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You cannot kill The Metal.

I came, I saw, I conquered. The hard rock karaoke was a total blast! I arrived there with a co-worker at 8pm sharp for signing up, then we grabbed a bite at the nearby Panama club. Went back close to 10pm to find the "Pakhuis Wilhelmina" a bit fuller. A little after 10, a DJ started to play rocksongs and around 10.30 the musicians got up on stage. The host of the night (a stand-in, normally it's Bob Fosko from De Raggende Manne) started off with welcoming everyone (Velkom, children of Satan to the 85th edition of the Hard Rock Karaoke!) and opening with "The Pretender" from Foo Fighters. That got the crowd jumping :) And after that it was time for the first 'guest artist'. Me.
"What's your name?"
"Whatcha gonna do, Rob?"
"Sing ridiculously high."
And then I sang "I believe in a thing called love" by The Darkness. And the crowd went wild. And the band went wild. Damn, I was on an adrenaline high. I even managed to squeeze out the two killer high notes (a.k.a. The Ballbreakers). When the song ended, the host hi-fived me ("Shit man, you raised the bar pretty f***ing high!"), the band hi-fived me, I was on f***ing cloud #9 (Might have something to do with various people smoking ... 'herbal' cigarettes nearby). The text-board-bunny put a glass of tequila in my hand, I downed it, I walked off stage and got pats on the back from everyone. I stayed a while longer, watched other people sing Sweet Child of Mine (crap), Girl Girl Girl (good), Born to be wild (funny), Whole lotta love (wicked!), but unfortunately I had to leave on time to catch the tram back to my parkingspot.

Damn, I'm such a slut for spotlights. A video was made with my cameraphone, but unfortunaly the audio is crappy. I'll try to upload to Youtube this weekend.

I think I've found a new monthly barnight ;)

Edit 1: Video-item on the Hard Rock Karaoke (dutch)


Mar. 7th, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
I've heard rumors that they do it at De Melkweg as well... You know I'm gonna drag you along next time you have time :P


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