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Minneapolis Invasion - Recap

The gathering of Orgers in Minneapolis was a smash!

It was really great to meet new faces and reconnect with old ones.

Everyone: feel free to post your pics and/or comments in this thread.

I'll start by posting a Group Shot;


[Edited 6/9/15 5:41am]

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Reply #1 posted 06/05/15 11:02am

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36 views and not a single comment?

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Wassupwitdat?

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Reply #2 posted 06/05/15 11:55am

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PurpleJedi said:

36 views and not a single comment?

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Wassupwitdat?

Maybe because there are just so many 'new' orgers around here now that don't know most of these people (by face, anyway)? shrug

I recognize a good number of them, but I've been around this place 10+ years. smile

I would have liked to gone to this get together but there was basically so little details given about it here on the Org, and the FB link on the other thread didn't work and nobody responded to my queries about atteding, so I got the impression this was a private party (or maybe it was just me? biggrin ) and so I let it go.

Glad you all had a fun time though. Everyone looks great!

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Reply #3 posted 06/05/15 12:52pm

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Always have so much fun at these invasions! Seven years is too long between. (Wait, The 2008 one was super secret...)

Love seeing all my Mpls Kitties as always and meeting new friends is the best!

I MET RHONDA!!!!!!!!!! I've chatted with her online for damn near 20 years!!!

Some of my favorite weekends have been spent with the people pictured above and I can't wait for many more!

Thank you so much ZombeeKeteen for instigating this one!! I am so happy we finally met <3

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Reply #4 posted 06/05/15 7:52pm

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I took a trip out to Paisley Park on Friday. The front gates were open that day, but I didn't pass through them, given the "Private Property" and "Video Survelliance" warning signs. Having been inside the building on several prior occasions, I was satisfied with this picture.

Paisley Park -- May 29, 2015

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Reply #5 posted 06/05/15 8:09pm

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Post-dinner drinks and dancing with violett, CarrieMPLS, Muse2NOPharaoh, and PurpleJedi at
Clubhouse Jäger on Saturday night. Nice house-y DJ set, all vinyl.


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Reply #6 posted 06/05/15 8:13pm

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No caption needed smile

First Avenue

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Reply #7 posted 06/07/15 6:49pm

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haha the org zzz

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Reply #8 posted 06/08/15 7:25am

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RobotDevil said:

PurpleJedi said:

36 views and not a single comment?

hammer

Wassupwitdat?

Maybe because there are just so many 'new' orgers around here now that don't know most of these people (by face, anyway)? shrug

I recognize a good number of them, but I've been around this place 10+ years. smile

I would have liked to gone to this get together but there was basically so little details given about it here on the Org, and the FB link on the other thread didn't work and nobody responded to my queries about atteding, so I got the impression this was a private party (or maybe it was just me? biggrin ) and so I let it go.

Glad you all had a fun time though. Everyone looks great!


omfg

What!?!?!?!

This was totally NOT a "private" event. Sorry about that. I must have glossed over any of your posts regarding issues with the link, otherwise I would've definitely replied.

pat next time!

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Reply #9 posted 06/08/15 7:25am

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EskomoKisses said:

Always have so much fun at these invasions! Seven years is too long between. (Wait, The 2008 one was super secret...)

Love seeing all my Mpls Kitties as always and meeting new friends is the best!

I MET RHONDA!!!!!!!!!! I've chatted with her online for damn near 20 years!!!

Some of my favorite weekends have been spent with the people pictured above and I can't wait for many more!

Thank you so much ZombeeKeteen for instigating this one!! I am so happy we finally met <3



woot!

Nice meeting ya'!

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Reply #10 posted 06/08/15 7:26am

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matt said:

I took a trip out to Paisley Park on Friday. The front gates were open that day, but I didn't pass through them, given the "Private Property" and "Video Survelliance" warning signs. Having been inside the building on several prior occasions, I was satisfied with this picture.

Paisley Park -- May 29, 2015


Too bad the gates were closed when WE went...otherwise there would DEFINITELY have been some major trespassing going on!
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Reply #12 posted 06/08/15 7:27am

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matt said:

Post-dinner drinks and dancing with violett, CarrieMPLS, Muse2NOPharaoh, and PurpleJedi at
Clubhouse Jäger on Saturday night. Nice house-y DJ set, all vinyl.



Awesome pic dude.
thumbs up!

I was sore the next day from dancing.
#oldmanproblems

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Reply #13 posted 06/08/15 7:27am

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heartbeatocean said:

haha the org zzz


dancing jig

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Reply #14 posted 06/08/15 7:28am

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luv4u said:

sticky cool


mr.green

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Reply #15 posted 06/08/15 7:30am

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Being the photowhore that I am, I do have plenty of pics to post.

Just been really crazy this past week.

I will post a more detailed account w/ pics SOON!
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Reply #16 posted 06/08/15 1:54pm

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PurpleJedi said:

RobotDevil said:

Maybe because there are just so many 'new' orgers around here now that don't know most of these people (by face, anyway)? shrug

I recognize a good number of them, but I've been around this place 10+ years. smile

I would have liked to gone to this get together but there was basically so little details given about it here on the Org, and the FB link on the other thread didn't work and nobody responded to my queries about atteding, so I got the impression this was a private party (or maybe it was just me? biggrin ) and so I let it go.

Glad you all had a fun time though. Everyone looks great!


omfg

What!?!?!?!

This was totally NOT a "private" event. Sorry about that. I must have glossed over any of your posts regarding issues with the link, otherwise I would've definitely replied.

pat next time!

Thanks. smile I really would love to go to one of these get togethers and finally meet you all face to face. I've been seeing your (collective) posts for over a decade and it'd be great to meet in person. I look forward to next time. Thanks again.

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Reply #17 posted 06/09/15 5:26am

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RobotDevil said:

PurpleJedi said:


omfg

What!?!?!?!

This was totally NOT a "private" event. Sorry about that. I must have glossed over any of your posts regarding issues with the link, otherwise I would've definitely replied.

pat next time!

Thanks. smile I really would love to go to one of these get togethers and finally meet you all face to face. I've been seeing your (collective) posts for over a decade and it'd be great to meet in person. I look forward to next time. Thanks again.


thumbs up!

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Reply #18 posted 06/09/15 5:37am

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Since heartbeatocean was MIA for the "group pic" I'm posting this one with her included...

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Reply #19 posted 06/15/15 8:02am

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PurpleJedi said:

The gathering of Orgers in Minneapolis was a smash!

It was really great to meet new faces and reconnect with old ones.

Everyone: feel free to post your pics and/or comments in this thread.

I'll start by posting a Group Shot;


[Edited 6/9/15 5:41am]


I had a great time with everyone. No party poops in attendance at all.

For those who aren't sure whom these lovely people are, from left to right:

ZombieKitten

thekidsgirl

Anxiety

endorphin74

NDRU

Muse2NoPharaoh

matt

RipHer2Shreds

CarrieMpls

sexton

Stymie

violett

PurpleJedi

EskomoKisses

Rhondab

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Reply #20 posted 06/15/15 8:18am

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PurpleJedi said:

Since heartbeatocean was MIA for the "group pic" I'm posting this one with her included...


I will identify everyone in this photo as well. From left to right:

PurpleJedi

sexton

NDRU

thekidsgirl

ZombieKitten

heartbeatocean

And making a special appearance on the table in the front is Cadbury's limited edition Vegemite chocolate imported from Australia.

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Reply #21 posted 06/17/15 12:14pm

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sexton said:

PurpleJedi said:

Since heartbeatocean was MIA for the "group pic" I'm posting this one with her included...


I will identify everyone in this photo as well. From left to right:

PurpleJedi

sexton

NDRU

thekidsgirl

ZombieKitten

heartbeatocean

And making a special appearance on the table in the front is Cadbury's limited edition Vegemite chocolate imported from Australia.


omg

I completely forgot to break the chocolate bar open it this weekend!

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Reply #22 posted 06/20/15 1:28pm

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PurpleJedi said:

RobotDevil said:

Maybe because there are just so many 'new' orgers around here now that don't know most of these people (by face, anyway)? shrug

I recognize a good number of them, but I've been around this place 10+ years. smile

I would have liked to gone to this get together but there was basically so little details given about it here on the Org, and the FB link on the other thread didn't work and nobody responded to my queries about atteding, so I got the impression this was a private party (or maybe it was just me? biggrin ) and so I let it go.

Glad you all had a fun time though. Everyone looks great!


omfg

What!?!?!?!

This was totally NOT a "private" event. Sorry about that. I must have glossed over any of your posts regarding issues with the link, otherwise I would've definitely replied.

pat next time!

Well, the Invasion thread on the org did die and the whole discussion moved over to facebook well before the invasion started, as I remember.

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Reply #23 posted 06/22/15 7:32am

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heartbeatocean said:

PurpleJedi said:


omfg

What!?!?!?!

This was totally NOT a "private" event. Sorry about that. I must have glossed over any of your posts regarding issues with the link, otherwise I would've definitely replied.

pat next time!

Well, the Invasion thread on the org did die and the whole discussion moved over to facebook well before the invasion started, as I remember.


sigh

Yeah, I remember.

No one really comes into this Forum.

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Reply #24 posted 06/22/15 4:03pm

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RobotDevil said:

PurpleJedi said:

36 views and not a single comment?

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Wassupwitdat?

Maybe because there are just so many 'new' orgers around here now that don't know most of these people (by face, anyway)? shrug

I recognize a good number of them, but I've been around this place 10+ years. smile

I would have liked to gone to this get together but there was basically so little details given about it here on the Org, and the FB link on the other thread didn't work and nobody responded to my queries about atteding, so I got the impression this was a private party (or maybe it was just me? biggrin ) and so I let it go.

Glad you all had a fun time though. Everyone looks great!


I don't have a Facebook account so I had to rely on orgers who did to relay to me all the meetup information.

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Reply #25 posted 06/30/15 7:23am

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PurpleJedi said:

The gathering of Orgers in Minneapolis was a smash!

It was really great to meet new faces and reconnect with old ones.

Everyone: feel free to post your pics and/or comments in this thread.

I'll start by posting a Group Shot;


[Edited 6/9/15 5:41am]


I had a great time with everyone. No party poops in attendance at all.

For those who aren't sure whom these lovely people are, from left to right:

ZombieKitten

thekidsgirl

Anxiety

endorphin74

NDRU

Muse2NoPharaoh

matt

RipHer2Shreds

CarrieMpls

sexton

Stymie

violett

PurpleJedi

EskomoKisses

Rhondab


Thanks. I didn't reply at first because I only recognized a few people besides Jedi. I recognize Zombie, Anx, Stymie and Carrie but I can't believe I didn't see Rhonda back there.


Nice to see everybody.

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #26 posted 06/30/15 10:23pm

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I keep meaning to post a real "recap" on this threadm but it never happens. boxed

So;

Meeting everyone was really nice. Seeing the old faces again and meeting new ones...amazing.

Day 1 was the formal "meet & greet". The pic that I posted with Heartbeatocean was that evening (at the pre-dinner meal). The 'real' meetup was at Grumpy's



Afterward some of us walked down by the river and the Stone Arch Bridge.


Day 2 was rainy. Some went to the museum by the river, I drove into Wisconsin with Violett, Stymie, & RhondaB where we met up with Eskimokisses for brunch then walked around a bit


then at night we met up at The Depot next to First Avenue for dinner



Day 3 started off with Brunch at a Mexican joint and then we hit the sculpture garden and the Basilica of St Mary





Then afterwards some of us drove over to Paisley Park


Dinner that evening was when that big group shot was taken (afterwards obviously). Here is a followup next to that sign that appears in Graffiti Bridge


Day 4 started with brunch, then a ball game for some of us





Ending with dinner at Betty Dangers for some of us



That was pretty much the end of the formal Invasion I would say.

Day 5 for those of us still around started at the Mall of America


...and for myself and Heartbeatocean (the only 2 left straggling around Monday evening) ended with the surprise concert by Alabama Shakes at Paisley Park






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Reply #27 posted 07/04/15 6:12pm

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It was fun. But the Prince tease at Paisley Park still pisses me off. No respect! wink

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Reply #28 posted 07/05/15 10:36am

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It was fun. But the Prince tease at Paisley Park still pisses me off. No respect! wink


falloff

Yes it was...but if you REALLY think about it, getting teased by Prince is actually pretty cool. Something to tell your grandkids about one day.

(...it was the summer of 2015...holoconcerts hadn't been invented yet...and this Orger and I rushed out of the Alabama Shakes performance to get up close to Prince. Little did we know that he was sitting in his observation room laughing at all of us with aching feet, and so just when the room filled up with excited fans, he handed us a banana with the word "psyche" written all over it by telling the guards to clear the room...")

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PurpleJedi said:

heartbeatocean said:

It was fun. But the Prince tease at Paisley Park still pisses me off. No respect! wink


falloff

Yes it was...but if you REALLY think about it, getting teased by Prince is actually pretty cool. Something to tell your grandkids about one day.

(...it was the summer of 2015...holoconcerts hadn't been invented yet...and this Orger and I rushed out of the Alabama Shakes performance to get up close to Prince. Little did we know that he was sitting in his observation room laughing at all of us with aching feet, and so just when the room filled up with excited fans, he handed us a banana with the word "psyche" written all over it by telling the guards to clear the room...")

It makes a good story. But it's tacky behavior in my esteemed opinion. disbelief

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