Ahoy, Mateys! This past
Thursday, with around 300 yelping swashbucklers barhopping in downtown
Palo Alto, you'd think it was national Talk Like a Pirate Day. But nope,
it was just another trip down memory plank to a rambunctious Silicon Valley Yelp Elite Event. Yelpers hopped between Mantra, Rudy's Pub and B412 throughout the evening searching for treasure and boozin' it up!
Adding booty to the mix, Bling Nation hooked yelpers with free mobile money!
Getting freebies at elite events is a given, getting paid while at the
event, now that's a bonus! Bling hooked yelpers up with $20 BlingBucks on
their mobile Bling tags ($40 if they synced up with their PayPal
account). It was just what the pirates, sailors, and other surly seamen
(and seawomen) needed to pillage the town. As they ship-hopped between
bars, Silicon Valley yelpers didn't just stop with the obligatory grog,
they scavenged throughout each venue searching for the real buried
treasure – a chest filled with $100!
At the last port, there was a costume contest for best dressed pirates, where yelpers helped select the two winners to win the $100 BlingBucks prizes. Pretty pirate Thao N took one of the blingin' treasure chests home, and the wickedest wench of them all was Julia H!