See the Updated July 4th Plan at:
Remember last year? We posted the DWS July 4th event on July 1st and more than 120 strangers arrived and partied with us from 11AM to about 10PM.
Well, we are doing it again; bigger, better and with our friends at No Flakes and Dive Bar Adventures.
Last Years Pictures:
Well this time the Marina Del Rey Hotel staff contacted Randy and I asking us if we'd like to come back. We ended up touring the place and seeing the changes they had and the space they will give us and food and so fourth.
You can see the pictures from our tour last month at the below link:
Well we said, "hell yea we wanna come back!"
It was really a blast last year, these are some of the people who made it thru all 11 hours or partying and were still standing afterwards?
This year we have much more of the place, literally 2-3 times more space, the band is being moved to a huge area on the outside south side, we have the Waterfront room to ourselves, we've negotiated for 3 bars this time, and the food (for purchase - barbeque's), is being moved to both the pool side and the soth side so we can populate the West Side to watch the fireworks at 9 without obstruction and still have our drinks in hand!
Again we will meet early at the Mexican joint up the block at 11:AM (El Torito), and this time they will be prepared for us.
A few of us last year at El Torito?
We are trying to get DWS hotel rates now, and should know by the end of this week? > May 9th.
Lastly (for now) there will be a strict RSVP list - The MDR Hotel has room for around 200 people to party in, maybe 300.
And since the organizers Randy (No Flakes, Westside Foodies, Etc.) and Chris K (Dive Bar Adventures, Culture Sponges, Etc.) and I have become closer friends over the year we have decided to share in the RSVP
Since DWS has >1700 members, and I am only allowing members to sign up from my group, I have removed the guest option. If members want their guests to come, whom are not a part of DWS then they must sign up themselves and RSVP.
We have several rooms to lounge aound and meet people like last year?
Suggested Dress for the evening -> Very casual and comfortable.
Parking - Is Free for Drinking with Strangers members until the Hotel lot is full, then either $5 or $7 at a close-by lot.
Fireworks - Randy and some strangers are hanging outside prepping for their spot to watch the fireworks?
Food - My favorite subject, they be a few barbeques going, we will list prices later, but they will be reasonable for DWSers?
The Band - Same as last year, but instead of the little area near the pool they were at last year, The Paul 'Chico' Fernandez band will be playing in the large area on the outside south side of the hotel :-)
Much more info about deals, times, what to bring, parking and carpools to be posted soon.
And remember, this is going to be a hardcore mixer, so if you don't like meeting new people, making new friends then this is NOT the party for you?
But if you do like meeting new people (like Eric below) then this is the place for you?
Kenway (posted 5/5/08)