Karaoke Meetup/Birthday Bash (The Return!)
posted May 17, 2011 6:29 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat June 11 at 8:00 PM, Karaoke one7
29 W 17th St, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Given the success/awesome time we all had at my 30th birthday party last year, I've decided to book the same room at the same place for this year.
The deal is much the same as last year. We get a private karaoke room, with a bar, disco ball, and stage. There's room for 20+ people, so don't hesitate. I am putting my own money down for the room and I'm on the hook for the tab (including a minimum drink total for the group, so drink up!), so I am asking folks to bring cash. I quoted "$16" last year; most people just chipped in a $20. And as good a time as we had last year, that was a really good value. As always, if cashflow looks like it will be a problem for you, e-mail/MeFiMail me and we can talk. It's my birthday, so having you all there is the real present (And that's not just blowing smoke, we had a TOTAL BLAST last year, no joke).

Last year, we had the room for 2 hours, and I think we extended it to 3 (or maybe 2.5) because there wasn't another party booked right after ours. This year, I'm doing the same thing; I've reserved the room for 2 hours (but haven't made my deposit yet; as I thought, I have to go in person). If there's strong response, I'll reserve it for three hours. I'm thinking 9-11pm right now, but we can totally make that 8-11 (or whatever hours people prefer) if folks are really interested. Again, I just need to see the response, because I'm on the hook for the extra scratch if we commit to more karaoke than we can handle. But if I don't know in advance and someone else books the room, we can't extend. We got lucky last year! So if you want to party hard, speak up!

So what hours work for you folks? And who's in? Let's make last year's bash look like the Medvedev to this year's Putin!
posted by Eideteker to Meetup (41 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I'm in! But I would like it to start at 8, so I can have more time for siiiiiiinging!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:35 PM on May 17, 2011 [2 favorites]

Yeah, I'd like to do 8-11. Let's hope folks are really committed!!!
posted by Eideteker at 6:54 PM on May 17, 2011

I can't believe it's that time again! I'll be fresh off the plane from Stockholm that day, but will try to let you know if I can make it as soon as I know.
posted by functionequalsform at 12:16 AM on May 18, 2011

I am so pumped.
posted by ocherdraco at 4:58 AM on May 18, 2011

I am so there!
posted by John Cohen at 7:46 AM on May 18, 2011

oh boy. count me in :D
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 10:54 AM on May 18, 2011

I will be there.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 12:37 PM on May 18, 2011

OK, I've put down the deposit. I shifted the hours from 8-10, as requested. If anyone has an issue with that, speak now!
posted by Eideteker at 4:43 PM on May 22, 2011

It was really fun last year but I will be in Colorado this year. :'(
posted by the young rope-rider at 12:24 PM on May 26, 2011

What the hell...this is MY birthday =( and I'm not even sure if I'll be able to make it this year. I'll keep ya posted.
posted by kkokkodalk at 12:27 PM on May 26, 2011

Whaaaat? I was getting totally psyched to have my birthday celeb with my sistah again this year. Don't disappoint me!
posted by Eideteker at 12:35 PM on May 26, 2011

By which I mean it's your party, too!
posted by Eideteker at 12:35 PM on May 26, 2011

I am interested in receiving this newsletter....
posted by digitalprimate at 5:12 PM on May 26, 2011

Gah! I'm going to be in the Pacific Northwest.
posted by whimsicalnymph at 4:13 PM on May 30, 2011

I'm still excited about this.
posted by ocherdraco at 5:42 AM on June 1, 2011

I'll come if I can! And hopefully I will be gainfully employed by then...
posted by showbiz_liz at 3:54 PM on June 1, 2011

Thinking about it. How much would not being able to sing be a problem?
posted by rosswald at 4:09 PM on June 1, 2011

How much would not being able to sing be a problem?

Not at all. Have you ever been to karaoke before?
posted by John Cohen at 6:33 PM on June 1, 2011

It is demonstrably not a problem. Some might say it's an asset.
posted by Eideteker at 6:59 PM on June 1, 2011

See, people always tell me that... until they hear me sing. ;)
posted by rosswald at 7:50 PM on June 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

I don't drink and I don't sing karaoke, are y'all going to go somewhere afterwards?
posted by fuq at 6:29 PM on June 4, 2011

fuq, I don't drink either, but it's always fun hanging out with the NY MeFites.
posted by essexjan at 11:17 PM on June 4, 2011

Oh, my impression is that going to the karaoke thing would definitely cost money/rsvp and I was wondering if people were going to a normal bar where I can stand around and get some seltzer.

And I don't like Karaoke.
posted by fuq at 9:33 AM on June 6, 2011

If you're not going to sing or drink, there's no cost to attend (other than subway fare). Esp. not for you, fuq. But the room is at a set cost, not per-head, so I have no problems with it if you just want to come and hang out. You're free to show up whenever or bail.

Last time, we went to Revival afterwards. I was going to try to reserve their back patio afterwards if folks are cool with that (and thanks for reminding me, btw... need to make that call).
posted by Eideteker at 10:26 AM on June 6, 2011

Is everyone brushing up their chops? How many of us are going to take a stab at November Rain this year? [148 measure instrumental break]
posted by Eideteker at 10:13 AM on June 9, 2011


need to spend all day toda picking songs
tomorrow is all day rehearsals

posted by Eideteker at 7:24 AM on June 10, 2011

Who will join me in a rendition of "Gee Office Krupke" from West Side Story?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:29 AM on June 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'll probably stop by.
posted by fuq at 11:09 AM on June 11, 2011

Oh god my fucking head....ok I am awake, and I will be there.
posted by kkokkodalk at 11:55 AM on June 11, 2011

Seriously considering it.
posted by hermitosis at 1:41 PM on June 11, 2011

We're here!
posted by Eideteker at 4:52 PM on June 11, 2011

Cool. I'll be there in 10 mins. Will you be easy to find?
posted by John Cohen at 5:04 PM on June 11, 2011

Arg, passed out on the couch! Will be fashionably late.
posted by Skorgu at 5:21 PM on June 11, 2011

Had to leave early because I'm feeling a little queasy, but YAY that was (and probably still is) fun!
posted by ocherdraco at 6:57 PM on June 11, 2011

Not sure anyone cares, but we're at Revival. Upstairs, natch.
posted by Eideteker at 8:43 PM on June 11, 2011

We had a ball! Due to a possible misunderstanding on how the bill worked, we may have stiffed you, Eide. We'll be in touch.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:00 PM on June 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

Eh, it's ok. I'm just glad people had a good time.

And did we ever! I think we had like 30 people tonight! Amazing turnout and SO. MUCH. TALENT.

We have to come back and get a smaller room sometime soon. Maybe semi-regularly.

And we're definitely doing this again next year! Mark your calendars!
posted by Eideteker at 10:51 PM on June 11, 2011

Had a fantastic time and if there's such a thing as "tambourine forearm," I totally have it.


But seriously, man... I always love going to karaoke and being surprised by how awesome people I know are at it. Eide, man? You rocked the house DOWN.
posted by TrishaLynn at 2:40 AM on June 12, 2011

Such a good time, with so much enthusiastic awesomeness from everyone. Special props to the birthday boy and girl, but the MVP award goes to The Pink Superhero, who needs to audition for the next season of "The Voice" or "American Idol" or something.

I hope copious pictures, videos, and audio recordings were taken (though I assume that this is not the case, so let's be on that for next time).
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 5:12 AM on June 12, 2011

Here's video of my performance as Isaac Hayes: A Tribute to Rembrandt Brown. Sadly, I didn't get to perform Tears in My Fro.

I'd also like to thank our special guests last night; Kato Kaelinn and Lyta Alexander from Babylon 5.

SO MUCH LOVE in that room last night! All the smiling faces were a birthday present beyond priceless.
posted by Eideteker at 7:56 AM on June 12, 2011

ocherdraco i must have missed you! :( i came late, after 9:30.

this was a lot of fun to watch you guys. maybe someday i'll get up and sing :)
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 10:19 AM on June 12, 2011

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