Affiliate Summit 2012 Parties
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- Posted on: January 10th, 2012
Partying in Las Vegas after a full day work at Affiliate Summit is hard work, but so much fun and plumb full of awesome networking opportunities.
Friday night Steve Hall, Murray Newlands and I held a Tweetup at Gilley’s Bar in Treasure Island. People came and left throughout the night and a rough count indicates we had 55 – 60 people. Doesn’t sound like much, but we threw this party together last minute to fill a gap in the party schedule.
The Barbecue food looked and smelled awesome, but we ordered a sample platter to try the selections. The dance floor was crowded once or twice, with very entertaining country music dancers. The Bull Riding was the highlight of the evening of course and we all had great fun watching. One or two of our group actually rode the bull and made us proud.
The “DJ” who operated the bull, in conjunction with the music, made it the funniest event ever. When the girls got on the bull he started off with the bull jiggling, then rotating around, up, down, back with smooth movements. The ride eventually became rough enough to buck people off. The absolute funniest part was when the girls would fall forward toward the bull’s neck, the operator kept them there by jiggling the bull – of course ‘everything’ jiggled. The party was a lot of fun and we had 50 – 60 people attend throughout the evening. Next time, we will be MUCH better prepared with sponsors and better seating!
Last night we started with an IntentClick Party at the Galleria Bar, then on to the ShareASale Party at Chateau Nightclub in the Paris Hotel. We were enjoying a drink on the main level when Steve Hall came to find us to say there was a fabulous rooftop. Up we went to find the most amazing view of the Eiffel Tower and a beautiful (huge) rooftop with booth seating, bar, dance floor and tons of desserts.
ShareASale never ceases to amaze me with their incredible parties, themes and venues. The Chateau Night Club was the most awesome setting yet. All Affiliate Summit attendees are always invited to their parties.
From ShareASale we took a cab to the Hardwood Suite at the Palms to party with Double Play Media at the TipOff Party. It was a small space, extremely crowded and rocking with house music. There was a soaker tub big enough for 12 in the middle of the room so a bunch of us climbed in (we emptied the dirty water first – lol) and sat on the side with our feet dangling in. Some joker turned on the water and soaked my shoes but it actually felt good.
After a couple of drinks and much laughing we decided to go midnight bowling with the Affiliate Marketers Give Back group. The annual bowling tournament is hosted by GTO Management and all proceeds are donated to Missy Ward’s team of Avon Walkers fundraising efforts. Cold beer was awaiting us and we ordered totally greasy pepperoni pizza and it was perfect. We didn’t even finish the first game (of four) and realized we needed to head back to Caesars Palace after a very full night.
Monday morning was going to be a 9 am start for most of us, and 4 hours sleep is really rough, 4 nights in a row!
Here’s the tip of the day from one of the speakers: To prevent your voice becoming raspy during a conference where you will be speaking more than usual (especially in the desert air) put a pat of butter in your coffee in the morning! It helps to soothe and coat your sore throat.