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#1 howie1976

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:35 AM

Ok guys, now that we have all come down from our high of the Venice Beach Meet, I think we should start brainstorming our next big meet. We have set the bar and I intend to keep raising it. I know it's probably too soon to start thinking of a specific date but I have all kinds of ideas that I want to throw out there for you to think about. There are pros and cons to each option but the good thing is that we really can't go wrong with any one we end up deciding on.

Option #1 Go back to Venice Beach

Well if it ain't broke don't fix it. In other words, the last meet was such a success that we know the second time around would be great too.

Pros:
- Arguable the best public setting to display our hobby.
- We've been there and we all know where we're going and we understand the layout of the boardwalk.
- Centrally located

Cons:
- Well, we've been there and done that.
- Since we already got a bunch of amazing pictures, it seems like there isn't much of a need to have Nannette photograph it again.
- Good amount of walking with our boomboxes. (Bring a strap for your blaster)

Option #2 Santa Monica Pier & the 3rd Street Promenade

This location is just about 3 miles north of Venice. It will give us the same beach vibe and the 3rd Street Promenade is just about 2 blocks away. The promenade is primarily a pedestrian walkway with a variety of shops and restaurants.

The Pier:
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Pros:
- The pier will provide us with great foot traffic and very cool setting to take pictures.
- The promenade will give us a different kind of cool vibe to see and been seen.
- Between the pier and the promenade there are picnic bench type areas where we could kick back and crank up our boxes without being harassed. This area is right along Ocean Ave. so will have lots of cars cruising by.
- Some where new that Nannette could photograph us at.
- Centrally located

Cons:
- Although the promenade would be a cool place to cruise through, we wouldn't be able to crank up the volume of our blasters. There are too many businesses that would complain.
- Good amount of walking with our boomboxes. (Bring a strap for your blaster)

Option #3 Hollywood Blvd.

This is one of the greatest boulevards in the entire country. It's an absolutely iconic place with landmarks not only all around us but also underneath our feet (The Walk of Fame).

Hollywood Blvd:
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Pros:
- The best combination of foot traffic and car traffic that LA has to offer.
- Almost unlimited Kodak moments (The Walk of Fame, Chinese Theater, Dolby Theater, The Hollywood sign etc...)
- Two blocks south of the boulevard there is Hollywood High School where we can kick back on the front steps and blast our boxes as much as we want right along Sunset Blvd. This would also provide us with the same photo backdrop that has been used in countless music videos, movies and other photo shoots.
- Another place where Nannette can do her photo magic.
- Centrally located.

Cons:
- While walking on the blvd and visiting the Dolby Center shopping area, boombox volume would be limited.
- Good amount of walking with our boomboxes. (Bring a strap for your blaster)

Option #4 BBQ at Griffith Park and the Griffith Observatory

This is the largest park in Los Angeles. It has acres of mountains and grass areas. The observatory is an iconic landmark that has hands down the best panoramic views of Los Angeles.
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Pros:
- This location will provide the best environment for us the hang out, enjoy each other and our boomboxes. We will also get to enjoy some good old fashion BBQ food.
- There shouldn't be any restrictions on volume while we are at the park.
- The Griffith Observatory will make for a great backdrop that will also provide us with epic pictures of downtown LA and to a lesser extent the Hollywood sign.
- Another place where Nannette's services would be used.
- Centrally located
- Limited amount of walking with out boomboxes.

Cons:
- While we are at the observatory, blaster volume will probably have to be kept to a minimum.

Option #5 BBQ at Griffith Park and the Griffith Observatory & we hit up Hollywood Blvd.

Pros:
- Everything mentioned in "Pros" section of Options #3 & #4
- This option would carry over into the evening and therefore give us a night meet experience.
- Nannette would be freakin busy taking pictures.

Cons:
- This would be a long day. Probably will go from 10:00 am to about 7:00 pm.
- Lots of walking with our boomboxes. (Bring a strap for your blaster and your most comfortable shoes!)

So now that I've let you into this crazy brain of mine, what are your thoughts about all this madness I am proposing? Btw, feel free to share other options that you may have.

#2 Dr DER

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 07:51 AM

options 2 ....

#3 howie1976

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:33 AM

options 2 ....


Cool, if you can put your top two choices.

I'm honestly good with what ever you all want to do. Especially since I know we will eventually do all of them!😃

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:13 PM

I like your gumption, Howie. For me, the BBQ, wherever it is, sound like a good choice. Doesn't have to be a 7+ hour meet, 5 hours (like the last meet) would be plenty. Now, if we could just combine all my favorite outdoor activities into one; boomboxes, BBQ, beach, bonfire, outdoor movie.



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:26 PM

I like option #4....the only downside to this is that there won't be many spectators, but I like the idea of the great background for pictures.



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 10:00 PM

I like option #4....the only downside to this is that there won't be many spectators, but I like the idea of the great background for pictures.


I agree and also i know if we we're to go to the 3rd street promanade we would get shut down on the quickness the street performers get harassed a lot by police for noise and the crowd size they attract so i know we would be harassed as soon as our volumes go up... But i think pictures of us getting escorted out by police or getting handcuffed would be so bada$$ hahahaha jk But im up for anything as long as we rock the place!

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 10:02 PM

I agree and also i know if we we're to go to the 3rd street promanade we would get shut down on the quickness the street performers get harassed a lot by police for noise and the crowd size they attract so i know we would be harassed as soon as our volumes go up... But i think pictures of us getting escorted out by police or getting handcuffed would be so bada$$ hahahaha jk But im up for anything as long as we rock the place!

 

I agree and also i know if we we're to go to the 3rd street promanade we would get shut down on the quickness the street performers get harassed a lot by police for noise and the crowd size they attract so i know we would be harassed as soon as our volumes go up... But i think pictures of us getting escorted out by police or getting handcuffed would be so bada$$ hahahaha jk But im up for anything as long as we rock the place!

LOL



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:08 PM

Our local meets are rubbish in comparison to your Venice Beach meet :-(

So I think it's only fitting our next local meet venue options will be: :-)

Option A:
Pros: The local chicks are hot!
Cons: It stinks



Option B:

Pros: Plenty of room
Cons: lots of rats, it stinks!


Option C:
Pros: Some guy scored a NIP (New In Pile) 1998 Sanyo 3 piece last week so you might get lucky.
Cons: It doesn't smell very nice.




Sorry guys, back on topic. :-)

#9 howie1976

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:36 PM

Our local meets are rubbish in comparison to your Venice Beach meet :-(

So I think it's only fitting our next local meet venue options will be: :-)

Option A:
Pros: The local chicks are hot!
Cons: It stinks
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Option B:

Pros: Plenty of room
Cons: lots of rats, it stinks!
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Option C:
Pro: Some guy scored a 1990 Sanyo 3 piece from the pile last week so you might get lucky.
Cons: It doesn't smell very nice.


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Sorry guys, back on topic. :-)


Too damn funny Jimmy!!! Thanks for the compliment and for making me laugh!!!😃😝😜😃😝😜😃😝😜😃😝😜😃😝😜👍👍👍👍👍

#10 Dr DER

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:40 PM

I'm still down with option # 2 .. but whatever works .

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Posted 20 March 2015 - 01:34 AM

Great ideas Howie, your brainstorming is excellent. All of them are great choices, and like you said, eventually we will probably do them all within time so Im down for whatever, whenever. Jus call me...go with the flow SLO...

 

 

I agree and also i know if we we're to go to the 3rd street promanade we would get shut down on the quickness the street performers get harassed a lot by police for noise and the crowd size they attract so i know we would be harassed as soon as our volumes go up... But i think pictures of us getting escorted out by police or getting handcuffed would be so bada$$ hahahaha jk But im up for anything as long as we rock the place!

 

Well we're no strangers to police harassment  :lol: I guess my 2 faves would be either Santa Monica or the BBQ, either one would be cool. I'd also like to do a "NIGHT MEET" sometime. Summer will be here before you know it so a night meet would be nice and cool and less draining  from the hot California sun. My face looked like a dam lobster when I got home from Venice, talk about sunburn :bang: Plus I think Chris' custom HELIX could use some street exposure  :-D But we can't go wrong with any of these options  :thumbsup:  



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 01:00 AM

Howie, amazing work pulling all this information together....

 

Venice, like you said, pictures would look the same, only with me in it.

 

S.M. Pier will be packed, parking could be an issue in the summer, police sub station ON the pier, could be volume issues.

 

Same goes for the Promenade

 

Hollywood Blvd could be a crowded ZOO to put 15 guys and 20+ blasters together. I filmed there before:

BLASTER VISION Hollywood Part 1 

BLASTER VISION Hollywood Part 2 

 

Never been up to Griffith Park, not sure on parking, but if there is open grass, you might be able to get radio's together to make some noise, not sure on the foot traffic. 

 

You last option of spreading it around might be cool, but it also might be a parking hassle

 

Lots to think about for sure



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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:42 AM

I really like Santa Monica Peer (minus the promenade) and Griffith park/ Observatory idea. 



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Posted 31 March 2015 - 05:57 PM

I agree and also i know if we we're to go to the 3rd street promanade we would get shut down on the quickness the street performers get harassed a lot by police for noise and the crowd size they attract so i know we would be harassed as soon as our volumes go up... But i think pictures of us getting escorted out by police or getting handcuffed would be so bada$$ hahahaha jk But im up for anything as long as we rock the place!

It would be awesome if we got arrested and were wearing shirts that said: "Boomboxery is not a Crime!" 😎

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 08:46 PM

LOL....



#16 trippy1313

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 02:47 AM

You guys wanna come up here (PacificNW) and show us how to do a meet??? Lol.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 01:01 PM

It would be awesome if we got arrested and were wearing shirts that said: "Boomboxery is not a Crime!"

 

Ummmm, I think I'll pass on the whole "Arrested" thing  :blink:



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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:26 PM

Ummmm, I think I'll pass on the whole "Arrested" thing  :blink:


Me too Lol.

You guys wanna come up here (PacificNW) and show us how to do a meet??? Lol.


Ain't nuthin to it, but to do it! :-)

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 04:16 PM

You guys wanna come up here (PacificNW) and show us how to do a meet??? Lol.

 

Looking at property in Albany, Or  :yes: Might be closer than you think  :-D



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 08:41 PM

I'm ready for another one lets get this thing planned

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:55 PM

Ummmm, I think I'll pass on the whole "Arrested" thing  :blink:

LMAO....