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13
May
10

“Please, please, please”

Karianne, Kathryn, Nobu and Alix rocking some Annie!

Listen up, rockstars. I know geeks are given a bad rap in the social skills area, but we know that’s BS. However, I just read a post on karaoke etiquette and thought I would impart my thoughts on how to be a kickass karaoker!

1. Be an engaged audience– If you’re in a karaoke bar, you better be ready to hear some karaoke singing! If you aren’t up for that, move on to the next watering hole, or at least find a spot away from the stage.

2. Applaud– It’s tough to get up there, show your support and cheer on the singer! If they were the worst singer ever, applaud that it’s done! šŸ™‚

3. No booing or heckling This goes along with the last one, and I promise you karaoke is a lot more fun if everyone is nice and supportive! (If you must heckle your friends, do it on BarStar!

4. Wait your turn– Everyone get’s their chance, so don’t jump on stage and start singing with someone unless you’re invited!

5. Don’t scream in the mic– Seriously folks, WE HEAR YOU! No need to yell INTO the mic!

6. Be kind to the equipment– Karaoke equipment ain’t cheap! Do not throw the mic, drop the mic, spill beer on the mic, hit the mic (my personal pet peeve)… you get the idea!

7. Support your KJ– Karaoke hosts are there to make your night more enjoyable, so be kind to them! You should also tip them! (hint, the more money they make, the more music they will buy!)

8. Don’t be THAT guy/girl– Hey, karaoke usually involves drinking. I get it. And I’ve certainly had a few too many once or twice in my life, as most of us have… but that drunk in the bar on karaoke night is annoying and a buzzkill. Have fun!… just not TOO MUCH fun! šŸ˜‰

9. Be patient– Often karaoke night is a popular night at the bar, singer rotations can be 20-30 people or more. You may not get to sing 10 times, but you’ll have one hell of a night! Just sit back, relax and enjoy!

10. Have fun!– Seriously kids, karaoke is all about having a good time! So enjoy yourself! Sing songs you like that everyone can enjoy! Hang out with your friends, make some new friends, enjoy some beverages and keep rockin’!

What are your karaoke tips or rules? Drop us a comment and let us know!

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05
May
10

“Livinā€™ la vidaĀ loca”

Ricky MartinAll over Seattle right now, folks are mixing tequila, limes, and salt for the makings of an epic night! Some are even blending in karaoke! I know familiar faces in the TechKaraoke Seattle crowd will be rockin’ the mic at Hula Hula tonight.

So the question is, do you sing specific songs for the holiday? Is it all about the Spanish songs tonight? Do you pay homage to the Irish bands on St. Paddy’s Day? On Valentine’s Day, do you make the audience swoon with sappy love songs?

I want to know what you’re singing! Drop a comment and let me know!

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03
May
10

“At theĀ Beginning”

We were strangers starting out on our journey
Never dreaming what we’d have to go through
Now here we are and I’m suddenly standing
At the beginning with you

TechKaraoke Seattle kicked off at Hula Hula on Thursday, February 22nd. Jeff Croft started us off on the right note with a kickass version of Alcohol by Brad Paisley. I mean, isn’t that what TechKaraoke is all about? Rockin’ the mic, meeting new folks, oh and alcohol!

Scott, Carlos, Jeff and Nobu chillin' at Hula Hula

The night was filled with fun, new friends and some rad singing! Cassie Wallender brought down the house with her rendition of The Flobots’ Handlebars! It is still being talked about on the twitters! Kenji Onozawa showed his crooner talents on Frank Sinatra’s version of Come Fly with Me. I’m pretty sure all the ladies, and maybe even a few guys, in the audience swooned! Oh, he’s so dreamy!

The sultry sounds continued with Scott Phelps‘ cover of Easy by Lionel Richie. Yep, he sure is easy like Sunday morning! Carlos del Rio got us all rocking again with the Violent Femmes’ Kiss Off, a song that teaches us to count and makes it impossible to sit still! As the night started to wrap up, Rebecca Lovell nailed Kim Carnes’ Betty Davis Eyes. That lady has some lungs!

I could go on and on listing all of the fantastic performances, but I won’t. All in all, it was a successful return of TechKaraoke Seattle! I can’t wait for the May event at Wingmasters in Ballard on Thursday May 13th!

What was your favorite part of the kick-off event? Leave a comment and let us know!

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02
May
10

Rate Hula Hula as a TechKaraoke Venue

26
Apr
10

“Take a Picture”

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Thursday, April 14
8:30 PM,
Roosevelt Ale House

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