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Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Tuesday night at Applebee's they have karaoke from 9-12. During the winter I had gone a few times here and there. Then I met my friend Josh. He is so funny. He does "Humor U" at BYU. We were talking one time and he told me that he used to go to karaoke at Applebee's every week by himself and sit at the bar and get up and rap for his karaoke. Ever since then, we talked about going. It took us a while to line up our schedules, but we have gone a couple of times together now and it has been epic.

The first time we went there were 6 of us. It was probably one of the best karaoke experiences I have ever had.... and nobody at karaoke was even drunk! First of all, Josh got up and sang/rapped "Where the Party At" and our waitress had a total crush on him. Second of all, me, Megan and Vicki got up and sang "Alone" by Hart and it was amazing. Liz came later and sang "Ain't no Mountain High Enough" with Josh. In that same night.... the manager who is in his late 30's-early 40's got up and sang "Let's get it on" and Megan commented on how we would be fun to be married to and pointed out the way he moved his hips. There was an old man that got up to sing "Ring of Fire" and then the second time he got up he sang "Battle Hymn of the Republic" which has to be a first at karaoke and we were all banging our classes together as we waved them in the air during the chorus and after the song was over everyone in Applebee's was chanting USA. That was all funny, but I think what put that night over the top was the group that showed up with a guy in a green suite which we learned later that he sewed himself. He first got up and did a little song Acapella that he wrote himself. It was long. The second time he got up we knew it was going to be good because he took off his green suite coat. He started singing "E.T." by Katy Perry and while he sang, he was walking around Applebee's and serenading different girls. One of the girls he was trying to serenade was our very own Liz. He got her up and wanted to dance with her. She sat back down.... he leaned in for a kiss.... she dodged it and he ended up kissing her arm. It was so funny. I was laughing so hard that I was crying. Literally. Such a good night that we decided that we wanted to start going every other week.

So two weeks later we went back. I think everyone heard about our epic experience last time.... either that or we are just THAT cool, but our group size doubled. Out of the 13 or 14 people we had there, at least half of the people at our table got up to sing... which was awesome. I sang some Spice Girls with the girls.... but then I sang a duet with Rich "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John. It was so fun. Everyone had a great time. The whole place busted out in "Sweet Caroline" when someone got up to sing that.... it wasn't as funny as last time, but still a good time. I believe that some karaoke is good for the soul. I'm always laughing when I go to karaoke because you never know what you are going to get.

For sure the best one to watch is Josh though. He gets up there and people don't expect him to rock at rapping like he does. This time he did "It's Getting Hot in Here". Everyone loved him.

Our table had so much energy and excitement that the manager came over and gave some of us free tickets to the Owls game this week. Not often that I get free stuff.... so me and Dave were pretty excited.

I think we are going to keep going every other week.... so many good times ahead!


Lil Lizzie said...

karaoke is definitely good for the soul. so glad i jumped on this bandwagon.

Kristy said...

I remember you telling me about the first karaoke night. Very fun times. :)

Meg said...

Thanks for telling the world about my crush on the Applebees manager. My life is now complete :)

jamie hixon said...

That is awesome. Next time I karaoke I am going to RAP! And sing "I will Always Love you."