I just got back from a long weekend in Copenhagen. I initially planned for it to be a relaxing city break, but it evolved and became something of a Hitmanforum meetup featuring @Mads47, @Pissfloyd, @JohnnyDrama and myself (with special appearances from Travis and Morten from IOI). Most of what happened was covered in real time in the "Meet HMF members in person" thread (to summarize, we got to visit IO's new studio briefly and had plenty of beers together) , but I wanted to mention a couple of specific moments here because it's just too awesome a story not to tell.
I didn't have any real plans for the day I arrived - I wasn't due to meet Mads and JohnnyDrama until the next day, and couldn't check into my hotel room until late in the afternoon. I wandered the city for a while, taking some photos and enjoying the architecture, before remembering that Pissfloyd also lived near Copenhagen. I got in touch with him via HMF, not really expecting a reply any time soon - But moments later he sent me a message saying "Where are you right now?". I reply saying I am outside the Tivoli, and he responds with "lol ok mate wait right there" and - not even joking - Within 60 seconds he shows up, two beers in hand, one for each of us. What a badass intro.
It was awesome, spontaneous and set the tone for the rest of the visit. We spent the rest of the day drinking together at various hotspots around the city, and had a crazy random encounter in a bar with an eccentric, bearded artist who asked us to draw something in his sketchbook, and then interrogated us as to whether we had committed any crimes or broken any laws. He then commanded us to go around and ask all the women in the bar to draw in his book - I guess he was too shy to do it himself - And Pissfloyd just didn't have to be asked twice. He went off and did it, Nerves of steel.
Anyway, that was one hell of a weekend that won't forget in a hurry. Meeting Mads and Pissfloyd honestly felt like meeting up with old friends, not like meeting strangers - And it was great to see JohnnyDrama again after 4 years! It makes you realize that no matter what kind of silly arguments or disagreements we can have on a forum, meeting in person washes that all away and is like starting anew. Hope to do it again sometime.