TRAVEL THERE: ONE OF LIFE’S MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENTS
On Tuesday night when we saw the Perfect Couple Game Show, they mentioned they would be having a Newlywed-type Q&A game on the following evening. Bill suggested we should try out for it and I thought he was crazy, especially after I had seen what they put the Perfect Couples through. They mentioned the game again at the Elton John Tribute show and Bill was even more adamant about participating. I thought there was no way they’d choose a couple of oldsters like us, so I didn’t worry too much.
We mentioned Bill’s desire to be in the game show at dinner time and our table mates promised to cheer us on if we did indeed end up as contestants. We had some time to kill before the show once dinner was over, so we took the opportunity to visit some of the places on board that we hadn’t yet seen.
One of the biggest disappointments was the Viking Crown Bar. The Bar was the highest venue on the ship and was reported to have the best views. The specialty sushi restaurant was up there and I also saw they had late night disco action up there. It was a beautiful bar and the view was amazing, but there was virtually no one up there enjoying it. We can’t say whether the disco party heated the place up or not, because by then we were always in bed.
Reporting for Duty
After a little more strolling, it was time to get to the Masquerade Theater so we’d be considered as one of the contestant couples. Some of the couples who were interested in this game show had been contestants in the Perfect Couple Game the night before.
The Love & Marriage Game had a twist. One couple was a pair of newlyweds honeymooning on the boat. Another couple was chosen because they had been married longer than anyone else in the theater. There was stiff competition to fill that middle spot.
Bill and I stood in a line up of prospective couples and they had all the couples give one other a big kiss to demonstrate how much in love we still were. Bill wrapped his arms around me and laid one on me. To make it more fun I wrapped a leg around him. The crowd went wild and we were chosen to be the middle couple.
The actual game was exactly like the Newlywed Show. First they took the guys backstage and asked the women the questions. When they brought the guys back out, Bill and I got every question right. Then they sent the women backstage and asked the guys the questions, but whereas the ladies’ questions had been pretty tame, they heated it up for the guys questions. We missed one that time – something about what feature the guys had been attracted to when they first saw us. I answered, “My butt,” because that’s what Bill has told me for years. He’d been a little bashful about answering so specifically and had said it was my whole body.
Then they asked a question which was not something I really wanted to talk about on a stage, in a theater full of people, so I’m certainly not going to discuss it in print, but we got it right. They made a big hoopla about us winning, but when they brought out our gifts, the other couples got the same thing, so there hadn’t been a real prize for revealing our deep dark secrets. However, we were certainly celebrities on the ship for the rest of the cruise.
Then as we were about to leave the stage, they wanted our room number so they could deliver a DVD of the event to our cabin. Oh, no! I realized they had recorded the game and there was no end to the people who might watch it. Then they said they’d be showing it on the on board information channel. They did, because I watched- and no I won’t be posting the video!
One day left! Come back next week and see how we spent our last day at sea.