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This is a time to shake off any funk from the old year and welcome the new one. This is the most important religous and secular tradition in Japan and every "first" of the year represents an important milestone. Your first dream portends the events of the coming year. Your first day back at work lets you know where your career is headed, and the first weekend, well in America shouldn't that tell you how hard are you going to party in the new year? Lets ring in the "first friday" by joining in the huge arts party already in progress for every first friday that streches from shelby street to mass ave and into broadripple. We will start our resteraunt/art/pub crawl at the center where I work just off of shelby street before you reach fountain square. Literaly every venue packs the house full of art, food, and fun for three straight blocks and a few thousand people regularly take part in all of the fun. By meeting at the center you will also be able to see the Pagoda, an indy landmark inspired by Japanese architecture and in turn the inspiration for the Bombardier Pagoda at the track and also the venue we will be using for our May meetup, the Asian festival. Bring your coats. There won't be alot of walking but there will be some. With so many people out and so many warm venues literaly right next door to eachother or even connected from the inside it won't be bad at all. You can see everything from art/music/food and evern live performance art like bellydancing. Its a realy eclectic mix. Alot of the art is inspired by urban and japanese culture. We also have several friendly venues in the area. The Fountain Square library, Maria's Pizza, Gusto's Pizza, and Luxor. So we can stretch the meetup out for quite a while

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  • Gabriel C.

    Sorry about that. I waited there for around thirty minuites and then headed to fountain square thinking that you may have went there ahead of me. So I must have just missed you. I came back around six oclock and I'm sorry about this. The center wasn't the best idea for a neutral meeting space, the main reason I chose it was for the large parking lot. Fountain squares parking is very spread out and doesn't seem to lend itself to centralized meetups. Again very sorry

    January 2, 2009

  • Lysander

    Me, Anthony, and Matthew showed up, but 40 minutes late and we couldn't find your number. When we got there, the entire place was deserted, we didn't see anyone for blocks let alone at the pagoda. Sorry chief, we tried.

    January 2, 2009

  • Gabriel C.

    I am not sure why no one showed up

    January 2, 2009

  • Gabriel C.

    No one showed up.

    January 2, 2009

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