Ha! I bet you didn’t see that one coming! You’re so easy to bluff!
I mean, as co-organiser of this whole Melbourne Bloggaroke thing you must have thought that I knew what I was doing? And what I was getting myself into? Wrong!
I know all about organising (except money) and am learning about marketing and PR, but I have never before last night done karaoke!
And I’ll bet you’re even more surprised because you were so impressed with my vocal abilities. Yes! Don’t be shy, I saw your admiring looks! (And I will not metion that comment made this morning about cats being strangled last night). That could not possibly have been referring to me!
Well, what can I say about last night? It was enormous fun! Not at all how I imagined it.
No crowds, no stage, no enormous club full of drunken louts. Ummm, hang on, that sounds a little bit familiar…. Well, it was just us bloggers, crammed into a cozy very squeezy room with a wall-hugging couch, a giant TV and a coffee table groaning under the weight of champagne bottles, glasses and platters of yummy food. It was just like being in somone lounge room, except without the kids’ toys, sippy cups and bits of soggy toast ground into the carpet.
The most important accessory of the night was the chopstick – the only instrument capable of communicating with the karaoke touch screen.
And as for the karaoke virgin? Well, after hastily downing two glasses of champagne I fought over the microphones with the rest of them. I believe my rendition of “Even the nights are better” received a standing ovation – unless they were all getting up to go to the bar? No, they wouldn’t have done that, would they? And then there was my duet with the Mad Cow – yes, it was the Dancing Queen – how did you guess?
I am not going to embarass anyone by giving a blow by blow description of the night, instead enjoy this photographic collage:
I have to say a big thank you to our fantastic sponsors for their financial contribution and the door prizes. All of them are very keen to work with bloggers and supported our Bloggaroke as a way to build these relationships. So please get clicking on their links and tell them who sent you.
My final confession? I really enjoyed not only the night itself, but organising it as well. I feel more comfortable in the role of host/organiser than I do as guest. There were a few lessons that Toushka and I learnt from this experience, but we are keen to do it again. So if you are blogger and either live or travel to Melbourne frequently, join our Facebook group here.
Now, it’s your turn to ‘fess up – are you a karaoke virgin? If not, what is your hottest karaoke song?
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