Editors Note: The Sporcle Live Battle of the Brains was held on October 26th, 2013. 58 teams competed to win a huge cash prize and bragging rights for the year. Sporcle Live Content Manager Daniel Baker wrote the following recap of the amazing event.
Twenty minutes to show time, and the Royal Oak Music Theater was buzzing. Down on the floor, teams described the aura as ‘exciting’, ‘fun’, ‘thrilling’, and ‘sexy’. (Okay, I made that last one up!) Backstage, final preparations were being made: Staff were changing into costumes. Jeff LeDuc, the Master of Ceremonies, was pacing the hallway nervously reviewing his notecards. Another group of staff was crowded into a single room admiring some of the more…interesting drawings left on the green room wall by previous performers. Needless to say, the ancient tradition of phallic art is alive and well in Royal Oak!
Back upstairs, Motor City Soul was rocking, while fifty-eight teams, ranging from hardcore trivia regulars, to families, friends, and strangers just looking for a good time gathered in their seats. To top it off, Sporcle Live’s Office Coordinator Leanne Vassallo entertained everyone with a rousing dance performance in the lobby.