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Namco Funscape Bowling

16th July 2013

It was a Thursday night, and Thursday’s are the new Friday’s right? So following my show at 7pm myself and fellow Sun FM presenter Mark Black decided to play out on a school night and take advantage of our Discount Days Out vouchers.

We embarked on a trip to the Namco Funscape at the Metro Centre, Gateshead. Some would call it a man date, I’d argue we did a great Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble impression when it came to the bowling.

Naturally it began with the usual ‘oh my god your feet are HOW big/small’ conversation’ the first time two friends have to ask for bowling shoes in front of each other. Attention ladies, for the record...mine were the bigger size ahem.

We were proud of a few things following this visit; firstly, we didn’t request the bumpers, use the training ramp or give ourselves ridiculous nicknames on the score board (I once went with a group of friends who typed their names as The Avengers...and I was certainly not pleased about being stuck as Black Widow).

I was winning all the way until Mark got lucky with a strike or two on his last few bowls. The final score escapes me conveniently. However, I got my revenge and was the victor on the following games of air hockey and pac man.

Then came the dodgems! Now, I’d have to advise taking a few people for this bit. Because the main point of dodgem’s is to do a certain amount of dodging. Whereas the only person I had to dodge was Mark. Cue us circling each other at the exact same speed round the central pillar like Tom and Jerry. Eventually I found a certain amount of enjoyment and satisfaction in crashing him into the remaining and empty bumper cars.

All in all, Namco Funscape is like an entire fun fair and more packed into one place. Bowling, dodgems, Sky Sports, a bar, pool, games and much much more...big kids will never want to leave!

Liam Smedley 

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