Saturday, May 24, 2008


Time to play the game again....( originally featured in 2006 on this blog and also in the Guardian)

This year's refreshed categories...score 1 ONLY if they appear during a song performance. Multiple appearance of characteristic still only counts as one, scoring during songs only, not links. Easiest way to play is to write on bits of paper and pull out of a hat.
  1. Fake tan
  2. Glitter
  3. Wet-look hair
  4. Stripping off
  5. High kicks
  6. Gypsy Violin
  7. House/disco drum beats
  8. Inadvertent flashing
  9. V.P.L
  10. Sudden tempo change i.e. from ballad to heavy rock
  11. Leg warmers
  12. Fancy dress i.e. pirates, monsters etc.
  13. Peasant/Folk drumming live on stage
  14. Musicians singing along
  15. Dry ice
  16. Overt homosexual undercurrent/gender-bending
  17. Wind machine
  18. Violence
  19. Flag waving (audience doesn't count)
  20. Over-use of crotch
  21. Random person in national costume on stage
  22. Children/animals on stage
  23. Use of elderly person
  24. Fireworks
  25. Rapping
  26. Mid-song costume changes
  27. Kilts/school uniform
  28. Ballet
  29. Cloaks
  30. Mullets WITH white suits
Good luck!

UPDATE: The Sunday Times picks through the politics and the sequins



Blogger Andy Ramblings said...

have already seen half of the them...

May 24, 2008 9:47 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

It was very camp as usual, though I preferred it when Dana International won, or the Finnish death metallers in fright-masks.

We all scored highly, which is not ideal in a drinking game - Russia on the ascendent, which chimes with global energy politics...

It was nice to have my sister and 2 mates round, and to be finally able to relax a bit, now I know my uncle is out of the woods.

May 25, 2008 1:03 pm  
Blogger mbritton said...

the voting could have a drinking game of it's own. You'd drin when an eastern bloc country gives another one 12 points, the cyprus-greece connection, sucking up the hosts and you'd probably have to down a pint when the UK get a point - it's a rarity nowadays.

May 25, 2008 8:06 pm  
Blogger Stephen said...

Wouldn't it be great if the UK set out to find an act next year who offered all 30 items on the list. We'd certainly stand a better chance of winning.

May 30, 2008 7:02 am  

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