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New Event: Drinking With Strangers - A Social of Choice - Tues. Oct. 16

From: Kenway
Sent on: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 12:45 AM
Announcing a new event for Drinking with Strangers!

What: Drinking With Strangers - A Social of Choice - Tues. Oct. 16



When: Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 PM

Where: Your choice - see poll - will be decided by poll this Friday

Event Description: Today was a weird day, it was first day off in a while and really wanted to find a cool place to have a party next week before the BIG Halloween fest on the 27th. My schedule allows me to throw the function next Tuesday only where we could have a drink, swap costume ideas and organize carpools and just mellow out.

So I went to a place that I saw had a really cool mixed crowd during the Abbott Kinney Street Fair last week called Roosterfish. I stopped back in today to check the place out, it was still really cool, the bartender, Fred, and the people eating and drinking at the bar were very friendly, the place was in Venice, on Abbott Kinney btw Main and Venice, it had a cheap drinks starting at $4.50, no cover, easy parking, a back patio with chairs and tables for smokers, a pool table, juke box and darts. I then picked up it was a gay bar from a poster over the bar. No problem, Fred and his customers welcomed our primarily straight group to come and party there with them and I thought it would be great. Fred said the bar is usually pretty mellow on a Tuesday until 10PM when the service workers get off and then a big pi?ata party starts up. I thanked him and off I went.

I called Randy immediately thereafter and told him about my finding, he was concerned about the gay bar aspect, I didn't think much about it, back in NY I had thrown a great New Years Party accidentally at a gay bar in alphabet city (I shoulda known really the theme was Madonna until midnight and 80's dance music all night long thereafter), but whatever, we all had a great time and it wasn't weird at all.

So then I called one of my favorite food places, Moonshadows in Malibu, it has really great food, nice views on the water, with typical LA drinks prices and a more upscale crowd. I phoned to see if they could give us some room up there and the manager was happy to offer the outside deck and to open the Tiki bar depending on our RSVP list. I told him I would get back to him and put the choice to my strangers.

I started to call and poll people as I usually do, the only problem was that there was a clear split, Kate was pro-cheap gay dive bar party, Randy preferred Moonshadows, and then I went to Randy's No Flakes party at Q's and polled people there, but their was still a split, leaning toward the Venice bar, but also some strong opposition to it as well - really strange in my book.

So, I have to let the venues know by Friday, please vote for the bar you'd like to meet at next week more:

Thanks -


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