A Bogan is an Antipodean term for a somewhat uneducated, mullet-wearing, hard-rock loving man. Bingo is a game in which random numbers are called out for players to cross off with the hope of getting a full set and winning a prize. Mix the two together, and you’ve got Bogan Bingo!
As Sweet Child of Mine blared on the speakers and the two rockers bopped on to stage, I got the impression the show would just be a drunken game of Bingo with some heavy rock in the background. In fact, it was pure entertainment. There was plenty of audience participation as well as crap prizes to get excited by: a pregnancy test, a lunchbox and a picture of a panda to name but a few. Specific songs coming on could mean a sing-song or dance routine from our bogans, which we were encouraged to join in with. They were funny, got the audience in to a fun, crazy mood and put on a very good show.
On their website, Bogan Bingo describe their entertainment as ‘BINGO WITH BALLS’ and as perfect for many events, such as Corporate Dinners. Given the paradox of these two phrases, I wouldn’t mix them. I would, however, highly recommend them for any other occasion. Really good fun.