2017 Maidenfans.com Meetup discussion

Are you interested in going to a meetup?


  • Total voters
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LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
Hi everyone,

With tour dates being announced, it seems like now is the time to start discussing meetups. First tour dates in North America are in April.

Meetup NA:
I've offered to host in Ottawa, assuming at least one show is in Montreal; there are people (@Cornfed Hick) who have mentioned that East Coast is a little far away (understandably).

Vegas has been suggested. Denver and Chicago are other more-central locations.

Meetup EU:
Apparently @Dr. Eddies Wingman is open to hosting in Oslo if Maiden plays there.
 

Mosh

The years just pass like trains
Staff member
I might be in Vegas with my family at the same time as Maiden, so I'll try to stop by and say hello if there's a meetup.
 

Cornfed Hick

Puissant
Re North America

I can host in LA. PROS: the weather should be great in April; free lodging (assuming it's only a few people); you have a reasonably good chance of seeing Lemmy at the Rainbow (assuming he's still alive); it's on a weekend (well, Friday); we have an ocean. CONS: may be too far for people on the East Coast (that's a big one, can't be helped); explaining to my wife why she'd need to take the kids to her mom's place that weekend.

I think Denver is lovely. PROS: home to two of our most beloved members (SMX and Mosh); a bit more centrally located; the Brown Palace is a nice old hotel where I have points; legal weed; skiing. CONS: concert is on a Wednesday; weather is a wild card, could be sunny and warm, or could be a blizzard; don't want to impose on SMX and Mosh; airport totally sucks.

Vegas is sort of perfect. PROS: Easily accessible - there are direct flights from virtually everywhere; Vegas is literally made for stuff like this, with groups of people converging; Uber is now legal; concert is Sunday, so you can do the Vegas thing on Saturday night; prostitution encouraged. CONS: Not really a shorter flight from the East Coast than LA is; if you do Vegas right, it ain't cheap; you'd need to fly back on Monday morning.

Chicago is awesome. But not in April. PROS: Very fun city; easily accessible and centrally located; venue is walking distance from decent hotels and Milennium Park; da Bulls; Old Style and Lou Malnati's. CONS: Virtually guaranteed to be cold; another Wednesday show; no one to host (though I know my way around).

New York is even more awesome. PROS: It's New York - 'nuf said. CONS: VERY expensive; no one to host; another Wednesday show (wtf??).

Ottawa/Montreal: I've always wanted to visit. If it's on a weekend, would be great. Midweek travel will be hard for me, because I don't know what my work commitments will be that far ahead. PROS: See new cities. CONS: Loosecannon is a dirty disgusting werewolf who will murder and eat us.
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Brigantium

Grim Reaper
Staff member
I'd very much like to do the whole meetup thing, but depends very much on funds and time off work, which is rarely easy to sort out.
 

Dr. Eddies Wingman

Brighter than thousand_suns
Well, there's the challenge. I've got one couch, the rest will have to be floor. I'm sure I can arrange some extra mattresses.
 

Dr. Eddies Wingman

Brighter than thousand_suns
I'm going to guess that means "One beer please, thanks".
Close. It means "One more beer, thanks" (literally. In fact, that sentence implies a "please", so it's sufficiently polite) :D "Øl" is beer, "takk" is thanks, 1€ is no more than 9 NOK, and that's all you need to know.
 

Mosh

The years just pass like trains
Staff member
So my family trip ends two days before the Maiden show. The bad news is that it means the Vegas show will be a bit more difficult to make, the good news is that I'm going to try my best to make it and if so I'll be more free for a Maidenfans meetup. So Vegas gets my vote for now. Whether or not I can do a meetup for the Denver show will depend more on if/when I'm working that day.
 

LooseCannon

Yorktown-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
Honestly, I think a Denver show would be great, but the only way that works is if someone there wants to host - which, given that Mosh is young and SMX has moved mountains for me in the past, there is no rights to even ask.

.... Seriously thinking about doing Oslo though.
 
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