional Photography.
Food and Beverages: All included with paid entry
• All you can drink beer and wine
• Free champagne and toast when the ball drops.
• Catered from an in-house chef
• Beer provided by: New Belgium Brewery
• Wine provided by: Super Market Liquors
• Champagne provided by: Wilber’s Total Beverage


THE VENUE:
The Downtown Artery is located at 252 Linden Street in Old Town and has a 3500 sq ft space, large patio, dance floor, private bathrooms, socializing area and a bar.
This venue is the oldest commercial property in Fort Collins and was recently purchased and renovated with pristine floors, a large raised patio and private studios for artists. This is the perfect venue for this and many events to come. You can enjoy an intimate conversation with friends in the front room, a drink at the bar, vibe and rhythm on the dance floor in the main room or the cool Colorado air on their large raised patio.


How can I attend:
1. Pay just $25 when you RSVP for entry of each guest. This is so much less than you’ll spend anywhere in Fort Collins.
2. Provide us with your mailing address. Proper invitations will be mailed to you with a PASSWORD to enter the event. IF I DON”T HAVE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS THEN YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR INVITATION TO ENTER the event (You’ll be prompted at the end of RSVP’ing to provide your address)
3. Dress in your best Black and White Attire. Who will win “Best Dressed”?
4. Provide the doorman with the PASSWORD
5. Leave 2013 at the door and let’s make this a new year with new friends.

This event announcement will be amended periodically when we have more. Please check back for any changes.

 

 

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  • Renee W.

    Although it seems like most people had a good time - the music was so loud it made socializing a bit hard - unless you stood outside with the smokers. We only made it an hour into the social when a drunk person started insulting my guest (i can only assume she thought she was being quite). By this time my head was pounding so much anyway I was happy to go. This ruined his evening and mine as well.

    January 2, 2014

    • Brian J.

      Well said Mike.. We'll address these issue in the future. Thank you Renee

      January 2, 2014

    • Renee W.

      Thanks!

      January 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time! Thanks to everyone who made it the party possible!

    January 2, 2014

  • Kristi E

    The party was a great time! Thanks to everyone who pitched in and made it a fabulous night!

    January 2, 2014

  • Andrea

    What a wonderful and well organized party. It was the best in town by far. Thanks so much to the organizers who made it appear effortless. Looking forward to next year!!!

    3 · January 1, 2014

    • Brian J.

      That is very kind. We work hard so you can play hard. :-)

      2 · January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    First What a party, great music, great drinks and fantastic hosts. Thanks for all the hard work that went into this and all those who helped tonight...best party in Town. John and Nancy REardon

    2 · January 1, 2014

    • Brian J.

      Thank you.. Let's do it again soon

      1 · January 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Epic, I hate to use that word. But it was.

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Jeremiah

    So much fun last night! Great success!

    1 · January 1, 2014

  • Richard

    Thank you to the organizers. This was a fun event at a great price.

    2 · January 1, 2014

    • Brian J.

      You're welcome.. It'll be bigger and better next year.

      January 1, 2014

  • Tara L. S.

    Congratulations to the Soiree organizers! Huge success! Loved meeting so many amazing FoCo Folks. Happy New Year y'all!!!

    2 · January 1, 2014

    • Brian J.

      Glad you made it Tara.. Sorry we didn't get to chat more. Let's do this again soon. :-)

      January 1, 2014

  • Brian J.

    What a successful event last night! Thank you to all those who made this happen; TJ who ran the door, bartended and ran the Safe Ride Shuttle, Marcia who poured more drinks than I ever thought possible, Joe & Arlen, who jumped right in and pumped out drinks, Tana, who drove me around all day running errands and created a delicious Champagne Punch, Shannell, who kept me grounded throughout the night and greeted people at the door as well as bartended, ran food and bussed tables, DJ Pink Cherry and Michael that rocked the house with great tunes, lighting and a live feed to the ball drop, Amie, from the Downtown Artery whose incredible space allowed us to throw a great party and MOST of all to Meggie, without whom I truly couldn't have done this. She was in charge of the delicious food, setting up decorations and maintaining sanity throughout the whole night. Please let them know how appreciative you are that they helped make this event such a success. THANK YOU.

    2 · January 1, 2014

  • Brian J.

    I found a pair of black glasses on the patio.

    January 1, 2014

  • Dan K

    If anyone needs a last minute ticket, let me know! I have one extra now. Text[masked] thanks!

    December 31, 2013

    • Dan K

      Ticket is no longer available. See you guys soon!

      December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have two tickets available. Text 7202330090. Thanks.

    December 31, 2013

  • Jessica

    I have one ticket available!

    December 31, 2013

  • Robert

    I really need another ticket if at all possible. I thought I bought 2 last week but only bought 1. Text me if you have a spare ticket. [masked]

    December 31, 2013

  • Cathy Griffith B.

    Lena, do you still need a ticket? If so, give me your number or email so I can contact you. Thanks!

    December 30, 2013

    • Lena

      Hello to everyone following this...my email sent me a post that a spot had opened up, and so I purchased a ticket via the email/paypal. So Cathy, I do not need to buy the ticket from you anymore, thank you so much for holding it for me. Hopefully someone else can now come too. Thanks.

      December 30, 2013

    • Robert

      I am looking for a ticket if you are still looking to sell it. [masked]

      December 31, 2013

  • Cathy Griffith B.

    I still have a ticket if anyone needs one. My number is[masked]-9604. Text or call me. Thanks!

    December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to attend this event with my girlfriends. I live in Denver but would love to come. If an opening comes available please let me know! Thanks!

    December 30, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Please contact me via email concerning tickets for the NYE party. [masked]

      December 30, 2013

  • Krystal R.

    We have two tickets and are not going to be able to attend, any takers? I'm so bummed, we couldn't find a sitter :( Text me at[masked]

    December 30, 2013

    • Gwyneth

      Texted you. :)

      1 · December 30, 2013

    • Tara L. S.

      Alright Y'all! C u tomorrow night. Yeehaw!

      1 · December 30, 2013

  • Tony H.

    I have one ticket, if anyone wants it, please contact me. [masked]-6919. I will be attending the event and meet your in town to get you the ticket before the party.

    December 30, 2013

    • Tony H.

      I have sold my ticket.

      December 30, 2013

  • LeighAnn W.

    Looking for 2 tickets if you know anybody that has them.

    December 30, 2013

  • Gwyneth

    Looking for one ticket if anyone has one available. thanks!

    December 30, 2013

  • Cathy Griffith B.

    I have 2 tickets and will, unfortunately, not be able to attend. Let me know if you want one or both.

    1 · December 29, 2013

    • Kelley

      Cathy, I would love to buy one of your tickets from you. My number is[masked]

      December 29, 2013

    • Claudia M.

      if anyone falls through..I will buy one! claudia[masked]

      December 29, 2013

  • Claudia M.

    Brian..I wrote on your email...but possibly ONE more ticket possible? Pls advise how to pay for this! Thanks!

    December 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where is my ticket??? It's getting late and I sold it to someone who is, understandably, concerned.

    December 29, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Are you referring to receiving it by mail? If you don't receive it by mail in time just remember that you can also receive entry with your name on our VIP list at the door.

      December 29, 2013

  • Andrea

    Hi Brian,

    I was busy with the holiday and went on today to purchase tickets. I just need two spots. Please let me know if two open up. I would hate to miss this one and spending New Years with the gang.
    Andrea

    December 26, 2013

    • Claudia M.

      wow....I am so happy we have such positive turn-out for us locals...and anyone that believes 150 new friends is too many....I can sell your tickets for half price! *wink* :-)

      December 28, 2013

    • Andrea

      Thanks Brian. Bought them within 20 minutes of posting. Look forward to Tuesday. Thanks a million!!!

      December 29, 2013

  • Tony H.

    I may have a ticket, but won't know for sure until tomorrow.

    December 29, 2013

  • Haresh

    I would like a ticket. I decided late and the meetup is full. If anyone is planning on selling a ticket, please let me know.

    Thanks
    Haresh.

    December 28, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Please contact me via email. [masked]

      December 29, 2013

  • love888

    Hi we are new too and have no other family here. would be great to have you all as our family for the night and for the future Just us two.

    1 · December 26, 2013

    • Claudia M.

      welcome to the area....you should join my large and friendly group! I'm happy to extend an invitation to join our 'family' - and all the things the Rockies offers!

      December 28, 2013

    • love888

      I have 2 tickets set up . Looking forward to having fun with everyone.

      December 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am no longer able to attend. I have e-mailed Brian to no avail.

    December 27, 2013

    • Brian J.

      I'm on vacation in San Diego. I responded by email

      December 27, 2013

    • Claudia M.

      Brian has been quite responsive....and someone wants your tickets....happy holidays and hope your next year is brighter.

      December 28, 2013

  • Brian J.

    I'm sorry I have not responded at quickly as expected, I've been on vacation in San Diego. Please email me directly for comments or concerns. It will go directly to my phone. [masked]

    Also, I need three more volunteers:
    1) Bartender/Front Door person
    2) 2 experienced Roulette players.(Sounds odd but yes, like the Roulette you play in a Casino)

    You'll be expected to hold your position for two hours.
    Pre Party for volunteers at 7:30
    You'll receive free entry into the event and if you've already paid then I can reimburse you.

    ~Brian

    1 · December 27, 2013

  • Tanya

    Hi there. I already RSVP'd for me +2. Is there any way that I can RSVP for an additional person?

    December 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I bought a ticket and am now no longer going to attend. You may buy it from me if you'd like

      December 27, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Please email me at [masked]

      December 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to suggest that anyone trying to get tickets from Brian now just email him directly instead of including everyone else. I can understand people needing to sell their tickets being very public about it but unless someone is selling, going directly to Brian.

    1 · December 27, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Thank you Ed.. :-)

      December 27, 2013

  • Kelly H.

    Olivia' I need 2 tickets I will buy yours if I can get another one.

    December 27, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Please email me at [masked]

      December 27, 2013

  • Mary B.

    I need 4 tickets. Brian said he opened spots for me but how do I get the tickets when it says its still full???

    December 27, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Please email me at [masked]

      December 27, 2013

  • Mary B.

    Hey Brian, I went to sign up for this event and it says its FULL, but the post says a limit of 125 people and we are only at 111. Why can't I sign up? I hope I can still be included. I also have 2 guests I'd like to bring.

    December 25, 2013

    • Mary B.

      Oh thank you Brian, this night is going to be fantastic! Kudos to you for putting this together. We've never really had a great gathering for New Years, so this could start a new tradition. So how do I pay for the tickets?

      December 26, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Sorry. Mary.. I think someone jumped on your "opening" and purchased your tickets. Please email me at [masked]

      December 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could anyone buy my ticket please?

    December 27, 2013

    • love888

      I will buy your ticket. Have cash. call john[masked]

      1 · December 27, 2013

  • Kelly H.

    Hi Brian ' is it possible to get 2 tickets?

    December 27, 2013

  • John C.

    Hello Brian! I am friends with a few others on this group and we are very excited about New Years. Would you be able to open a spot for me? That would be huge if you can swing it. Thanks..

    December 25, 2013

    • Brian J.

      I will open a spot for you. ~Cheer

      December 25, 2013

  • Claudia M.

    Same thing here...I have two more friends wanting to join...and they cannot sign up...plus - my response to the beer thing is something more like a pilsner...along the lines of Stella Artois....if possible....I could bring my own????? please respond...I know you must be busy..but would love to know there is going to be something I can imbibe with!!!!
    so, two more spots with my crowd....and can we reserve tables together???? I believe there are between 14-20 joining my group!

    December 25, 2013

    • Brian J.

      Hello Claudia,
      I'm purchasing the drinks when I arrive back in Colorado on Decmeber 30th and I'll try to bring a variety. Unfortunately we can't allow people to bring their own due to the liquor license in place.
      I'll open tow more spots for you and your friends. We look forward to ringing in the New Year with all of you.

      1 · December 25, 2013

  • Brian J.

    The invitations are in the mail. If you do not receive one that simply means you didn't RSVP in time to receive one and you'll receive entry using our VIP list at the door. The name on the VIP list will be the person that purchased the tickets through Meetup & Amazon.

    December 23, 2013

  • Brian J.

    Please take this poll to determine which beverages will be purchased and how much. It's only 1 question and will help me when purchasing. http://www.meetup.com/Fort-Collins-Sports-and-Social-club/polls/

    December 20, 2013

  • Brian J.

    ***ATTENTION****
    I WILL BE SENDING THE INVITATIONS OUT THIS WEEKEND. IF YOU DON'T RECEIVE ONE PLEASE DON'T STRESS, THE DOORMAN WILL HAVE A VIP LIST OF THOSE OF YOU THAT RSVP'D AND PAID THROUGH AMAZON.

    PLEASE BRING AN ID AT THE DOOR IF YOU'RE THE ONE THAT PURCHASED THE TICKET (EVEN FOR OTHERS) IF YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE THAT INTENDS ON RSVP'ING THEN HAVE THEM DO IT ASAP.

    IF WE MAIL THE INIVTATION AND SOMEON RSVP'S LATER THEN THAT PERSON(S) WILL JUST RECEIVE ENTRY AT THE DOOR THROUGH OUR VIP LIST.

    CONTACT ME AT [masked] FOR COMMENTS, QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

    ~BRIAN

    December 18, 2013

  • Brian J.

    ****SAFE RIDE HOME****
    CONCERNED ABOUT DRIVING ON NYE?
    WE'LL BE PROVIDING FREE TAXI HOME AFTER THE EVENT. IN THE FORT COLLINS AREA.
    MIDNIGHT TO 1:30 AM. TAKE A TAXI TO THE EVENT AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT DRINKING AND DRIVING. WE'LL GET YOU HOME.

    4 · December 13, 2013

  • Brian J.

    I have 2 door persons, 2 bartenders.. Thank you for your help

    December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh its on, lasers, lights, speakers pumping, bringing the noise with dj pink cherry in the mix. Bringing a $15000 sound and light system.

    December 12, 2013

    • Brian J.

      She rocks the house.. that's for sure.

      December 12, 2013

  • Brittan L.

    did you get 50 including the other meetups? I want to come, and I am trying to gather a large group of people with me - do I need to get everyone to rsvp like today??

    December 12, 2013

    • Brian J.

      We have enough people and the party is on. The venue is rented, the DJ is reserved and food and beer will be ordered. :-)

      December 12, 2013

  • Stacey

    Is this a date/time that we need to RSVP by?? Thanks :D)

    December 6, 2013

  • Brian J.

    Please email me at [masked] if you're interested in volunteering for a couple hours as a bartender, doorman or cleanup. Your admission will be free. We need two bartenders, 2 doorman and 2 cleanup.

    November 26, 2013

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