It is only acceptable to be at local sports bar Crimson and Gold on a Tuesday for one reason: Trivia Night!
Trivia Dan hosts the event, starting at 7:30 p.m. each week. The top three placing teams get cash prizes. Each week usually has a theme, and on the night of October 11, 2016, the
theme honored Hispanic history month with around 4 out of every 10 questions per round (3 in total) focusing on Latin American and Hispanic historical facts. The night was also sponsored by the Denver Beer company, which warranted a few questions focusing on beer trivia, a section that my group and I did not excel in.
Myself and 6 friends attended Trivia night on this day and found it to be an exhilarating experience with a competitive, yet fun, environment. There were about 6 teams there in total, according to Trivia Dan, who expressed his delight that a group of girls were attending that night’s festivities, as the crowd is usually mostly boys of college age.
One of my “teammates” freshman Zane Taylor offered his opinion upon my asking. “I think it’s so fun and definitely a good way to have some fun during the week at C&G, but on a lower scale compared to the weekends,” he said with a chuckle. He’s certainly right, and the entire bar gets in on the action, from the bartenders to the regulars who hang there during the week to relax.
My team ended up in last place after a strong beginning that expanded our confidence, turning out to be our fatal flaw as we often turned up answers too quickly that ended up to be false. You get around 2 minutes per question here and it is advised that you and your group use that time effectively.
Trivia Dan certainly was the life of the event and kept the players intrigued and clear on the instructions and the questions. He was very enthusiastic about the night and his energy spread through the place and infected each person. It was great to watch the teams, some of which were groups of friends, some families, work together to try to win. The emotion involved, amplified by the promise of a cash prize, was electric! 10/10!