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07 August 2012 @ 07:58 pm

We did this a few years ago and thought it would be fun to try to have another JE fanmeet at the Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival. It's probably kind of short notice, but I wasn't sure of my own plans until now. Even if you have plans to go with other friends/family/etc, maybe we can meet up at some point. :D

WHERE: Como Zoo Conservatory (directions / map)
WHEN: Sunday, August 19. 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 Jun mini-uchiwa and blue Beautiful World bag. :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. Feel free to pimp this out to others you know. I didn't post this to nearly as many comms as I could have. >.>
Bloody Jack Flintrhye on August 8th, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
I might be there too.
大パンですよ~mynamelessname on August 8th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
Maybe I'll see you there~. :D I have a few different groups of friends going, but I got talked into trying to organize this at the last minute. XD;;
メラニーmellastella on August 8th, 2012 02:05 am (UTC)
So I was totally going to go . . . and then I realized the date it'd be held. I'm starting school the next day, and I don't have a car. Guh, I would've loved to meet Arashians! Poo, maybe next time.
大パンですよ~mynamelessname on August 8th, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
Aww, bummer. It just happens to be the one Sunday this month that I don't already have plans. XD;;
メラニーmellastella on August 8th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
Meh, it is what it is. lol
the one with a music-hall imagination: [hp] never interrupt snapeaoife_hime on August 8th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
Why why why why why does the lantern festival always conflict with Irish Fest? *sob* I would totally drive up and attend just because any excuse to go to the Cities is a good one in my book, but. There's just no missing Irish Fest.
たまごちゃん: J-Pop//Arashi - 飛べ!!eggchan on August 8th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
Isn't Irish Fest this weekend, not the 19th?
the one with a music-hall imagination: [arashi] beware of the dark side shoaoife_hime on August 8th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
Yes... except that's the one in St. Paul (which is a very fun Irish fest, to be sure). However, the one in Milwaukee (which is amazing and the largest in the country, no lie) is the 16th through the 19th.