Not much LZ pinball progress to report ... but in the mean time I can regale you with my recent Led Zeppelin adventure!
I mentioned back at the start, back in the 80s when I was a kid, I was right into Led Zeppelin. This book came out in 1982 .. I had it and had it all memorised.
Alas ... about 15 years ago I lent it to a guy ... and it was never seen again!
Last week, that knowledge came into use!
Warners Music announced an on line Led Zeppelin context - I just happened to see an ad for it on line.
You had to complete 10 LZ quizzes ... song lyrics, timeline, band facts ... with some good prizes up for grabs.
To be in to win, you needed to qualify in the top 100 to get into the final.
There were over 1200 entries ... and my 1982 memories got me qualified in 32nd place! Boooya.
So ... last night was the final.
They had done it very cleverly. They emailed you a special link ... you had to log on at 8:30pm and you had 3 minutes max to answer 15 questions.
Very clever, as there was absolutely no chance for people to cheat. By the time they’d typed the question into google the time would be up. So it was a real test of genuine knowledge ... so I thought I was in with a chance!
With the lack of my book, I did a quick online revision in the afternoon.
I was around at my buddies place watching some B movies - my phone alarm was set to 8:25pm so I could get ready to go.
Beep beep ... time to go! Sneak out of his cinema and head to the dining room to do my contest.
Shit!! The cell phone coverage is down!! F#*K!!
Phone into airplane mode. Back off airplane mode. Cell coverage came up, but no 4G! SHIT!
Shut down phone. Reboot phone. Still no 4G.
Run into cinema. YOU GOT WIFI? Yep! Sign me in!
8:29 and I’m on. The 30 second countdown is running!
Sit down at the table. Off we go!
I thought I was pretty clued up, but some of the questions I had no clue on. They’d really dug deep.
But I managed to get 10 out of the 15.
The phone had a countdown down the bottom to see who won ... 10/15 wasn’t perfect, but the questions were tough and I thought I was in with a chance.
Alas! Not to be ... there were only the 3 prizes and I dipped out.
But it was a fun experience ... and it tied into this project nicely! How cool would it be if I won it!