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May 29, 2010

East Bay's 2nd Annual Ol' Skool Prom!

Posted by Ligaya T

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Yelp Elites and dates found themselves amidst a flurry of sequins, poofs and metallic cummerbunds as the 2nd Annual Ol' Skool Prom at the Berkeley Marina Doubletree kicked into gear! With an 80s Bang Bar by Wak Shack Salon and posed photos by Capturize complete with arrangements by Lee's Florist, the evening began in true prom fashion. 

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Between shaking it on the dancefloor to the throwback jams played by the Quantum DJs and nibbling on fine nosh from The Bay Grille, The Cookie Department, Gelateria Naia and James & the Giant Cupcake, yelpers relaxed with Ploom smokeless tobacco and got busy with Action Flipbooks. Video evidence of jam sessions, make-outs and booty dancing here! We're pretty sure the spiked punch and adult "juice" from Don Pilar Tequila, Vida Y Vino and Rock Wall Wines added to the merrymaking. We heard someone may have even been putting a little something, something in the Honest Tea

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No prom would be complete without its court, and not only did we have a queen but two kings; give it up for Jessica P, Joe B and Eryka V who shared a dance to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" – rickrolled! But that wasn't the only suprise; the sassy ladies of Red Hots Burlesque took to the stage for a titillating performance!

Three cheers to all of our wonderful sponsors, and of course to the yelpers who raged like we were in high school again! Want to see shots of the festivities? Peep the lens-snapping skills of Tiffany C and posed Prom photos by Capturize Studios! Just go to 'Client' then 'Yelp' from their homepage. Of course, all donations to the Berkeley East Bay Humane Society were much appreciated by many kitties and puppies. We even had an anonymous donor that offer to match us! Now that's what I call a damn fine evening, folks.

Thank you for joining us on this and every Elite adventure! This is Ligaya T signing off.

Cheers & SYOY!

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