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Codename: Seattle! Spring Romance!

Oh, l'amour! It's spring and romance is in the air! Danielle, an LASG member in good standing, is planning on proposing to her partner, Petra, and planning to do it in a BIG WAY. There will be choreographed dancing, a camera crew, music and scooters (that's us)!

We'll take a short ride, be part of the Big Event then head to the King's Head in SM to toast the couple.

Because this is a surprise and there are a lot of logistics involved, everyone taking part, please meet on time so you can hear all the instructions and details. We want our part in this to go as smoothly as possible!


The Details:
We will meet at PCH and Sunset at 2:30 pm. At 3:00 we will have a short instructional talk so we are all oriented. KSU 3:15. We’ll do a very short ride to the staging area. At 3:50 we’ll wind ’em up and get ready for the “Go” signal. On cue, we’ll pull out of the alley onto California Blvd. and make a left on Ocean Avenue. A couple blocks ride and we’ll be there.

The Big Event will take place at 4:00 pm by the water. Dani and Petra will be walking down the jogging path to see their friend practice her acrobatics on the “silks.” From “Out-of-nowhere,” the dancers will start to appear.

Then the scooters (that's us!) will show up, and the dancing will begin. Dani is telling Petra that the scooter club is doing a ride that day and that they might see them. Hopefully Petra won’t get too suspicious when we arrive. The dancing will begin in earnest then and the proposal to follow. The whole thing will only take 10 minutes.

Afterwards, we will scoot off to Santa Monica Blvd., make a left and pull into the Kings Head or city parking lots. We’ll party with the future brides at the pub there and recount our success.

Sound like fun? We’ll see you there.

The Dance:
If you're interested in learning the dance and taking part in that, check out the Evite: http://new.evite.com/l/DKRU3QMV5A

Some LASG members are already learning it. Even we're surprised at who's going to be doing it! 

Please read our official Policies and Group Riding Guidelines before attending an LASG ride:  http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159

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  • Danielle G.

    Ok the video is finally complete. Wait until you have 25 minutes to watch it. Thanks Again to all who participated. :-)

    http://www.righteousstar.com/dnp-flashmobproposal/

    Dani & Petra

    1 · May 7, 2013

    • JT

      Awesome video - the bloopers at the end are hilarious!

      1 · May 8, 2013

  • Danielle G.

    Anyone interested in the video, here is a 35 second teaser:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHVLHAzShs&feature=youtu.be

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Danielle G.

    Thank you so much for scooting out and representing. I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to spend time with you in the pub. By the time we finished eating, you were all gone. Petra wanted to make sure she said hello and thank you to all those who rode in. And an extra thanks to Al Butler, whom we have never met, but came out and gave us a bottle of wine. I want to give an extra shout out to Liam who helped me scout the position and rally the troops and to those on camera crew, Marc L, Eric G and Brandon and big props to the two who came to rehearsals and learned the dance... Bob & Marc M... you guys rock!

    Scooter people rule!

    4 · April 15, 2013

    • Liam

      Let's not forget Eric A for writing up and posting the ride and helping out with the Hosting duties. Good job to everyone who came out!

      2 · April 15, 2013

    • Danielle G.

      Oh yes I thought I mentioned Eric A above but it was Eric G. Thanks Eric :-)

      April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first ride with the group! Lots of fun and good people!

    2 · April 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for riding together!

      1 · April 14, 2013

    • Richard B.

      Welcome to the group. Hope to see you at future rides.

      April 14, 2013

  • Brandon C.

    Ahhmazing! Congrats to the happy couple! While this may not have been much of a "ride" - what a GREAT occasion for a Meetup! Was so great to see so many people come together for this event - and many from quite a ways away! There were even a handful of either 1st timers and very new members- just proving how scooting and this meetup group in particular brings together all kinds of great people!

    7 · April 13, 2013

    • Syl

      yes!

      April 13, 2013

    • Liam

      Well said...

      April 13, 2013

  • Michelle

    It was great to see Petra's reaction to all the events that were occurring. It was fantastic to be a part of this special moment. CONGRATULATIONS to the happy couple!!!!

    4 · April 13, 2013

    • Syl

      agreed!

      1 · April 13, 2013

  • Liam

    Panorama picture

    http://pnr.ma/dtzGOK

    4 · April 13, 2013

  • Terry C.

    It was so much fun being covert. LOL

    2 · April 13, 2013

  • Marc

    It was cool to be able to share the moment with such a nice couple.

    3 · April 13, 2013

  • Liam

    Great outing everyone!

    2 · April 13, 2013

  • Liam

    Congratulations and thank you everyone! Okay one or two hitches, but I think it came out well. Sure looked cool from my vantage point. Good job!

    2 · April 13, 2013

  • LEN

    We did it!

    3 · April 13, 2013

  • Eric

    SFV/Burbank/NoHo Pick Up ride posted! Details: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/thread/33356612/

    April 9, 2013

    • Eric

      Folks, this pick up ride has changed to a new location! See the link above.

      April 13, 2013

  • Julie

    sorry - can't do the scoot. Will be part of the camera crew - so see you there!

    April 13, 2013

  • Manuello P.

    Gosh that is sweet. DOnt know if I can make it :( Also isnt Petra part of the group and able to check all of this online?

    April 12, 2013

    • Danielle G.

      Hope you can too. No Petra is not on Meetup. only me. But she is always my plus 1 :-)

      April 12, 2013

  • Jon & L.

    For those unfamiliar with Santa Monica's scooter/motorcycle - friendly policies (unlike LA's), 2-wheelers park free in the city parking structures. These are located along 2nd street, one south of Santa Monica Blvd (where lies the King's Head), and two north. Do NOT take a ticket from the machine at the entry, just go around the barrier arm. You CANNOT park in a car space, but must use the designated striped-off zones, which I think are limited to the first floor. These are limited in space, so try to spread out among the three lots, if you choose to park there. To exit, just drive between the posts on the first level to the exit ramp. There is no parking at or in front of the King's Head. There is a pay lot directly across the street but, to my knowledge, there is no break there for scooters. Query: has a separate room been reserved for this event (there is a back room that often is used for parties) or do we just queue up at the bar?

    April 11, 2013

    • Marc

      did you want the scooter group to wear white shirts and black pants too, or just the dancers?

      April 11, 2013

    • Danielle G.

      Only the dancers & camera crew need to be dressed in theme. But, if you have safe riding gear that happens to fit in the theme, then yes. But safety is more important so dress accordingly.

      April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Alhambra! Anyone want to ride together to this event?

    April 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Terry I live off main and Garfield! Let me know[masked]

      April 8, 2013

    • Terry C.

      My number is[masked]

      April 11, 2013

  • Jeff

    Anyone riding from the valley?

    April 9, 2013

    • Julie

      I'm coming from North Hollywood...

      April 9, 2013

  • Danielle G.

    If anyone has a GoPro (or any video camera) and is willing to take some behind the scenes footage and some scooter view shots and you are willing to send me some edited footage, I would highly appreciate it :-). This way Petra will know all the hard work and the great people who contributed to all this. Thanks again :-)

    April 9, 2013

  • Michelle

    Danielle - Thank-you for letting us be a part of your big day!!!!

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Sorry, plans have changes

    April 8, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Looks like a great time

    April 7, 2013

  • Syl

    it's Sunday!...6 more days!...It's The Final Count Down!! da da da daaa...da da da da daaaaaa!

    April 7, 2013

  • Richard B.

    Just two questions:
    it's ok if we don't take part in the dance? Would I be the only scootyist not doing the dance? Looks like the making of a really cool event, just want to make sure I know what I'm getting into.

    April 5, 2013

    • Danielle G.

      You can just scoot and not dance. Just go to Starbucks and get your scooter instructions then party with us at pub. If you want to get extra credit, recruit more scooterists to do same and film it from the scooter perspective. If you get good video & audio, it may make the behind the scenes footage.

      April 5, 2013

  • Julie

    Eric

    Any plans for Valley folks to meet in the valley somewhere to scoot over the hill?

    April 2, 2013

  • Eric G.

    Crap! Just realized I can't ride with you guys AND do my part as videographer during the event so I'll have to meet you there.

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Danielle G.

      You might be able to Eric. Let's talk logistics off line.

      March 27, 2013

  • Jon & L.

    Of all the goofy rides, this has to take the cake!

    March 27, 2013

  • Eric

    So cool that many of our members are involved in various aspects of this. Special props to Liam who really put a lot into planning the LASG end of the event. Dani has herded the proverbial cats and pulled together many moving parts. Even after several years of doing these rides and making new friends, I'm still constantly impressed by my fellow scooterists!

    2 · March 27, 2013

  • LEN

    this is a wonderful marshalling of our scooter-power!

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Danielle G.

    If all goes well, this flash mob is going to be epic. To everyone who will be helping me make this a truly unforgettable proposal and making Petra & I feel totally loved and supported.... Thank you :-)

    3 · March 27, 2013

  • Richard B.

    This sounds like fun, I'll be there.

    March 26, 2013

  • Roger

    Have friends coming from out of town Sorry Congrats Danielle and Petra !!!

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • marc

    I'll see you guys there!

    1 · March 26, 2013

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