Life is a song worth singing
What an amazing turnout for Sonoma GayDar’s Karaoke Gathering at MacArthur Place the other evening. About 150 people from our community, and by community I mean gay and straight showed up to sing out proudly.
They say that music soothes the savage beast and I must admit that the vibe in the room that evening was pure magic. For those who sang their hearts out (me included, doing a gorgeous duet on “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” and “People.” Okay, perhaps not so gorgeous) a huge round of applause for getting up in front of this crowd and belting out numbers that ranged from “Delta Dawn” to “The Time Warp!” The entire group sang along, applauded, danced and celebrated life together here in Sonoma.
So many new faces joined in, which just goes to show the power of music and Karaoke. Led by our friends Cat Smith, who has the biggest Karaoke machine I’ve ever seen, and David Dubin, who lead the evening’s festivities seamlessly. There were a variety of songs to choose from and everyone who wanted to sing got their chance to be a star. I did notice some people taking videos with their Phones and am scared that I will show up on You Tube, but, then again, isn’t that how Justin Bieber was discovered!?!?!
Kudos also to the staff of MacArthur Place who accommodated our Sonoma GayDar group and friends and let us go over our time limit for the evening and for the delicious “Divatini” cocktail that we got to enjoy. One thing I learned about Karaoke, the more people drink the more apt they are to get up and sing their heart out.
My personal favorite part of the evening? “YMCA!” Led by a group of about four lead singers (no background singers in this group) the entire room sang along and danced together as only this group knows how to. After all, it is one of our anthems.
Yes, there was much fun in Sonoma that evening.