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Twin Cities Yelpers Clown Around at the Cirque du Cinema!



The LoBBy Lounge in St. Louis Park turned into the Big Top for the MSP Elite yelpers at the Cirque du Cinema… and what a circus it was!

Located in the Showplace ICON Theater in the new West End complex, the LoBBy Lounge swung yelpers into the cirque with the
greatest of ease. The crowd was treated to a spread of LoBBy Lounge
hors d’ouevres, including pineapple shrimp and beef tenderloin skewers,
mini portabella mushroom paninis and a gourmet meat and cheese platter
(with cheese from Classic Provisions… and prosciutto di parma, this
clown’s fave!).

 

While yelpers and their guests feasted on the upscale concessions, The
LoBBy Lounge was transformed by larger-than-life talents of Musette and her
Sideshow of Charlatans
took command of the one-ring show.

MSP
Elites gawked as the SoDoo the
Strongman busted through concrete with his bare hands
; they
were taken with Dr.
Tinkerpaw Medicine Man of Mystery
and his needle-swallowing act; and
they were mesmerized by the gyrations of Luna Rouge the Beautiful Tribal Belly-Danseuse. And
we can't  forget Cale the Juggler, who turned comic as he proved his
dexterity and flexibility when he kicked the back of his own head!
Musette herself garnered quite a few oohs and aahs as the Ringmistress of Mischief! She
lies on beds of nails, does the splits on glass… what can’t this sassy
girl do?!

  

The LoBBy Lounge bartenders concocted some scrumptious specialty adult
bevs for the occasion. The Juggler (made with Hennessey Black),
was a White Russian-inspired treat for those with a sweet tooth.
Ironically, Cale the Juggler spilled one of these while juggling behind
the curtain—oops!

 

Yelpers have already begun writing rave reviews about the much-ballyhooed evening. Hether S was in her element (and front and center for the action), “Somehow, two of my favorite things were combined at this Yelp event—burlesque + crazy-silly sideshow acts!”

The Pink Elephant (made with Belvedere Pink Grapefruit) came with quite a five-star surprise for Meghann F: “The pop rocks definitely added a little kick.” And that wasn’t the only surprise in store for Meghann… “the juggler tried to throw a ping pong ball down my shirt!“ Cale was quite the clown, wasn’t he?

A special thanks to photographer TJ Turner, for capturing the hullabaloo on film—you can check out the rest of the photos on the official Yelp Flickr page.

If you attended and haven't already reviewed the party, please share your experience on the official Cirque du Cinema Yelp listing!

My top hat is off to all the sponsors and to the daring Elites who added their feats of food, drink and folly to the spectacle!

Yours in facial hair,
The Bearded Lady (aka Annie D.)

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