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THE EVENT: the Namco showcase party for 2012.
THE HOST: Namco Funscape in County Hall.
THE FOOD: a global pick ‘n’ mix of lamb pittas, cured meat skewers, mild chicken passanda served in mini poppadoms, spring rolls with honey and sesame soy sauce, onion bhajis, spiced vegetable samosas, black bean hummus, Mediterranean vegetable skewers, scampi and chips, Thai crispy king prawns and prawn cocktail shots.
TO DRINK: Champagne to start, and then ‘golden ticket’ drinks vouchers for the bar.
THE ENTERTAINMENT: the band Madhen played well-known pop and rock covers, and Rico Diks (the three-times European Pool Championship winner), showed off his trick shots to the crowd in the Pool Hall.
WE LOVED: behaving like kids – particularly on the bumper cars – and the ear-splitting abandon of the karaoke room.
SUPPLIERS: catering from Food Glorious Food, entertainment from Madhen and DJs Ace Discos, staffing and equipment hire from Capital People, filming by Boko, photography from Matt Chung, security from Synergy.
THE TALKING POINT: Madhen’s flamboyant performance and the fierce competition for top place on the shoot-em-ups.
ON THE GUESTLIST: a home crowd of agencies, clients, suppliers and industry pros
This article was first published in Square Meal Venues & Events, summer 2012