Gotye Shows Up To San Francisco Pub Trivia Night, Kicks Everyone's Ass

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Gotye the quiz whiz (center) and his new S.F. friends.

Yes, rock stars are real people who exist in the same world as the rest of us. Today's evidence: Via email tip, we hear that Australian pop singer Gotye -- who's giving a much-anticipated headlining show tonight at Bill Graham Civic Center -- was lurking around S.F. this past Monday night, kicking ass in the rock 'n' roll-focused trivia game at Minx in the Tendernob.

Apparently, the singer -- read our interview with him here! -- came in with a group of Australians and proceeded to get every question right. From our tipster:

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I go to a small pub quiz that my friend Chaki hosts every Monday at Minx Bar in the Tender Nob. It's a music specific quiz aka ROCK N ROLL TRIVIA. There weren't many teams this week but this one group of Austrailians came in and one guy on the team completely DEMOLISHED everybody in the bar, answering every question correctly. Here's what Chaki posted on his Facebook:

"So last night @ trivia this nerdy dude comes in and proceeds to answer every question right. I'm like who the fuck is this genius? We get to talking and he tells me he's Wally and we end up chatting about old exotica and new wave records. This guy had an encyclopedic knowledge of music and was as cool as fuck. Turns out it was international pop star GOTYE! WTF I just thought it was my new Aussie friend Wally. Dude could not have been nicer, cooler or smarter about music! Life is weird."

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By the way, Gotye's real name is Wouter "Wally" de Backer. Which just goes to show, especially when it's the Monday between Coachella weekends, you never know who you're going up against in pub trivia.

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Krystyl Baldwin
Krystyl Baldwin

ah man i totally missed this...was michelle working when he came in? 

Deannasgarden
Deannasgarden

He is better at trivia than music...

Simmo
Simmo

 and you my friend prolly suck at both.

Canyoudigit
Canyoudigit

The sound from the concert was so bad people were leaving right and left. Very, very disappointing.

Simmo
Simmo

 whatevsies. stop exhaggerating. people were not leaving left and right. are your ears painted on?

David
David

WOW...looks like hipness gave way to clueless.  Oh, and I"m sure he'll cherish the compliment "cool as fuck."

paulbarwick
paulbarwick

So which one is he, the one with the beard or the one without?  

Rik Sheldon
Rik Sheldon

I barely even recognized him with the glasses and beard.

Luadams2
Luadams2

Some people offered up answersWe made out like we heard

I wish I had tickets to his concert but sadly I am too po

Notye
Notye

You could get addicted to a certain kind of badness...

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