April 24th, 2013. An exceptionally clear and unstormy night. The Yelp Burst went out across the sky and Vancouver Elites near and far rose to the call, descending upon The Storm Crow Tavern in force as their alter-ego selves! From Pirate Ninjas to Sci Fi Superheroes, 85 costume clad Yelpers like Alicyn C let their "inner dork come out at The Storm Crow."
From the Crow's own cucumber concoction to the tantalizing taps of Phillips Brew, guests wet their whistles with liquid libations aplenty. For Ben C, "Blue Buck beer and those awesome vodka drinks achieved critical mass for an outstanding Elite Party!" Not to be out done (and keeping people from being undone) attendees were treated to a wave of vegetarian appies off The Storm Crow's menu. "The chickpea fries with the spicy dip were amazing!" swoons newbie Elite Julie L.
"It was great to see all of the old Yelpers again. Now mix that with great munchies, a violin playing DJ, and you got yourself a kick-ass geek party!!!" What's that Fritz S? A violin playing DJ?! It's true! Michael Fraser treated guests to sweet tunes and improvised live violin. Talk about multitasking!
Pin Up Perfection Photography captured costumed glory at the cosplay photo booth and Kat S was "beyond thrilled. What a fabulous score!" And when Voracious V graced patrons with an impromptu sci-fi burlesque number Garth C made note – "Finishing off the night with a little surprise burlesque was just icing on the cake."
A huge thank you to Martin and all of The Storm Crow staff for taking such good care of our superhuman Yelpers; to Jonny & Phillips Brewery for craft brew love; Michael Fraser and Voracious V for unforgettable entertainment; Stephanie from Dore Productions for roving photography, Aimee K – my moral support hailing from St. Louis; and to the Vancouver Elites who made this newly crowned CM Ninja feel right at home!
Check out the reviews (and write your own) here, and snoop who takes over when a Yelper's alter-ego comes to play with the fabulous fly on the wall photos ℅ Dore Productions and our photo booth mischief by Shimona Henry here.
Until next time you wonderful creatures,