I was like many people who would belt out a tune while showering, in my room with the door closed, even in the car. Then i turned 18 & could go to the bar. But this is where the stereotypical story ends. I was so nervous just being in a bar let alone unsure if i could sing. The bartender asked if he could chose a song for me. Un knowing-ly he chose No Doubt "i'm just a girl" & it was not as bad as I expected. I started to go once a week. I was never too into drinking so i always found myself ordering coffee all night. Eventually I started to go to other karaoke shows, to the point where i went to karaoke 6-7 days a week. Needless to say that I couldnt keep that up for long, I eventually had to sleep.
The story doesnt end there either. I continued to go to karaoke at least once a week. I would start to bring people to at least be an audience member & maybe a few drinks later they'd try a song. I helped a friend who hosted on the nights when it was the first karaoke night at a bar.
I was so addicted that I went through my whole pregnancy. My daughters favourite song was Troopers "Raise a little hell". And she still does. Now my daughter loves all music. She sings too & baybe she will one day want to go to karaoke, when shes old enough.