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PIP AKA PARTY IN PARADISE WAS 20 years ago this month! Were you there?

PIP AKA PARTY IN PARADISE WAS 20 years ago this month! Were you there?

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Old Jun 20, 19, 10:19 am
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PIP AKA PARTY IN PARADISE WAS 20 years ago this month! Were you there?

I canít believe it was June 1999. Iím rarely on here now but I am still friends with many of you!
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Old Jun 20, 19, 4:21 pm
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I was not. But I was there is spirit watching for every post of every minute.

You see, I had just found FT and was a total novice. I was in awe of all the people with so much knowledge that I didn't register for 2 more years.

But I watched that party in my favorite place like a hawk.
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Old Jun 20, 19, 4:27 pm
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Traveled to London that weekend :-( 12 hours in the wrong direction.
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Old Jun 24, 19, 12:21 pm
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I hadn't yet found FT at that point but have heard many stories about it through my early years at FT. Not that it counts, but I did attend PiP2 in 2003.
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Old Jun 24, 19, 4:40 pm
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I hadn't yet found FT at that point...
hadn't found FT either when PiP was held. My first FT Do was Chicago in 2003
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Old Jul 1, 19, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by cawhite View Post
I hadn't yet found FT at that point but have heard many stories about it through my early years at FT. Not that it counts, but I did attend PiP2 in 2003.
Truth be told, I "found" FT back around 2001 but being slow on the uptake, it took another 5 years to actually sign up.

Luckily, I didn't hesitate to join in on the PIP inspired HNL DO2 in 2009!

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Old Jul 7, 19, 2:42 pm
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I was reading back then, but didn't register until September 2000. On the old Prodigy boards they had something called a Yahoo that was held in LAS (remember that mary2e)? I wanted to go, but I thought it was nutty to hang out with internet strangers/geeks/computer nerds back then. Who new?

I almost attended the PIP that mjm held just after September 11th. It was the Party in Provence. Everyone bring a good bottle of wine was the theme... and a tradition was started. Janice and I were planning on going, but she was nervous post September 11. I would have gone until she said 'You mean you're going to France without me?'

I met so many Flyertalkers over the years, including wingless and everyone else that's posted. My oldest online buddy is mary2e. I knew her from Prodigy.

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Old Jul 10, 19, 9:12 am
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I was, as Cousin Craig6z's plus one:

PIP: An outsider's take


And what a ride on FT the last 20 years has been, 99.9% good and life-expanding in many ways.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 9:13 am
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Hey Jailer! I have been in LBC quite a bit lately and always think of you. I hope all is well!
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Old Jul 10, 19, 10:36 am
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Hey Jailer! I have been in LBC quite a bit lately and always think of you. I hope all is well!

If you have time for a drink, or lunch, PM next time you are around and abouts.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 1:37 pm
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I was, as Cousin Craig6z's plus one:

PIP: An outsider's take


And what a ride on FT the last 20 years has been, 99.9% good and life-expanding in many ways.
Boy. If you hang around Flyertalk long enough, you never know who's going to turn up.

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Old Jul 10, 19, 1:43 pm
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I always had my suspicions who arturo was. He posted in the link that Jailer posted above. Anyone care to confirm by PM.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 8:18 pm
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I was, as Cousin Craig6z's plus one:

PIP: An outsider's take


And what a ride on FT the last 20 years has been, 99.9% good and life-expanding in many ways.
Jailer - apparently you must have had another plus one back in June 1999. I attended PIP with you tagging along in November 1999 (your trip report link above validates the November DO). Note your Flyertalk join date.

Sorry Wingless, but the event was in November of that year. The infamous LAX-HNL United 747 party plane left November 4th.

More info here (a few of the tabs are now dead though): https://www.flyertalk.com/pip/pipfr2.htm
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