I have done karaoke like 6-7 times. Each time I somehow became the one everyone couldn’t stop talking about. I’m neither a good singer nor comically bad, I just fully commit to it. That’s the key to karaoke: go all in and have fun, then it’s fun for everyone.
@macromeh yeah, i only realized it was an actual “thing” about five years ago and it was helpful to know, after a lifetime of being told to get over it, have fun, suck it up, grow a thicker skin, etc. not that there’s anything wrong with being a “regular” sensitive person either, but my reactions to certain things were extreme and also often physical, and it really affected me. i can opt out of certain things and no longer feel i should force myself to do or see certain stuff.
Karaoke gets more fun in inverse proportion to how much you care about your own performance. I’m a pretty good singer, and for years I avoided singing karaoke because I was afraid the songs I wanted to sing wouldn’t be right for my voice. Once I got over that, I embraced the suckage and learned to enjoy myself.
I have only done it once and it was fun. This machine they are selling now doesn’t have the words to use, which is a must for me. It will certainly make it more difficult! Do these places now expect you to know the words?