Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Big surprise #1: When I arrived, there was a birthday party! A girl was celebrating her 30th birthday... at a bar. It's an interesting choice, and one I might actually consider for myself someday. (When I can afford to throw MYSELF a birthday party!) It's a cool idea, and if I do it on the bar's karaoke night, I might even get "free" karaoke at my birthday!
Big surprise #2: The karaoke at Kelley's is still being run by the same lady, a hottie named Danielle. What makest this an even bigger surprise is that she remembered me on sight. And this was after my not showing up to one of her karaoke nights in about 2 years! She actually remembered my name! And not like it took her awhile to remember, I mean right away. She saw me and greeted me right away. And then immediately asked if I was going to sing that night. Apparently, my singing made some sort of impression. I wonder why, I mean it's not like I'm a good singer or anything.
Big surprise #3: It took me while to find a song. Not that I didn't want to sing or anything, but people kept picking the songs I wanted to do before I could put them in. So, I picked one of my "standards", Micheal Jackson's Billie Jean. Now, normally when I pick a song, there really isn't any reaction. People just go about their business. But, this time was different. The "dance floor" was emptying out as my name was called to go sing. I went up to the mic, and as soon as the music started playing, the crowd actually CHEERED and people came back to dance! One girl (and yes, she was very cute!) even told me that my choice of song was "the best song of the night"! She then proceeded to started vaguely threaten me that "I'd better kill this song or else". I didn't really need the additional performance pressure, but it was understandable considering that there were only 3 people in the bar who knew I could do a somewhat passable job at singing. It also added to her attractiveness which I think is a little weird, but par for the course for me.
I hung out till the bar closed at 1, heard KaraokeGirl Danielle sing incredible versions of Rihanna's "S&M" and Adelle's "Rolling In The Deep". I listened to some good music, sang a song, checked out a bunch of hot women who were dressed to kill. In the end, I have to admit, I had fun. It was a good time. And I find myself looking forward to going back.