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What a blast!!

I went out last night to Club Deville for Karaoke Apocalypse. I wish lolliejean had been there- I suspect she could bring the house down with a Pat Benatar cover! The premise is that you get to sing a heavy metal or punk song, but with a LIVE band backing you up! My old pal, Chepo is in the band, which is great. The two lovely hostesses are wonderful, and make everyone feel comfortable onstage.

I started out with "Surrender" by Cheap Trick in the first set, which turned out really well. Second song I sang was "Photograph" by Def Leppard, but my three week sinus infection/mild bronchitis has definitely taken its toll on my vocal cords, and my throat started feeling sore. I took it easy for the rest of the set, but felt better by the second set. So I rounded out the night with "Kiss Me Deadly" by Lita Ford. Amazing- I sang in front of the most people I ever had during the first set, but it thinned out during the second set. I was relaxed, because the few people I knew had retired to the back bar. Until he showed up. Might not have mattered any other time, but after the vividness and randomness of my dream the night before, it was intimidating. Amazing to be nervous in front of one person instead of eighty (or the 400+ in my work presentations!).

It was great- my wonderful friend Ernie came up on stage to say hello to Chepo,and I asked her to stay and sing with me. Funny- the song sheets started blowing off the music stand during the song and by the third verse was unable to retrieve them quick enough- so I made up my own words.

Nothin' to eat and no TV
Lookin' in the mirror- I DON'T KNOW THESE WORDS
Uh huh, It ain't no big thing

So much fun, I will definitely do it again (and make sure tericol goes!). I managed to leave in time to get to Room 710 for the Dicks show, which was packed with old school punks. A lot of fun, but broiling! I saw fellow HJ Ladies member Stephanie, who I hadn't seen in ages, and even had some guy tell me he recognized me from myspace- how interesting! I also met Cris Burns' lovely wife- she was a hoot- and ran into Tom, a sweet young guy I met at a Cat Scientist afterparty months ago.
Late but fun night!

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lolliejean
Jun. 13th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
That sounds like such fun! I'll be rehearsing so I'll be ready when I come for a visit. Good thing I wasn't there last night though as I'm currently in an Enter Sandman - Metallica Talk Dirty to Me - Poison kind of mood as opposed to the Pat Benatar songs. I'd be wearing stripper shoes and acting trashy.

"Good grief Snaxxx! Who's that old broad prancing around up there shaking her groove thing?"

I'd hate to embarrass you. *grin*
snaxxx
Jun. 13th, 2005 08:17 am (UTC)
You must be joking..
Just imagine how HOT the bad seed girls would be together!
lolliejean
Jun. 13th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
Re: You must be joking..
Yeah BABY! We'll have to wear the t-shirts!
lucky_mcgee
Jun. 13th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
Oh wow! That sounds like SO MUCH fun!!! =oD

Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself!
tericol
Jun. 13th, 2005 02:14 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a blast! I'd love to check it out sometime. I was, of course, in bed early that night. Keep me posted when you go again.
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