First Group Karaoke Night!

We're gonna try for the group's first organized meetup! Kathy has suggested Dale 1891 in Carrollwood. The place looks like a great tavern/restaurant. Shooting for after the holidays so everyone has plenty of advance notice and isn't tied up with holiday plans. Let's check it out here and we'll begin setting more dates and checking out some new locations throughout January and February! Hope to see you there and bring a friend! A good crowd completely makes the karaoke experience complete!

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  • Brian

    Success last night! Was great meeting everyone - think we had a decent start and a good basis for karaoke meetings to come. Feel free to email me and/or Kathy if you have a place you'd really like out group to go. Fri and Sat nights are best for most people - at least that's the general consensus I have. Keep checking back for updates and new meetups. I'm going to plan on going to Dale 1891 again next week, so it'll be posted here for anyone who can make it out again. Considering Pete's in South Tampa for the next place after that...Feel free to comment and let us all know what you thought of things last night!

    January 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Went to Pete's in S Tampa after our gathering. It was terrific! Very busy and lots of talented people, mostly younger. Lol, of course most of you are younger than me! Anyway, if someone is allergic to smoke its not a great option. But my friend Sean said that the smoke removing machines were not on because the AC wasn't on since it was so cold outside. He said normally it's not nearly as bad smoke wise as it was Friday night. But all that said, it really is a great spot to do karaoke and faster Songz rather than slow songs go over much better. There are lots of monitors with the lyrics so it's easy to see and move around if you want to.

      January 5, 2014

  • Kathy

    Thanks to everyone it was a great night. Such talent too!... and I am not talking about myself...lol

    1 · January 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Loved your songs, Kathy! To see you. And thanks to Brian for organizing, looking forward to the next one!

      1 · January 4, 2014

  • Brian

    Welcome everyone! Loving the RSVPs so far! We're bound to have a great night. Members - feel free to bring your friends...the more the merrier. I'm going to contact 1891 and ask if they're willing to offer any drink specials to our group. So which artists are your favorites for your karaoke choices? I do Tom Petty, Creed, Pink Floyd, Bush, some Pearl Jam, Eve 6, and Green Day. Can't wait! Everyone have a safe and wonderful holiday season - well see you on the 3rd!!

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • Brian

      PS - Anissa, where is mixers...is that Palm Harbor?

      January 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes palm it's in palm harbor . There is also a place in Tampa obriens Irish pub on dale Mabry has karaoke there on Wednesdays another group that I organize meets there once a month . We are going this Wednesday if you or anyone would like to join us ! Hope to meet you soon !

      January 4, 2014

  • Kathy

    Had a blast

    January 4, 2014

  • Kathy

    I'll be there at 6:30. 21 members from my happy hour group rsvp'd. We will do the happy hour thing and have some appetizers and maybe some dinner. By the time we are done with that, then it will be time for karaoke. Big night tonight! Still having after effects from my cold. Not sure if I will be able to sing. I might try anyway.

    1 · January 3, 2014

    • Matthew

      Alright you talked me into it. Just finished work and about a 30 min drive so be there soon. Am hungry!

      1 · January 3, 2014

    • Matthew

      So it's right past Barnes and noble, went to outback lot and was too far. Had to park like 5 rows back. Hope that's not all for the bar. :)

      January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like my friend Sean is joining us. I have no idea if he sings, but he'll be moral support!

    2 · January 2, 2014

    • Kathy

      I might need support too

      January 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kathy, I think there's enough Sean to go around, lol!

      1 · January 2, 2014

  • Brian

    All - We're good to go for tomorrow night. I'll be arriving at Dale 1891 between 745P-800P. I will def be there by 800P. Don't know what I'll be wearing - I look like my picture so...
    <<<look for this guy. I'll be watching for people to come in, but it should be plenty easy for people to spot the group - esp if you're coming by 830 or sooner. The place is not huge, just grab a drink and check the large round tables over by the Karaoke stage. If you have any questions or any trouble finding the place or our group, feel free to text or call me:[masked]-3779. Looking forward to meeting everyone! I think everybody can certainly look forward to some "superstar" support from our group and the people there!

    January 2, 2014

  • Kathy

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    January 2, 2014

  • Brian

    Happy New Year's to everyone!! Have a fun, safe evening tonight and enjoy your day off tomorrow!

    1 · December 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You, too! Cya soon.

      December 31, 2013

  • Kristin M.

    I would have loved to come this Friday, but I have a previous commitment. I will definitely come next time.

    December 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to seeing you next time, Kristin!

      1 · December 30, 2013

  • Brian

    ALL: I stopped in at Dale 1891 last night, stayed 830 to 1000P. It's located in the very back corner of the plaza - behind Mimi's Cafe. You can't see it from the road (N Dale Mabry), you have to drive to the back. Overall, I liked the place and think it's IDEAL for our first meetup next Friday. Here's how it seemed.

    1 · December 28, 2013

    • Brian

      Note: Go over to the "dicussions" tab if you're interested in the details from my visit to Dale 1891 last night - it's the newest forum thread labelled Dale 1891...

      December 28, 2013

  • Brian

    I'm headed to 1891 tonight to scope it out for next week. I'll be getting there around around[masked] and plan to talk to the mgr about the whole group next week. I'm planning to stay maybe about an hour, possibly put in a song - we'll see how it goes. I'll post an update tomorrow to give everyone the "gist" and we'll be good to go for next week!

    1 · December 27, 2013

  • Kathy

    10 people signed up to go from Happy Hour group that I am a member of.

    December 25, 2013

    • Brian

      Hey could you ask them join our group and RSVP here? It will help us to have an accurate RSVP head count, esp if we end up with more then 10 people. I'm going to try to stop by the place tonight briefly just to check it out in person.

      December 27, 2013

  • Kathy

    Thanks Jennifer
    Ditto
    Merry Christmas to all
    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone soon.

    December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

    1 · December 25, 2013

  • Kathy

    uh oh...I have laryngisis!

    December 24, 2013

    • Brian

      Get better lol - you have to be there next week! It's looking like we may hit 10 people. I'm gonna talk with their mgr ahead of time...

      1 · December 24, 2013

    • Matthew

      Good thing you've got a week to recover! I seem to have a 50/50 chance of coming down with something around the holidays. Just need to stay active and not take it too easy!

      December 24, 2013

  • Brian

    Meeting update: I spoke to staff at Dale 1891 today. They are happy to have our group come for Karaoke on the 3rd. They confirmed that Karaoke sets up right around 8:00P and starts by 8:30P each Friday night. They get a mixed crowd, not too packed but not dead either - and of course a group of Karaoke regulars. Karaoke runs until midnight, but they said it can run up till 12:30am on busier weeks. We should have a good time and plenty of opportunity for everyone to get a few songs in each. Should be a great time. Everyone is welcome - all ages and all skill levels - everyone gets applauded and encouraged! Tell a friend and bring a friend!

    Tomorrow night, I'm planning on going to Double (Doppel) Decker in Ybor for Saturday night Karaoke. Everyone is welcome! I am going to scope the place out and see how it is as a prospective location for another scheduled outing for our group later in January.

    1 · December 20, 2013

    • Matthew

      I'd be happy to just find one solid place with a good selection, a reasonable wait and a fun crowd. Is that too much to ask? ;) I had 2 great places in MI and really didn't need to go searching around anymore after that. ;)

      1 · December 23, 2013

    • Brian

      AMEN to that!!!

      1 · December 24, 2013

  • Kathy

    For anyone who wants to improve their voice, Amazon has a deal right now for voice lessons. I for one, bought mine.

    December 8, 2013

    • Matthew

      I don't know if they have lessons for death metal growls?

      December 23, 2013

    • Kathy

      I'll check lol

      December 24, 2013

  • Kathy

    I do oldies and some country

    2 · December 13, 2013

    • Matthew

      It seems like even 90s music is considered oldies on some stations nowadays. ;)

      December 23, 2013

  • Kathy

    I am inviting members from another group that I am active in.

    1 · December 19, 2013

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