Went out with the girls for a karaoke night last week – sing-song and a meal. Never been to one before but had always wanted to try it. Was nervous about finally doing it but thought, ‘I’m in a choir therefore I must be able to sing: I’m going to give it a go.’
Spent all day practising in the car, singing and dancing around the lounge and belting out ballads in the shower. Thought it would be good to have a few songs prepared. Didn’t want to get there and start worrying about what key the song was in, what range the song was in and whether or not there were enough long notes to show off my prowess (hahahahaha!)
Oh yes…I was going to arrive READY.
Walked into the restaurant and couldn’t believe what I was looking at. Or rather what I wasn’t looking at! No stage, no spotlights, no curtains and no space. The place was tiny.
Ate the meal wondering how things were going to pan out.
Towards end of the meal a small collection of electronic equipment was dragged out into the middle of the restaurant, and frantic setting up ensued. One of our number already had the microphone in her hand and was salivating at prospect of it being turned on; behind her an eager queue was forming.
Slight problem…the machine wasn’t working.
SERIOUSLY thought there was going to be a riot.
Quickly scanned room for feasible exits.
At last, having sent for reinforcements to fix it – obviously sight of wild-eyed, panting, slightly drunk women had unnerved the owner – the machine sprang into life.
Oh dear…how I wished it hadn’t.
The effect I’d imagined was a smokey nightclub with a sultry singer performing Fever. The effect I got was a working men’s club with a drunken, oldest swinger in town murdering, Delilah.
I suddenly found several reason why I couldn’t
perform sing after all: I could feel a sore throat coming on, I was absolutely crippled with nerves, I’d eaten far too much to be able to sing comfortably AND between now and reading the menu I’d lost my glasses. I know! Bizarre!
I decided the world would have to wait for my karaoke debut after all…
Have you had a go at karaoke?
Did you WOW the crowds?