[OzBargain 11th Birthday] Gold Coast Meetup (Can Include Brisbane Area)

Refer to scotty's original post for Ozbargain's Birthday Bash.

I am willing to organize a Gold Coast Birthday Party. I have organized various Couch Surfing meetups and BBQs before so familiar with how to get one organized.
I think a good place to start would be by confirming the following things:

  • Confirm date. A weekend (for example 25th November) would be ideal; if we have majority preferring a different date, we can work around that.
  • Confirm location. I am flexible with trying to organize an establishment and calling them to see if they can host X number of seats. Or a BBQ around Gold Coast beaches or Hinterlands. There's some good BBQ spots near Broadbeach or we can go to Currumbin/Burleigh Heads. Hinterlands would involve Lamington. Personally I would prefer a location which is easier to get to via public transport so nobody has any trouble reaching.
  • Show of hands for who are willing to attend.
  • Show of hands for anyone willing to volunteer and help me organize this party. I will need some folks to take on different aspects depending on what we are doing for the party.
  • Should we restrict the party to be 18+ ?
  • Is there enough vote to move the location towards Brisbane?

Cheers.

Comments

  • +7 votes

    I still cant believe Scotty is going to fly to all these OZB birthday events in his private jet.

  • +2 votes

    Interested, but afraid

  • +1 vote

    I'm in but afraid to make eye contact

  • +2 votes

    Damn it guys! Fine, here, buy this, then wear it for the birthday bash!

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    :tumbleweed: so 2 interested so far excluding me? :|

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    In for Brisbane

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    How are we going with this meetup? I think if you suggest a couple of venues and a couple of times, we can probably roll from there.

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    Potentially interested, but am fairly introverted, so unsure.
    We GC people must be a timid bunch.

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    Is this meet up over? Vote for towards Brisbane if not.

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    Nope not over, let me pick a venue for next weekend (2nd); most likely a pub? Are GC folks OK with that? I'll update by later today.

    @Lizzle, am sure you will be fine, I'll make sure everyone feels comfortable, just a bit of meet and greet. :)

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    Yard Bird at the Valley? Would that work for you guys?

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    I'm potentially keen! Is this going ahead?

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    Keen for Brisbane. If we go to a bar, obviously pick one with cheap drinks.

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    Sounds great! A bit too late to organise it for this weekend though… would next weekend work instead, if it's not too late to organise this? I'm in Surfers, so would appreciate it being somewhere near here if that's possible. I too agree public transport proximity is a good idea, to maximise the chance people can get there easily. May be able to help out too, but can't promise too much - my health can impact on my energy & reliability. PM me if you need a hand though, & I'll see what I can do.

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    Pubs with cheap (ish) drinks + close to public transport (and towards Brissy) is Mill at Fortitude Valley, a minute's walk from the station. They have $8 beer. I am happy to come over to Surfers if need be, I stay in Ormeau so travel for either direction. I've got my office Christmas party (and then Mrs') for the next weekend though. Lets all finalize a venue and date and catch up for some drinks and bit of food.

    There's couple of good (cheapish) pubs near my place as well (Ormeau), but not really close to public transport.

    If there's enough folk in either side and they can't travel, we can have a GC meet up and a Brissy meetup :)

    If we were doing a BBQ, I would have needed some help distributing some of the work (two takes care of the bread+meat shopping+collecting funds, etc). For a pub drink, we can just rock up, have some beer, talk about Eneloops and head back home :)

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    Here's the website for The Mill Thoughts? Are GC guys comfortable to attend this place?
    Its a minute's walk from Fortitude Valley station.

    If you guys want to play some board game, then we can go to Netherworld instead.

    GC-siders, if you guys have any recommendations for places around GC which is close to public transport, please feel free to suggest.

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      There's a rooftop bar in Southport that opened up not too long ago "Mr P.P.'s". Our workplace checked out it's soft opening and it was pretty nice and chill. Tram stop is smack back in front of it (tram stop right next to GC TAFE).

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    Brisbane folks identified so far:
    shandawgg
    deserve this
    zaphy

    GC folks identified so far:
    shadowarrior (I can travel to Brissy)
    Luststarr
    lizzle

    Unidentified so far… can you guys please reply back if you have a preference for Brissy/GC location?
    The Wololo wombat
    NeoX
    Dylanando
    Cheapcharlie?
    pennypincher?

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    Keen for Gold Coast. Am ok for Brisbane if it's on a Friday/weekend. Hopefully a sweet secure-parking code will come up for some cheap parking.

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    I'm in if it happens in Brisbane!

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    In for Brisbane.

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    Awesome, so we have whole bunch of us now. The Mill works for you guys or Netherworld? Can we finalize for next Saturday?

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      Sorry I haven't been following this thread. Confirmed for next Saturday (16 Dec)?

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        16th December confirmed from me, and from the looks of it, if we don't confirm a date and venue it will never happen. :\ It looks like we have bunch of folk interested, specially if its near Brisbane, so am hoping for the best. Else it will be me and some beer, sharing our stories :D

        Are you flying down Scotty? :D

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          I will be in Qld between 18-25 Dec (with my family up there, and two days at Toowoomba).

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    In for Brisbane too.

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    Prefer brisbane but can do gold coast too.

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    There's a brisbane north/redcliffe meetup too. Maybe we can combine it to be in Brisbane?

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