Last night we had a Sydney grogblogmeet at The Clock in Crown Street, with a Larvatus Prodeobloggers’ meetup for dinner beforehand. The excuse for both was Mark Bahnisch‘s venturing south from Brisvegas.
I finally got to meet Mark, Shaun, Liam and a belated Georg from LP in an unfortunately noisy bouncy-box restaurant which had terrific Thai food and diabolical service. Liam’s beret is even more magnificent than I had imagined.
At The Clock we met up with Jason Soon, commentor Leinad, fellow LP-ers Steve Edney and Phil Gomes, and a few latecomers including Tim Lambert , Stephen from Club Troppo and a couple of others whose names I didn’t quite catch. It was lovely meeting all of you, and I hope none of you are nursing too ferocious a headache this morning.
Leinad suggested going out the back where there was carpet and couches rather than the front-bar’s bouncybox wooden floor and metal furniture arrangement, but although the couches and poufes were comfy the music was sadly too loud there as well. Even after we got the volume turned down it was difficult to converse in a large group, so we had a several small groups with some movement between them instead. Still, I half-heard quite a few interesting discussions, and Shaun, Steve E. and I proved to be the biggest sci-fi geeks attending (though to be fair, Jason was talking with someone else at the time, and may have outdone us had his batsense picked up on the Lucas-trashing).
Georg and I shared a cab home fairly early, about 10ish as we both had early mornings to look forward to. Look forward to another grogblog somewhere a bit quieter next time, eh?
FURTHER: We’re have a grogblogmeet for Kate, who is flitting in from Perth, on Thursday 12th from 7pm in Enmore Marrickville. Further details here [link]