Quizmasters - Ara City Radio's Sam Steen and Mark Weedon pose the questions
Photo: LaLa La Photo
Entertainment: A dozen teams battled it out at a music and local knowledge quiz hosted by Ara City Radio on Wednesday evening.
Photo: LaLa La Photo
Ara City Radio’s music and local knowledge quiz was a sold out affair at the new Bar National (inside the Théâtre National du Luxembourg) on Wednesday evening. Hosted by presenters Sam Steen and Ben Andrews alongside news reader Mark Weedon, the quiz featured six rounds of questions on music and knowledge of Luxembourg.
Presenters Natasha Liati-Jones and Kirsty Sutherland, as well as station manager Lisa McLean helped out with the logistics of the evening, while Ture Hedberg ran the bar.
The music rounds required the teams to recognise songs from lyrics, match the city to the stars and tested their audio knowledge of missing words and songs played backwards. A dozen teams of maximum six players fought out the contest, with a trio of teams setting the pace from the outset.
Eventual winners were the QIMP team, ahead of Ziddermupp and Haafu. But, as Sam and Ben pointed out, the real winner was charity with €600 raised for the Cancer Foundation--Ara City Radio enters a team for the charity’s Relais pour la vie event. The radio station will also add money raised from other events, including an upcoming tour of the Bofferding brewery, to the final sum it hands over to the charity.
Here are ten things we learned from the quiz night:
1. The national bird of Luxembourg is the Goldcrest.
2. Everyone knows the lyrics to ‘Stop’ by The Spice Girls.
3. News reader Marc Weedon really could fill the boots of William Shatner doing interpretive reading cover versions of pop songs.
4. Ture Hedberg’s Bar National looks great and will make a very nice music venue when it launches in mid March.
5. Listeners think Sam Steen sounds much older than he looks, while the reverse is true of Marc Weedon.
6. Someone at Ara City radio has pretty illegible handwriting (or Ben Andrews needs reading glasses).
7. Shaggy’s ‘Boombastic’ could easily have been written as a satire by Flight Of The Conchords.
8. You don’t win anything with kids. The top three teams all featured at least some players over the age of 35.
9. Naming the members of the Ramones under pressure, you will always forget Tommy… or possibly Johnny.
10. Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell (who has likened himself to both Charles Dickens and Orson Welles) has written some laughably bad lyrics.