You can read more about the story on the St. Louis Bloggers’ Guild site, but I wanted to write a bit here as well. I’ll be plugging more of the guild’s events and get togethers as well.
This party didn’t wait for your’s truly to show. Bloggers had already snagged us the best corner in the place, right by the DJ. Lights hadn’t even dimmed and folks were already getting into groups, with conversation flowing like water.
Raquita and I cornered Jason Wall at one end for a while, while Bill Streeter and Dana held court at the other end. It was packed house as names you know and love in St. Louis blogging piled in. Soon there were beers, and burgers and appetizers in the mix, and then it got loud.
As it got dark, the lighting of the place really kicked in. Even the disco ball was lit up. The noise and music picked up at the same and folks had to huddle close to be heard. This made it seems even more like friends gathered together. Of course there were heated discussions, lazy chats, and plan hatching. Rumors of future events were heard as well.
Me? I’ve picked up some new viewpoints on religion, photography, and video blogging. I’m sure other’s got some interesting tidbits as well. And then there were cameras.
I’d brought mine and several others brought their’s. I know Rebeccas, Raquita, Jason, Dana, and more had cameras in hand. Bill even snagged some shots with his iPhone. We grabbed a couple of us manly man together as well.
Atomic Cowboy is a great venue for a get together, but the evening wasn’t without incident. One of our bloggers had their car broken in to. A few things were stolen but thankfully no one was hurt. The police showed up after the fact. It really puts a damper on things.
To sum up, I had a great time, even being a wall flower sort myself. I took a few photos, which you’ll see on my Flickr stream first but some will be here and a few over at St. Louis Bloggers Guild.