I’ve been hanging around MPSIMS for a few months now, and I’ve seen lots of East Coast and Canadian Dopefest threads. But what about us West Coasters? Do I have any fellow Californians here on the SDMB? If so, are any of you located in the LA or Ventura County areas? (I’m situated almost on the LA County/Ventura County border, so I go both places.) Maybe we could have a Dopefest of our own sometime…
Of course, it could be that I have somehow missed the LA Dopefest thread. If one exists, a link would appreciated. Thanks!
We’ve had quite a few DopeFests. I’ve been to 7 at last count. Last one was…what was it, March, gang?..at Ye Olde King’s Head in Santa Monica. I can’t recall any being in Ventura County, but I could be wrong. I spent my teen years around there, though, and know the area pretty well. I’d be game for a visit.
Hope you realize, though, that He Who Asks About a DopeFest Is Then Responsible For Organizing Said DopeFest. I realized this several LA DopeFests ago.
Is She Who Asks About A DopeFest still responsible for organization if she can’t drive? 'Cause I can’t, which could make things like checking out potential venues problematic. And if I organize it, chances are good I’ll pick a place that doesn’t have a liquor license.
::mutter mutter:: just HAD to open my big mouth, didn’t I? ::mutter mutter::
We L.A. Dopers LOVE Dopefests! And we certainly don’t have to go somewhere that has a liquor license to have fun. In fact, because we have so many underage Dopers amongst us, we do our best to plan gatherings where all are welcome, not just those old enough to legally drink.
We tried to go bowling once, but we didn’t reserve lanes ahead of time, so there weren’t any available once we got there. Dinner at Jerry’s Famous Deli afterwards was a blast, though! We’ve also dined at Ye Olde King’s Head in Santa Monica (a few times) and El Torito in Redondo Beach twice. We’ve played on the Santa Monica Pier and the Redondo Beach Pier. We’ve visited the Page Museum (La Brea Tar Pits) and LACMA. Marie Callender’s in West L.A., Cafe Tu Tu Tango in Orange County, Gladstones at Universal City Walk and various Dopers’ homes have also been sites for Dopefests.
And in October 2001, I hosted the weekend that will live in infamy as Dopetoberfest! About 80 people, many from the L.A. area, but many from all over the world, attended a weekend of fun and frivolity.
And we like to meet everybody, so everyone who’s been avoiding us, please come to the next one!
Unreality is a state of mind, hon. And I’m in Ventura County; Thousand Oaks, to be precise. The LA County border is hardly a stone’s throw away, which is why I posted LA/Ventura. Not too far from Woodland Hills, IIRC. Jpeg Jones, I think Castaic is about 2 hours drive from TO.
Wow, more SoCal Dopers than I thought! Shayna, thanks for the linkses. Once the 'net gets less busy and more speedy late tonight I’ll take a look.
:eek: OMG! I don’t believe this. Yes, I was a Lancer! A band Lancer, no less! And they still haven’t remodeled or significantly improved the drainage at Tacky Old High School. Though they did get a new theater… after I left, of course.
Well, Ruffian, that’s a long story. However, I was at TOHS rather later than you; I left in '97 or thereabouts. Would have been in the class of 2000, but health issues forced me to drop out and eventually get a GED. I was there long enough to make a few memories, though.
Yes… we should have a DopeFest sometime in the near future.