For .netters attending the Phish New Years run at Madison Square Garden next week, there are two .net meetups planned for the pre-show afternoons on Thursday, December 29th and Saturday, December 31st.
The first meetup on Thursday the 29th will be at the Irish Times Pub and Restaurant at 254 W. 31st St, directly across the street from MSG. This meetup is being organized by Mark @SLOTHelot and is being discussed on the .net forum thread here. The meetup will run from about 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, New Years Eve, December 31st, Phish.net will hold its second "ophishial" NYE .net meetup again from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hudson Yards Cafe, in the "Hell's Kitchen" neighborhood on the corner of 35th Street and Tenth Avenue (450 Tenth Avenue), about a five minute walk from MSG and a bit out of the midtown crush.
Your .net hosts and greeters for this meetup will be Bill @castinajig and John @johnnyd. The cordial restaurant owner, Jimmy Reardon, is happy to again be hosting Phish fans in this intimate pub. Bring your iPods with your favorite Phish music to play on the restaurant's PA. Like the SBIX meetup this past summer, phish.net also be passing out free .net stickers and souvenir commemorative laminates to those attending (while supplies last).
Both meetup venues are all ages and serve pub food as well as beverages.
Put these events on your calendar now and come meet your online friends for some pre-show cheer.