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Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Pop Quiz...
After many months it was a welcome return to the Retro Bar Pop Teasers Quiz last night. The delicious Darren and I had been talking about going back for some time as a) we missed it, and b) we felt a bit guilty about the way we had just stopped going - especially as Wendy *is* our No 1 Electric Landlady. Darren had a couple of chums (Adam and David) that he fancied bringing along so they joined us for what I hope will be a more regular Tuesday night of fun.

Darren, being Darren (or should we call you Owen! Or even Rebecca!?), sent me the new boys' Gaydar profiles in advance - and me, being me, pored (or should that be 'pawed'? Or even 'poured'!?) over them in case I knew them. I didn't. But that was my loss as both Adam and David are as cute as shiny new buttons. Woof! A lovely couple and, as it turned out, wise in all things musical. Certainly enough to put Darren and I to some degree of shame (but more of that later).

Come 9pm we finally managed to squeeze ourselves in to the Retro Bar and onto a table for four. I was preparing myself for what I hoped would be an easy quiz. How wrong I was. I'll try and reproduce it here and then you can see how you get on.

The quiz was a sort of 'Meet The Band'.
01 Who was the lead guitarist with Adam and The Ants?
02 Who was the lead guitarist with Suede (in the early days)?
03 Who was the lead guitarist with Blondie?
04 Who was the lead guitarist with Bon Jovi?
05 Who was the vocalist with Nine Inch Nails?
06 Who was the vocalist with The Stranglers?
07 Who was the vocalist with The Damned (post Captain Sensible)?
08 Who was the vocalist with Sisters Of Mercy?
09 Who was the drummer with The Clash?
10 Who was the drummer with Queen?
11 Who was the drummer with Sex Pistols?
12 Who was the drummer with The Who?
13 Who was the bass player with Blur (originally)?
14 Who was the bass player with Siouxsie and the Banshees?
15 Who was the bass player with Spandau Ballet?
16 Who was the bass player with New Order?
17 Who was the keyboard player with Duran Duran?
18 Who was the keyboard player with Faithless?
19 Who was the keyboard player with Erasure?
20 Who was the keyboard player with The Cure?

We got 16 out of 20 which I thought was pretty good seeing as I only knew 7 or 8 of them and hadn't heard of any of the rest! However we were nowhere near the winners who got an amazing 20/20. Worse still, TWO teams got 20/20 so it went to a tie-break - name the vocalist on The Story Of The Blues by The Mighty Wah!. Dead easy, huh?

The quiz over, the four of us headed for Bar Code for a debriefing and bit more bonding. Adam and David just stayed for one but left promising to return next week for the quiz. Darren and I were up for a night of it though. But before we knew where we were we were getting kicked out with the trash at 1am. How time flies. So we decided to head for CXR79 for a quickie. The way you do. Oh dear. Come 3am they kicked us out of there too. Bastards! Luckily good sense prevailed and a short cab ride later we were both in our respective Lands of Nod.

Top night boys. Thanks.

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