Sung In A Karaoke Bar

“Did you know the word karaoke is Japanese for empty orchestra?  Isn’t that hauntingly beautiful?” --Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother

Tonight, J and I went to
The Mint Karaoke Lounge for a birthday party for our good friend Laurie.

I had decided when I knew the party was going to happen (Thanks Angie for planning) that I was going to use the event to be my first time singing in a karaoke bar.  I had visited the Mint before, but I had never sung there.

They have a very large selection of songs to choose from.  It’s really impressive.  The last time I went there, I decided what song I would do if I were to sing.  It was
“Disco 2000” (from the album “Different Class”) by English alternative band Pulp.  I love this song.

I was nervous before I went up, and I felt like I had to wait a fairly long time to get my name called to go on stage.  To make me even more nervous, as I was waiting, the bar started to get busier.  I’m not a huge fan of public speaking or getting up in front of crowds, but part of this project is bringing me outside of my comfort zone.  This definitely did the trick.

By the way, there was a section in the song where there were lyrics I did not recognize.  After I got home, I checked, and those lyrics don’t exist in the song.  I’m not sure what that was all about.

The people at the Mint were very nice.  One guy at the bar even gave me a fist bump after I sang and said that was a fun song.  In the end, I’m less nervous about it now and could definitely do this again. 

It was nice to see friends from school that I don’t get to see too often.

It seemed like Laurie had a great time at her Minty birthday party.

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Different Class by Pulp
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