June is comin' up fast, friends, and for our monthly NYC public event, we've got some serious fun planned. Last February's Big '80s Quiz Thing was such a hit, we decided to jack things forward ten years and bring you The Big '90s Quiz Thing!
If you're close to my age, there is no month like June to take you back to the '90s, when school ended, the summer began, and stupid bullshit took on the resonance of important bullshit. So that's what we got for you on Thursday, June 13. It'll be all about Sammy Sosa! Slap bracelets! Party of Five! The Jerky Boys! Lance Ito! Woodstocks '94 and '99! Bob Dole! Duke Nukem! Tickle Me Elmo! The Lilith Fair! The XFL! The Menendez brothers! Tae Bo! Magic Eye posters! Dunston Checks In! The Kosovo War! En Vogue! Those insane Tamagotchi things! Ten years of stuff you wish you could forget, all wrapped up in an awesome ultimate-multimedia-quiz-show package. The specific content is still in the embryonic stages, but one idea I'm playing with for the audio round: "One-Hit Wonders One Word at a Time." As always, the Big Quiz Thing is the place where pointless knowledge becomes point-ful.
And yes, as with the B8QT, it'll be far more than the world's greatest decade-specific quiz show anywhere—we're once again bringing in live band karaoke! We still love February's guest band, the Human Karaoke Experience, but scheduling dictated we bring in a different, just-as-awesome crew, Rock Star Karaoke! RSK plays all over NYC week in and week out, with my own dulcet pipes at the helm on occasion—word has it they can regularly be found at SNL after-parties—and they'll be taking the stage between rounds and preshow of the Big '90s Quiz Thing, to let you belt out your favorite '90s hits (check out their all-decades list here, which we'll be boiling down to the Clinton era for the evening), so that you can live your eternal grunge-rock dreams.
The prizes are in the works, but since this is the BQT, expect good stuff…particularly $200 for the grand champs.
Plus, we're taking the opportunity to return to one of the BQT's old NYC haunts—back to Brooklyn to do our thing at the green-errific Littlefield. Best of all, this show is cheap: Only $10, with no minimum (though seriously, order a couple drinks). Advance tix at the Littlefield site now—buy today to guarantee a joyously nostalgic June.