Looking to get a small social group together for drinks and to make new friends.. :)
About Gerard and why I created this group:
I am originally from Melbourne. I work in the IT profession and all my mates I have met here are now married or boring.. or both!! haha..
So I am looking to see if there are others out there (guys and girls) in the same situation who are sick of sitting at home on a Fri/Sat night and would like to get out on the town for some drinks, fun, and make some new friendships..
If you are new to Brisbane, or just looking to get back out and about in Brisbane then please do come along, as you will meet so many people who are experiencing the same feeling..
Don't be shy, join up, everyone will be in the same situation and looking to meet new people in and around Brisbane.. So lets get this party started and start it with a drink! :)
What are we about ?
Primarily we are about meeting new people and making new friends! In the process you'll meet a variety of friendly bar enthusiasts, from backpackers, to corporate professionals, to people new in town and of course, the party people of Brisbane!
Can I just rock up on my own ?
Yes! That is what most people do and it is what I encourage! If you come with friends, you are just going to talk to your friends all night and that's no fun! If you feel you need a bit of moral support from friends though I also understand and that's no problem at all. I have been doing this for almost 2 years now and we know how to make you all feel welcome. I will go out of my way to introduce you to the group.
Are your events about getting drunk ?
Not at all. There are many people who attend that limit themselves to one drink and others who do not drink at all. We're about meeting new people in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Although having a drink or three, a dance, and a fun chat is strongly encouraged! :)
Please note that I also encourage responsible drinking, nobody wants to see you being escorted from a venue for being too drunk.
Is this a singles club ?
No way! It's a "lets not sit at home watching boring TV on a Saturday night club!" Couples, singles, anyone is welcome. Yes there are many single people that attend, but it's the same as anywhere you go in Brisbane. We are just out to socialise and get to know new people.
But I am too shy ?
If, at any time, you feel a little lost or shy at an event, please come and find me! I will introduce you to people or you can just stick around and have a drink with me. I want this to be a positive social experience for everyone and make sure we cater for shy-types as well as social butterflies. 80% of people attend on their own for the first time.
Why should I go ? I would say, If you are still not convinced, but you are still reading this, then you are probably in two minds weather this is for you or not. The best thing about these events is you can leave at any time you like. If you only come for 5 minutes to see what it's all about then that is not a problem at all :) I don't have any rules, the group is pretty easy going.