Crazy bingo game Bongo's Bingo has now become so popular that the game, featuring prizes ranging from a dinosaur costume to 2 grand, has now had to move from The Albert Hall to Manchester Central. A few of us dropped in on Friday to see what goes down in the new venue.
Well, a few changes have been implemented: a false call will not only result in hundreds of people calling you a dickhead, but the chorus of Kate Nash's 'Dickhead' will blast out of the speakers, accompanied by giant digitally-altered images of celebrities with dicks protruding from their craniums.
With a larger venue not only can they seat more people but they have room for pizza vendors, so you can munch down on a margarita during the techno rave, which serves as a break between games.
The downside is that Manchester Central isn't used to having that many people needing the toilets at the same time. The queues were horrendous, and obviously they formed during the breaks, not when there were prizes to be won.
But do you know what else formed during the break? A fuckin' techno rave!
After the game, continuing the cheese theme, the bingo caller brought out the night's special guests: Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe from Blue!
Apologies for the shit quality (of the video, I mean). I think my camera was focusing on the people in front of me.
Another great bingo night.