Encore Question of October 16th, 2004.
Played at the Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with two boards, ROCKET and LITBOX all alone. Some other people were playing scattered around but I'd pulled away from their scores during the Triviaoke round. Still they could have won because I always bet 50% in Encore. I'm glad I came early because this bar finally got the new NTN boards. They took some getting used to. The buttons above the keyboard were too small for my big fingers but the number keypad which looks like it's used for football games were ok but not aligned to what I'm used to. I used to keep my finger on '3' and move left or right on the old boards but felt my confort zone here was '5' then move my fingers up or right to change an answer.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...1st/6...my two boards win round. ..........LITBOX...4500/5000...1st/6. OnBeat...ROCKET...10500/14000...1st/6...my two co-win round with FRAN. ..........LITBOX...10500/14000...1st/6. I score 6 right and 3 wrong which was OK for how rusty I am in reading through muscic news. JukeBox...ROCKET...14815/20000...2nd/6...FRAN wins round. ...........LITBOX...14835/20000...1st/6. Triviaoke...ROCKET...22673/28000...2nd/6...ROCKET wins round. .........LITBOX...22693/28000...1st/6. No -250s in this round and overall a very good round for me. I've pulled well ahead of the other players.
Now the Encore answers come up. Oh dear this could be tough. Lillix? Someone else has actually heard of this all-girl Canadian band?
Encore Question:...Karen O is the lead singer of which 'alt-rock' band?
Oh great. I know this one. She's been interviewed in the alternate entertainment papers in my city over the last few years. Sort of like what they're doing with Interpol just the week after the Encore question about them. I take back thinking all the bands have girl lead singers when I see The Hives displayed again as an answer. I go around the bar giving out the answer but HD knows it (I wouldn't doubt that) and CROW must have ignored me. I never do something like that unless I'm 100% sure.
Correct Answer:....4. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
[NTN Extra Fact:...Spike Jonze directed the video for 'Y-Control' taken from their 2003 album "Fever To Tell".]
I'm right and win as LITBOX with 34039. I finish 18th in all North America. I earn 3000 Players Plus points for meeting this week's 19000 standard. The bar finishes 632nd in North America with a 21018 average. [ntn.com moved us up to 40th of 1734 bars]. My score tonight put me Number 1 in our Hall of Fame because this was the first time these new playmakers had ever played this game! I'll have to start from scratch. I owned all ten places on the old system.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank LITBOX 22693 34039 18 72 ROCKET 22673 34009 19 73 FRAN 16334 x 13068 929 1572 CROW 13950 x 12555 1285 1657 BARTS 11334 x 5667 6066 4164 HD 7613 11419 2074 1912 [ntn.com listed 7798 players]
Other games:...I start the evening with ROCKET at 0 P+ points and LITBOX at 0 because the bar has installed the new NTN system.
7:30pm...Countdown...ROCKET...929/15000...4th/4...no P+ points as I hadn't time to figure that out yet...I'm 9080th in NA.
I'm here in time for the last four questions and know none of them until the answer is revealed at the end.
8:00pm...Raceday Countdown...ROCKET...652/1500...1st/4...1000+ points (first ever points and I get a Blue + sign)...I'm 941st in NA...bar is 1776th.
This was a game of car racing. I knew none of the answers in this one either and just guessed everything and waited for the correct answers to come up. Some of the other players appeared unaware they could change their answer and that was the only reason I won.
8:30pm...Tuned In Countdown...ROCKET...14176/15000...1st/6...1000+ points...I'm 5th in NA.
..............LITBOX...13772/15000...2nd/6...1000+ points...I'm 9th in NA...bar is 993rd in NA
I did well in this game because despite the new system, these questions were the same as they were two weeks ago when this was a RetroTV game!
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...13974/15000...1st/3...1000+ points...I'm 102nd in NA.
...............LITBOX...13974/15000...1st/3...1000+ points...I'm 102nd in NA...bar is 1245th.
Hey this was actually a RetroTV game and not just the template we're used to with assorted questions about general knowledge.
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