She had a great time with her co-workers Bram, Domaine, and Matty, but after 140 hours of bewilderment, making the radio and sleeping in the escape room, Mariki Elsenga was glad she could be home again. “It has to do with getting the same view all the time. This escape room is of course great, but at some point you get tired of the environment – no matter how beautiful the view is.”
For the third edition of Q-escape Room, the four Qmusic DJs voluntarily locked themselves in. In order to be able to leave that space (a museum full of statues and paintings), they had to guess four very short pieces. It could not be deciphered by listening alone, so the puzzles had to be solved, often with the help of the listener. For example, red envelopes must be searched across the country.
On the seventh day, all four correct answers were given. “I’m going to miss the guys over the Christmas holidays,” Mariki says shortly after they’re liberated. “They’re really nice and warm. But if you go on that long, you spin a little too. You’re afraid to see the tunnel. You say to each other all the time: ‘Is it Robbie Williams?’ Is he then Candy? In the Knot Sometimes you sit for too long and think it’s time to go home.”
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