How I did it. (My guide to unlock foursquare badges)

List of badges, and how I unlocked them.
post history:
06/04/2011 started
Badges are sorted according to time unlocked, starting with newest.
PEOPLE VIP – follow People, check-in (3):
https://foursquare.com/venue/178473
https://foursquare.com/venue/50328
https://foursquare.com/venue/159735
https://foursquare.com/venue/41209
(got it after 4)
WSJ Banker – follow WSJ, check-in (3):
https://foursquare.com/venue/107230
https://foursquare.com/venue/74363
https://foursquare.com/venue/128209
(check into 3 venues in the financial district of NY)
Warhol – check-in 10 times at venues categorized “Art Gallery”. got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/74363
WSJ Urban Adventurer – follow foursquare.com/wsj, check-in (5):
https://foursquare.com/venue/638031
https://foursquare.com/venue/2129222
https://foursquare.com/venue/8093274
https://foursquare.com/venue/4812
https://foursquare.com/venue/43623
(check into a venue in each of the 5 boroughs of NY)
PEOPLE Hot Spot – follow People, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/159735
Groupie – visit http://foursquare.com/bizcard, click this badges: Local (flag), Player Please! (heart), Pizzaiolo (pizza), Super Mayor (crown), JetSetter (airplane), Newbie (trophy)
Better Man – follow http://foursquare.com/askmen, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/204068
PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive – follow http://foursquare.com/peoplemag, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/217085
NYPL Centennial – follow http://foursquare.com/nypl, check-in (3) on different days, open hours (generally 12-5pm):
https://foursquare.com/venue/511119
https://foursquare.com/venue/266595
https://foursquare.com/venue/897294
(or 4 times)
7-10 Split – check-in 3 times at venues categorized “Bowling Alley” on different days. did it here https://foursquare.com/venue/16727907
JetSetter – check-in at 5 different airports. got mine here https://foursquare.com/venue/22120
Fixer Upper – check-in 3 times at venues categorized “Hardware Store”.
https://foursquare.com/venue/176233
https://foursquare.com/venue/334890
https://foursquare.com/venue/1284
Where to Eat 2011 – follow http://foursquare.com/nymag, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/6773794 (need 5 check-ins at recommended venues)
Foodie – follow http://foursquare.com/zagat, check-in 5 times at venues tagged “zagat-rated”. got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/78777
VH1 Fanatic – follow http://foursquare.com/vh1, got it after:
https://foursquare.com/venue/12296
https://foursquare.com/venue/2267
need 3 check-ins at recommended “Music Venue”
Sounds So Good – follow Ellen, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/12296 (need 3 “Music Venue”)
Downward Facing Dog – check-in 3 times in venues categorized “Yoga Studio”. i got it after 5 in 2days.
https://foursquare.com/venue/17825493
https://foursquare.com/venue/220382
https://foursquare.com/venue/174340
https://foursquare.com/venue/212417
https://foursquare.com/venue/50339
Barista – check-in at 5 different Starbucks.
https://foursquare.com/venue/104980
https://foursquare.com/venue/503926
https://foursquare.com/venue/267839
https://foursquare.com/venue/127839
https://foursquare.com/venue/43623
Handmade Hero – check-in 3 times in venues categorized “Arts & Crafts Store”.
https://foursquare.com/venue/406417
https://foursquare.com/venue/15406514
https://foursquare.com/venue/210741
Bookworm – check-in 3 times in venues categorized “Library / Bookstore”. got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/266595
Jersey Shore GTL – follow http://foursquare.com/mtv, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/8244606. (need a gym, tanning salon or beach, and a laundromat, within 7days)
Top Chef – follow Bravo, check-in (2):
https://foursquare.com/venue/18135
https://foursquare.com/venue/320
Whitneyphile – follow http://foursquare.com/whitneymuseum, check-in on different days (total 3):
https://foursquare.com/venue/18113 (twice)
https://foursquare.com/venue/16654790
before May 30.
Met Lover – follow http://foursquare.com/metmuseum, check-in here https://foursquare.com/venue/18716, i did twice in different days.
Zoetrope – check-in 10 times at venues categorized “Movie Theater”. got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/31367
excELLENt fan – follow http://foursquare.com/theellenshow, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/31367. (once at bakery, vegetarian, dog run, movie theater, or park)
Black History – follow http://foursquare.com/thegrio, check-in (2):
https://foursquare.com/venue/101340
https://foursquare.com/venue/16244531
RuPaul’s Drag Race – follow http://foursquare.com/logotv, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/757. (check in 3 times at venues categorized “gay bar, salon, boutique, karaoke, beauty/cosmetics” (once per day) or check-in once at any of the venues in the “venue list”)
Mario Batali – follow http://foursquare.com/mariobatali, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/4255, need 3-5 I think and check-in during open hours.
BK Art Star – follow http://foursquare.com/brooklynmuseum. i checked in 3 times on different days https://foursquare.com/venue/18737
Swimmies – check-in 5 times at venues categorized “Lake / Pond / Beach”. got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/1694138
Elite Shopper – follow http://foursquare.com/luckymag, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/50157, need 5 I think.
Super Swarm – got this with previous check-in (36402)
U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team – checked in on game day/time, Tue Mar 29, 2011 at 7:40 PM, here https://foursquare.com/venue/362402
Fast Company’s Big Idea – follow http://foursquare.com/fastcompany, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/134192
Lookin’ for Love – follow Bravo, got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/24173
Brooklyn 4 Life – check-in 25 times in Brooklyn. got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/148376
Dog’s Best Friend – check-in 10 times at venues categorized “Dog Run”.
https://foursquare.com/venue/109736
https://foursquare.com/venue/1476018
https://foursquare.com/venue/8144330
https://foursquare.com/venue/148850
https://foursquare.com/venue/1692380
https://foursquare.com/venue/93189
https://foursquare.com/venue/618519
https://foursquare.com/venue/21461
https://foursquare.com/venue/71243
https://foursquare.com/venue/76299
Babysitter – check-in 10 times at venues categorized “Playground”.
https://foursquare.com/venue/45231
https://foursquare.com/venue/123600
https://foursquare.com/venue/30726
https://foursquare.com/venue/3626685
https://foursquare.com/venue/149156
https://foursquare.com/venue/991068
https://foursquare.com/venue/2192413
https://foursquare.com/venue/618507
https://foursquare.com/venue/7794892
https://foursquare.com/venue/5667422
Andy Cohen – follow Bravo, got it at the last check-in (29186) of previous badge
Bon Appetit – Navigator – follow http://foursquare.com/bonappetitmag, check-in (2):
https://foursquare.com/venue/39485
https://foursquare.com/venue/29186
Club L – follow http://foursquare.com/sho_network, check-in (3):
https://foursquare.com/venue/2337
https://foursquare.com/venue/585
https://foursquare.com/venue/2031
Graphic.ly – follow http://foursquare.com/graphicly, check-in (2):
https://foursquare.com/venue/361
https://foursquare.com/venue/19045
Historian – follow http://foursquare.com/historychannel, check-in to 3 recommended venues. got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/65636
Gym Rat – check-in 10 times at venues categorized “Gym”
https://foursquare.com/venue/17476280
https://foursquare.com/venue/975558
https://foursquare.com/venue/3764546
https://foursquare.com/venue/10424932
https://foursquare.com/venue/18468945
https://foursquare.com/venue/12560446
https://foursquare.com/venue/6960314
https://foursquare.com/venue/711794
https://foursquare.com/venue/233506
https://foursquare.com/venue/9547929
Just Desserts – got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/4019249, the other check-in was the one above. follow Bravo, check-in 2 times at venues categorized “Desserts / Bakery / Cupcake / Ice Cream”.
Far Far Away – check-in 3 times above 59th St. got it here https://foursquare.com/venue/107794
Don’t Stop Believin’ – check-in 3 times at venues categorized “Karaoke Bar”.
https://foursquare.com/venue/4798460
https://foursquare.com/venue/41031
https://foursquare.com/venue/64460
Ziggy’s Wagon – check-in 3 times at venues categorized “Food Truck”.
https://foursquare.com/venue/267655
https://foursquare.com/venue/1941488
https://foursquare.com/venue/12364664
Gossip Girl – check-in 3 times at venues tagged “gossip girl” (i needed 4 maybe).
https://foursquare.com/venue/513
https://foursquare.com/venue/5054
https://foursquare.com/venue/47423
https://foursquare.com/venue/33543
Jobs – check-in 3 times at an Apple Store (or 3 times in total at 1-3 stores).
https://foursquare.com/venue/5019
https://foursquare.com/venue/42332
https://foursquare.com/venue/24481
Today Show Newbie – follow http://foursquare.com/todayshow, check-in https://foursquare.com/venue/261786
I’m on a boat! – check-in here
https://foursquare.com/venue/17477
Real Housewife – got this and the previous 3 in one check-in ?? (follow http://foursquare.com/bravo, check-in to 2 times at venues categorized “Nightclub / Discotheque”)
Fashionista – follow http://foursquare.com/bravo, check-in to a venue tagged “bravo”, categorized “Apparel”.
American Red Cross – shout-out “Donation Red Cross”
Bravo Newbie – follow http://foursquare.com/bravo, check-in to a venue tagged “bravo”.
https://foursquare.com/venue/1356738 (New York, NY)
16 Candles – 4 shout-outs “Happy Birthday x”, finally 1 check-in with shout out “Happy Birthday x”, where x is anything.
Animal House – check-in to 5 venues tagged “frat boys” (or 5 times in total at 1-4 venues ??).
https://foursquare.com/venue/554324
Photogenic – check-in to 3 venues tagged “photobooth” (or 3 times in total at 1-2 venues ??).
https://foursquare.com/venue/613762 (Manila, Philippines)
https://foursquare.com/venue/1638370 (Manila, Philippines)
https://foursquare.com/venue/1781659 (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Super Mayor – mayor 10 venues at once.
Bender – check-in 4nights in a row.
Local – check-in 3x in one place in a week.
Crunked – check-in 4+ times in a night. (after 6pm??)
Superstar – 50 check-ins.
Super User – 30 check-ins in a month.
Overshare – check-in 10+ times in 12hours.
Swarm – check-in when 50+ other 4sq users are checked in here https://foursquare.com/venue/522180
Explorer – 25 check-ins.
Adventurer – 10 check-ins.
School Night – check-in 4:20am on Thu. (check-in after 3am Sun-Thu).
Newbie – 1st 4sq check-in, of course at my own place.

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