I was recently invited along to Mecca Bingo York by Rewind Present, to review a night of Bonkers Bingo, which was to be followed by a DJ set from N-Trance. Being the ‘grandma’ I am, I’ve played bingo with my mum and godmother since turning 18, and I love it, so I was so excited for the night ahead. Mecca Bingo York is located on Fishergate, just on the outskirts of the city centre, past Clifford’s Tower. I invited my school best-friend, Louise, along as my plus one for the evening. I knew she would be so down for it, and I was indeed correct! We were also sat next to one of my closest blogging friend’s Louise (yes another Louise!) and her partner Kiel. It was wonderful company for the evening.
Bonkers Bingo is exactly what it says in the name…absolutely bonkers! There is still your usual bingo procedure, but it’s shaken up with dance-offs, wacky prizes, sing-alongs, and many crude adult jokes. As numbers were called, corresponding songs were played as everyone was up on their feet dancing. With songs like Summer of 69, Apple Bottom Jeans, Ice-Ice Baby, and Jump Around, there were songs for everyone.
There was a cash prize for the full house, but many of the trash prizes included inflatables, a space-hopper, and bonkers bingo tee. I definitely had my eye on the inflatable duck not going to lie. We enjoyed many drinks, and if I’m completely honest I was rather drunk by the end of the night! Bonkers Bingo is such a good night. The atmosphere was amazing with everyone in high spirits and enjoying the music. Then, once the bingo had finished, the DJ set by N-Trance and MC Finchy commenced. The DJ set included N-Trance’s well-known track, Set You Free, along with many other popular songs from the ’90s and ’00s. All of which I was actually old enough to know!
As you can see I didn’t take many photos of the evening. My excuse is that I was having such a great time. I was also excited to hear that East 17 would be coming to the Mecca Bingo York at Christmas. EAST 17! I’m definitely hoping I can manage to persuade some of the girls to come along with me, I think it’ll be another great night. I had a brilliant night, and it’s a very different night out to try. If this is something you’d be interested in attending in the future be sure to check out Mecca Bingo York‘s website for more information.
Have you ever been to a Bonkers Bingo night?
PLEASE NOTE: As a side note please always Be Gamble Aware and please play responsibly.
*(#AD-Gifted Event) This is not paid adversarial or sponsored – all opinions are honest and my own. However, I was very kindly invited to attend the Northwood Trail Press Evening, in return for a post about the afternoon/evening. They had no say in what I was to post about the event.
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