So some of you might remember that I have done some secret IE missions here in NYC.
This time, we congregated in the Brooklyn Bridge and took pictures of the Manhattan Bridge. In the rain. And cold rain.
There were tons of us – about 700 – and we lined the bridge. I came early to the meetup location, and randomly met Matt, who had ridden in from CT on the train and needed somewhere to dump his travel bag. I offered my place, with a provided his bag wouldn’t tick or something like that.
We headed back to the meeting spot a few blocks away, and join a huge group of people, hear the instructions, and head across the bridge. In the meantime, we find Matt’s lady – Autumn – and we all set across the bridge and find a spot about in the middle to stand.
It seem that it took a little too long to get a large crowd organized, and then even longer to get the event rolling.
Some people left, as it was, after all, cold and raining.
But the effect itself was pretty cool, once it happened, and gave us a lot of cool pictures to show the world.
I stuck with my newfound pals, and we had a lot of fun talking and playing in the line, arguing with someone else whether Pi is a real number (or just not a whole number).
After taking a bunch of pictures, we all headed over to the Beekman Pub, where we had some drinks, and I regaled my captive couple with my (newfound) knowledge of NYC. I felt like a “real New Yorker”.
We split from there to Two Gold Street for food and more drinks, and then after that ended up in my beloved Fresh Salt, where we played a resounding few rounds of Apples to Apples with th bartender and two other patrons.
All in all, lot of drinks, good company and shared experiences make it all worthwhile.
The IE event page is here – there’s even a short video. See if you can find me (hint: I’m in the first 30 seconds!)