22 awesome scenes from Global Reddit Meetup Day

From Cleveland, Ohio to Cheanni, India, take a look at how redditors came together in real life on Saturday. 

 

Kevin Collier

IRL

Published Jun 25, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 3:21 pm CDT

Saturday, June 23 was Global Reddit Meetup Day. That’s the annual event where thousands of redditors from dozens of countries around the world abandon their keyboards and convene in the nearest city to interact in real life.

This year redditors met up in places as far away as Cleveland, Ohio to Cheanni, India. Attendance ranged from four people in a West Virginia IHOP to a reported 321 at Quincy Park in Washington, D.C.

Predictably, the meetups were as diverse as redditors themselves. Though it’d be impossible to capture the details of every meetup—though the Daily Dot did send a reporter to Chicago—here’s a sampling of what happened when redditors in 20 cities around the world met each other for the first time.

1) Redditors in Brevard County, Fla., whose subreddit has only 321 subscribers, played cornhole.

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2) Nashville, Tenn. redditors went to the city’s Parthenon.

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3) Berlin users gathered in a giant airfield.

4) New Orleans, La. threw a bash for the occasion.

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5) r/Baltimore made a fire tornado with box fans and “6-8 bottles of lighter fluid.”

6) Houston, Texas made fires, too, but that was to host a giant barbecue.

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7) Redditors from Leeds, England met, predictably, in a pub.

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8) The San Francisco Bay Area got a little freaky.

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9) South Dakotan redditors karaoked the Internet’s favorite song.

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10) Orange County, Calif.brought Reddit-themed baked goods.

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11) Herbal enthusiasts from r/trees met in Venice Beach, Calif., to share their hobby with new buds.

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12) Philadelphia, Pa. played Jenga.

13) r/Reno went tubing.

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14) r/Akron treated itself to dinner at a nice restaurant.

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15) Portland, Ore., redditors come with built-in upvotes.

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16) Things also got a little bizarre in Atlanta, Ga.

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17) And in Austin, Texas:

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18) Tulsa, Okla.’s redditors kept it real.

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19) Where else but Paris could two redditors dressed as Darth Vader fall in love?

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20) One r/Seattlite really knows how to move.

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21) Redditors in Auckland, New Zealand ate each other’s spicy peppers.

22) Finally, in Miami, Fla., it looks like they tracked down @horse_ebooks. 

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Photo via r/Dubai

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*First Published: Jun 25, 2012, 3:40 pm CDT