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Ain’t No Party Like An OpenSky Cocktail Party!

Posted Aug 17 2010 2:01pm

After the mad L dash back to the hotel, a frantic change of clothes, and spritz of everything in sight that smelled good [to hide the smell of a day of sweat], it was finally cocktail party time!

Guess who I found just in time?! Only the best roommates ever in blog history.

747 roommates

Sarah , me, Theodora , & Kate .

And off to the party we went!  OpenSky generously hosted the party at the LaSalle Power Plant in downtown Chicago.

power plant

cocktail welcome

From then on, it was all about seeing old blogging friends, meeting new ones, and putting names to faces. There was also beer drinking, eating, and photo boothing.

This is what 200 partying bloggers looks like.

cocktail party

Familiar faces! Leslie & Ashley!

blog friends

And a new face! Sana lives near where I grew up- small world :)

cocktail

North Face Relay Team reunited: Run Bloggers Run !

run bluggers run

RDs & DC friends! Liz, Rebecca, & Heather!

RDs & DC

And then came the photo booth fun. Ohhh yeah. These things are awesome. I need work on my funny faces. I usually just looked lost & confused.

photobooth

booth photo photo booth

By the time we got back to the hotel, the kitchen was closed & midnight hotel room sushi delivery it was:

sushi

It hit the spot.

Spicy yellowtail maki & sweet potato rolls:

yellowtail sushi

And edamame:

edamame

Sushi + chatting + laughing hysterically = blogger bedtime past 2am.

laughing sleeping

All this fun and the conference hadn’t even started yet!

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