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    Buttrock DFW, TX Flashapalooza 01-26-2008! 7pm to 11pm!

    The last one that happened really kicked butt!

    As everyone knows, the time after Christmas often leaves a lot to be desired.
    I would like to fix that with a January flashapalooza.
    It doesn't take a lot for me to set up something like this as soon as the interest materializes.

    It could be in Granbury, Tx, or it could be right here in Grand Prairie, Tx.
    I'm still working on it.

    National, or even international flashoholics will be welcomed with warm and bright arms on this one.

    Edit!
    Awright!! We are all set!!

    January 26th of 2008 7pm to 11pm central time.

    It's at the same Chinese Buffet restaurant as last time since we all lived!
    And, and the manager there remembered me when I phoned in the reservation a few minutes ago!

    Great Wall Chinese Restaurant in Grand Prairie, Tx. behind the yellow, fried chicken place.
    http://maps.google.com/maps?client=f...93090084639755
    In the center of the dallas Fort Worth metropolitan complex.
    See ya'll there!
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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    The farther south the better

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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    You know I'll be there! I need my fix

    I'll start the promoting/advertising earlier and stir up some interest.

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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    I will be there this time providing no family emergencies arise. Oh, and armed to the teeth with lumens!
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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    I was really hoping lots of people attend this Nerd gathering, I missed the last one due to a family emergency. I am looking foreward to seeing some of the local modders work. Plus, I have some great modded lights to show off!
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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    Come on 3rd shift, get this thing rollin. People got lights to show off!

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    i'd like to attend too! i'm just a few hours south down in Bryan/College Station.... aka Aggieland... would probably make the trip if the timing works out!

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    Wow, I caught it.
    I would love to attend where ever, although Granbury would be really nice. I'm in Houston and go to Granbury often to visit Mom and other friends. Might even the town square for a gathering. Don't know if possible but know ppl that do.

    I do have a friend just south of Hillsboro with a few hundred acres on a hill, nice view of 35 from about a mile or 2 away.

    He might even let us start some fires etc.. lol

    Please keep me posted. email in profile.
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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    If you firm up the date fairly soon, I can probably arrange to take vacation again then so I can attend. I haven't submitted my vacation requests yet but will probably need to have them in shortly arfter the first of the year.

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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by X_Marine View Post
    Wow, I caught it.
    I would love to attend where ever, although Granbury would be really nice. I'm in Houston and go to Granbury often to visit Mom and other friends. Might even the town square for a gathering. Don't know if possible but know ppl that do.

    I do have a friend just south of Hillsboro with a few hundred acres on a hill, nice view of 35 from about a mile or 2 away.

    He might even let us start some fires etc.. lol

    Please keep me posted. email in profile.
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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    I live in Granbury, would be nice to be in a place that is not too lit.. the highschool might work.... or even better Garcia's Mexican has plenty of seating and is out of town a couple of miles so its dark.


    Anyway... I have a BB, and several LED assortments PD1 premium, my little friend, dragon laser, Hercules laser.... My BB is tricked out with tritium sticks...something some don't like, but makes it quite unique and even more noticable in the dark.. even when its off.. just in time for Christmas!
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    Au Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    Well I am a modder not only for flashlights. My collection is yet to be desired. As im new to flashaholism im embarrassed at my mininum collection. Would like to attend yet every place you all mention is like 700+ miles. Let me know where you all have this shindig(ha ha at a mexican restuarant) Try ours here in the valley close to Mexico. You guys would love the fajitas.

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    Well I am self employed so as long as I can get the bills paid (and one of my clients are not screaming) lol, I will be there.

    Also yell if you need a banner or whatever done up as I do lots of graphics. Or maybe an animated gif with some of the previous pics and vid..

    Prolly most important is communication and if someone wants to start an email group list to broadcast any news or updates with, all my info is in profile.
    Also drop me a line or pm and I'll shoot you my cell#, which we should prolly all exchange anyway for the actual get together.

    Note: If you are checking this post and are not receiving email notice's when there has been activity, them let us know so someone can make sure you are subscribed to this thread for instant notifications.

    Just tell me to shush if needed..

    Seems I'm always busy but will do all I can to help, and to be there..

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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    I'm in Houston and self-employed as well, but Dallas is a ways away, so what we need is a sister event in Houston.

    This would be a fun, annual event around Christmas time in Houston as well, and I would think there are enough who live here that would make it worthwhile.

    Now that I think of it, this should expand and become a national event to take place every major city.

    We may be at the forefront of an entire movement.

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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    What's really funny is this,
    I was running the DFW to Waco-Killeen route a couple weeks back but wasn't sure how long I would have it and never made a firm date for anything in central Texas.
    Sure enough, I fixed the route and another driver has taken over it and has yet to goof it up.

    I'll try to put this one a little further south this time.
    I'm kinda thinking Granbury.
    I like that town for some reason.
    Never met anyone there I didn't like.

    Anyone, where is a good restaurant with a back room, or corner, in or near Granbury with a white ceiling?
    Ideas are welcome.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    I'll make a firm commitment to TRY and make this one.

    It will have the same problem as last time. I would leave all the good people and have to drive home in the DARK.

    I do the same thing one night a month on average to play poker. But I know the way home from that blindfolded!

    There is no great way to get from here to Granbury and back without going out of the way.

    My sister is getting a Garmin GPS with all the bells and whistles and that MIGHT help!

    Anyhow I shall endeavor to try.
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    Aircraft 800;

    January is a good time for the Flashapalooza.

    I would vote for somewhere between Dallas & Ft. Worth.

    Love Field area in Dallas would also be convenient if several are flying in.

    How are your Mag Light mods coming ?

    Do have those new Crees pumping out?

    I have a few triple Crees both in UV and White.

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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    My attending a get together up in the DFW area kinda depends on how me and my cancer treatment are getting along. For those that don't know...I live in Granbury which is about 35 miles SW of Ft Worth. The bbq place where we had the other gettogether is close to my parents house which would make it easier for me to get too.
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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    There seems to be plenty of interest.
    I'm still kinda leaning for Granbury.
    The barbecue place was very good, it just didn't have white ceilings or walls.
    The lights coming over this time may be too bright for white suroundings anyway.

    The barbecue place in Garland had reservation dates available.
    That was how I set that one up with the back room there.
    If the one in Granbury has non-binding reservation dates available......
    Roy, pm me thier phone number and I'll see what I can find out directly with them.

    If Granbury is too far out of the way for anyone in DFW, or points north of there, rest assured, I plan on doing another one in the middle of DFW sometime after the SHOT show too.

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    Party Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    Wherever it is, I will try to be there. But close to the heart of Dallas Ft. Worth is where I would like to see it. Of course it is closer to me in North Ft. Worth, but it would also be closer to the airports and probably more modders??
    See you there.
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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    If it isn't too far from DfW I bet I can make it. Just gotta talk the wife into taking care of the kids without me for en evening. I'm sure she'll be happy to do it as long as she doesn't have to hear about my flashlights afterwards.

    I've got some cool toys I'm dying to show off...especially my moded G2, so 99% count me in for this one.

    Bring at least one big gun (HID?) for group beamshot?

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    I'll be going to Granbury in the next week or so to visit mom and other friends one of which is native to the area and works for Central Texas Title which is on the square. I'll get an email off to her about or search and see if she might have some suggestions. I'll also check with friend in Chat just south of Hillsboro for any suggestions, he also was born in that area and knows it well.

    Keep us posted..

    Thanks and Happy Holidays!
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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    Quote Originally Posted by Zenster View Post
    I'm in Houston and self-employed as well, but Dallas is a ways away, so what we need is a sister event in Houston.

    This would be a fun, annual event around Christmas time in Houston as well, and I would think there are enough who live here that would make it worthwhile.

    Now that I think of it, this should expand and become a national event to take place every major city.

    We may be at the forefront of an entire movement.
    Almost forgot, but I have mentioned several times that with so many of us in the Houston area we should have a get together. I don't think having at same time is a good idea because then some wouldn't make one or the other, but about the same week or month might work.

    What ever works, I guess we just need to start collecting TX flashaholic e-addy's and work something up. I wouldn't be surprised if LightHound even agreed to helping out some how. He is right here in Pearland.

    Again, keep me posted.
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    I'd be in if it was in the DFW area. Depends on the day though. I guess the only problem having it in the city is all the light pollution.

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    Hey Doods!!!

    Thanks for the invite, but I won't be able to make it.

    Earlier this year, I got sick and tired of the Texas heat (), and was finally able to move back "home".

    I'm up at the foot of the Rockies now, and there is plenty of quality DARK within an hour's drive! Not to mention I actually have snow in my front yard like one should in December! (but not much money left for lights with the price of houses here)

    At this point, the only thing I can honestly say I really miss down there is Central Market. good food....

    Have fun guys, and take care! -Jared.
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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    Is this an overnight camping get together or a single night drive-in/drive-out the same day party?

    It would be good to turn this into an overnight camping trip over a weekend for us guys who are far away. Texas is big y'all know!

    It would be good to have a shootout in a dark camp site far away from the city plus a runtime shootout test through the night.
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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    Granbury sounds good to me. A Friday night is even better.

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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    We will need a little advance notice on what actual day.. I'm juggling two jobs.
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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    It's time for a date, any will work for me, as long as I'm gone by 9:30 PM, got to go to work. Heck, maybe due for a sick day cough cough.....

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    Default Re: DFW, TX Flashapalooza of early 2008

    Still gonna try! Friday wouldn't be bad, except I'd basically have to ditch work to leave early enough to be in Granbury by dark!
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