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Embrace Your Inner Child… Come Pley With Yelp



Austin Yelpers "Pley"ed the night away last night at a very funky,
very east side Space 12.
As rapped by John R: There
ain't no
party like a Yelp Elite party
'cause a Yelp Elite party
is [insert your own awesome finish here]. Pete T, an
admittedly biased raffle winner writes, "This was a couple thrill rides
short of being a full out carnival.
Games, pizza, BBQ,
cupcakes, face/body painting, photo booth, raffle,
glow bracelets, oh and how can I forget about the beeeeeeer."

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Before we get ahead of ourselves,
elites flooded the venue at 7:30,
ready to gobble up everything in sight. Good thing we had fold 'em up
pizza slices from Jersey's own Hoboken Pizzas,
Mississippi's hand pulled
pork bbq sandwiches (coleslaw on top kthanx) from The Shed
BBQ
and 200
mini cupcakes with sprinkles and frosting and magic whipped up into one
little concoction from Lick it,
Bite It or Both
. We are the ultimate enablers according to Dej M:

"Yelp is my pusher.
My dealer. When I thought I'd get through 24 hours
without sugar, about 5 mini cupcakes happened to me. Stopped the shaking
though". And we've lured Shani S into the dark side: "I. am. in.
love.
Perfectly tender pulled bbq on a soft bun
topped off with the yummiest of slaw… We totally made out and I'm
not a kiss on the first date kind of gal."

 

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While folks were feeding their faces, other Yelpers
took advantage of
the plethora of games onsite. Hot Yahztee action, crazy Cranium, cut
throat Uno, dastardly Dominos and make it quick Catchphrase were all
wildly popular and brought out the competitor in everyone. Rockband provided the live music but the real hits were foosball,
ping pong and (wait for it…) GIANT JENGA, which made the night that
much more active. Ryan S's entire review? "When the potential for bodily harm occurring
during a game of Jenga is real, life is pretty damn good.
"

And
hey, if you're not into games, then you're weird.
Wait what? I mean folks had alternatives like body painting by Art For

Your Head, a sweet photobooth by the guys at Rebel
With A Camera
and
delicious frosty bevs from those fantastic peeps at Widmer
Brewing Co
. Folks could also "live yelp" the event at Space 12's computer corner
(Macs only — sweet) and so we put up the listing that night for people
to half drunkenly type out their love and adoration for our fave site.

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Folks yelped about the space, about the food, about the fun… and
about the bathrooms, believe it or not. Says Veek N: "First of
all, it
was a one-seater. Yay! What can I say, I like my
privacy.  Also, I could have
danced in there it was so roomy
." All in all, the event was a
fabulous success and we were really happy to see Yelpers out in full
force. Pley events are so cool and it was just fun to have elites really
participate, chat, circulate and be a little silly. To end the night, I
passed out Pley Postcards and people wrote a little note to whomever
they pleased. I sent those off US Mail to their friends and family
(after reading all of them, natch) and figured it was a nice touch and a
good way to spread the word about Yelp. Hello Muddah… Hello Faddah…

In the end, Monica O puts it best. "Damn, Yelp: I'm
running out of hobbies I
adore to request for these
things. Someone's gonna have to
cough up a unicorn soon.
"

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