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01/11/2011 04:11:06 PM · #1
I have no idea why this popped into my head, but it did, and as my sweetie enjoys reminding me, I rarely have an un-uttered (or unwritten) thought...

Wouldn't it be nice to have a lovely evening at some beautiful location where any DPCers in the area (or traveling in the area, looking for an excuse to be in the area, wanting to go to Disneyland and won't mind being in the area, etc.) can play dress-up and have an evening of camaraderie while drinking, dining (maybe dancing), which would in turn provide numerous photo ops (as well as income opportunities in the way of blackmail)? I envision this sometime mid-year, in Los Angeles, and if we make it a weekend thing, a couple of photo field trips? I wouldn't mind doing the event organizing, but everyone would be on their own for lodging, etc.

Details could be worked out if there are enough people interested.
01/11/2011 04:14:29 PM · #2
I could be tempted into making this part of a West Coast trip. Always regretted not coming to the NY event last june.
01/11/2011 04:15:32 PM · #3
Yaaay. Ok, just about a dozen more and we could do something :-)
01/11/2011 04:16:47 PM · #4
Have it in May, in either the Bay Area or Carmel, and Penny and I would probably be there with bells on. But I don't think we'll be getting south this trip. We expect to spend most of the month of May in Northern California, if all goes well. Still in the planning stages.

R.

Message edited by author 2011-01-11 16:17:07.
01/11/2011 05:31:47 PM · #5
Has anyone ever suggested a GTG or a GALA in locations all over the place but on the same DAY?
01/11/2011 05:34:13 PM · #6
I don't know, but the idea would be to get as many DPCers as possible in ONE place, so we could actually meet.

@Bear - not out of the real of possibility, but a lot tougher to pull off, since I'm not there.
01/11/2011 05:39:27 PM · #7
this is a good idea. i would love to come out to the west coast if $ and time allows.

that being said, the other idea having simultaneous galas on the same day would be cool too... video link?
01/11/2011 05:42:56 PM · #8
If it's the weekend of May 14 or May 21 and somewhere in the US I'll be there. Probably other weekends too but those almost for sure.
01/11/2011 06:05:03 PM · #9
May is starting to look good.

Let's say, for the sake of argument, weekend of May 21. That means Trollman, Bear, and Penny might make it.
01/11/2011 06:19:29 PM · #10
Count me in. I've been here long enough and would actually like to meet some of you.
01/11/2011 09:47:40 PM · #11
bump for the evening crowd
01/12/2011 01:20:40 AM · #12
An awesome idea! Wait, would I have to wear a tie?? I'd vote for the Bay Area (family there), but SoCal would be just as doable or just as not doable, depending on some things. If TrollMan is going, I'll have to get my sword past TSA. Hmmm.
01/12/2011 01:27:14 AM · #13
OOOO that'd be soo fun! How does Branson Missouri stike anyone?? LOL hey it's where the Old Entertainers go! Hubs n I are going to Alaska this year, so I doubt I could get him to LA... But that's really a great idea!
01/12/2011 01:30:49 AM · #14
I will probably be down in LA early June for my Mom's 90th bday, I'd be up for something about then.
01/12/2011 01:25:21 PM · #15
Ok. So let's pick a weekend, then look for local organizers. May or June sounds great. May would be better for the hotter states. By the middle of May here in Texas, it can already be pretty hot. We looking to do a weekend, shoot or a party?

I think this sounds great and then we should take group shots and post them in a portfolio together. Kinda like they do on Flickr.

This sounds great and too much fun. Will wonder if we can pull it off. Otherwise sounds like CA is going to have a great fun GTG.


01/12/2011 01:27:21 PM · #16
I have relatives in LA, but it's hard for me to get away from work, especially before school's out.

I could probably get to something in the Bay Area.
01/12/2011 01:36:36 PM · #17
Fun!! I've been toying with the idea of organizing a GTG around here (Kentucky or Tennessee area) and May sounds great. A video link is an interesting idea too.
01/12/2011 01:43:12 PM · #18
I like the mid-america idea. (Mainly because it is a short drive.)

Branson, Kentucky, Tennessee sound good. So does Atlanta.

I live in southeast Missouri. But not a whole lot picturesque, locally. And the only place big enough would be the local DQ, which has bad connotations for some people.... ;-)
01/12/2011 01:48:03 PM · #19
I would like to establish the weekend of May 20, 21, 22 as THE WEEKEND.

Because there are also members south of LA, I think it's mid-state location (with deep apologies to the northern extreme) is better suited to California Gala GTG (which I suppose would make it a GGTG). For those in the SF area, or planning a visit there, local flights can be found for under $100, so it would be within the realm of possibility to get away, even if only for the one Big Party day.

If this were to evolve into a multi-day extravaganza, I try to organize - or at least suggest - a couple of group outings for those in attendance. If this were to spawn into more local events across the US, then it would be nice of the "organizers" of each area to start a thread so we could work out fun (and surprising) details.
01/12/2011 02:38:36 PM · #20
I love the idea of having things on the SAME weekend, so speak up. I It would be nice to set a few parameters though.

How about this, no matter where you are Maybe dinner/Dance on Friday Night, Dusk Shoot on Saturday and a dawn shoot Sunday. That's just a beginning idea but love the idea of creating a format to put this grand GTG into.


01/12/2011 03:10:09 PM · #21
That's sort of what I had in mind. Except I'd probably push the dinner/dance to Saturday, since most people work Fridays
01/12/2011 03:30:31 PM · #22
I agree. Have everyone arrive on Friday early Saturday. For those arriving on Friday, we can meet up someplace for a quick bite (Pinky's?).
01/12/2011 03:39:51 PM · #23
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

If TrollMan is going, I'll have to get my sword past TSA. Hmmm.

I was just thinking the same if you're going. My morningstar fits in the suitcase but I'm also worried about TSA.
Mid state and the suggested weekend sounds good to me.
01/12/2011 03:46:58 PM · #24
When we are talking about "mid-state", are we talking Fresno??
01/12/2011 04:11:59 PM · #25
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

When we are talking about "mid-state", are we talking Fresno??


With all due respect to Fresno, I SURE HOPE NOT!!!

We're talking about LA - which considers itself the center of the Universe, and by extension, of the state. Or the other way around. Whatever. Los Angeles is where it's happening.
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