Yelpers Play Games - Portland Open Party 2008!
Yelp's bringing geeky back - and Tron will never be the same.
On Wednesday night, yelpers from across the country (or yeeps, as the P-town folk like to say) laced up their Pumas, adjusted terrycloth wristbands, assumed their stances, and immersed themselves in two solid hours of old school gaming at Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade.
An array of New Deal Vodka cocktails were expertly mixed and poured by lovely bartenders from Dante's, and they went down easy thanks to a generous supply of Hot Lips Pizza. Most importantly, there were enough pretzels, red vines, M&Ms, and pub-mix to fuel an entire evening of game playing, which yelpers Liz T and Trishawna Q put to good use!
From classics like Tron and Tetris to Paperboy and Street Fighter...from pinball all the way up to Dance Dance Revolution, yelpers like Lauren G and Weston S seriously got their old-skool game on. New and prolific yelper Katie W took home the coveted DDR-Champion Pimp Hat, beating out the mad skills of Elite yelper Gabe C in a true dance dance revolution.
As if the gaming entertainment weren't enough, yelper Don B (known to the adoring public as DJ RNA) mixed mood enhancing beats all night, which Chrissy S professed "rocked her socks hardcore." The event was masterfully captured by yelper Andrew C, who uploaded the proof of all of the geeky gaming, red vine strawing and overall open-party goodness HERE!
Thanks to the 200+ old, new, and future yelpers who made this a truly yelp-worthy affair!
Until next time, SYOY!
"the street fighter"