I went to Yelp's Beach Party today at the Sunset Veranda in Scarborough. The Sunset Veranda is a popup hub for the Summerset Festival and Fringe World Festival. Located on the grassed area behind the beach, the venue is very similar to the Urban Orchard Popup Bar in the Perth Cultural Centre with hay bales, crates, beanbags and pallet lounges (it's a hipsters dream!).
Famous Sharron for a Yelp promo video. I hope the video never sees the light of day... I think I used the word "real" about 35 times in the 2 minute interview. Yes... 'REAL'ly! Seriously though - the reason I like is that the people reviewing are real people using their real name and a photo of their face. :) I also realised halfway through answering a question about how I found out about Yelp that I wasn't telling the story of how I found Yelp, but was using someone else's (Perth's Yelp Community Manager, Laura D) answer that I had recently read. I actually don't remember how I found out about Yelp. I'm guessing Twitter. Everything I know, I learnt on Twitter! :P
The event was awesome. As well as two free drink passes, we were also treated to samples from the following vendors: