Thursday, December 20, 2018

Drunken Spelling Bee

I went to The Falcon Bar and Gallery (819 E Washington St, Orlando, Florida 32801) for the inaugural Drunken Spelling Bee. The master of ceremonies was "Kirk" holding a megaphone to announce if the spelling was correct or wrong. Any contestant who got a spelling correct got a free shot of Sake.

Contestants had a chance to impress the crowd with their amazing spelling skills. For the low price of $5 contestants got entry into the competition, a draft beer of your choice, and a sake shot between rounds to keep it interesting. I found a small spot by the front door for an angle to sketch the contestants.

Words to be spelled started off easy and grew progressively harder. One woman traced the letters in the air with her finger as she saw the spelling play out. The bar was packed full of people waiting for their turn. It was certainly fun to watch people agonize over their answers.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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