FU to the attention whore kareoke guy

jnoble

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my friend who is big on going out to this dive bar for kareoke night every Saturday kept asking me to come along and sing something with her. So, OK.....I'm not much on getting in front of people and singing but promised her I'd do it. She had been wanting to sing the Beatle song 'If I Fell' with me ever since HS 16 years ago which has a really great two part harmony to it. So OK.....we get called and go up there and I start it off doing the lower John part and she takes the higher Paul vocal....and this asshole who I don't even know comes running up and invites himself to sing along on the third mic they have set up. This was three weeks ago. So me and her finish it and sit down and privately grumble about it and promise we'll do it again next time just the two of us like we intended. The unwritten rule in kareoke is that you don't join in with someone else unless you're invited or know it's OK.
So last Saturday I pop over again and she's already requested the song to have another go at it. AND AGAIN this bald headed no-life having loser fuckwad who apparently lives at this place every weekend sitting at the same table singing the same songs comes racing up to join in univited . And I can't even hear myself over him since he's doing the same part as me. I had a funny mental image of giving him a karate style side-kick mid-song sending him crashing into the wall.

FUCK YOU ASSHOLE BUTTINSKI. NO ONE IS IMPRESSED WITH YOUR SHITTY VOICE OR DRAMATIC JOE COCKER GYRATIONS AT THE MIC.
 

Chino Kapone

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Stab him. Stab him multiple times.
 

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Now that's what I call Justifiable Homicide. No jury in the world would convict you.
 

jnoble

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Unplug his mic and kick his ass off the 'stage'.
I wish. I'm not a confrontational guy and don't want to cause a scene, especially because she and her friends meet up there every Saturday for drinks and seem to know most of the people there. But I'm like "seriously buddy? Again? Who the fuck ASKED you to help us out? do you really need to be 'the star' all the time?"
 

JoeyDVDZ

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Those douchebags are the bane of my existence. I just cut their mic when they do that to my singers, and when they look at me as if to say "What the fuck, man?" I simply say "Did they ask you to sing?". That ends it pretty quickly. Added bonus, if they're habitual, as this tool obviously is, they get banned from singing at my shows. Fuck those diva fucktards.
 

jnoble

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Those douchebags are the bane of my existence. I just cut their mic when they do that to my singers, and when they look at me as if to say "What the fuck, man?" I simply say "Did they ask you to sing?". That ends it pretty quickly. Added bonus, if they're habitual, as this tool obviously is, they get banned from singing at my shows. Fuck those diva fucktards.
Funny thing is, she and I have done the Beatles 'Two Of Us' which is another two-singer high/low harmony song and this dude leaves us alone. It's just when we try 'If I Fell' he suddenly feels the need to run up and join us. I don't get exactly why. I don't get violently angry about it, its just so annoying when you want to share a moment with someone in that situation. Plus, like I said, I can't hear myself with some other dude overlapping my part. The mics they have there you have to sing directly into, almost eating them, to get your voice to cut through.
 

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I would have stabbed the guy in the motherfucking throat.

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jnoble

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Now that's what I call Justifiable Homicide. No jury in the world would convict you.
Yeah, can you imagine Wackbag seeing their old friend Jnoble on a late night MSNBC prison show describing how I'm doing 40 to life for committing murder over kareoke? I don't hardly think so. lol
 

JoeyDVDZ

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Funny thing is, she and I have done the Beatles 'Two Of Us' which is another two-singer high/low harmony song and this dude leaves us alone. It's just when we try 'If I Fell' he suddenly feels the need to run up and join us. I don't get exactly why. I don't get violently angry about it, its just so annoying when you want to share a moment with someone in that situation. Plus, like I said, I can't hear myself with some other dude overlapping my part. The mics they have there you have to sing directly into, almost eating them, to get your voice to cut through.
Yeah, that's pretty typical of karaoke mics. Also of karaoke whores. If the host is smart, and cool, he should be watching for you to let him know whether or not it's cool, this tool jumping your song. I literally have a list of rules on my karaoke books, and the first one is, no jacking someone elses song. If you're not invited, sit the fuck down. I get a lot of grief from assholes when I cut their mics, but the singers who don't have to fight for their own song appreciate it.
 

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I wish. I'm not a confrontational guy and don't want to cause a scene, especially because she and her friends meet up there every Saturday for drinks and seem to know most of the people there.
You need to Alpha Dog his ass, or you'll be the bitch in the pack...
 
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If he does it again the two of you should just stop singing and stare at him with a "What the hell are you doing?" look. Either that or have special lyrics prepared about how he's a bald loser that lives in a karaoke bar.
 

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my friend who is big on going out to this dive bar for kareoke night every Saturday kept asking me to come along and sing something with her
If this story doesn't end with her legs pinned behind her head, you're really in the wrong place to complain.
 

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You could just politely ask him not to do it prior to the song.

Or murder him as others suggested. Because that's reasonable.
 

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There are karaoke-ists who aren't attention whores?
 

jnoble

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There are karaoke-ists who aren't attention whores?
Sure. Most people that I see there are just groups of friends who are out to have a good time. I sang one on my own more or less to try something new since I never sang on my own at kareoke before and if it's a song I personally like that's in a comfortable range. But never at any point am I thinking "wow I'm awesome someone notice me". That being said, there always seems to be at least one or two of "those people" that take themselves too seriously, go to that bar every week, and do song after song for no other reason than to get attention. And they usually suck too.
 

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I host karaoke for a living. I have great gear, and I pay attention and shut off extra mics during songs, I don't let ANYONE jump on a mic unless the singer said it was cool before the fact. I'm not a karaoke freak, it's just really good money. I have a good following of people who know the "rules", are respectful, and usually spend a lot of money at the Bar I'm hosting at. I wouldn't be surprised if this bald asshole who is jumping in, is a shitty tipper and a no-money-spending water drinker too.
 

WhiteHonkyDevil

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go to that bar every week, and do song after song for no other reason than to get attention. And they usually suck too.
Every week? Shit, my friends and I went every day for several years. It was all in fun, though. I don't think anyone took anything seriously. It was just fun to get loaded and sing terribly. Plus, through friends and friends of friends, we totally revived that bar's business.

I hosted a couple times, too. Not for me, but I got paid in alcohol....so....it was worth it at the time.
 

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Douchebags are why I do karaoke at home instead of out at bars these days. That, and not wanting to get arrested on the way home.