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Chicagoist's 2nd Birthday Rocked

By Rachelle Bowden in Miscellaneous on Jun 9, 2006 12:21PM


We don't want to be braggarts, but do we know how to throw a party, or what?!? This morning our ears are still ringing and our heads pounding to the beat of Chicagoist's 2nd birthday party last night. It rocked. Hard.

DJ Tankboy started off the fun while everyone mingled around and got their free drinks. He played a great set, even though it included Michael McDonald! In all fairness, it was requested by a lot of people but was put on the forbidden list by the Chicagoist editors. Here in the Chicagoist offices today, we're gonna make him sit in the corner facing the wall all day.

Next up, Suffrajett blew the roof off the house. Seriously, this band was fucking awesome, not to mention sexy. Simi, the lead singer, decided to perform pantsless! And the guys in the band.. quite a bunch of hotties. After playing, Simi took a photo with some of the Chicagoist ladies and then shouted "Let's do shots!!"

Finishing up the night, DJ Coco Le Roc got everyone out on the dance floor shakin' that ass. A new dance was born and is spreading across the nation as a result: It's called The Hanna. If you didn't do it last night, you'll be doing it soon!

Thanks to everyone who came out. It's always great to meet our readers, and it was super awesome to meet some of our most frequent commentors. And did we mention Mo Ryan, aka "The Watcher," stopped by? Fantastic. Truly, it was a great time. Special thanks to the Pontiac for having us, the DJs, Suffrajett, Scott & Tankboy for doing much of the planning & legwork, Erin for arranging the drink specials, Joanna for the cupcakes, Alex for the graphics, Justin for poster patrol, and to everyone else who contributed. And to you, our readers, for reading, commenting, sticking with us for 2 years and for coming out and making the party successful.

In the photo above, all but 2 people are current or past Chicagoist contributors. Whoever can guess everyone gets a free drink at our next party.

ยป More photos on the Chicagoist Flickr photostream