Friday, January 6, 2012

Bogan Bingo

Before Christmas, I met up with Orla, Alena, and Todd in the CBD one night to go to a Bogan Bingo show. In Australia, the term "bogan" is a derogatory word. It's kind of equivalent to "white trash" or "hick" or "redneck" in America. So, you know how Americans have "white trash parties" where they dress up (well, dress down would be more accurate)? Well, Australians have Bogan Bingo!

Two guys with fake mullets led the show, complete with 80s rock songs to accompany various numbers that they called and little breaks with competitions to spice things up. Here is Alena rocking out on a blow-up guitar during an air guitar competition.
Orla actually won one of the Bingo games. She got a shirt, blow-up guitar, and a few other prizes. We were pretty excited to have someone from our group win!

Here are the girls posing after the show with one of the mullet guys. We all wore really dorky Christmas attire (including cheesy earrings) to go with the theme. It was a pretty entertaining way to spend a random Thursday evening before the holidays.


  1. Wow! I'm glad you're getting the complete Australian experience.

  2. This made me laugh, too funny! Thanks for sharing this side of Australia with us.

  3. Just keeping it classy over here!