As I blogged about before, we celebrated my pal’s dirty 30th birthday by singing terrible karaoke in Federal Hill.
Unfortunately the bar was lacking in Hall & Oates choices (I was really hoping for You Make My Dreams and was very disappointed) but I think we more than made up for it with a variety of other terrible (and awesome) songs.
There aren’t a ton of pictures from that night but I thought I’d share 2 (courtesy of Meredith and Terri).
First off – the bar was sort of quiet in terms of karaoke participants so at one point, I think I was singing several songs back to back. And by singing, I was more like YELLING the lyrics but whatever.
One of my absolute favorite songs to sing is “Islands in the Stream” (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers). Can you guess whose part I sing? Kenny f’n Rogers. I’m not sure how or when this was established but anytime I sing a male/female duet with Kristin – I get stuck singing the guy’s part. This happens with any song from Grease and the fantastic Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow song “Picture”.
I apparently give off a man vibe.
When “We Built This City” (by Starship) came up – this was probably the third song in a row that I was singing. And I was heckled! 2 douchebags proclaimed, “oh god – you again? You’re killing us!”
That would probably explain why this picture below has me looking confused as opposed to singing anything. I was pretty peeved because I was singing fucking karaoke… not trying out for American Idol.
At one point, one of the douchebags Kanye West’ed me and took the microphone and started giving a shout out to his buddy. Um… what? When he gave the microphone back I was sure to give the birthday girl a big shout out (much to her dismay).
But that dude really fucked up my karaoke mojo. He pretty much killed my spirit and I stopped singing for the rest of the evening.
However, I think the entire bar was probaby happy to not have me butchering anymore songs and I was able to actually talk to people. I didn’t really hang/chat with too many friends because I was too busy singing.
Have you karaoked?