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MONTRÉAL – It was another fantastic night at Café Cleopatra for the December edition of Strip Karaoke (Bareoke).
Obviously my strip karaoke performances are 100% genuinely ridiculous, but who cares, right? I certainly don’t! Besides, as I always say, what matters the most is that I have fun! And that is exactly what I did!
I was still debating what to sing on my way to the event. Sometimes I only do one song, other times I’ve done two. It really depends on the crowd and the amount of people who are in queue to get up on stage. For a Saturday night the room was full of people in good spirits. It was comfortable. No overcrowding. No long lines at the bar. No waiting an eternity for a turn to get up on stage. I was expecting it to be much busier, but I imagine that with Christmas fast approaching many folks have other priorities and decided not to attend until the new year.
I therefore decided that I would sing two songs throughout the night. I chose ‘Bad’ by Michael Jackson and ‘Private Dancer’ by Tina Turner. For me they are both very fitting songs for strip karaoke. MJ’s ‘Bad’ is a high energy song that keeps the crowd entertained, cheering and clapping. Plus it is technically ”bad” to be stripping naked while singing karaoke – so the lyrics are more than relevant. Whereas Tina Turner’s Private Dancer may not be a high energy song, but the lyrics and tone speak volumes of what is taking place at this particular venue.
Unfortunately the audio and video quality is not the best because I am filming with the front facing camera of my iPhone – in a dark room with a below par sound system (yes indeed, the sound system on the second floor of Café Cleopatra is terrible).
Fortunately however, Jade Sambrook make’s up for the lack of excellent audio and video quality with an awesome and carefree attitude! It takes a certain degree of confidence to get up on stage to sing, dance all at the same time. As my drummer friend would say: it takes coordination.
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But again, what is most important is that I had fun. Additionally I met some new people, and I got to show some curious folks exactly what isn’t worn under a kilt. Lets just say that I offered a valuable educational service. In other words it was a win-win for everybody.
With that being said, I’d like to wish you a happy holiday season! Eat, drink and be merry – but above all be safe and remember not to drink and drive! You have to stay alive in order to get a turn at Bareoke. And hopefully in one piece! Because singing, dancing and striping at the same time when you are in several pieces might be a hard thing to do. Like my drummer friend would say: it takes coordination!
For those interested in attending Bareoke, the Facebook event page can be found here.
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