Not sure which I should put here.
The first Lolita event I ever attended was the Chantilly Tea Party at ACen 2013. I guess that was not technically a “meet-up” though.
The first “meet-up” was the Chicago Mega Meet in 2013, and I would have felt absolutely outcast there had it not been for the Milwaukee girls who I had met at ACen.
Also, just for good measure, the first Milwaukee meet-up I ever attended was Brunch at Coquette Cafe in June, 2013.