Here in London, quirky nights out are all the rage, and I love going out to do something a little different, whether its bowling, ping pong, a pub quiz or karaoke. One of the big names on the scene is Musical Bingo, which is exactly what it sounds like – a good old fashioned game of bingo with a musical twist. Anyone who knows of my insane love of games/board games/quizzes/card games and music in its many (and often very cheesy) forms would agree that this is a format destined to be right up my alley!
I’d been meaning to go with friends for ages, but just hadn’t got it diarised (is that a word yet?). So when the lovely Izabela reached out to me and said she was arranging tickets for London bloggers to attend a Musical Bingo evening, I decided to jump at the chance and give it a go. Why not, right?
The event was held at the deliciously hipster House of Wolf in Islington. I love quirky places like this and hadn’t yet checked it out, so that was another draw. I met Izabela, her friend Elena and Adanma, another blogger who’d popped along and we headed off to find our seats. The event was a sell-out and space was defintely at a premium – we were wedged onto the edge of a big table we shared with a team of seven, right next door to a couple who were there on a date! At first the getting up and down when people went to the bar seemed like it could be a little annoying, but actually once the music was playing and the game was afoot, having extra company really added to the vibe (ha, I just typed vibe. Who am I, 1990s-era R Kelly?). Mad hat-tip to Leonie, Robin, Stuart et al. on our table who by round two were definitely my partners in crime when it came to singing along to old school pop and rock!
|Round 1, eyes down!|
There were three rounds – Kingz of Pop, Eighties and 90s. All of these totally played to my gorgonzola-esque tastes and Elena in particular was one part impressed, one part utterly confused by my ability to recall the lyrics to….everything. I do fear that my knowledge of lyrics leads to a Homer Simpson style situation….”Every time I learn something new it pushes some of the old stuff out of my brain!” I’m sure I used to enjoy quadratic equations once.
All in all I had great fun (big thank you to Izabela for inviting me and to Costa Bingo for my ticket and delicious cocktail!), and the evening was an enjoyable one. At points it was a little too Shoreditch for me but overall it was a great night out. The game itself was awesome, the venue was fab, and the DJ was legendary – between games he spun tunes for dancing and his mixing and choices were superb.
I’d definitely recommend this as a fun night out. Upcoming dates are here. Siobhán, Emily, Eileen, Hannah, Kaz, Vixie, Jo et al. – when shall we go?
|Our team. We didn’t win anything, but we danced our booties off!|