So… I’m going to Bongos Bingo for the third time on Friday, with my three favourite girlfriends and I am SO excited about it. If you don’t know what Bongos Bingo is, then where the hell have you been?! I’ve written about the event here and here to give you the full load down. If you missed those posts, it’s basically a chaotic and ironic version of bingo complete with rave intervals, copious amounts of alcohol, dance-offs and rubbish prizes – although there are big cash jackpots to be won too. I’d go as far as to say Bongos Bingo is one of the best nights out I’ve ever been on.
On Friday, the legendary Cascada will be performing at the Boilershop to bring back all those old school dance tunes which will be sure to remind me and my best friends of our teenage years. The more I think about the event the more I realise it truly is the perfect girls night out and here’s why…
1. The Tunes
If you love cheesy throwbacks, 90’s dance and even a bit of RnB than Bongos is the place to be. There’s such a broad range of music to suit all ages, I’ve honestly even encouraged my Mam to go to the event with her mates as I know she’ll love it! There’s nothing better on a night out listening to old songs putting the world to rights is there?!
2. The Humour
Bongo’s Bingos is an utterly unexplainable experience. Amazing, crazy, a little bit bizarre, wonderful, fun AND electric are all words that come to mind when I think about my last visit to Bongo’s. The host and bingo caller of the evening is hilarious, their banter will be sure to get your roaring with laughter.
3. The Prizes
Coco Pops, Apple Sourz, a Henry Hoover, a space hopper, life-size cutouts of Westlife and even money were up for grabs the last time I was there! I hope I win the Westlife cut out this time around!
4. The Mid Bingo Rave
The best part of the event in my opinion! Glow sticks are handed out, confetti is spread and balloon balls are in the air and it is literally a 90’s rave! You almost feel like you’re in a club in Ibiza, not in the middle of Newcastle!
5. The Atmosphere
There is such a buzz about the place pre bingo and even post bingo. Everyone is just there to have fun and the host really brings out that energy, it almost feels like a gig!
I can’t wait for Friday!