Karaoke in Astoria!
posted February 4, 2011 12:49 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri February 25 at 8:00 PM, Karaoke Shout
32-46 Steinway St, Queens, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
It's time for some karaoke in Astoria at Karaoke Shout!
I was thinking we could hang at the bar ($2 a song) vs. getting a private room to save $$$, but maybe a room would work, too. What are your thoughts, folks?

EDIT: After conversation in the proposed, I think we will try a reserved room. I'll reserve beforehand based on turnout. You know you want to come! It's just steps from the RM stop at Steinway Street, and not a bad walk from the NQ stop at Broadway, either.

2ND EDIT: I haven't reserved a room; we're going to show up and play it by ear. Eeee, can't wait!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to Meetup (49 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Okay
posted by the young rope-rider at 1:09 PM on February 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Karaoke like anywhere else would probably be better for me? . . . but I might do this. After the 19th preferred. And I guess weekend.
posted by grobstein at 1:32 PM on February 4, 2011


This meetup will definitely be in Astoria.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:50 PM on February 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'd like to go to this. But wait a minute, are you saying the private room would cost more or less?
posted by John Cohen at 2:04 PM on February 4, 2011


Any time! I am so in.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 3:19 PM on February 4, 2011


...really? People request Nessun Dorma enough that it's third?

Oh good, they have The Little Mermaid soundtrack. I'm good to go for this. 3rd week of Feb is best for me. But I'm down for whenever. I'm willing to throw in a few extra bucks for a private room, but I understand if people would rather go for the bar.
posted by spec80 at 8:58 PM on February 4, 2011


I think a private room could cost more if people were happy to listen more than sing, but maybe a private room is the way to go! Either would probably be fun!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:03 PM on February 4, 2011


I'm fine with either. A private room is $6 per person per hour on Fridays and Saturdays ($5 on other days), so that's like paying $2 per song if each person sings 3 songs per hour.
posted by John Cohen at 9:57 PM on February 4, 2011


The question is how much did we spend at Second on Second for that large room and how much do you think we're likely to spend now at this new place? That has a large effect on whether or not I'll be able to make it.
posted by TrishaLynn at 2:38 AM on February 5, 2011


This sounds awesome...
posted by antgly at 6:17 AM on February 5, 2011


At Second on Second, the hourly flat cost for the room was credited with the drinks people bought at the bar. I can't tell if this place does that; I don't think so.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:21 AM on February 5, 2011


I have called a date and a time!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:29 AM on February 5, 2011


can't oh well
posted by grobstein at 8:58 AM on February 5, 2011


Ach! I'd be delighted to go to this, but I'm already planning on attending the Frenemies-themed Meet The Lady that evening.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:35 AM on February 5, 2011


I have changed the date from the 18th to the 25th, because I do not wish to conflict with Meet the Lady.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:44 AM on February 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh ho! The later date also means increased chances of snowmelt, which means greater ease of biking!
posted by Greg Nog at 10:48 AM on February 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Darnit, I got really excited and told The MP, who reminded me that we already have plans that evening. Shoot.
posted by ocherdraco at 11:45 AM on February 5, 2011


Aw thanks for dodging Meet The Lady, TPS! Now I can come too.
posted by hermitosis at 12:35 PM on February 5, 2011


I'm in for some karaoke.
posted by kkokkodalk at 5:45 PM on February 5, 2011


I'll be there, but I doubt I can get there by 8. Probably more like 9.
posted by John Cohen at 6:35 PM on February 5, 2011


Yippee! There's a fairly good chance I'll be around for this. Excited!
posted by HotPatatta at 7:11 PM on February 7, 2011


I would like to try to make it to this, but someone may have to teach me how to use the subway.

I have mastered NJ Transit to Penn Station, FWIW.
posted by amro at 11:23 AM on February 8, 2011


The subway is easy! You take the R train from Times Square and the karaoke place is just steps away.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:22 PM on February 10, 2011


Yeah. If you can deal with NJT, you'll have no issue with the Subways.
posted by defenestration at 2:54 PM on February 12, 2011


The subway is easy!

Just click your heels together three times and say. . . .

(Except on weekends; it can get hairy.)
posted by grobstein at 4:22 PM on February 12, 2011


Oh! This means time to come up with a fabulous karaoke outfit!!!!
posted by kkokkodalk at 9:37 PM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I will NOT be attending because I will be working.
posted by the young rope-rider at 9:28 AM on February 19, 2011


Maybe. I am off this week, and Jon gets home around 7:30pm. I've actually never been to karaoke. I vote bar -- sounds cheaper (I probably won't sing much, but I'd love to listen), plus performers get a bigger audience!
posted by pips at 5:43 AM on February 20, 2011


I would like to go, but I'm afraid of strangers. Thinking about it...thinking about it...buffering...
posted by zerbinetta at 11:54 AM on February 22, 2011


We're not strangers! You know us, from the Internet.
posted by Eideteker at 1:11 PM on February 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can't make it :( Have a great time everyone!
posted by spec80 at 2:12 PM on February 23, 2011


Sorry, friends, had to jump into the "maybe" pile. Trying to get rush tickets for closing night of "La Boheme" at the Met.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 8:10 PM on February 23, 2011


I don't think I will be able to make it after all. But thank you to Eid who kindly offered to show me the ropes of the subway; I will take you up on that one of these days when I finally make it to an outer borough meet up.
posted by amro at 7:42 AM on February 24, 2011


I will be making it after all! Yay! I'm even getting off of work early! Wheeeeee! See everyone tomorrow.
posted by the young rope-rider at 1:50 PM on February 24, 2011


I wanted so badly to be there with you all and belt out the Best of Amy Grant, but, as it turns out, I'll be at a meetup in Pittsburgh that night. Black and yellow, black and yellow...
posted by HotPatatta at 3:03 PM on February 24, 2011


I think we can play it by ear on the private room- let's show up and hang around the lounge for awhile and see if we need one! Looking forward to seeing you all. I will sing Amy Grant for HotPatatta.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:39 PM on February 24, 2011


Omg, do Breath of Heaven. BREATH OF HEAVEN. (not just for Christmas)
posted by kkokkodalk at 10:18 PM on February 24, 2011


We're having dinner around 7 at Taxos Mexicos if anyone would like to join!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:45 AM on February 25, 2011


I'm definitely coming tonight to karaoke, and will attempt to come to dinner. I've found very vowelly songs, like Celine Dion, karaoke well.
posted by brainwane at 11:16 AM on February 25, 2011


I'm going to be late.
posted by brujita at 12:31 PM on February 25, 2011


Me too.
posted by John Cohen at 1:37 PM on February 25, 2011


I thought I'd make it, but I'm experiencing flu-like symptoms so I won't take chances with my health (and yours). Someone sing "Heartache Tonight" on my behalf!
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 3:10 PM on February 25, 2011


I WILL BE THERE. Nightmare week at work, and everything's taking 30 min. longer that it should, BUT DAMMIT I WILL MAKE IT FOR KARAOKE.
posted by kkokkodalk at 4:33 PM on February 25, 2011


We're getting a room. We'll be in room #10.
posted by Eideteker at 5:32 PM on February 25, 2011


You people know how to SING! Marathon singers, ooooo weee! We will do it again.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:07 PM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


We sang some Amy Grant in honor of HotPatatta- check the 1st photograph!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:09 PM on February 25, 2011


Yrrrrr....what I thought would last 1 1/2 hours ran into 3. Next time!
posted by brujita at 9:36 PM on February 25, 2011


Thanks for putting it together, ThePinkSuperhero. Glad to meet y'all.
posted by brainwane at 5:04 AM on February 26, 2011


EEEEEEEEEEEEEE! SOMEONE WILL NEED TO SLAP THIS GOOFY SMILE OFF MY FACE. YOU PUT MY HEART IN MOTION, TPS!
posted by HotPatatta at 8:20 AM on February 26, 2011



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