From Justin Moy (co-organizer):
Sorry for the long delay! It's been a very busy summer for me so far. Hence, I'm setting this for August 5, 2012 (Sun) for the marathon from 2:00PM to 8:00PM for private room style at Karaoke Duet 53.
1. You CANNOT input more than one song at a time. After everyone has put in a song, you can put in another song.
2. You can sing in any language you want, but considering this is a (mostly) Japanese singing karaoke group, it would be nice if you sing some Japanese songs (if not all). Don't worry, because there's no judging. =)
3. As for conversation language exchange, I'm going to do something a little differently from what was done in the past. The first few hours will be free style. This means you can speak in either English or Japanese. The last two hours (6-8PM) will be 日本語だけ (JAPANESE ONLY).
4. Let's have fun together! \(^O^)/
ABOUT THE SONGS
I haven't been to Duet 53 so I don't know if they have any electronic devices to enter songs, but as most of you probably know, they have the karaoke books to look up your song.
For Japanese songs, most of the kanji have furigana. If you are not comfortable reading in Japanese, you can always bring lyrics printed out in romaji or you can look them up on an internet-ready device when you are there.
It would cost you a total of $18.00 (incl. tax and tip). I will collect your payment when you arrive. If you are there for less than three hours, it may be possible for you to pay the hourly rate, which would ultimately be less than the marathon price. I hope you can stay for the entire time though! (^_^)
Food is allowed into the room, but NOT drinks...
As with the usual karaoke places in NYC, you CANNOT bring in any outside beverage. We'll get glasses of water for everyone, but if you'd like something else to drink, there is a full bar at the karaoke place. Please pay for your drink when you purchase it.
Karaoke Duet 53 is located at 900 Eighth Avenue, Floor B1 with the entrance on 53rd Street.
CONTACT AND COMMENTS
You can call or text me (Justin Moy) at (201)[masked]. If you arrive late, please let the front know you are there for "Justin," or feel free to call or text me and I'll get you.
Don't hesitate to write any thoughts or ideas via this event post or privately to me.
For more info on Duet 53 or the Karaoke Duet chain, check out their website at: