I’ve been DJing – or rather KJing, every week at Boomer Jacks in Denton, TX. It is a small bar and grill and we have a rather lively group that comes up and sings from 8:30-11:30. What I love about Karaoke is that it allows people for just a moment to understand how hard it is to perform, and perform well, in front of a crowd – and that is when you have the words scrolling in front of you on a screen!
When I was a kid I used to sing in church a lot. They called it “Specials” as in, “This morning Eddie Renz will be singing a special.” The pastor would announce me and I’d go up on stage and let my vocal gift bless the audience. Now that I’m older I am beginning to wonder if my voice was much of a blessing or not. I think anytime you see a young person willing to get on stage then that alone is enough to garner him/her some applause.
So that brings me back to my point of Karaoke and why it is so great. For just a moment you get to be on stage and whether you are good or bad, people applaud you just for trying. You get applause for your bravery and if you happen to be a great singer/performer as well then people clap and are in awe.
So if you aren’t doing anything on Thursday nights and you live in the Denton, TX area, then come sing Karaoke and for just a few minutes you will be a star.