The inaugural London OGC

My friend Allison told me about One Giant Chicken over Christmas. My first reaction was “why did I not think of this?!”. My second reaction was “my friends will love this game.” And so we set about trying to find a time when we could have a go at it. Unfortunately, what with a honeymoon for the bulk of January and a busy February for both myself and Andrew, we couldn’t actually make our first OGC run until today.

Suffice to say it was worth the wait. We chose Soho for its central location, its large number of pubs, and its easy-to-define boundaries (see below). We invited a large group of friends through Faceboard, and we met at the Crown and Two Chairman, a favourite pub amongst our group of friends. Dottie was so excited about the game that she had found and printed out lists of Soho’s 48 pubs. And so it seemed appropriate that fate would select her to be our first Giant Chicken.

She disappeared down the street in heels and a chicken costume and soon sent an infuriating photo of a bottle of champagne in a bucket of ice…and off we went.

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  1. It’s not bad to group teams according to how aggressively they want to drink.
  2. If you have a friend that tends to get belligerent when drunk, don’t let them order things at the bar.
  3. Keep in mind that most chicken suits don’t have pockets.
  4. It’s difficult to pee whilst wearing the suit. That’s just tough luck for the chicken.