From Seattle's grunge to London's girl power, the nineties were a generous decade indeed! And what better way to repay ten-years of, like, totally awesome good times than with a night of mini backpacks, unbuttoned plaid, and yes – even a Care Bear, at a proper 90s Revival Elite Event!
We knew the "What. Ever…" facial expressions were just part of the costumes as excited Elites piled into downtown gastropub, The Foggy Goggle, on Sunday, March 25. Our hosts for the evening got into the spirit with a Freddie Prinze Jr. flick on the bar screen and those sweet Hanson jams cranked loud and proud!
Melanie M arrived "totally in 90's revival mode." Using the party as an "excuse to buy that pink blazer" she had been eyeing, she looked ready to star in a hot new 1992 sitcom. Meanwhile, Meghan W was left longing for the "bodysuit, high-waist jeans, plaid shirt and Docs" from her high school days. You never know, they might come back in style!
With the bar slinging some sweet pre-Atkins-era cocktails like the Banff Ice Vodka and Kamora Paralyser (a dangerous twist on the White Russian), the Sauza Tequila Sunrise, and the Cruzan Rum Cuba Libra, Elites started to relate all too closely to Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping." Those drinks might knock you down, but you'll get up again…
Hilary G wasn't scared off: "The Cruzan rum had a delicious sweetness to it and the fresh limes topped it off. The paralyzer concotion sounded quite strange – Banff ice vodka, a coffee liqueur, pepsi, and milk – but it tasted like a yummy alcoholic smoothie."
Luckily, the Foggy Goggle's no-fry kitchen kept incredible Mini Hawaiian Pizzas in high rotation to keep this Sunday night party on its feet! Murray W made sure to catch the throwback reference to my personal favourite 90s snack of choice: "mini pizzas that didn't come from an orange box of shame, it was a reminder of why I need to go there more often."
But this nineties night wasn't all fun and games – there was some serious business to attend to: mobile trivia! Do you remember the name of Jennifer Love Hewitt's character in "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit"? Can you name the toy company responsible for those Cupcake Dolls? 20 questions were stashed on party-goers to determine who could dominate this decade.
With a full library of 90s DVDs at stake, Elites scrambled to seek, answer, and destroy the competition. "Some of the questions were pretty hard," but it was Adam S' "intense knowledge of triple-named 90s actresses" that earned him the top trivia honour.
Catch a full decade of fashions from the photobooth thanks to the wonderful Michelle Doucette, get the play-by-play from the party's Yelp reviews (obvi), and be sure to write your own if you haven't yet! Thanks to the Foggy Goggle for playing along, to the Halifax Elites for getting into the spirit, and our friends at Mers Soleil!
See you next time but until then, SYOY!
Ben B, Yelp Halifax Community Manager