Fancy a pint? (London)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tobio, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. tobio macrumors regular

    tobio

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    Open invitation to any thirsty mac users!

    A fun drink up with a small but growing group of london mac users. Its a monthly event for us, and its always more enjoyable when there are new faces.

    We meet in the Regent street apple store between 6 and 6:30 on Friday, then head over to the bars and pubs of soho.

    Conversation will be geeky. Drinks will be drunk. If that sounds like your cup of tea reply or PM or email me so I know how many to expect and we don't leave without you.

    Hope to see you there
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

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    if i was in london i would have joined you for a beer or two ,

    good idea though for a meet up - maybe us macrumors brits should meet up more often for a social beer :cool:
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Sounds fun! I'd come along if I wasn't for the couple 1000 kms I'd have to travel.
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah I'm in, just give me about 24 hours and time to get a plane ticket...and drinking money...and money to pay heed at the Apple Store.

    I wish we had a proper Apple Store. My local AppleCentre is OK but I have been to a proper, albeit small one in Boston and it just doesn't compare. The best we have is the AppleCentreTaylorSquare with the academy and theatre and guest card that gives you free drinks - soft drinks though. It's a pity, you'd think a big Apple Centre like that would have a bar in it.
     
  5. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Tell me about it. The Centers are OK, but nothing all that special. Maybe I should go into business with Apple and open the first one. Like that'll ever happen!

    I honestly wonder why we don't have any here yet. Is the market that insignificant?
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not saying I'll be there, but which Friday? This one coming (10th March 2006)?
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Actually, it probably is....:(

    Same demographics and incomes as the bigger countries, UK, USA, Japan, Canada etc but with a population equal to that of the city of Los Angeles. There's no way around it, we're pretty small fish.

    I would like to see one in Sydney either in Pitt St. Mall or George St. Maybe even on the harbour under "The Toaster" or somewhere in The Rocks. Actually, The Rocks would be sweet, nothing looks better than a perfect blend of convict cut Sydney sandstone and the shimmering glass of a full blown Apple Store.

    Melbourne would be good too, a flagship in Bourke St. Mall and maybe a smaller one in Chapel St. or somewhere like that.
     
  8. kretzy macrumors 604

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    It would be awesome in the GPO Building on Bourke St - they did it up not long ago and it is extreme stylish and classy inside - perfect for an Apple store. Chapel would be very cool, as would Melbourne Central (which they've also recently done up). Actually Melb Central would be the best because that would allow for multiple stories...*drools*
     
  9. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    I'll be popping over to London the weekend of April fool's.
    So I could make it Friday 31st (no promises, but it would be gr8!)
     
  10. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Great idea! The Regent's St. store is ideally suited for the start of a night out. If it's a regular occurrence, I might make it to one, I'm in London fairly often too.
     
  11. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    Man that sounds awesome. :cool: I could go for a pint of boddington's, even newcastle. Too bad it's 8:25am. :D
     
  12. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    i know what you mean... we've already wasted a good hour or so of drinking time. nothing says 'morning' like a good stout ale!

    hey, it's the same color as coffee...:eek:
     
  13. After G macrumors 68000

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  14. tobio thread starter macrumors regular

    tobio

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    To clarify, yes it is a regular montly event, amongst members of various mac forums.

    It is this friday, i.e. tonight (10th march)

    I can guarantee a minimum of 4 of us, but a usual figure is 10-12 or so

    I haven't been to every meet up, but i did notice a decidedly male slant. Women are most welcome, but you would probably be in the minority (as a female mac geek you may be used to this by now) Don't be afraid, we are all nice though.

    I'm 25, some are younger, some are older. This was all originally set up by my friend doz as a bit of a "younger mac geeks leaving the house event" as the london mac users group (www.lmug.org.uk) while fun has a slightly older age bracket to it.

    I can guarantee if you come you will have a great time. unless you don't like getting drunk, geeking out and chatting mac amongst people you have a common interest with ;-)
     
  15. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I won't make this one since I have a stinking cold but let us know the next date and I might very well be up for coming out. Sounds fun!
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Well there's already a meet in London 1-3 times a year for anyone in the area, so I'm sure that contingent could come once in a while.
     

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