I’ll never be lost for things to do in London with thinking bob around27th March 2015
We’re continuing our March Bobber month and today we’re handing over to Mr Phillip Piggott, one of our longest standing members and a true Bobber through and through. Here’s Phil’s thinking bob story…
Up until April 2013 I had been pursuing an ambition to be an actor, and had been doing a lot of fringe theatre in London. I decided to take a break over the summer and started looking around for some social opportunities. My time had been crammed with rehearsals and performances, and I wanted to break the routine and have some new experiences.
I actually found thinking bob through another social site and I think my first event was either a Sherlock Holmes Street Game or possibly a Pirate Murder Mystery on the Golden Hind. I think the first time Team Bob met me I was dressed as a 17th Century noble! I won best costume on the night, which was awesome.
Both events were brilliant and I knew I was hooked. Admittedly at first I resisted signing up for a membership. I thought that it was too big a commitment and that I wouldn’t get value for money, but I kept seeing thinking bob events that I wanted to go to, so I joined the gang.
I tried everything; murder mysteries, escape rooms, treasure hunts, epic buzzer quizzes, talking to strangers, a summer sports day, and so much more. It’s always lively and fun, and everyone is made very welcome.
The great thing about being a Bobber is that you can become part of a community. I have made so many good friends and hope to make many more. In fact I felt so at home with Bob that I decided to take it to the next level and start hosting my own events. I’m a massive film buff, so it made sense to start with a movie quiz. I have now hosted two film quizzes and a music quiz and I had a great time doing it.
Inspired by everything I have experienced with Team Bob I decided to start my own creative venture. Taking elements of murder mysteries, escape rooms, noir detective fiction, and puzzle solving, Mystery Squad was born. It took me about 6 months to design my first live and interactive case. Mystery Squad went live in February and is going brilliantly so far.
In fact the first thinking bob team took on a mystery and won themselves a Bronze medal, now I need someone to go for Gold!
thinking bob has become a permanent fixture in my life and I’ll never be lost for something to do with Bob in town.
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