RealJock Meetup in Chicago, IL

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    Mar 18, 2008 1:39 AM GMT
    There are a lot of great guys on this site, but I haven't run into anyone from Chicago, or the surrounding suburbs. I'd really like to coordinate a get-together so that we can meet face to face and talk and eat and stuff.

    Sometime in April, perhaps?

    Any thought, comments or suggestions are welcome.
  • cityguy39

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    Mar 18, 2008 1:50 AM GMT
    Sounds great!!!

    Doug
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    Mar 18, 2008 4:22 AM GMT
    That would be Awesome!
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    Mar 18, 2008 10:28 AM GMT
    Well, with real estate prices, more like the efficiency...

    Anyways, any thought of where?
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    Mar 18, 2008 6:14 PM GMT
    How about my place? Broadway/Addison. C'mon boys, line up! LOL! Anyway, nice idea. Hopefully this shitty winter will be over by then. Maybe somewhere outside by the lake when it is warmer outside. Lots of little pavilions/picnic areas along the lake. Or maybe Osterman/Hollywood beach, our gay beach?
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    Mar 18, 2008 6:16 PM GMT
    i'd be down, when and where?
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    Mar 18, 2008 6:32 PM GMT
    Set a place, time and date... you'll see my ass there!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 18, 2008 6:53 PM GMT
    Well it sounds pretty fun. But don't leave out guys that are like in the same part of the country (albeit Kansas really isn't), but I don't see a Realjock meetup in Wichita coming anytime soon... plus it would be great to see Rene and Doug and a bunch of you guys!
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    Mar 18, 2008 6:55 PM GMT
    Oh, yeah, good idea. Make it Midwest Meetup.
  • shadjn

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    Mar 18, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    I would totally be up for some fun on the beach. I'm actually kind of new here to Chicago. I was wondering if anyone knew if there's a gay softball league here. There has to be right? Hit me up with any info you have. Thnks.

  • Mar 26, 2008 1:35 AM GMT
    I'd be up for this... how about we meet at Crew, the gay sports bar at Broadway and Lawrence for some drinks? Maybe after the start of the Cubs season to catch a game? Great place to watch games,lots of big screens. Crew was voted the best sports bar (gay or non-gay) in Chicago by AOL Cityguide(no they didn't pay me to say all of these great thingsicon_smile.gif. They also have great (affordable) food...

    I'm in SkiBudz, the gay ski/ snowboard club, the guys at Crew always take good care of us when we have our gatherings/ pre-trip socials there.

    It would be great to meet the RJ guys in person.
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    Mar 26, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    Sounds like "Crew" would be ideal. Anyone else?
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    Mar 26, 2008 1:55 AM GMT
    Oh man...I need to go to Chicago to see all you hotties there!
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    Mar 26, 2008 2:16 AM GMT
    that is a grrreat idea. let me know what the plans are and i will be there!

  • Mar 26, 2008 2:25 AM GMT
    Myself and Mario will help organize the Chicago Meetup, we thought it would be great to meet all of the RJ guys in Chicagoland (and the Midwest..).
    The Meetup will be on Saturday, April 19 from 4PM -7PM at Crew Bar and Grill located at 4804 North Broadway (Broadway at Lawrence)in Chicago. You can get directions and more info about the bar at www.worldsgreatestbar.com .
    No cover charge (only charges are for drinks and food), just show up and have a some drinks (the bar also has great food) with some of the guys from RJ.
    We thought that this time would work well so guys could go out after.
    Please let us know if you are planning on joining us. If there are enough guys, we will let the bar know to see if we can get a reserved table / section etc.
    It will be great to meet everyone.
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    Mar 26, 2008 2:26 AM GMT
    I think it's settled on Crew. I was there last week....on a date!
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    Mar 26, 2008 2:29 AM GMT
    Thanks ChicGymGeek for suggesting this.
    Thanks Patrick for nominating Crew.

    Mario.
  • shortGymCA

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    Mar 26, 2008 3:13 AM GMT
    I'll RSVP Crew is awesome best sports bar definitely. The staff is great, I think one or two of them are members of this site.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 26, 2008 3:23 AM GMT
    I think its a great idea... but I'd encourage whoever is considering facilitating this to give us 2 months notice... will need a month to book a flight from some place like Kansas! Thanks
  • cityguy39

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    Mar 26, 2008 4:32 AM GMT
    Count me in, Crew is a great spot. Although it does get a bit crazy on Saturdays sometimes.


    Doug
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    Mar 26, 2008 11:10 AM GMT
    Got in on my calendar...great idea guys!!!!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 27, 2008 11:40 PM GMT
    This is a great idea, realjock members getting together and getting to know one another. I wish that I could join you guys in Chicago because it sounds like fun. Chicago is one of my favorite cities. Every visit to Chicago has been a very pleasant experience for me with the exception of driving the expressway network during rush hour or during road construction season. Despite the driving hassles, Chicago is still a great city with tremendous diversity that never stops changing. How is Donald Trump's new 92 story skyscraper coming along? I would love to join you guys but I am stuck here in dowdy, depressed Buffalo, New York a city that will never change.
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    Mar 28, 2008 12:42 PM GMT
    Thanks Trenton for taking care of the date and time! I'll have to thank you in person when I'm there and give you big hug.

  • Mar 30, 2008 12:24 AM GMT
    ChicGymGeek, It will be good to meet you and the other RJ guys (and get a hug icon_smile.gif I would encourage everyone to invite all of your RJ buddies. I have never counted; but my guess is that there are a few hundred guys in the Chicago area on RJ so we should have a good size crowd.

    Possibly we could have these meet-ups on a regular basis if this meetup is successful.

    I was at Crew last night to watch basketball, had a great time (great food, awesome beer selection and hot guys..including my husband icon_smile.gif. It will be great to see everyone.
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    Mar 30, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    Dammit. I just moved to San Francisco from Chicago yesteday. icon_cry.gif