I always love the music round at the pub quiz (it’s usually the only round I can contribute to) and I don’t mind a bit of bingo (as long as it’s not taken too seriously). So when Costa Bingo invited me to try out Musical Bingo at Concrete in Shoreditch I thought I’d accept the offer and see what it was all about. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect!
After some much needed caffeine and sugar fuel at Timberyard I made my way down to Concrete, an urban venue you’ll find underneath Pizza East. I was pretty impressed to find it completely packed out and very pleased to discover that they serve pizzas from upstairs!
I found our table and after exchanging a few blog links with other bloggers, gobbling up a few pieces of pizza and washing it down with a Sol, I waited for the fun to begin. At some point around 8pm our host arrived on stage.
She is the complete opposite to your usual Bingo caller – loud, lively and up for some fun. She explained the name of the game and the prizes on offer (a bit of a random selection of goods ranging from cakes to cava).
Then we got down to the business of bingo. Round one – ‘What’s my name?’
Several rounds of music clips were played, as you may have expected you cross off the song on your ticket as soon as you hear it and when you get a line or full house jump up and claim your prize. Be warned though, they don’t just let you collect a prize and go, you have to face a challenge from the Bingo caller first or gamble your prize for something better. All in the name of Bingo fun of course.
Much like previous experiences of bingo, I didn’t have a very successful night. I could only stay for two out of the three rounds and I just didn’t get the right songs. I did enjoy a good bit of dancing in my chair though!
Overall it was a fun night, great to meet other bloggers Mona from Chipped & Chapped and Rebecca from Runaway Kiwi. It would be a fun place to take a group of friends and enjoy a good few drinks and pizzas. It is the complete opposite of your average bingo, loud music, lively crowd and a bubbly bingo caller. I’d probably avoid it if you stick closely to the “eyes down” rule and don’t enjoy loud music.
Does Musical Bingo sound like your kind of thing?