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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Well, one and one is two.
Six and two is eight.
Come on baby don't ya make me late.
Hidehey...
Baby don't you want to go
Back to that same old place,
Sweet Home Chicago

Thank you "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues!!!!!!!!! Come on everybody! Put your hands together for the Blues Brothers!!!!
(A round of applause echoes across Grant Park...)

Hello out there!! Everyone enjoying themselves?? Yeah?? That's what we wanted to hear!! So, while the band takes a short break, let me tell you why we've arranged this little concert for you tonight. A TP party at the end of the world is in the works. Okay, so it's more on the shores of Lake Michigan than Tierra Del Fuego, but a party is still a party!
(More applause echoes across the park...)

Without further ado...
Everyone with a birthday in 2008 is invited to the TP Birthday Bash being held In Chicago, Illinois the weekend of June 6-8, 2008!! Those with birthdays in June will get to wear the crowns!!
The Windy City has been kind enough to schedule some pretty awesome entertainment for our little gathering too. The 25th Annual Chicago Blues Fest will also be in full swing June 5-8th in Grant Park.

Stay tuned to this thread for more details, hostel/hotel information, meeting places, etc. Please post here or contact me if you are interested in (or plan on) attending our TP Birthday Party At The End Of Lake Michigan!!!! We look forward to seeing you in June!!!! ;)

(Applause rises up from the crowd as the band returns to the stage with a special guest - Mr. Frank Sinatra...)

1... 2... 3... 4... Hit it guys!!!

Now this could only happen to a guy like me
And only happen in a town like this.
So may I say to each of you most gratefully
As I throw each one of you a kiss:

My kind of town.
Chicago is my kind of town.
Chicago is my kind of people, too;
People who smile at you,

And each time I roam
Chicago is callin' me home.
Chicago is one town that won't let you down;
It's my kind of town.

My kind of town.
Chicago is my kind of town.
Chicago is my kind of razzmatazz
And it has all that jazz,

And each time I leave
Chicago is tuggin' my sleeve.
Chicago is the Wrigley Building,
Chicago is the Union Stockyards,
Chicago is one town that won't let you down;
It's my kind of town.

2. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y

Why does this have to happen when I won't be around?

But who knows, I could always send some friends to do some spying

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Ah man, good memories of the last North American TP meetup that I attended. This time it seems much less likely though :( It will most likely be exactly the same weekend that we have what in Dutch is known as a 'mannenweekend'. This is our yearly getaway from wives, girlfriends and children and a mandatory occasion if I want to keep the same group of friends. Well, that and the fact that Chicago is still quite a ways away..... although I've always wanted to visit that city!! If the guys weekend falls in a different weekend, I'll start looking at flights

First round of beers on TP though, whether we make it there or not

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 8y

Chicago? No, no... The real end of the world is New Zealand! Can't this be moved there? Pretty please with sugar on top?

5. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Beautiful singing Isa!!

Well as that is my birthday weekend (21 again!!) sign me up!!

If l have to rob a bank or mug an old lady l will be there god dammit!!

AND l get to wear a crown!! I hope it will be jewel encrusted and big and shiny!!

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Sam I Am

Ah man, good memories of the last North American TP meetup that I attended. This time it seems much less likely though :( It will most likely be exactly the same weekend that we have what in Dutch is known as a 'mannenweekend'. This is our yearly getaway from wives, girlfriends and children and a mandatory occasion if I want to keep the same group of friends. Well, that and the fact that Chicago is still quite a ways away..... although I've always wanted to visit that city!! If the guys weekend falls in a different weekend, I'll start looking at flights

First round of beers on TP though, whether we make it there or not

Does this mean if you don't show up I can use the 'company credit card" for the first round??? I'll go wait by the mailbox for it's arrival!!

Isa now sneaks off to contact all of Sam's friends and rearrange the mannenweekend...

Quoting Sander

Chicago? No, no... The real end of the world is New Zealand! Can't this be moved there? Pretty please with sugar on top?

Sam, there's some post by some Moderator named Sander but it's invisible... Do you know who this person really is??? Guess I need to get out the super secret decoder ring to decipher the message.

Since the shipment of martinis that proves one Sander does not exist has not arrived, proving that said Sander truly does not exist then one has to take into consideration that said New Zealand is not the real end of the world and therefore, also does not exist. Where's the Krazy Kiwi?? We need confirmation!! Besides, Purdy will be stuck sitting at the top of the Navy Pier ferris wheel wondering where everyone else is if we change the location now... You don't want her to break out her whip... Really... It won't be pretty...

Quoting Purdy

Beautiful singing Isa!!

Well as that is my birthday weekend (21 again!!) sign me up!!

If l have to rob a bank or mug an old lady l will be there god dammit!!

AND l get to wear a crown!! I hope it will be jewel encrusted and big and shiny!!

Thank you!!! I know all the words - most of the time... See? Lalalalalalalalala!!!!!

Consider yourself signed, sealed and (in a few months) delivered!!! (If I get that "company credit card", you won't have to rob a bank or mug an old lady!!)

I think I have found the perfect (jewel encrusted) crowns... Will be showing them to Beerman in awhile since he gets to wear one too.

Isa gos to find a packing box big enough for Purdy to fit in and avoid Homeland Security...

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Wonkerer

Why does this have to happen when I won't be around?

But who knows, I could always send some friends to do some spying

Do they have birthdays in June??? They'll get to wear a crown...

8. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 8y

Forget mugging the old lady and robbing the bank - frequent flyer miles rule!! Flights booked l will be at this party!!

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

I had certain plans to visit Chicago this year, but during 6-8th of June I will be right in the hart of the Amazone basin! You can always visit me over there of course, I'll throw in the caipirinhas

10. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

I had certain plans to visit Chicago this year, but during 6-8th of June I will be right in the hart of the Amazone basin! You can always visit me over there of course, I'll throw in the caipirinhas

Come to Chicago first, then hit the Amazon Basin! It's not going anywhere and Blues Fest only lasts the weekend. You can be on your way in 3 days. (Just bring the Caipirinhas with you.)

ps: Let us know when you will be in the city - maybe we can have a few mojitos together. ;)