The Fun Combination of 80’s Hits and Bingo
One of the most vibrant eras of all time was the 80s because of its colorful fashion, diverse music, and fun recreation. There are other reasons why this decade was loved by many such as free television, no global warming, Atari games, and teen flicks. This was also the time that bingo games were played in halls unlike today where the techie players spend most of their dabbling on their iPad.
In Miami, the Ultra Music Festival brought back the 80s music and bingo with its Ultra Bingo. Aside from watching live performances from bands that made it big back then such as Duran Duran, the audience also had a blast playing bingo. Instead of seeing numbers on the bingo cards, you will find images of people and things that you may find at the festival like yarn hair, Vicks inhaler, plastic bracelets, goggles, and groupies.
The 80s theme is usually used by bingo organizers because it makes their event more fun. A perfect example of this is Banger Bingo, which is known in Canada for hosting awesome bingo parties that are often talked about on Betfair’s Twitter, Bingo Players Union, and bingo forums that talk about the latest happenings about this game. Just like what Banger Bingo said, “Yes, we actually play a game of bingo and no, it isn’t like the boring bingo you take grandma to!” The bingo balls consist of song clips of the hottest hits from the 80s. Participants will mark the title of the song or the name of the artist on their cards. Whoever completes a straight line, wins the game. Aside from bingo, the participants can also take part in other fun games such as inflatable air guitar contest or watch an 80’s-themed fashion show.
If you’re planning to host your own 80’s bingo party, then having a music playlist is essential. Here’s a list of upbeat songs during that decade that will definitely keep the people pumped up all night:
1. Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
2. Salt-N-Pepa – Push It
3. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
4. Madonna – Material Girl
5. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
6. The Go-Go’s – We Got The Beat
7. Talking Head – Once In a Lifetime
8. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
9. INXS – Need You Tonight
10. Van Halen – Jump