theCHIVE’s First Official Meetup: Beer, booze, and photobombs (47 Photos)

Last week was one for the books here at theCHIVE. We flew in your favorite Chivettes, Lauren Gentile, Willow Hubbard, and Erin Willet for the inaugural Chivette Calendar shoot. We can't thank the girls enough, not only for being beautiful, but also for being every bit as awesome in person as you'd hope. We've included a few behind-the-scenes shots below.

The week culminated on Saturday with our first official Chive Meetup. The energy in the room Saturday night was amazing. Meeting our Chivers really brought home how far the site has come in just a couple short years. It was a humbling experience for Leo and I to see Chivers from every age and ethnicity come together for a good laugh. Our Chivers are the most positive group of people out there. The only thing that trumped your high aptitude for drinking was your photobombing skills. Needless to say, we're going to do this again.

Special thanks to The Devil's Box, Ice King Creations, Hotel Irwin, Main on Main, Jessie Ross, our sister Emily from theBERRY, Elyse Porterfield, and all of our awesome Chivers. You've made the site what it is today. And, yes, we're fixing the goddam iPhone App.

Chive On!

John 'n Leo

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  • leighton

    #5, #6, #7, #47

    I tip my hat, John

    • trollFaceKillah

      John seems like a king douche. Just sell the chive to someone who cares already and use the proceeds to become a pervy photographer….

      • marcel

        he was a professional photographer before he started the chive, jackass. that's what inspired him to start a photo blog.

    • trollFaceKillah

      Aw… bitch ass chive deleted my comment

      • marley

        really? all i see are dozens of comment spam from you in this post being a complete asshole. i wonder why they'd delete your spam. strange.

    • deroch

      johnRESIG
      probably the luckiest guy in the world

  • Urban

    #3 Wow, that is a nice hump shot.

  • John

    Thank you again to all the Chivers who came to this event. We knew if this one went well, it would be the catalyst for us to take this shit show on the road. It looks like Chicago will be next. After that, your suggestions will be key. Thanks again and Chive On!

    • http://theflintskinny.blogspot.com/ TheFlintSkinny

      I'm in Chicago, so that's music to my ears.

      • oX_Animal_Xo

        Since TheChive started in Chicago, it's only fitting they come home for the next one!

      • Danny P

        Please choose a decent bar in Chicago, and not some weak ass club in the Viagra Triangle….

        • Gooner29

          Shit, just make it at Bull & Bear. You already know one of the waitresses! Plus it's hell of a lot better than anything around Rush & Division.

      • ranD

        my thoughts exactly!!!!

    • GTO

      Philly

      • Jon

        Seconded!!!

      • Moose

        Thirdededed

    • http://anthonyrocks.com Anthony

      John who is that girl giving the guy in the black hat a kiss.

      – guy in the black hat

    • T Bags

      Come visit your sister in Nashville! We know how to party here!!

      Chive On!!!

      • John

        Been getting a lot of emails from people who want to see us in Nashville. It's quickly rising up the list

        • T Bags

          We would take over lower Broadway! Dye the Cumberland "Chive Green".

          Oh, to dream!

        • That Guy

          Time for the Chive to take over Cashville baby!

        • Yucky

          I cast my vote for Nashville!!!

        • patrickh324

          Without a doubt Nashville would be a huge hit. There's a lot of chive viewers here that simply don't speak up. We could definitely make one amazing meetup/party.

        • shelbymac

          Yes, Smashville would be great!

    • Ryan Smith

      please make Philly a stop! alot of good people would love to come to a meetup with The Chive here

    • nywolf

      Have you thought of going abroad? Like somewhere in Europe, and since that is considerably smaller than the US, people from far more countries can go. πŸ˜€

      • lutjiano

        AMSTERDAM

    • ????

      Niagara Falls!

      • b-ry

        somewhere in Canada. University of Western in London. voted 1 of the top 10 schools to party at in North America; by Playboy.

        • Nathanial Hörnblowér

          western is the best place for losers to party

        • Glendale-Shmendale

          Or they could just walk on over to Tempe where everyone knows the parties are the best

    • DistractedIndividual

      Colorado would welcome you guys with open arms(;

      • DCMOFO

        Yes please for Denver

        • HelloAwesome

          Or Boulder, where the party is at! Either would be cool.

      • Nina

        I promise to wear slutty clothing and a Chivette tattoo if you guys come to Boulder (or Denver) ^_^

    • http://twitter.com/yorickleusink @yorickleusink

      How about Amsterdam! πŸ˜€ Chive On from Holland!!

      • lutjiano

        AMSTERDAM, There are more than enough Chivers here!

      • nywolf

        Ditto to that πŸ˜€

      • Paula_

        Second that!

        Hugs,
        Paula
        – back on track

        • That Guy

          Congrats on getting it back. Sorry someone was so shitty to you…other than the usual, you know. πŸ˜‰

          • Paula_

            To get something back you must first have lost it…

            Hugs,
            Paula
            – finding new ways to mess with your minds

            • That Guy

              Awww, you make everyone's day a little moew surreal…

              • That Guy

                *more…not moew…

    • Brandon

      South Florida! (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale)

      • Fisheyes

        Agreed. Come to South Florida. We'll fill the room with hot chicks. Pictures will be much better. Believe me.

    • equalizermax

      How about Rhode Island!

      • Jedi

        DC, please DC!

        • navymp

          Agreed.

        • alysinwunderland

          YEEEESSSSSSSSS! DC!

        • IronEagle119

          Yes, come to DC!!!

        • karl

          DC!

          • Obama

            Come to D.C.!!! I got a great pad for yall to crash at

    • jgayroc

      tORONTO!!!!!!!!!!

      • Luca_Bratski

        yup, toronto would be super rad.

        • b-ry

          def agree.

    • Taqito

      San Antonio or Austin TEXAS!!

      • HANK

        While Dallas would be closer for me I would gladly make the drive to party on 6th st with theCHIVE

        • HANK

          Oh and also #43 FIND HER!!!

          • Lauren Gentile

            That's Armando's beautiful gal (he's a fellow Chiver). She really is a stunning girl!

          • ranD

            fyi the new "hover to zoom" thing you guys did with the comment pics, excellent!

    • 123

      "Party in the city where the heat is on
      All night, on the beach till the break of dawn"
      I'm tellin' you… Miami would be EPIC

      • 123

        I don't mind if you're thumbing down the city of Miami, but I hope you're not thumbing down the Will Smith reference. Seriously. There has never been finer music created than that of the illustrious Prince and his jazzy cohort. Do NOT slander the jiggy one.

        • MNM

          Will Smith is a pansy

    • Phanohogs

      Austin!!!

    • TheTruth

      Got to get over to England, that would be amazing.

      • method_man

        you mean scotland

      • RdP

        anywhere in UK, but London for preference, and I'll get my ass over there!

    • moar

      the dirty d – the mile high city!

    • Seriously?

      Come to Nashville!! Your sis is already here. The Chive + The Berry Meet Up! Make it EPIC! Broadway and it's plethora of bars and clubs would be sick with Chivers. That's my vote.

    • HANK

      Dallas,TX

    • GreyGhost9

      Hell Yeah Chicago, i want to know as early as possible. i will be taking off work.

    • zighawk73

      SIERRA VISTA, AZ!!!……..damn it.

      • Holmes, John

        Feel for you bro.

      • Glendale-Shmendale

        Who the hell wants to go to sierra vista?! Most of the people there want to leave.

    • E.V.L.

      How about Lincoln, NE? College town (lots and lots of sweet T&A!) and home of the Nebraska Cornhuskers!

    • NoShameInMyGame

      Nordman, Id.

    • Richard

      Come to Ireland!!!!!!!

    • CDN

      Bud Light? Really? Drink some real beer!

    • spstefano

      I know it sucks and there isn't much to do, but come to Columbus OH, I guarantee that all the Buckeye Chivers would throw down

    • Ripple

      gotta hit PIttsburgh!

      • Pwithc

        yes to Pittsburgh. The City of Champions parties like a champion.

        • dbones

          We do, but they will probably go to New York City or (doing the relative thing) Nashville …

          We certainly have Nashville beat.

        • Sean

          City of Champions? Better take it to Green Bay then.

    • cedrikleblanc

      Montreal, during the Grand Prix weekend. I promise you won't regret it.

      • meh

        Montreal is great but the people there suck.

        • Jak

          Hear, hear. Those damned french-canadians.

      • Will doo

        Yeah one more for Montreal.

        BTW people are awesome here.

      • JSoriginal

        MONTREAL ! Anyone that says the people here suck needs to take a trip back up here, Montreal is where it is at.

    • Yogi

      NYC – Take over the BIG APPLE with Girls With Future Lower Back Problems. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!

    • Jason

      I'm gonna go ahead and throw San Diego in the mix

      • http://www.myspace.com/theamericanmaniacs BentWrenches

        I'll second that !!

    • boo

      John I think its only fair that since Alberta ends up in "you should get away" so often, that you come by and visit the chivettes here!

    • sceneitb4

      Honolulu!

    • Professor Jive

      Gentlemen, I implore you, Please bring this shit show to NYC! Good times will be had by all.

    • http://www.facebook.com/whitney.southworth whitneysouth

      Duh, Utah.
      We'll invite a bunch of Mormons.
      They know how to party. Diet Cokes for everyone!

      • Pwithc

        and magnets

        • NOLA

          New Orleans

    • Hawks all the way

      ATL! it would be a shit show in the Dirty South

    • onethirdjewman

      Charleston, WV! jk… i know that won't ever happen. But somewhere in the vicinity, maybe? Columbus, or maybe Pittsburg? Hell, WVU has been listed as the top party school in the country recently, maybe morgantown wouldn't be a bad spot…

    • Claire

      Don't see how Las Vegas hasn't been said.
      COME TO VEGAS. ❀

      • ( . ) ( . )

        o hey there stripper πŸ˜‰

      • http://twitter.com/sillycal @sillycal

        I second Claire's vote! A BIG "YES" on VEGAS!
        Also, if not Vegas, why not San Francisco?!?!!?!

    • RGH

      MIAMI

      Yeah people can't drive worth shit down here, but I promise sun, skin, and copious amounts of beer!

    • Kelly

      Boston!

      • Thumpybass

        Good God yes.

    • blackink

      you're going to AUSTRALLLIIIIIIIIIIAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

      • Aussie Ausbourne

        Damn straight!!

        • https://www.facebook.com/rnail3 Rusty Nail

          I am surprised Australia wasn't mentioned earlier.
          Come down under, go for a ride in a kangaroos pouch. :p

    • anthalus

      NYC and New Orleans should be obvious if for no other reason than the potential for epic debauchery.

    • ChivetteChicaGO love

      Excited to hear that you guys are planning your next meet up in Chicago. Awesome times are sure to be had by ALL!

    • Robber

      Get to Ireland…party properly

  • http://theflintskinny.blogspot.com/ TheFlintSkinny

    #6 Paused here for 60 seconds.

    • lando

      erin is a smoke show

      • b-ry

        100% and +1

        • Nate

          is this real life???

          • http://theflintskinny.blogspot.com/ TheFlintSkinny

            is this just fantasy?

    • def hot

      hot ass and back dimples to boot.

  • chim richels

    Looks like fun. 100 guys not fucking 3 hot girls.

    • riley

      you obviously weren't there. it was one of the best times i've ever had and i'm not just saying that. my glass is usually half empty. this night was about a little more than chicks. thanks, chive. it was memorable

      • its obvious

        you clearly need to get out more.

      • ( . ) ( . )

        you know how i know you are gay?

    • needs more women

      yea looks pretty sausagey to me.

    • danny foster

      haters gonna hate. if you were there, i doubt you'd have complained about the girls, the amazing band, food, free booze, an so on… the chive went all out. no other website is really doing this.

      • needs more women

        fair enough but they could have invited more girls considering the site has a lot of hot girl posts. the same 5-6 girls are in EVERY picture.
        #23 = men.

      • 123

        You mean other than Playboy who has been doing it since before anyone on theChive was born. I agree.

        • HANK

          Playboy the website huh? They do this, and regular guys are admitted? Let me know next time tickets to the playboy party are made available to me so I can get right down there.

      • Oasis

        What was the band playing, "It's Raining Men."

        • needs more women

          hahahaha…or something village people related

      • KyleGamgee

        When a site's community gets to this level where they start meeting and hanging out it is a beautiful thing. I'm glad The Chive has reached this point. It's a fucking awesome place to be.

        • jeez

          considering their demographic is close to some 500 million people. you own a site that posts pictures of random hot chicks. it shouldn't be hard to throw a party for 200 people. come on now.

    • chim Richels

      I ain't hatin'.

      I just responding to pictures I see here – like you guys do every day. Looks like fun.

      Everyone there may have smelled like vag for 3 days – who knows.

      But from the pictures, it looks like a bunch of dudes who shop at Urban Outfitters trying to bang the same 3 hot chicks.

      Either every 'right click save as' and jerked off, or there were a bunch of other hot chicks there that strangely didn't make it into the photos.

      • the truth

        that comment is amazing. well said.

      • Gotcha BUDDDAYY

        Very well said.

      • dbones

        you are jealous, chimmy

    • Dorkface

      Hey regardless of the guy girl ration it was still a kick ass party! and it was fun meeting everyone "behind the scenes"… although one of the hot chicks was my GF πŸ˜›

      • b-ry

        sure bud.

        • El Chiverino

          They all are, I'm sure…

  • Random

    #25 What happens in a Chive meetup doesn't stay in a Chive meetup…..

    • Henrik

      You're standing the wrong way John!

    • http://www.facebook.com/logan.allen Logan Allen

      Oh i think he was getting more than enough attention that night πŸ˜›

  • Oasis

    #1 We still don't know what's going on with the girl on the right. I want to know!

    • migas

      look at #34

      • Vagina Jones

        Elyse Porterfield

        • jack

          She's happily married now so sadly we all lose…

          • Pokey_McPoke

            I wouldn't necessarily say she was happily married if she was taking off her shirt while her husband stood in the corner with a pissed off look.

    • equalizermax

      She's thinking it's burn your bra tuesday… and she's wearing one…

    • Dr. Yes

      Isn't that "Jenny" from that fake HOPA I quit my job sequence?

      • Randy Marsh

        I think you're right. It was driving me crazy until I read this…

    • northerner

      She caught my eye, too. Great shot. Does look like she's unbuttoning her blouse. Yowza!

  • mcawesome

    lol awesome random crutch #47

    • DJwillflo

      lol, i still have no idea where the crutch came from but there are some really hilarious pictures of John with it.

    • Lauren Gentile

      Pretty sure that was Armando's crutch (#43). Poor guy had knee complications and still was there representing the Chive!

  • Big E

    was an epic night, thanks guys!
    -Elliot

  • tony

    #36
    was a blast. the chivers are great dudes, thanks for the party CHIVE ON

  • Panzerschrek

    am I the only one who saw the two great photobombs on #17?

  • Jason

    Good times man! congrats on the success of the site. And Thank you for the laughs and Semi's! HAHAHAHA

  • jason

    #11 Erin just does it for me

    • b-ry

      she's def the hottest.

    • oh4fuckssake

      Yeah, Lauren is by far the least hottest of the 3

      • Holmes, John

        You are smokin' crack.

      • Lauren Gentile

        There's my friend! How've ya' been?

    • DJwillflo

      She does it for me too, not gonna lie…

      • makers mark

        willow, you do it for me

      • Erin Willett

        Ha! My favorite roomie πŸ™‚

    • hMMMM

      She is definitely the baddest one out of all…but she's from Jersey…

    • jjj

      shes a 10

    • Paula_

      Don't discriminate; they're all Chivettes; they're all most charming.

      Hugs,
      Paula
      – the dark side of The Chive

  • Mike

    Looks like everyone had a good time….come to the NY NJ metro area next.

  • EricAlex

    #16 Awwwww what's the matter little fella?

    • ROK247

      hoverhand blues…

    • http://twitter.com/BillKingOC @BillKingOC

      Loving the exaggerated hoverhand!

  • Erica

    #33
    Been following the chive for a while but never knew john resig was behind it all. I went to college with him. so proud of you, john. always made people around him laugh.

  • Emily

    Ahhhh this makes me wanna go to a chivers-only party so badly. But here I am, writing a six page paper on Frederick Douglass…… Save me Chive! Fly me out to party!

  • http://www.thechive.com Azrrael

    #35 OMG she's hot!!!…

    • fozzie66

      I can't remember her name but I remember that Ass!!

      • Jay Hernandez

        I think her name was Lauren as well, yeah she had a major hump.

    • Lovin the C Thru

      love the leopard print too… yum..

    • Pokey McPoke

      Find him! MOAR!!!

  • Jabitt1

    Just curious, was Paula there?

    • hoosker

      when paula showed up the entire party began booing and she was forced to go back to the dumpster she came from.

    • Paula_

      ❀

      Hugs,
      Paula
      – told you so

      • Anonymous

        Go away.

        • Paula_

          Throw me as hard as you can…

          Hugs,
          Paula
          – the boomerang

  • Kyle

    How do I get a job at Chive again?

    • Angry Kid

      You'd have to climb over my dead body. I am immortal.

  • b-ry

    #11 a little higher lauren!

  • pdiddily420

    You ladies might want to get yourselves checked out at the clinic after putting that scarf in your mouths!
    #12

    Looks like a great time was had by all. Let's do the next one on the East Coast!

    • JohnsScarf

      Seriously – I should know

  • Shad

    #34 Who is she?

    • pdiddily420

      Pretty sure that is the HOPA Chic Elyse Porterfield looking damn fine!
      also in the first pic.

      • Matt

        She is a cutie.

    • funkyf

      Wish I would've seen more of the HOPA…..

    • Surf and Snow

      My favorite HPOA ever!

  • honestly speaking

    #21 – easy on the fake n bake tan
    #31 – Willow is not attractive

    • trollFaceKillah

      nope, but she has a nice body and low self esteem… so here we are

      • lando

        where are we? oh, your misguided opinion, yes

        • trollFaceKillah

          youre pathetic, you shouldnt lie to women to get them into bed. Maybe you could start your own "chive". You apparently have John's morals

          • marley

            you assume a lot of things, trollfacekillah. here's to hoping you're only 15. any older and i just kinda feel bad for you

    • reifioreu

      +1

      • needs more women

        +2

    • Paula_

      Willow is a Chivette. Your argument is invalid.

      Hugs,
      Paula
      – loving Chivettes

    • DJwillflo

      I should be offended, but i'm really enjoying the debate.

    • WTF

      completely agree.

  • evan

    #26 sure that isn't a troll

    • evan

      in the green skirt

      • walt

        About that skirt… the 80's called and they want it back

    • Lauren Gentile

      That's Jessie Ross (the Chive PR gal) and she is gorgeous! This picture doesn't do her, or really any of the gals justice – she is hot as hell in person.

      • DJwillflo

        Agreed! Not to mention a total sweetheart!

        • Erin Willett

          Yeah, I'm completely surprised if anything I thought the chivers would demand to see MOAR. Smokin hot girl for sure.

          • Adam Heffelfinger

            I personally agree with all three of you. You can usually tell if the photo does justice, and this one clearly doesn't. My impression was she's probably super hot in person.

      • Adam Heffelfinger

        I agree completely, she seems like she would be hot in person, and it was just a bad shot. Though I personally would rather buy your pretty face a drink. (If I could work up the nerve.) You are a gorgeous Lady πŸ™‚

        • Squints Paledoras

          L-7 Weeeenieee. Oscar Meyer even.

      • Bdrizzle

        Idk why people are complaining about her she's hot.
        Diggin the little black dress and your angry face in #30 πŸ™‚

        • Lauren Gentile

          That's actually an angry duckface…because no duckface should ever be taken seriously. πŸ˜‰

          And I agree. Yes not everyone is going to like all of our looks (hell, we all have different tastes!) but she is a stunner for sure!

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