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Yelp SXSW 2011: Yelp’s Skinny Pants Dance



Once in a great while, something so epic happens that it's hard to find words. But I'm gonna dig deep into the recesses of my capacities and try and capture the four hour full on madness of our SXSW party at Betsys, District 301. And we're not the only ones who think this… Valerie G writes: "Now that I'm finally back to being a human being again I can actually manage to write a review… and I don't even know how to start describing this event." And how about a sweet media hit on Billboard.com? Sure, we'll take it.

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Yelp's Skinny Pants dance featured some of the buzziest bands at SXSW. Use this mediafire dropbox to help you feel a little of that love. Two stages of brain bending tunage from  Evan Voytas (LA), Geographer (SF), High Highs (Australia/NYC), Black Whales (Seattle) & The Seedy Seeds (Cincy), Agesandages (Portland), California Wives (Chicago), Polock (Spain), Young Buffalo (Oxford, MS) & Jeremy Messersmith (Minneapolis). Several mentions of the great sound at the party and that credit goes to the rad, rad guys at Kinnison Audioworks. Heather F calls em out "How about the ridiculous amount of talent with the bands who performed who were from all over the world?  There were 2 stages going and every. single. band. was awesome."

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While these arteeeests were melting our faces off and inspiring booty shaking previously unwitnessed by man, drinks were being "dranked" from our delicious sponsors Bacardi, Widmer and Crispin, mixers and non alcoholic bevvies Honest Tea, Vitamin Water, Prometheus Springs, and Zico Coconut Water. The snacks were a MUST and Pirate's Booty & Cornucopia served that purpose to perfection. Shannon B gives it "about 11 stars, but this stingy rating system forces me to max out at 5."

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As this cacophany of consumption was happening, elites were mugging for Magnolia Photobooth (pics at this link) and Hank Wisrodt captured the whole debacle on camera. That video soon… and we can guarantee it will feature some serious hair feathering by Hearts & Robots Hair Studio and The New Movement Hipster Extreme Makeover Action.

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Read all the incredible reviews here and book those plane tickets now… because next year, we're gonna ratchet it up… if that's even humanly possible. Ryan S is doubtful: I think we have a new model party to which other sxsw parties will need to measure up to here. Fourty two free drinks and twelve stops in the photobooth later… Oh, if anyone finds my pants, can you please let me know?

Until then, SYOY!

Kelly S

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