Re: [71attendees] Evening Social

Toerless Eckert <> Wed, 12 March 2008 14:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: [71attendees] Evening Social
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On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 09:30:50AM -0400, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> I would agree with that. I enjoyed the Chicago event, but I do not  
> come to IETF's for the music.
> I thoroughly enjoyed this social. I think it was the best one since  
> London.

Agreed. And London is so long ago i don't even remember ;-)

Some years ago i thought it should be easy to do this right:

  - No loud disco music
  - Some lights to see faces
  - Provide seating options
  - organize food to allow more than one line
  - choose a museum venue only if you can actually see more of it than 
    a single banquet room. Else just rent a banquet room.

But yes, this is the first social that i can remember, where all the points where done right.
Raising the bar in more places *grin* And most of it probably not even a cost factor,
just don't have a disco fan organize the social (sorry to any listening disco queens ;-).

What is a cost factor i bet is to get such an excellent museum to open up such
a large part of its exhibition. Man! they should not have told us about the WiFi in the
museum, they should have recommended for us to bring GPS ;-) I am so glad that i
finally made it into the museum. Last time i tried when i was in Philly i could only
do the Rocky as i bounced off the entrance (museum full).

Oh, yes, and great padded bag!

Thanks a lot
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