I looked online for some Bingo halls and sometimes, you never know what you will get. As it turned out, I learned my lesson by going to what seemed to be a bingo night turned out to be a men's only member club where they haven't had a bingo game in years. I know this since I certainly stood out when I arrived. Since there wasn't a game, I politely asked if I could enter and take a few pictures and I was politely declined.
I didn't give up the search for a legitimate bingo night in the area. I found the Knights of Columbus hall in Norwood and it was a welcome sight. Everyone there was nice to me and allowed me to take their photograph. Only a few people declined and I respected that. This woman on the left had just one number remaining before Bingo. I think we all know the feeling.
Since there was more than one room of bingo play, each ball was carefully placed in front of a video camera so it could be displayed on televisions throughout each hall. As far as a noise level, it was as if you stepped into a library. There is no messing around here, this is serious business. People are there to play and everyone had their game face on. I also enjoy seeing all of the personal lucky charms, tokens, photographs, candy and the like scattered about their personal playing space.
I look forward to more. You can see more photographs of my personal project, "BINGO Culture" on my photography website at www.AlisonTurnerPhoto.com