CAMPAIGN DIARY: Music quiz baffles all but the young dudes from, erm ... the Times

Smithfield meat market may not be as classy as Soho House, but it managed to attract a big media crowd to a pop-music ’team of the year’ contest recently.

Smithfield meat market may not be as classy as Soho House, but it

managed to attract a big media crowd to a pop-music ’team of the year’

contest recently.



Twenty teams, with seven from such esteemed organisations as the

Guardian, the Telegraph, the Times, Mail on Sunday, Redwood, IPC and Top

of the Pops magazine struggled to answer a complicated series of topical

(and not so topical) teasers organised by Mansfield Lang Direct.



Questions about obscure 70s bassists stumped all but one team - that

from the Times - which was ultimately victorious.



Redwood Publishing, who were joint second, later claimed in an internal

e-mail that the team from the Times had cheated and showed themselves to

be bad winners with raucous celebrations.



The Times, obviously, stringently denies this. Other rumours suggest

that free-flowing booze may have hindered some other titles. This gossip

was substantiated when one contestant was heard saying, ’I can handle my

booze, it’s the othersh that losht it for ush. You’re me best mate, I

love you.’



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