London Elites Get Quizzical At The Player
A tiny doorway tucked away next to ultra-sexy Agent Provocateur, you'd be forgiven for missing The Player on the busy streets of Soho, yet London Elites would not be fooled by its discreet exterior, for inside some treats awaited!
After descending the narrow stairway, London's finest Elite yelpers gathered in the candlelit and atmospheric bar of this member's club and were treated to a glass of one of The Player's popular citrus punch to wet their whistle before the entertainment started - the Popbitch Popquiz! In teams of two to four people our music-savvy, celebrity-stalking Popbitches launched into the game with determined faces and whispering debates over answer sheets.
Before long, bar manager Veton Maloku and his fantastic staff had sent out giant rum and prosecco, cherry-topped cocktails for the hard-working teams to enjoy, and an assortment of snacks including chips, chicken nuggets, mini lamb chops and olives along with some sweeties and popcorn to munch on and keep those brains ticking.
The hilarious and entertaining host, Tom Webb, kept everyone chuckling with his banter and cheeky commentary and it wasn't long before the heckling began and the game started really heating up. Out came the accordion as co-host Will Barrett serenaded everyone with some tunes…but did they know which songs they were? Linzi M certainly didn't and wasn't afraid to say it!
After a quick mask-making round involving paper plates, plasticine, coloured paper and, in some cases, cherries (let's face it, what's not to love about a giant cock-and-balls mask?) came the round that really stole the show - picking up a paper bag from the floor, standing on one leg and using just your teeth. You'd have to see it to believe the skill involved, suffice to say we were lucky not to have any casualties and even the bar staff and CM's had to give it a go once the round had finished!
Having proven themselves experts in inappropriate jokes and The Smiths songs, Eamon B and Kylzo L's team scooped first place, winning a £50 bar tab courtesy of The Player. Second place, however, was a tie and it was left up to Ian P and Jennifer S to fight it out through the medium of a 60-second freestyle dance-off. And boy did they pull out the moves!
Ian P kept it real with a jaunty-strut, a cool hat-toss into the crowd and a special few moves aimed at a concerned Peter S. Jennifer S followed, pulling out all the stops with a bit of sexy Shakira-style booty shaking, dancing on tables, chairs, and finally getting down and dirty on the floor winning her team the much-deserved second place! And what did they win for such effort, such skill and such creative dance-moves? A rubber duck. I know what you're thinking - that is quack! Better duck, I mean luck, next time folks!
Want to see what other antics went on? Check out all the photos from the extremely talented Xavier Fiddes, read the reviews and catch up with all the gossip on Talk! Something tells me this won't be the last we see of Yelp quizzes here in London, so GET YOUR GAME FACES ON, YELPERS!