With pickles tied to persons, eggshells in eyelashes and fierce competition at every angle, Chicagoland warmed up for the main event at The 2012 Yelp Games hosted by Baby's Cheesesteak & Clubber's Pizza (Official site, Facebook, Twitter) while pumping up with Philly Cheesesteak bicep curls and Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka & Frozen Lemonade lifts.
Yelpers beat the rain and brought the pain to any looking to take home a piece of the prize from a few of Yelp's funnest, filthiest and wackiest games, starting with the (always amusing) Pickle Swang, where participants must dangle a great, big gherkin between their legs while swinging the pickle back and forth through a series of hip-thrusts, in order to push a cup across the relay finish-line. Kudos to our winner Keith R, who proved he's no rookie when it comes to swangin' that thang!
Next up, Elites went head to egg in Egg Russian Roulette. Yelpers faced off against an opponent and a half dozen eggs—five of which are hard-boiled, and one of which is raw and lies in waiting as both opponents go back and forth, one by one smashing the eggs on their forehead until the loser gets creamed and the yolk is (literally) on them.
With Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka Frozen Lemonade (Facebook, Twitter) and Two Brothers Brewing Company (Facebook, Twitter) supplying the liquid courage, there was no shortage of guts when it came time for the final event, the Plush Horse Ice Cream Eating Contest (Official site, Facebook, Twitter). The competition was steep, but nothing could stop Yelpers from devouring these tasty treats, and in the end, Michele S and Karen G took home the gut-busting gold.
Elites fueled up in between battles and chowed down on bites of the best fried food the 'burbs have to offer. Emily B really dug Clubber's Pizza (Official site, Facebook, Twitter) and Baby's buffalo fries, but her ultimate fave
was the Philly roll. "How can you not love a marriage between an egg
roll and a Philly cheesesteak?" Good point, E!
And it wouldn't be a party if we didn't call upon everyone's favorite high-speed photogs and masterminds of the gaggle of goofy Yelp games, ActionBooth (Official site, Facebook, Twitter), to capture all the photo-finishes and put together this action-packed video, to relive all the record-breaking 2012 Yelp Games action. Check out the the in-motion moments here and The Official 2012 Yelp Games Video here:
Thankfully, Elites were able to get in the 2012 Games-groove with nothing but the freshest, fly-est and fierce-est mixes + beats from the suburbs' sultan of sound, A73X (Official Site, Facebook), on the ones and twos. And a very special 'Thank You' goes out to our resident ref, Dana G as well as the Official Photographer and OG Elite, Andres D (Official site, Facebook, Twitter). You can peep all his pics here and check out what everyone's saying here.
Play on, Playa…
Yelp Chicagoland Community Manager