One of the major faults of London is that it isn’t the north. Cities like Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool – they just have it ingrained in them to have more fun. It’s their primary mission, to get pissed.
Bongos Bingo has brought the spirit of the north to the joyless south. You might think of bingo as a nan’s game but this is a scouse export so of course there’s lots of alcohol. Think of a bingo hall slash Ibiza hybrid. You pair your catchphrases (two fat ladies) with cheesy tunes and table dancing. And there are some serious cash prizes to be won, other runners up win life size cut outs of second-rate celebrities, hoovers and sex toys – what more could you want?
Special guests have included David Hassehoff, Artful Dodger, The Vengaboys, B*Witched, S Club so pop along to the next game which will take place at Clapham Grand on Thursday 15th. Don’t worry if you miss it – there’s another one on March 1st with the Artful Dodger.
By Kemi Olivia