In this thread, there was some discussion of an August Londope, potentially involving 1) a beer fest 2)a pub quiz and/or 3) C K Dexter Haven.
August 9 was mentioned as a possibly workable date, which I understand coincides with a beerfest of some sort. CKDH mentioned mid- to late August. I’d personally prefer the 16th or 23rd (which is the Bank Holiday weekend), as the 9th is problematic.
Regarding the quiz element, if this sounds like a fun thing to do and isn’t superceded by festive beer consumption, I’m putting together a suitably interesting quiz. It’ll be based on a two-team arrangement, so there can be a boys v girls competition (a rematch from the Brumdope, perhaps?) or however you like, which will allow for some comings and goings of individuals. If you want a proper quiz (requiring over an hour), I need to know soon in order to plan the questions.
So: firstly, I’m up for nominations for an August Dopedate – assuming we want a Saturday, would y’all prefer the:
None of the above
We will also need a “where” to have the event. I liked the Silver whatever-the-hell-it-is off Trafalgar Square, but am open to other suggestions as long as we can get a big table without being too cramped.
Also: On the In-quiz-ition:
Yes please, I want a chance to whup the boys/girls in a contest they can’t cheat on, unlike that damn pub machine in Birmingham.
Well, okay, but just a quick one.
No thanks, I’d rather spend the time socializing/drinking heavily/smashing monkeys/setting fire to things.
I fully intend to be in town for August but beyond that, I have no idea of what may unfold. I’m up for a beer or two if I can make it but I just won’t know until much nearer the time.
Anyway, I’ve posted here now so my inbox will tell me when this thread has been updated.
Only thing I can think of to note at this point is that August is both tourist hell and resident quiet (everyone’s gorn to the Med, or Florida, or whatever) – that means the roads are great but book the London Eye as soon as a date is firmed up.