Longshot here, and also haphazard minimal plan in place so far. Wondering who in the forum is on the West side of Michigan (Grand Rapids) and if anyone is interested in minimal effort meetups. I only recently moved here but I am hoping there may be some people in the area with interest in hanging out and bullshitting about music, beer, and/or Scotch. I do not really know the group, but my buddy informed me that there were a few people in the area who held monthly or quarterly meetups and I would like to find people to add to this group, or create a new group. The details still need to be established. As I am told, the crux of the existing group meetup is what I found most interesting. Everyone who attends picks 3 songs from the same artist and everyone listens to the songs in full. It is an exercise in evaluating ones stereo, but more so an introduction to new music. They usually rotate between houses in order to experience everyone's system as well. COVID caused some issues and is the reason why I missed my one chance to meetup with this group so I have not been able to participate in this myself. So the thought is, I host at my apartment with my stereo and/or headphone setup in Grand Rapids. We listen to 3 songs from each artist and discuss if necessary. Additionally, if someone wants to hear a particular component (DAC, Amp, etc.) then we can also find the time to swap gear. This would be a recurring event so the opportunity to alternate hardware will persist. If someone else wishes to host we do that at some point as well. This is not a commercial event where we rent a hall and everyone gets hammered, unfortunately. But we are close to downtown so breweries and excellent food are within easy reach. Anyone else in the area?