Melbourne Siftup Nov 2011 Wrap-up

The inaugural Melbourne Videosift Siftup wrap up report

It was a balmy spring day in Melbourne, with blue skies and warm air when @dag and @persephone rolled up to Meyer's Place only to find it wasn't quite open yet. On my arrival a couple of minutes later we moved to the very close by Lane's Edge bar for a drinks and to watch for others who may also stare blankly at the not yet open Meyer's Place.

One such (actually the only) was @oritteropo, and assuming that was our lot for the initial portion of our outing, we adjourned to the always lovely beer garden within Lane's Edge, with the blue skies above.

After some nice snacks, much talking, and a beverage or two more consumed we decided, since the day was still young, to show dag and persephone around the city in the most expedient possible way, which was by the free City Circle tram.

While circling the city we got word that @kymbos was now in town and proceeded to organise to meet up... original location was dashed after @kymbos was refused entry to the Carlton due to his, frankly obscene, footware. So we were directed to meet him at the Rooftop Bar on Swanston. Quite a few flights of steps later we arrived at a lovely locale for a balmy evening and consumed more beverages while even more conversation flowed.

Once it was decided that food should probably be consumed, we moved onto Gaylord Indian restaurant where oritteropo had to call it a night, but the rest of us enjoyed some great Indian food combined with live sitar music.

After that we ambled back to Flinders Street station and dag and persephone headed off to their hotel while kymbos and I braved the late night Melbourne trains to return home.

It was a great afternoon/evening and everyone was awesome. Dag and persephone are as warm and nice as you could possibly imagine, oritteropo knows far more than any one person should about what goes on at the sift... and kymbos was a great guide to bars and eateries.

Thanks to all who attended, was a great time.

Video of the night, please excuse the poor quality (cruddy camera), and bad camera work (cruddy cameraman).

Dag edit:Here's a picture from Gaylord's Indian:

And Persephone and Spoco2 on the Melbourne tram:

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