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May 08, 2013

Yelp Sydney's When We Were Idiots Walking Tour

Posted by Ben B.

Oh boy, was it a different Elite Event this time around. Yelpers took a leap of faith and turned up to the Metro Theatre on a balmy Tuesday night dressed in silly hats, the crazier the better! There were pirates, Vikings, bears, and what appeared to be some kind of mole-like creature. And then things got really weird…

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A giant penguin dressed everyone in hi-vis vests, then asked us to suspend our disbelief and follow it on a tour . . . A HUNDRED YEARS INTO THE PAST! 

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The year is 2113, it's been a century since people stopped reading anything longer than a tweet and Twilight 5 broke through as the most popular film of all time. Soon afterwards, society collapsed...

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Following runs at the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festivals, and in town as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival, Xavier Toby’s retrospective walking tour, 2013: When We Were Idiots, celebrates the peak of rampant consumerism, ignorance and individualism, and had everyone in stitches from go to whoah.

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Highlights included encounters with ‘actors’, security guards, and a couple of very friendly drunks. The night finished up with cocktails at Pocket Bar, where not only did Michaela C win a Hello Kitty spirit hood loaded with chocolate, but – hey presto! – a film crew were shooting scenes for Geordie Shore. Never seen that much fake tan on a human being, probably never will again.

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Until next time, SYOY (See You On Yelp!)

Ben B                                                                                                                                            Sydney Community Manager

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