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30th-Jul-2010 07:27 pm

We did this two years ago and thought it would be fun to have another JE fanmeet at the Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival. :D

WHERE: Como Zoo Conservatory (directions / map)
WHEN: Sunday, August 15. The gates open at 3:00 pm with the lantern-lighting around sunset.
COST: $5 to enter, plus additional money if you want to buy food or other things

I'm tentatively planning on having everyone meet shortly after it opens, around 3-3:30ish maybe? However, parking that day is insane, so it's a good idea to arrive about a half an hour early. I think the easiest place to meet would be in front of the Visitor's Center (map). I'll be the crazy girl with the Sho uchiwa. :Db The entrance to the festival itself is in front of the conservatory building. If you can't arrive until later in the day, message me. I can give you my cell number so we can connect once you arrive. :)

There will probably be time to just hang out and chat, so bring along any magazines/photobooks/goods to pass around and fangirl over. :D

Comment here or at the Facebook event if you're planning on coming so I can get a rough count on how many people to expect. Or leave a comment if I'm forgetting something because I probably am. XD;
mynamelessname: (SMAP ☂ group blue and white)
31st-Jul-2010 12:35 am (UTC)
A Japanese Festival AT A ZOO?! Oh how I wish I could go because:

A) I enjoy Japanese festivals and

Wahhhhh I want to goooooooo!
31st-Jul-2010 12:37 am (UTC)
mynamelessname: (SMAP ☂ Kimura shock)
HOP ON AN AIRPLANE AND COME. :D :D :D I offer free lodging... at my parent's house. XD
31st-Jul-2010 01:08 am (UTC)
BRB Flying to Minnesota to have fun tiems with Anie ^__^
31st-Jul-2010 01:11 am (UTC)
mynamelessname: (Kanjani∞ ☂ yippy yay)
31st-Jul-2010 12:54 am (UTC)
lol too bad this is the day after I move to Ohio ;)
31st-Jul-2010 01:14 am (UTC)
mynamelessname: (Arashi ☂ Jun head)
lol awwwww, but YAY OHIO. XD
31st-Jul-2010 01:37 am (UTC)
omg this is so cool! i didn't know there was a japanese lantern festival!! i wish i could go.. my sister lives in minnesota and im visiting her until september.. i live in mexico btw :)
31st-Jul-2010 01:52 am (UTC)
mynamelessname: (Arashi ☂ Sho as Mimura)
I've lived in Minnesota my whole life and didn't know about the festival until the first fanmeet we had there. XD;
31st-Jul-2010 04:45 am (UTC)

That is the week after I'm visiting the Cities *headdesk* And the friend I'm staying with lives right across the street from the zoo. GAH. It would have been so epic!
31st-Jul-2010 04:51 am (UTC)
mynamelessname: (Arashi ☂ Sho back)
SAAAAAAAAD. It would've been AWESOME if you could've made it. >.<;;
31st-Jul-2010 04:53 am (UTC)
I would totally drive up special for it, except that I work both Sunday and Monday >_<

31st-Jul-2010 09:07 am (UTC)
Dang! That's exactly five days after I leave the Twin Cities. Knew I should've booked my flight for a later day T.T
31st-Jul-2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
mynamelessname: (The Office ☂ Jim sadface)
SAD. Bad timing all around. D:
31st-Jul-2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
How I wish I could go, it was so much fun last time. <3 But alas I'll probably be working and I think its to soon to start asking for time off. >
31st-Jul-2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
mynamelessname: (Arashi ☂ Sho + piano = :D)
Awwwww, we wish you could make it. <3
31st-Jul-2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
I might come to this. It would be definite if I actually had my own means of transportation, but I do not. Also I'm not really sure since I only like NEWS/TegoMass and would possibly be out of place.

I'm glad someone decided to do a fan meet though. I tried to a few years ago but never followed through with it.
31st-Jul-2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
mynamelessname: (NEWS ☂ Ryopi)
Depending on where you live, I (and others) might be able to give rides to and from the festival. (Though if you feel uncomfortable getting into a car with a stranger, I totally understand. XD;) We have fans of ALL groups within the current group of fangirls. I started out as a NEWS fan before I went to the dark side of fangirling other groups as well. ;)

Our fanmeet two years ago was a lot of fun. :D
31st-Jul-2010 09:11 pm (UTC)
I would really love to go, but I have the same issue as the person above me.

Plus this would be my first one of these, and I don't know if I'd be comfortable going alone...
31st-Jul-2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
mynamelessname: (Misc JE ☂ Tomapi)
Which issue? Being a fan of only one group? A lot of us have one main group we are fans of, but of the girls I know, we have fans of pretty much each and every group. :D

I was really nervous for my first fanmeet, but we're all really friendly and nice. :D And you're more than welcome to bring a friend, even if they're not into JE. XD
31st-Jul-2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
Probably the transportation issue. Depending on how far out people live, there is Metro Transit.
1st-Aug-2010 06:50 am (UTC)
Oh, I guess I pressed comment instead of reply.

Actually, I only like NEWS... XD Well, I've been thinking of going to the festival anyway, so I will probably show up. :D
1st-Aug-2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
mynamelessname: (Inoue Mao ☂ :Dv)
I got into JE through NEWS (then expanded to other groups) and we have other NEWS fans, so I don't think you'll be alone. I hope you can make it! :D
1st-Aug-2010 06:43 am (UTC)
Ooh, this sounds so awesome. I wasn't able to go to the first one, but I might be able to come this time around! :D
1st-Aug-2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
mynamelessname: (Arashi ☂ Sakumiya)
Oooh, I hope you can make it! :D
1st-Aug-2010 05:37 pm (UTC)
If people need rides, I have a car and would be willing to help out. I live in the St. Paul area, but am not opposed to driving a bit. :) Send me a PM if you need a ride.

Don't worry if you only follow 1 group. <3 The bank would take my house if I tried to follow all the groups!!
1st-Aug-2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
mynamelessname: (Arashi ☂ Aiba/Nino back-to-back)
Thanks for the offer for rides! :) I probably should've added that I'm coming through the Northern suburbs and can catch anyone in that direction.

And not just the financial, but who has the time to thoroughly follow all of the groups? XD;
13th-Aug-2010 02:18 am (UTC)
I'm moving to Minnesota a week too late. T___T Lantern Lighting Festival 2011, anybody? :D
13th-Aug-2010 02:21 am (UTC)
mynamelessname: (Default)
I'm hoping to make this an annual fanmeet. :)
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