Seems Lush’s official status as Best Pub Quiz in town is spreading because the quiz board was packed with teams this week, to the point where there was literally no room for any more names, and the ENTIRE bar was there to play quiz.
The quiz kicked off with a reminder that, as the Leaderboard was finished, the most inventive, funny, or vulgar team name could snag an Epic Cocktail so we had numerous witty references to Fifa’s Sepp Blatter resignation etc, which was particularly apt for the regular Current Events quiz round. With questions like “Which animal was detained as a spy in India this week from Pakistan?” and the answer being “a pigeon“, I can say I’m happy to see people getting to Lush earlier to use the VPN and read up on world news! Next, because it was children’s day this week, [and as I teach the mentallers,] I decided to do a round about creepy children/ child killers in movies. Films mentioned of course included: Let the right one in, Poltergeist, The Omen etc.
We had one quiz competitor make a blunder and light up at quiz this week, to promptly be reminded by everyone that the smoking ban is being enforced…so this nicely introduced the picture round which was to name the celebrity smoking in the shot. Hopefully it didn’t affect anyone’s cravings. For round 4, Wade, who was leaving for America, made his one and only debut in a guest round on superlatives. With questions like, what is the biggest permanently populated town at 16,000 feet? As well as: Which country has the largest population of Muslims?…you all got a good general knowledge work out.
Finally the music round had everyone singing, clapping, waving their arms and dancing along to the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphonic Rock covers of hits like Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best”, The Beatles’ “Let it Be” and, to suitably mark Lush’s win as Best Student Bar and Best Pub Quiz, we finished with Queen’s “We are the Champions”.
There was a “Shazamming” incident which saw one team disqualified from their music round score. So hopefully no one will go to that special circle of hell reserved for pub quiz cheats in the future… But, the results saw El Flannel bag the bottle of Jameson with 39 points, and then there was a drink off between Random Shit and Tequila Mockingbird who both scored 37…Jesper managed to down his Tsingtao in the subsequent drink off ahead of Andrew to snag the Epic Cocktail for Random Shit, and Andrew took the bucket of Tsingtao for Tequila Mockingbird.
Lots of nerdy sci fi questions in the audience participation tequila round this week and lots of people socialising over beer pong at Sugar Shack with their free beer pitcher after quiz. Here’s to next week guys!