Encore Question of June 28th, 1997.


  1. Quebec
  2. London
  3. Athens
  4. San Jose
  5. Boston

Tonight, I arrived in time to write down the Encore question with about 90 seconds to spare. I'd just got home from a soccer game and ditched my car and walked to Joe Grinders. With no Playmaker yet and no points on the line here was the question:

In a 1974 hit single Dave Loggins urged listeners to "Please Come To ...."

Well I knew this one and I'll tell you why. In that era I used to stay home on New Years Eve and listen to the Top 100 countdown special on CHUM AM Toronto. I collected the CHUM charts and was ticking away each song. That year they had this song and two others that they'd never charted nor ever played during the year on this show. I later realized they had just bought their New Year's Eve countdown from a syndicater and given their own staff the night off. Ok well nice to get that off my mind after more than 20 years. I make sure MEWLER has the right answer.

Correct Answer:....5. Boston

The top two of the four players get this one right. KUZO wins with 21890 points. The bar is 1974th in North America. KUZO is 178th with what I thought was a low score. Now if I were playing....

The band tonight was 'Dr Zeuss' a five to six member band or vocalist, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and a harmonica player who played on about a third of their numbers, the rest of the time he sat at a booth. The band played about 20% originals. "Here's one from our CD" the singer would say but didn't push hard enough to sell them so I wasn't sure he actually had any. I liked them but Bill IDONO didn't like the singer-as-showman.

Other game: Yeah I got a Playmaker after that.
11:00pm...RetroTV...13455/15000...1st/4...1000+ points...179th in North America. Bar is 1256th.
11:30pm...Countdown...9897/15800...1st/3...1000+ points...95th in NA, bar is 1634th.
12:00am...Countdown...7522/15000...1st/4...1000+ points...3110th in NA, bar is 2205th.
12:30am...Countdown...14061/16000...1st/5...1000+ points...either 9th in North America on the Top 20 Network or 14th on our bar's board! That includes me getting a -250 on one question by being overconfident and not even looking at the clues until it was too late.
1:00am...Countdown...5710/15000...1st/2...1000+ points...3875th in NA, bar is 2533rd. Very distracted in this game as someone must have earlier taped the Holyfield-Tyson fight and brought in the tape to play at this time. Despite the fight being over, some patrons provided commentary that I didn't believe until I saw it myself!! "Now here's where he bites him!" Even the band crowded around to watch. I didn't even answer some of the questions but picked up enough at the end to earn my 1000 P+ points.

The post brawl fight in Las Vegas was worse than the soccer game I was at earlier tonight.

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