*** Great night to ring in the year of the Rooster. See you tonight! ***
UPDATE #6: Also, just a reminder, when you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the Paypal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license. If you have an "American" name and an "Asian" name, more times than not, it will be your "Asian" name... so please use that name when checking in. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your Paypal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please take a moment to log into your Paypal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you don't know it, or you give the wrong name, you will not be able to get in! If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.
UPDATE #5: A couple of notes about Living Room, as with most clubs... this place has a serious sound system. That means it WILL be loud. The best time to talk and meet people will be between 9 - 11pm when we have the place mostly to ourselves. After that, it's pretty much time to, yes, party! Also, keep in mind it is a club, so it WILL be crowded. And while we have our own line, with the large number of people coming out, logistically it may take 10 - 15 minutes for them to get us all in. So please have your ID out and ready. Come on out, and let's let loose with a night of dancing, music, drinks, and fun!
UPDATE #4: Don't forget (as mentioned in the event posting), please make sure to arrive before 11:30pm. After that, if we are late, we will each need to pay an ADDITIONAL $20 to get in.
UPDATE #3: Drink specials for our group include $5 Corona, $8 Blue Hawaiian drinks, and $8 Purple Hooter shooters... until 11:30pm. Dress code is in full effect! Suggested attire for men: button up collar shirt with slacks, hard-soled dress shoes. Suggested attire for women: classy and sexy.
UPDATE #2: We've been able to extend the early bird price! The first 150 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Thurs. Jan. 26th (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $10.
UPDATE #1.5: I need 5 volunteers to help decorate the venue at 7pm. Send me an email through my Meetup profile if you can help (do not comment in the comment box). First drink is on me!
UPDATE #1: There are fewer than 25 early bird spots left and the price will increase from $5 to $10 when the early bird spots are gone or by Sun. Jan. 22nd (whichever comes first). To be fair to those who want to join in and are ready to make payment, I'll be removing those that haven't paid by Sun. Jan. 15th. So make payment to *truly* lock in your spot (see the Payment section of the event posting). If you've already made payment, the PayPal email you received is confirmation that we've received your payment (no need to email me asking for ticket confirmation). This UPDATE has been emailed to the yes RSVPs. I hope to see you there!
Ok, it's time to celebrate the year of the Rooster!
I've reserved space at Living Room for our group only! Cover is normally $20, but that is INCLUDED in our ticket price (until 11:30pm)! Not only that:
• We get our own drink specials
• We get our own line (ask for the 20s & 30s Asian Going Out Group Meetup line)
• VIP access to the *entire* club
• We get our own Meetup wristbands and glow bracelets, so we can easily identify each other!! =)
From 9 - 11pm, we'll mix and mingle together. After 11pm, we'll keep it going all night with our own drinks specials! We'll have our own DJ spinning lively beats to get us dancing!
I've also secured lion dancers for us, because it's just not a Lunar New Year party without lion dancers! Our past Lunar New Year's events have always brought out 150 - 200 people, so I wouldn't be surprised with a similar turnout this time around too!
The year of the Rooster will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. This year, impressions count. We'll want to look our best and be clear on our intentions concerning love, money, and business. Stick to practical and well-proven paths to ensure success, rather than risky ventures. In a Rooster Year, all of the Chinese animals can reap great rewards by tapping into Rooster traits. Loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values, and top-notch appearances are just some of the characteristics that will be rewarded this year.
For those that haven't been there before, Living Room is a warm and contemporary venue and offers an upscale experience, a state-of-the art sound system, 3 full service bars, a floor to ceiling LED wall and high definition, and a DJ booth made out of a white grand piano. This is not your mother’s living room. 21+ (valid ID required)
We've got an early bird special for this event of $5, yup $5! The first 135 paid sign-ups, or those who pay by Sun. Jan. 22nd (whichever comes first) get the early bird price! After that, the ticket price will go to $10. We have a LIMITED number of spots so make sure to RSVP early AND make payment to secure your spot and get the early bird price! To make payment, please follow the steps in the Payment section of the event posting.
Tell a friend, come on out, and let's let loose with a night of dancing, music, drinks, and fun while celebrating the year of the Rooster! Also, 20s & 30s Asian Rockstars, please help make the newbies feel welcome! =)
Metro and Parking
The closest Metro is McPherson Square (Orange, Blue, Silver lines) and Farragut North (Red line). I suggest Metro / cabbing / Uber'ing if you can. I also recommend using wmata.com (http://www.wmata.com/) for travel planning. Don't forget to account for Metro, traffic, and parking delays. If you are driving, you will need to find street parking or a garage. I recommend using parkopedia.com (http://en.parkopedia.com/) for garage parking planning.
Dress code includes includes no hats, no athletic gear, no baggy clothes, no t-shirts, no flip / flops, no timberlands, no ripped jeans, nice sneakers ok. Suggested attire for men: button up collar shirt with slacks, hard-soled dress shoes. Suggested attire for women: classy and sexy.
PayPal account not required. Please follow the steps below (if payment by smartphone doesn't work, please try your computer). Your RSVP is not guaranteed without payment, and your email receipt is confirmation that we have received your payment (please check your spam folder and email settings). You can also log into your PayPal or credit card account online to verify payment. Payment at the door will be permitted only should the event not sell out. Our events do sell out, so I recommend you secure your spot online early. If you make payment for less than the current ticketed price displayed without prior correspondence, your RSVP will be removed.
1. Select "Yes" under "Will you attend?" (or select "Change" RSVP to add more guests if you've already purchased ticket(s))
2. Enter the number of guests coming and click "Finish RSVP"
3. Click "Pay Now" (or "Pay Online Now") at the top of the event posting near the ticket price per person
4. Verify correct dollar amount for number of people you're paying for. Modify if appropriate, click "Pay Now" or "Check Out" button
5. If you don't have a PayPal account, click "Pay with a Debit or Credit Card"
6. If you have a PayPal account, simply log in, and pay as you normally would via PayPal
I will have a master list of all those that have paid. It’s not required, but I recommend printing out your payment confirmation as a backup. When you check-in, your RSVP will be listed under the name of the PayPal or credit card account used to make payment. Typically, this is your LEGAL name as shown on your driver's license. Sometimes, it may be under a company name if you set up your PayPal or credit card account that way. If you are not sure what it is, please log into your PayPal account (it will say "Welcome, [your account name]" at the top) or your credit card account to find out. If you are RSVP'd under someone else's payment, please use that name for check-in.
Since we pay in advance for this event, all sales are final unless the event is canceled or rescheduled. If the event is canceled or rescheduled, an UPDATE will be posted at the top of the event posting, and the UPDATE will also be sent as an email to the yes RSVPs. A full refund will be submitted no later than Wednesday of the following week. For rescheduled events, you must let us know within 3 calendar days of the UPDATE email if you are unable to make the new date... no refunds will be given after that time. Thanks for understanding. =)
Similar to a concert ticket or a football game ticket, you are free to sell your ticket to someone else if you are unable to attend. I suggest posting in the comment box for the event, that you have a ticket for sale. Work out payment between yourselves, and have the seller only send the organizer a "message" through their Meetup profile (do not comment in the comment box of the event posting) letting me know the first AND last name, and Meetup profile URL (if a member) of the person taking your spot (please also copy them on the message). I host a lot of events and groups, so please let me know the event name and group name the ticket transfer is for. You must let me know by the RSVP close time of 5pm on the day of the event.
Should inclement weather (e.g. snow storm, hurricane, etc.) affect our event, we'll need to reschedule or cancel. If any one of the following is not available for service due to inclement weather, we'll need to do so: Metrorail is not running to all stops; Uber (X, SUV, etc.) is not running or available at no more than 2x standard rates; venue(s) are not open. I'll post an UPDATE to the top of the event posting by 5:30pm on the day of our event with the details.
If you have any special needs (e.g. wheelchair, dietary for events with food included, etc.), let us know in advance (a week or more before the event) and we will do our best to accommodate (message me through my Meetup profile). If you let us know the day of the event, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to help. Thank you for understanding and we appreciate the courtesy of a heads up!