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This December you can ring in the festive season with bingo, rave music and…a trip to Vegas?
That’s just a little slice of what you can expect when Bingo Loco’s Christmas Rave comes to town next month.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Sorry—what’s Bingo Loco?
Apparently, Bingo Loco is the “runaway child of traditional bingo complete with rave rounds, lip sync battles and dance-offs”. Founded in Dublin, Ireland, Bingo Loco gives the iconic game of bingo a Millennial-friendly update.
“People want to dance and be stupid but they also want comedy, competitions, prizes and theatrics,” says Bingo Loco co-founder William Meara.
“They want to be involved in a show and not just left on a dance floor. Bingo Loco is not a performance, it’s an engaging experience with the mentality of a theatre show, while always ensuring every element is completely ridiculous. I don’t know of any other event where thousands of people will be singing their hearts out to Disney anthems, falling out of their chairs with laughter, raving to Sandstorm as well as competing for awesome (and awful) prizes… all while playing Bingo”.
When is it? And where?
Friday 10 December from 6.30 pm (first bingo game at 8 pm) at the Harmonie German Club, Canberra.
Wait—so you do play bingo?
Apparently, amongst other things.
It does cost to play bingo, however, Bingo Loco has partnered with the Make A Wish Foundation, with “proceeds from the event going towards helping create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses”.
See the Eventbrite page for more info, including the rules for bingo.
And there are prizes up for grabs?
There sure are—everything from trips to “Vegas and Coachella, Beats Headphones, crates of cans, a bathtub, ’90s Gameboys, convertible car, bags of rubbish, 8-foot teddy bears and even a boat” as well as a few more adult gifts.
Needless to say, Bingo Loco is 18+…
Where can I get a ticket and how much are they?
Via Eventbrite. Tickets start from $49.37 + booking fee.
What: Bingo Loco’s Christmas Rave
When: Friday 10 December from 6.30 pm (first bingo game at 8 pm)
Where: Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra
Feature image: facebook.com/bingolocoie