I arrived at Dexter's little late and wasn't quite sure who to look for or introduce myself too. But I was quickly greeted, not by one of the attendees, but by the white pulsing Apple logo prominently displayed on a titanium notebook, right next to a glass of bass–I think. What? I'm like a raccoon, I like shiny things.
Last night I had the opportunity to meet with Ryan Price and several other creative types. And by creative types, I mean people who are seeking to express what might have previously been considered inexpressible–idea people. People from multiple disciplines and backgrounds getting together for a meeting of the minds and a cross pollination of professional experience. Not a social, not a bar crawl. In fact, a few agreed, they weren't quite sure what it was just yet. I have a feeling our attendance will define this once a month meeting.
After a few introductions and some business card-swopping, I ordered a drink and chatted with everyone. It was clear that we had a lot in common, either through our professions or being the tech-savvy generation the baby boomers are scared of.
I was only able to stay for about an hour but, it was worth attending. The idea of Creative Happy Hour is still rough, the way all good ideas are incepted. Some of the details below are from Ryan's blog.
“ We had our first Florida Creatives Happy Hour last night, and I must say it was a success.
Big thanks to Marc, Alex, Kathryn, Kait, Emily, Becky, Charles and Ryan (me).
Quote of the evening by Becky Lane:
The next event probably won’t be at Dexter’s, although that is a nice place if you don’t want to talk so much.
Here is the list of suggestions so far: Crooked Bayou, Moonlight/Roccos?, Lk. Eola Wine Co., 310, Fiddler’s Green, 3/9, Tom & Jerry’s, Bull & Bush, Cleo’s, Cafe Tu Tu Tango.
Pretty soon there will be a Google Groups or a mailing list of some sort for getting out announcements, so stay tuned.”
I enjoyed meeting everyone there and look forward to next month's event. I'm sure Ryan would welcome any thoughts from us locals regarding the evolution of this event.