I’ve always loved Karaoke. The idea of someone with no voice training, climbing on stage to sing in front of friends and strangers puts a smile on my face thinking about it. I just haven’t had the pleasure of seeing many people participate in person.
I’ve dreamt of the day when me and a couple of my good friends would visit a venue, and sing our hearts out. Cyndi Lauper’s, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” would be my choice. This remains a dream, because I don’t have the guts to do it, neither do any of my friends.
This Saturday my new bff and I had the pleasure of stopping by the Jetty Lounge. We stood out like two flies in milk, as a gentleman there simply pointed out, lol…but I didn’t care. I wanted to hear some singing and snap photos of the brave ones, to post on my website. I walked to the front to see if I could find the “Karaoke King” himself, Bryce. From Facebook posts I knew he loved Karaoke, and my friend and I wanted to see what the Karaoke craze was all about. I spotted him, waited until he finished getting the next performer ready and introduced myself. He was very nice……I heart nice people! I also met his better half. Such a great pair these two are!
The lounge was smokey, so I had to walk in and out a couple of times due to allergies, but that would be my only issue. The people we came in contact with were welcoming, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and open to singing. This felt more like an Open Mic Night showcase, than Karaoke because almost everyone had a really nice voice. The first group who sang B-52’s “Love Shack” sounded like the real thing. There was a tall beauty who sang a country song. Her voice was amazing and I was tempted to ask for her autograph, because she had star quality! The night was young, but we still had other venues to make quick stops at, but this was a great night so far. Can’t wait for my next visit to the Jetty!