By the knights of Columbus, what a blowout! The biggest Yelp
event ever to hit Sydney saw 375 Yelpers rock down to King Street Wharf to
celebrate the daggiest decade of them all (in your face, '90s!).
Kitted out in their best, baddest and just plain awesome
costumes, Yelpers were treated to a retro wonderland courtesy of our mega rad
hosts, Strike Bowling. Unlimited ten pin bowling was paired with not one but
two karaoke rooms, allowing guests to channel their inner Bill Murray and/or
The night helped support Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The
Streets, a community organization that’s been helping homeless and
disadvantaged youths turn their lives around since 1991.
It’s a damned fine thing everyone came hungry, because
Harry’s Café de Wheels dished up their famous organic Tiger pies topped with
mushy peas and gravy, and samples of new organic chicken sausage rolls. Yelpers
stormed the super-popular O!MOMO at World Bar stall for delicious Nepali cuisine
and signature teapot cocktails, and gorged themselves on sensational Snag Stand
haute dogs like spicy chorizo, wagyu beef, chicken tropicale and chilli dogs
all stacked with gourmet toppings.
Nor did anyone go thirsty, with
craft beer heroes Mountain Goat slinging vast amounts of their Hightail Ale.
And their Steam Ale. And their India Pale Ale. And their super crisp Two-Step
Apple Cider. Not to be outdone, Giesen poured copious amounts of their world
class Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, the #2 selling white wine
in Australia. Keeping Yelpers
hydrated was ThankYou Water, which gives ordinary Australians the opportunity
to change the world.
CountryCorn kept the health-conscious happy with nutritious,
delicious sweet corn cups, while the sweet tooths were well catered for at
Valhalla Dessert Bar, whose fruit-infused meringues and custom cake pops were
almost too beautiful to eat. Almost. Ex-corporate banker turned The Nutty Baker
dished out her signature sour cherry amaretti, the Italian biscuits that made
her name, and then unveiled an insane ‘80s-inspired choo-choo train birthday
cake made especially for Yelp!
The crowds for the Spooning Goats retro arcade were well
warranted, with foosball, Connect 4, a Sega Master System with Sonic the
Hedgehog, and a Jason's experimental cocktail creations. Snake hips and big dips
were on show at Jewelz A Hoopz, where punters practiced their hula with
The Milk Bar was stocked with an array of old skool
favourites like Wizz Fizz and Zooper Doopers, and all that sugar had the D-floor
pumping – helped in no small part by a steady supply of ‘80s bombs dropped by
mixmasters supreme Sydney DJ Hire, who had Yelpers young and old shaking what
their mumma gave them all night long.
With an after party at Bungalow 8 and even more complimentary
drinks on offer, the King Street Wharf carnival continued into the wee hours. Judging
by the revelry, we’re betting more than a few bleary-eyed party people jigged
work the next day.
Big thanks to Sam Macdonald Photography and Dreamtime Pro for the happy snaps, and to JD and Trema Entertainment Australia for the video (coming soon!)
Ch-ch-check out the photos HERE, HERE and HERE.
Scope the amazing video HERE.
Read what other Yelpers had to say HERE and on TALK.
And did you know we throw parties every month? Find out about more
about our ELITE SQUAD.
Until next time dudes & dudettes, SYOY! (See You On
Sydney Community Manager.