Last night I met one of my female friends out for drinks and Karaoke. I'm not a big Karaoke-er, but I've found out she is. Like some run to go home to their husbands and wives after class, she runs off to sing cover songs to TV screens.
Since I've been singing again, she and I have been trying to figure out a time to get together, for me to join her and her ravenous posse of singing friends.
Well, last night was the night...
Blue lights lit the joint. What looked to be members of a woman's softball team were playing pool. At the bar a few guys sat facing the shaved head tenders.
It didn't really register that the guys at the bar, and the women playing pool sort of keep to their own kind, as my friend's friends at the tables were an equal mix of males and females, with a majority of them being couples... With the guy's sitting close to their ladies.
When my friend yelled into my ear, something to the effect that she would never have guessed I would have come out and done Karaoke, especially at a Gay Bar... It hit me. I was in a Gay Bar. I was in my first Gay Bar... My own personal Blue Oyster.
Well, I learned something last night... If you're a lady, and your guy isn't being affectionate enough in public... Try going to a gay bar. They'll snuggle right up to you.
Actually it was all very chill, as everyone seemed to know who played for what team... It was really much more about the singing then anything else for everyone that I had even the briefest conversation with.
I always try to take away something from every experience, and what fascinated me last night was how some singers that had very little stage presence, or technical training, or natural singing talent could be completely relaxed... And how others who were obviously talented would get tense, choked up or push.
Anyway, there's life lessons all around... I'm sure there's other things I could have learned last night, but somethings I'd rather be ignorant about.
Today I have some possible future script research... And while I don't want to disclose what it is at this time... All I can say is, I'm not sure even I believe I'm going to witness it.
-- Quiche Me ~ Tom Kiesche