Last night, Tribe.net held an open house party and it was great fun. Hundreds of folks showed up to give Tribe their support, meet the people they had been speaking with online and meet the creators. I was honestly stunned by how many people came (including those who flew across the country on their own dime). It was great to see the kinds online communities bleed into offline communities and people kept commenting about how reminiscent it was of the 1980s/1990s communities parties (like the Well). How invigorating!