theCHIVE goes to San Diego for a meetup with the troops! (45 Photos)

Over Memorial Day weekend, the Chivers made the trek from Venice Beach to San Diego to raise a glass with our service men and women. If you serve in our Armed Forces, you and a friend drank for free all night on us. Let me be the first to compliment y'all on your capacity for alcohol, the Navy really is America's largest drinking club.

We didn't really know what to expect but I got a fairly good indication when I went for a walk in the Gaslamp Quarter a few hours before the event. I saw Bill Murray and KCCO's everywhere which continues to be a humbling experience for me.

Over a thousand Chivers showed up to say hello and thank our troops. I particularly enjoyed the random chorus of 'USA! USA!' chants throughout this magical night.

A special thanks to Ellen Mon0han, Sara Jay, and Erin Young for making the trip. We had the time of our lives.

Next stop: New York City

And I'm hearing rumors of an Austin, TX meetup soon…

We had a camera positioned above the bar taking a photo every 10 seconds. Cool time-lapse video of the meetup below:

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  • average sailor

    #23, #30

    the chive goes to san diego, pays for our beers then helps build a cabin for a wounded sailor. All in a week's work

    • _Like_a_Boss_

      Building a cabin for a wounded soldier is a Chive thing, most people just wouldn't understand. And of course #26 MOAR!

      • krisbenson

        best first post ever. Yes, all in a week's work

        • Always Last

          While I'm usually a sarcastic or caustic poster (Chivettes aside), I'd like to express my appreciation for anyone and everyone who shows support to our Military members and their families. It's common to see the faded yellow ribbon magnetic stickers on cars, it's common to see people doing "fundraisers" for the troops but, it's uncommon to see real people donate real money to our troops in meaningful ways, a group of gypsy web-site entrepreneurs give back and – most importantly – real 'MERICANS reaching out and touching our warriors. It is in this spirit that I say to all Chivers everywhere, who gave; didn't give; just teared up when they read the stories and the comments or; have decided that we owe these men and women far more than we can EVER repay; THANK YOU. Your Military Members appreciate EVERY single honor you give them. They don't think themselves "heroes" and, they aren't – they are just Americans who gave of themselves without thought to repayment. You should all be humbled in their presence.

          • haeddre

            Onions…. Damn you…
            Seriously though…. This was a great response!

          • Gallus

            I applaud your comment, Always Last. I do hasten to remind you that many Chivers who are reaching out to American warriors are not Americans. As an American veteran, I call special mention to folks in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and especially Canada. We are all Chivers together. I hope we remember that when it comes time to reach out to our allies.

            KCCO!

            • Always Last

              Gallus, I completely agree and admit my error in not recognizing our Warrior Partners. Many a Soldier, Sailor, Marine and Airman (gender non-specific) owe their lives and well being to our steadfast allies. To all of you I extend my respect and please forgive me my error.

    • kait

      and that my dear is one of the many reasons we love thechive/theberry =)

  • winston

    #6, #7

    Just livin' the dream

    • name

      the whores of the chive

      • tenesmus

        WTF happened to that chick's arm?

      • lilchilinips

        camwhores gonna camwhore. the titted broad has her hand pierced wat

    • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

      The full 58 seconds of #6 in 720p, just for you, my darling minions: http://bit.ly/fTtVEr

      Hugs,
      Paula
      – Fan testimonial: "Oh, and one more thing, Bob. When you post your pictures, you might want to wait a few before logging on as Paula and getting things going by stirring up the Chive. Your alter-ego, "Paula" is always one of the first few to make a comment whenever Bob posts his pics. Coincidence? I think not."

      • Jake

        Not sure if they are whores but the girl Ellen is absolutely 100% not attractive. Legs are funky looking, hair is stringy, horse face jaw bone. For the love of all that is holy. Please get her off the payroll and find more girls like Erin.

        • Marc

          I agree

        • Dylan

          theChive doesn't *find* women, they submit themselves, generally because the community is so supportive and adopt the "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all".

          Calling them all whores and Ellen 100% not attractive is not only rude, but entirely wrong.

          I get the feeling you're new here – learn how to behave or leave.

        • Jon

          While I don't condone straight up bitch-slapping-negative comments towards these girls, I will agree that she could use a cheeseburger or two. A little sun wouldn't hurt either.

          • Marc

            Well put Jon. I think that is what Jake was trying to say. You just put it a lot nicer. Dylan needs to keep calm and chive on.

            • Dick Salad

              I love skinny girls, curvy girls, blonds, brunettes, awkward and cute girls, confident and sassy girls, I mean damn. Pretty much anything with a vagina and a cute face floats my boats. As long as nothing on their body resembles cottage cheese I'm game. Don't worry Ellen I'd make babies with you!

              • Ned_Plimpton

                One of the best comments I've read in a while.

                Dick Salad is waiting for you, Ellen.

        • its_forge

          I've been told I have pretty good taste in women and I find all the "regular" Chivettes quite attractive.

      • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

        The best part: that video actually exists but she didn't want it available online at 720p.

        Hugs,
        Paula
        – watching it on auto-repeat for days meow

      • lame...

        I WILL fuck myself. thats usually what i have in mind anyway when i'm staring at perky bouncing breasts on th interweb…

    • Nick

      That girl is still top 5 things the chive has introduced to the world

    • Juliet Jones

      Gross. You really enjoy being a piece of meat and jerkoff material? Desparate and sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicholas.aucoin Nicholas Aucoin

    Damn. I wish I was there; it looks so fun. I guess I'll settle for living in New Orleans.

    • Magic Mike

      You didn't miss anything. There were 2 moderately attractive women there, and 400 dudes. Love TheChive but the sausagefests they sponsor aren't anything special.

      • really?

        You mean it wasn't flooded with all the random hot chicks that they find pictures of on the internet!? Damn!

      • yup

        Guess that makes sense… kinda the demographic for the chive… So that probably means that the 2 chicks were a bit crazy.. needed a lot of attention ..and were eager to show off their tits?

    • DevinDaDude

      The republic would make a great meet up location

  • Pete

    #28, #29, #40

    John, Bob and the chive guys were fucking awesome. thanks for the drinks (and for being patient when my girlfriend had no clue how to work an iphone camera for 5 goddam minutes)

  • Boozer

    Been sitting on #6 for the last 10 minutes or so. Mmmmmmm!

    • Guest

      Are those diamond implants on her wrist???

      • OnOneWheel24

        Dermal piercings

        • Le Fear Boner

          Yikes…

    • Boozer

      Holy Crap! The Power Of The Boobies! Never even noticed the nubs.

    • Professor Navy

      If you've been staring at a GIF of a woman's cleavage for 10 minutes, you need to get out more. That is sad.

      • jimbo

        nonsense gazze on my child

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003264231189 Jose Flores

    #38 yup I took that picture. With a tear in my eye for my boy hahaha.

    • http://thechive.com F3n1x187

      Ballsiest move from your buddy /applause

    • ChiveApprentice

      Lucky. That would have been my whole reason for going. Alicia is the #1 chivette. Sorry Ellen, your a close second in my book.

    • Zxc

      cant blame the guy, alicia is the hottest of em all

      • i heart chivettes

        Damn you for proposing to her before I did. That woman is as hot as it gets.

        • Magic Mike

          Not even close. She is a nice, legit 8 but it gets much better.

    • JOE

      awesome!

  • bob_the_cook

    #6, #7 I have the skills required to perform that job, if you're hiring.

    • thom

      Life is hard for John and the boys!

    • yup

      How much does the chive allow you for hookers?! Jeez! Probably coulda left out the skinny one and just sprung for two with real personality…. only my opinion.

  • Chantal

    #26 has boobs where boobs shouldn't be. That is one f'd up boob job.

    • Ned_Plimpton

      That's fine. I'll take them….

      She's pushing them up with her hands btw.

      • Fluke

        looks like when I tried to force two magnets together as a kid….no matter how hard you tried you can never get those damn north poles together.

    • Anon

      Yah… because pushing your boobs up doesnt make them look anything like that.

      • yup

        uh… it shouldn't…..

    • Cali_Dude

      John looks like every other dude would in that situation, if the wife was along it might be more discrete.

    • Nick

      They look like they're about to pop!

    • Ricky_Ross

      Don't care cause BEWBs

    • Max

      Hottie!!

  • whyme1973

    #6 #26 I'm feeling a bit light headed now. Damn ladies!

  • Ned_Plimpton

    #3 #4 #26 Getting wasted with hot chicks all day… Such a demanding job you have, John!

    Do you need an assistant?

    • uh...yeah.

      I just don't understand why they didn't go dressed like that in the first place..?

  • guest

    Thank God he left Leo left his scarf at home this time…

    • Lowrent75

      Sentence structure is important

      • Ummagumma

        Awesome.

      • yup

        still funny tho…

  • Anvil

    #22

    John came outside to talk to us while we waited in line more than once, he didn't have to do that but he did it anyway, you could tell he was a little blown away by how many people showed up. bob and mac are hilarious btw

  • Chiv3On

    #6

    SpecTITular!

  • Patrondub

    #6 Sweet Mother of GOD……….

  • SaltLakeChiver

    #5 – If only I could meet these women.

    • Why?

      So they could turn you down?

      • SaltLakeChiver

        Actually I just want them to shower me in jagermeister. No big deal.

      • yup

        Bwaahaah… exactly… They are alright to look at on a screen… but something tells me that if I met them in person… I'd just wanna punch em in the face…

  • Whorebait

    Thank you guys for the update on taylor!!!

    Taylor, KCCO brother. Stay strong 🙂

  • xavi00

    AUSTIN TX YEAHHHHH POWPOWPOW

    • krisbenson

      I can't wait! I'm so gonna be there 🙂

      • Markos

        ATX!!

  • OhSomeEvil

    #39

    King of Trolls!

    • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

      You rang, my lord?

      Hugs,
      Paula
      – the one you love to hate

      • OhSomeEvil

        Mac has the throne, you must conquer him.

        • http://thechive.com/ Paula_

          I sit on his face a lot, does that count?

          Hugs,
          Paula
          – Fan testimonial: "Bob is obviously unemployed, or should be. – rocknrollguy"

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

      Mark Ruffalo?

  • Leddy420

    #3

    I wish…I wish…I WISH!

    • Bob Lee Swagger

      You wish that you could creepily take pictures of women changing? That's odd.

  • Avery

    #45

    John was a total gentleman. Mac is very, very, funny but he might be retarded

  • Skedaddle

    #26 Chivette of the week material. Thumbs?

    • Magic Mike

      You have low standards if this woman is your anything of the week.

      • bob

        know how i know you're gay?

        • You're a h0m0

          because you sucked him off?

    • yup

      Wrong……

  • http://www.facebook.com/amgerbozy Anna Gerbozy

    COME TO AUSTIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/burn007 Brandon Neyman

      I am in Houston…..Close enough.
      +1 for Austin

  • Nic

    Beach party on Oahu…. needs to happen… badly…

    • Fat Oahu Hawaiian

      No…it doesn't.

  • Captain America

    I have the most patriotic bonar right now! #6

    • tv_paul

      Bonar? Is that french for flag pole in ones pants?

  • Lowrent75

    #9 LSU representing for the Troops. Geaux Tigers!!

    • Magic Mike

      Right on the bottom, where they belong…

      • Lowrent75

        Or the foundation for betterment but to each their own. Oh and who do you support?

    • http://www.facebook.com/heyitscarlos Carlos Rodriguez

      Hell yes.

      Also, spot the douchebag in this photo.

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