150+ yelpers came out for an anime-ted evening of gaming and karaoke fun at Yelp's Harajuku Pop at Nocturna Lounge. Dressed in Harajuku inspired costumes, yelpers wore florescent outfits, Japanese characters costumes and showed off their yelpy fashion personalities!
The Nocturna Lounge bartenders got the party started by serving up delicious sochu cocktails and bottles of Hite beer. While the Hanapa'a Sushi Company and Hawaii Grown Catering served up spicy ahi sushi rolls. Chad Y exclaims "bites of sheer bliss and a smile was brought to my face. Who needs shoyu when you have awesomely flavored tuna!?"
Throughout the evening yeeps went toe to toe on Street Fighter, got star struck by Rock Band challenges, showed off all the right moves with Dance Central and wailed away on karaoke. I guess that proves that Gwen Stefani was right, "This Yelp is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!"
In a room full of amazing outfits, Yelp uber Elite couple Ethan and Masumi kicked it up a notch and won the Yelp Elite & +1 costume contest! Their prize? Two "I Yelp" t-shirt's and two tickets to the upcoming (and sure to be delicious) Taste of Kapolei!
But the true shining moment of the evening? The four giant boxes of school supplies (notebooks, crayons, backpacks, etc) that were donated by party guests for the Yelp Honolulu School Supply Drive! Donations will go to the 2,800 local children who are homeless or live in homeless shelters and will be distributed by the Aloha United Way. Yelpers are way too cool for school!