Dee Effin Karaoke Hotspot: More song and dance
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To sing or dance? That is the question.
In the September edition of Dee Effin Karaoke Hotspot, I posed that very question to our fabulous effin’ readership. Here’s what I got.
Karaoke singers, if they dance, don’t mind one or two dance songs in a night. It gives them a chance to get up and shake their booty, and still sing too – a much more eventful evening out for those singers who like to dance. Especially when it comes to those line dance songs, whether it’s Copperhead Road, The Cupid Shuffle, or the popular new South Korean Rap song, Gangnam Style. This way, everybody can dance without the baggage of a specific partner.
Now, those karaoke singers that don’t dance, would prefer to sing as much as possible. They’re annoyed at the end of the night, knowing how much effin’ singing they missed out on because the KJ played a few dance songs when people could have been singing. It’s a real pisser when any singer at the end of the night is cutoff because the bar is closing down for the night.
Non-karaoke singers that like to dance and enjoy watching their friends sing, have the best of both worlds. These guys will get up and shake their hips if a dance song comes on, for sure. They figure, hey, if it’s a good song, I’ll dance. They don’t give a crap whether it’s karaoke or recorded dance music. They just like to dance, and will find someone to dance with regardless, male or female, doesn’t friggin’ matter to them. It’s always a great time for this type.
Then you’ve got the non-singing, non-dancing people who just like to watch things unfold from their chair. Now these are the folks who just want to kick back, have a drink, and listen to the wide array of singers, perform everything from Top 40 to Country. Make sure they can see the lyrics on the screen, because they like to sing along sometimes, from their chair. These people are not typically very critical, and may walk over to tell someone they did a good job. They support the establishment and the singers alike.
The bar owner wants to attract that clientele that eats, drinks, and spends money. If the KJ plays a mix of karaoke and dance songs, and keeps all kinds coming in, and the bar packed.
With all that B.S. running through your mind, this is Dee Effin Truth!
A KJ who plays two or three songs between singers when no one is dancing is a friggin’ idiot! Especially when there are singers in the rotation. This guy’s rotation will dwindle in time to just two or three singers. He won’t be around long.
A KJ with any common sense will pay attention to their crowd and be in tune with their singers. If people move toward the dance floor when a KJ is playing a song between singers, it might be smart for the KJ to allow the song to play through and let ‘em dance.
Karaoke singers always feel good when people get up and dance when they’re singing. So, whether you’re a karaoke singer or not, but you like to dance, then you’re welcome anywhere! Don’t be shy, grab somebody and just start dancing. You may be surprised by who joins you.
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