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Yelp Causes A Sensation!!



On Wednesday night at the Crescent Club, almost 400 yelpers gathered for Sacramento Yelp's first ever Open Party, Yelp Causes a Sensation! And what a sensation it was! So good that some were questioning whether or not it was actually real. Sheryce S pontificates with a brief summary of things:

"When I woke up this morning I was pretty sure last night's event [of the year] was all a dream …  but it wasn't a dream people. It's yelp at it's finest. And if you are not on board you better get there, because only YELP can make all your dreams come true!"

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Just what is she talking about? Well, for starters don't take our word for it. The party was covered by KCRA, hitting the 10 and 11 p.m. news spots the same night! It was also gushed about by Paul Dale Roberts in a Sacramento Press article — and of course by yelpers — in the form of 40-plus five star reviews!! Read and write 'em here!

Let's start with the cuisine of the evening. Irristible mini cupcakes by Icing on the Cupcake, devine chocolates by Kobasic's Candies, scrumptious paté and more by Taylor's Kitchen, caviar and sturgeon by Café Americain, empanadas by Empanadas 'n' Buns and nibbles from Gyros 2 Go.

Lucid was the word to describe the liquid refreshments that flowed from two bars. Charbay Distillery poured their luxurious 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon and out of this world lemonade green tea (and other) cocktails while Lost Coast Brewery provided a double rainbow of beer selections including Downtown James Brown and Tangerine Wheat.

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In between sipping and nibbling their hearts out, yelpers had their hands full trying out a maze of activities and entertainment including flavor tripping with miracle berries by mBerry and a blindfolded trip through the "Tickle Your Senses Tunnel" sponsored by Kiss 'n' Tell where folks ate spicy chocolates, got tickled with feathers, and were presented with lingering aromas from East Sac Florist. Hey, they didn't stop there. Guests also fell in love with Fab Faces Face Painting, glamhawks/glamlocks by Spanish Fly Hair Garage at the Head Fluffing Station and a hot performance on the whimsical courtyard by Counter Balance fire performances.

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Astrologer Chris read people's pasts and futures and all of this was punctuated by the infectious beats by DJ Evolve (Jon Marino) and Sacramento's Lipstick's lead man, Shaun Slaughter. Some of us danced anywhere we could find space while others preferred dancing in the shadow box, desinged and built by Yelp and Elite yelpers Katee R and "Dandyman" Darren M.

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Special thanks go to the volunteers who came early, sliced, diced and manned all that needed manning or wo-manning. Everett L, Corrine M, Joe K, Ida H, Sue Ann D and her plus one, Sharee D, Katie B, Buster P, Mike H, Jefferson L, Paul J, David O, Katee R, Tiffany K, Stephanie L, Brad H, Gena S, Jackie F and Laurel W, you have our heart. Last but not least, hugs to Debbie P and Darren M, our wonder couple. The night would have been only a dream if it were not for all of you. If anyone got left out of this shout out, please whip us (gently) into shape and we'll get your name up here in lights stat.

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Speaking of lights, cameras and action see more pics from James McLeod Photography. More on the way from our other photogs, all of whom captured hundreds of magical, sense-ual moments throughout the night.

Until next time, SYOY!

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