Tuesday, 20 July 2010

I Know This One!

Hey, do you know what's really fun?

Playing Music Bingo at a local pub with a bunch of people you don't know except for the one friend from work you went with!

No, but seriously, the music bingo thing was hilarious and a ton of fun. I didn't know what to expect, and for some reason my brain got stuck on the idea that it was music trivia, not bingo, so I felt silly when they handed out the BINGO cards and daubers and I was all "Um, what do you do?"

Yes, that's right, I asked how to use a Bingo card. (Fortunately everyone had had a lot of drinks before we got there so I don't think they noticed. Whew)

But anyway, if you've never played music bingo before (like me!) it's totally fun. You get a card that has a musical theme to it (50s music, 60s and 70s, 90s, Classic Rock, etc.) and instead of numbers, the bingo squares have a song title and the artist that sung it. Then they bring out an announcer who does the whole Bingo calling part "Under the B ladies and gentlemen, this is under the B." And then a song clip comes on and you have to figure out what song it is and then see if you have it on your card.

And you have that feeling of *knowing* the song but maybe you just can't quite get to the name yet but OH, yep, there it is; "Jump Jump" by KrissKross and so you check your B line and then help your drunk neighbour check theirs and then you high five each other for being so smart and then the announcer comes back with "Under the O this time folks, under the O" and it starts all over again.

I never did find out what you won when you got two rows because our table never won. Oh, sure, we got close to winning, but never a win. Guess we'll just have to go back and give it another try one of these days.

But, yeah, if they do anything like this in a pub near you, totally try it out. It's fun! (And if you're not great with music, bring along a friend with an iPhone and that amazing Shazam app that blows my mind. Unless you think that's cheating. In which case, just bring along your music savvy friends!)

6 Comments:

Blogger Katie said...

Just discovered Shazam, and love it!

And hello from the US :)

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:44:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Hello back to the US! ;)

I can not even begin to figure out how smart you must be to invent something as amazing as Shazam!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 7:03:00 pm  
Blogger Jonathan said...

We used to do the local pub quiz, and they always had a music round - but only played a few seconds of each track :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 4:06:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

That's what I was expecting, because I'd done pub quizzes before. They're fun too but I don't know if we have a pub in town that does that anymore.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 7:18:00 pm  
Anonymous Sara Elizabeth said...

I have Shazam on my iPhone and it is amazing! Music Bingo sounds like so much fun!

Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:11:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

It is! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010 4:18:00 pm  

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