Karaoke isn’t meant for everyone. Honestly it’s not, even though it may seem like a fabulous idea after 3-4 drinks in a dark bar full of cigarette smoke. It’s interesting how alcohol can help you lose your inhibitions and make you think you can do anything; pick up total strangers, dance and then sing to your favorite song from the 80’s.
I have a group of girlfriends that go every couple of weeks to karaoke and every couple of weeks I get the usual invite to join them for some singing fun to which I instantly reply, “NO!”. Immediately that one little word slips out and you better be glad that it does. I am sparing you from my voice.
I cannot sing, I cannot pretend to sing and I don’t even sing in the shower. I cannot carry a tune at all and I’m really okay with that revelation. Really, I am. I never thought I’d make my living being a pop star because, well, we already have one Madonna so could the world take another Material Girl?
Then I began to think that not everyone that sings karaoke can sing. It would be like watching a low budgeted American Idol without the three judges. Instead you’d have a whole bar of drunken people treating you like the new singing sensation!
I also began to wonder how many drinks it would take me to actually sing karaoke. I’m thinking it would have to be a lot. Like a lot that I couldn’t even drive myself home and then I’d be terribly hung over for a couple of days after my drunken singing.
I’m thinking I’d really love to sing Like a Virgin or Vogue one night after a few drinks at the karaoke bar.