Detroit Rock City was in full effect on Monday, May 16th as 70 yelpers and their friends gathered at local concert and special event venue The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac for what Molly H called "the most bitchin' elite event yet," the Rock Out With Your Yelp Out Rock and Roll Bash!
The night kicked off with sweet tunes from DJ Gerald Roesser as folks mixed and mingled over delicious cocktails made with Pearl Vodka. In addition to original vodka for mixed drinks the magnificent Crofoot bartenders served up 3 specialty cocktails dreamed up by Pearl—Electric Guitar: a blueberry vodka mixed with Blue Curacao and lemonade, the Rock Star: Pearl Plum with cranberry juice and Blue Curacao (a favorite of Luna M who had 3 of this "decidedly smooth" cocktail!), and the Rehab: a Bloody Mary mixed with Pearl Cucumber. Accompanying the Bloody Mary was a garnish bar stocked with spices, veggies, stuffed olives, and cocktail shrimp. Yummy yummy!
Tasty treats of dips, chicken and beef skewers, and fancy veggie flat breads were on hand compliments of 2Unique Catering. Megan M found the the food spread "amazing" and Xian Shane H was lifted to cloud 9 thanks to the onion dip which was "heaven for an onion lover" like herself. For a little sweet 2Unique also brought by some delectable mini cupcakes, lemon meringue tarts, chocolate covered strawberries and macarons. Talk about a sugar rush!
As folks chowed down, local rock trio (and according to Molly H "one of the best bands around!") The Kickstand Band plugged in and rocked out with a slew originals and covers of Leslie Gore and party animal (and local son) Andrew W.K. Before wrapping up their set we took a pause and raffled off 4 Crofoot travel mugs filled with pairs of tickets to upcoming Crofoot concerts including UK poptress Natasha Bedingfield, California Electropop gal group Millionaires, post-hardcore band Silverstein, and pop-punkers The Honor Society. Hot damn!
We wrapped up the evening with more DJ tunes with continued eats and flowing vodka! On the way out yelpers who checked in were given a parting gift of a Yelp shot glass to help them keep the party going at home.
Massive thanks go out to Kristen and the rest of the gang at The Crofoot Ballroom for being the most wonderful hosts a group of yelpers could ever ask for, Pearl Vodka for providing the libations that drove everyone wild, 2Unique for fueling our rock fury in the most delicious way, DJ Gerald Roesser for keeping our toes a'tappin, The Kickstand Band for getting our shoulders a'shakin, Chicago CM Johnny T for coming in and lending a hand, photographer Doug Coombe for snappin' the pics so we can remember this night for a long time to come, and of course our hardcore elite squad for always being up for a party!
So, until the next bash–SYOY!
Community Manager Detroit