Encore Question of February 2nd, 2002.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm working on two boards and playing with Doug CRANKY, Marlo ZIGGY, and Bill MADDOG. Bill OH YA had been playing with us but stormed off. A non-player named Ron talked through the whole game but wasn't much of a distraction.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp....ROCKET...4000/5000...1st/14 in four way tie with CRANKY and OH YA. ..........LITBOX...4000/5000...not as bad as it looked as the quiz writers mixed Four Seasons with Four Freshmen. OnBeat...ROCKET...7250/14000...1st/14...I win round. .........LITBOX...7250/14000...4 right, 3 wrong, 2 not answered was dreadful. I forgot who had most Grammy nominations this year but the other misses were things I'd never heard. Well there goes our bar score I thought. I stayed off the Internet so I could watch Canada play on a tape delay in the Bronze medal game of the Gold Cup soccer tournament without knowing the result. I don't think it would have picked up anything more. JukeBox...ROCKET...11757/20000...1st/15...I win round. ..........LITBOX...11757/20000...1st/15...we could outvote anyone for the categories we wanted. Triviaoke...ROCKET...16386/28000...1st/15...I win round. ............LITBOX...16258/28000...2nd/15...Doug helps me flip a lyric for 'Devil Went Down To Georgia' for a 90 instead of -250 but otherwise it was all my doing for a low score.
These scores look terrible and with me with the lead I move a barstool aside so I can make a run to the METLCA/COSMO/BUMPIG table. The answers come up and my book had fallen open at Chaka Khan. Well I don't bookmark anything seeing as they'll probably ask for a group and I'll just look it up. Marlo says "I don't know who any of those guys are". I tell her what groups '2' and '4' lead knowing I know '3' if I see it but the names had disappeared too soon.
Encore Question:...He is the lead singer for the Scottish band called 'Travis'.
Well I can reason this or look it up. "Hurry Robin". Garrity light, found it there's the answer, tell them, press both my boards, run over to the table and tell the other group, looks like they change their answer but as they left at right after, I'm not sure. Back to the bar to watch my answer all within 30 seconds with 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me?' playing in my head and picturing the singer.
I knew Thom Yorke is in Radiohead, Darius Rucker is in Hootie & The Blowfish, Perry Ferrell was in Jane's Addiction (although my mind initial mixed the group with Alice In Chains).
Correct Answer:...5. Francis Healy
[NTN Extra Fact:...The band broke through in 2000 with "The Man Who"].
It shouldn't have been a 50/50 guess for me as I've heard interviews with the guy especially at about the time the band came through town opening for Dido. Mark Lanegan turned out to be the singer for Screaming Trees which I didn't know. Still I'll have to give my new book the credit for the answer.
I'm right and win with 24579 points for ROCKET. That lands me 19th on The Network Top 20 in North America. The bar finishes 12th in North America with a 21248 average. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points on both boards for meeting this week's 19000 point standard.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ROCKET 16386 24579 19 19th on Network Top 20. LITBOX 16258 24387 20 METLCA 14489 21733 1043 MADDOG 11878 17817 2657 ZIGGY 11816 17724 2695 COSMO 11687 17531 2775 ROCCO 11505 x 5753 7629 BUMPIG 10906 16359 3258 OH YA 10306 11337 5328 CRANKY 9796 14694 3944 BLEAF 4828 x 2414 9005 JUNGLE 3365 x 2355 9029 MAO 2444 x 1222 9496 QUITER 1776 x 888 9634 EJ 1725 x 863 9644
Other games:...I start the evening with 1636800 Players Plus points for ROCKET.
7:30pm...Countdown...3506/15000...6th/8...I earn 500+ points...I'm 7403rd in NA...bar is 277th...METLCA wins...I'm here in time for the last five questions.
8:00pm...Countdown...10208/15000...4th/8...1000+ points...I'm 2373th in NA...bar is 282nd...COSMO wins.
8:30pm...Countdown...10622/15000...1st/12...2000+ points...I'm 1180th in NA...bar is 507th.
9:00pm...Wipeout...8303/15000...2nd/12...1000+ points...I'm 3798th in NA...bar is 789th...CRANKY wins.
9:30pm...Wipeout...9816/15000...4th/12...1000+ points...I'm 2766 in NA...bar ranking I missed...MADDOG wins.
I get a second board and play as LITBOX finishing with 9828/15000...3rd/12...1000+ points...I'm 2757 in NA... LITBOX starts the evening with 107500 points.
As I leave, Bill OH YA comes back to sit at the bar and say goodnight to me. Good to see everyone's friends again. I get to say goodbye twice as I can't find my notes, oops wrong pocket, can't feel them in my shirt pocket under my parka!
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