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The Karaoke Meetup Who wants to sing?

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:45 PM

So me, Kale, Mary, and a few more people after the Bon Odori festival went to a Karaoke place closeby and we had such a blast making a fool of ourselves singing Anime music. I totally want to do this again. I want to create a meetup for all of us to hangout and karaoke the hell out of that place. So, who wants to do it? Here's some details about the place.

***Updated August 19th @ 9:55am***

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Ding Dong Dang Karaoke Bar
224 E Golf Rd. (between Arlington Heights Rd & Goebbert Rd)
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Cost: About $45-$60 per hour/per group (not per person)

Date: September 12th

Meeting Time: Be at location at 6pm.

Room Sizes: Biggest room one holds up to 25 people. Mid-size is 15. Small is 10.

Music Selection: English and Japanese (It has Anime songs too).

Ages: All Ages, no restriction.

Hours: 2am it closes?

Here's a couple things you need to know before coming to the meetup:
1.) Drinks are not allowed in the building. The store owners do not permit that, though they do have soda/water/frappcinos that you can buy from them.

2.) Please do not bring any restaurant related food. Snacks or bag of chips is acceptable, but keep them into a bare minimal.

3.) If you bring in food or drinks, it's you're responsibility to throw them out. I don't not want the store owners to think we are a messy group. So clean up anything that needs to be thrown away.

4.) This is not a cosplay meetup. We'll be inside of the room mostly and probably butchering alot of the songs.

5.) The karaoke room will indeed get hot and probably smelly since there's gonna be quite a number of us inside. Feel free to step out to get some air or water.

6.) Always keep the karaoke room doors closed. I know its bad circulation, but we are not allowed to have it open since karaoke rooms are very noisy.

7.) We are paying after we finish the room, but I believe this will be easier if I collect the money first before entering the place. Credit Card/Debit Card holders need to stay until the end. If you need to leave early and need to pay by card, you're ending up owing someone and it's not going to be me.

8.) Please do not horse around in and outside of the karaoke room. There's expensive equipment here and there's other rooms right next door. We don't want to break anything or disturb the neighboring customers.

9.) There will be a Karaoke line system. Either myself or anyone who's willing to bring a notebook and pen and will write down the person's name, the song number, and what language will it be in. This way we can get in alot more songs in a short period of time. If your song doesn't work on the machine, you can pass your turn until you can find another one to sing. When you find it, you'll be up next right after the current person singing.

10.) Everyone MUST be seated until you're up for singing. If you're not singing, sit down and relax. Don't crowd up towards the screen.

I think that covers a good majority of things to know.

After the Karaoke, we'll possibly go to Dennys or Steak 'n Shake to relax and chill. Or be random and do a little rave party at the parking lot and take out McD's right across the street.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:47 PM

Sounds fun. I might go. ^^
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 08:16 PM

If its in September I might be able to go...problem is I have no car so I would need a ride but that can easily be arranged.



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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:03 PM

I would love to go! Karaoke is awesome! ^_^
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:09 PM

if it has beer! more better reasons to go.. lol!! seeing drunk otakus singing!! lol!!! hard!
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:13 PM

the place is really huge!! we could have a party in there. i'll go but i don't know what weekend that will fall under cuz i'm suppost to be going to AWA but we shall see. i'd love to go
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:14 PM

I think my friend went to a karaoke bar that was cheaper (but it's about the same with food i guess)... unless you mean $40 per hour total per room (not $40 per person per hour), then that's a way better deal.

I doubt I'm going cuz I can't sing and it's 20x worse when I'm drunk. My friend got it on film somewhere. It's mostly me cursing for missing the notes.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 09:24 PM

View Posttatsumakichan, on Aug 4 2008, 04:14 AM, said:

I think my friend went to a karaoke bar that was cheaper (but it's about the same with food i guess)... unless you mean $40 per hour total per room (not $40 per person per hour), then that's a way better deal.

I doubt I'm going cuz I can't sing and it's 20x worse when I'm drunk. My friend got it on film somewhere. It's mostly me cursing for missing the notes.

Thats the fun part of it. ^^
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 10:01 PM

View Postprincemercury1, on Aug 3 2008, 10:24 PM, said:

Thats the fun part of it. ^^

that's not what the neighbors thought
We karaoke in my friend's condo and basically, it was just me screaming the f-word on the mic for 25 minutes...
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 10:14 PM

BTW, I believe these rooms are soundproof.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 11:22 PM

I would love to go!

Have always wanted to go to a karaoke bar :]

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:21 AM

View PostSoy Sauce, on Aug 3 2008, 11:14 PM, said:

BTW, I believe these rooms are soundproof.

So is it 40 per hour per room or 40 per hour per person?
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:25 AM

i believe it's just 40 an hour for karaoke in general. Soy knows better then i do but i believe that's how it works.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:41 AM

It depends on which room you have.

When we did the karaoke meetup back in Feb or March (I forget exactly when but it was pre-Acen and cold) we were in a room that could hold like I dunno, ten people? Maybe more? There were about 8 or so of us. And that room was $40 per hour for the room. But I think smaller rooms might be less, larger rooms are more.

What I found fascinating that part of our group could actually read Japanese and Korean, and there were three machines in the room we had so we had people singing songs in different languages that night. It was AWESOME.

I love Ding Dong Dang but I don't know if I'll have the money for it. If I do though, count me in! Just be prepared to pry the mic away from me -- I tend to be a bit of a mic hog when it comes to karaoke. ;)

Which reminds me...I gotta call the Spot...I apparently won a karaoke party there! I need to find out the details, tho.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:57 AM

did somebody say Korean?
like Super Junior and dbsk?
or like Wonder Girls or Big Bang or FT Island!!!!???
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:16 AM

View Posttatsumakichan, on Aug 4 2008, 01:57 AM, said:

did somebody say Korean?
like Super Junior and dbsk?
or like Wonder Girls or Big Bang or FT Island!!!!???



No clue. The song listing and all the words on screen were in Korean. *shrug*

Thing is, at least in the English language book, their selection was a little different. Lots of songs I typically go for in karaoke places were not on there, while lesser known non-hits that I like by certain artists but would never dream of finding in karaoke were there. So who knows what you'd find in the Korean listings.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:37 AM

View Posttatsumakichan, on Aug 4 2008, 01:21 AM, said:

So is it 40 per hour per room or 40 per hour per person?


It's per room. The larger group we get, the cheaper the price will be. Just to be warned that time flies when we're having fun so we need to keep track of the time. Usually each song is like 3-4 minutes, plus like 2 minutes to get the song setup and playing. If we want to get alot of songs in one hour, I suggest everyone to know what songs they're singing and make sure they have their song number ready before the person is done with their song. English songs are easy to find and the Korean/Japanese songs will be harder to find so make sure you're not holding up the line. I'll probably make a list of people going in what order, most likely the English songs will go first since the Japanese songs will be harder to find, unless you can read their language. If we get like 12 people paying $10 each, we can stay in their for probably 3 hours.

When we meetup at the Karaoke place, I'm going to try asking the desk person to let us take a look inside of those books. This way we can get started looking over what songs we want to sing. If anyone finds something to sing, write down that number. It's better to do it before paying rather than looking them over during the hours we are paying for.

Also, if there's people who don't want to sing at all and still like to come, they are welcome.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:32 PM

I wish I could go but two things:

1 - i hate singing in public even though I know I can sing
2 - I'm going to be in Kentucky...
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:57 PM

Well I would love to go and meet everyone! (finally XP) I only live about 45 min away so it wouldn't be that bad of a drive. Also I am perfectly comfortable with singing in front of strangers, regardless of how my singing is ^_^
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:02 PM

I LOVE singing.
However, September means school will be a plague upon me once more... so even during a weekend my mom might be mean and not let me go.
Also, Mitsuwa is like 40 minutes from my house and my dad was still complaining that it was too far... so I'm unsure if I'd be able to go due to that...

Lastly, money is an issue that plagues me... but 10 bucks per person sounds reasonable...
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:22 PM

Hell yeah! This will be fun as hell! But I warn you that your ear drums may bleed after I'm done lol
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:28 PM

I'll probably come. I just have to get my vocal chords in shape again since it's been awhile since I sang.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:50 PM

View PostVoicesOfChaos, on Aug 5 2008, 12:22 AM, said:

Hell yeah! This will be fun as hell! But I warn you that your ear drums may bleed after I'm done lol

Let's team up and make everyone's ears bleed!!! FTW!
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:53 PM

i will try to make it. i never been to a karaoke bar before i would to go. i hope it not going to be real soon i need time to save up and ask off for it.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:55 AM

I need to know at least two weeks in advance before I can go in order for me to make sure I can have that day off.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:10 PM

I'm game! I wouldn't have minded going last week but funds and tiredness kind of prevented this. I'm an okay singer, not good but not great. :P
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 04:51 PM

Karaoke?!? ZOMG. I hope they have plenty of L'Arc-en-Ciel songs in that thar book.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:03 PM

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Karaoke?!? ZOMG. I hope they have plenty of L'Arc-en-Ciel songs in that thar book.


I've seen quite a number of L'Arc-en-Ciel songs in those books. I'm not sure how far they updated it, I guess it's as far as when Hero's Comeback came out. Maybe mid-2007?
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:16 PM

Couldn't be more perfect! I'm there!
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:20 PM

I may come just to socialize... trust me singing is not my forte (sorry no accent mark on the e)
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