One of the many reasons why Austin is much cooler than your city, is that it boasts a karaoke tournament.
This isn’t just any ol’ karaoke tournament. It’s the f’ing National Karaoke League.
And you’re talking to one of the champions right here.
Team Steve Perry’s Excellent Adventure.
In last year’s tournament, we went from being in last place to winning the entire championship in one evening, much to the other teams dismay.
It was like a scene out of any formulaic 80’s comedy. We were the nerdy team, the underdog, the John Cusack that rallied against the bullies, the dudes with the polo shirts and perfectly coiffed blonde hair, the James Spaders.
I took off my pants, Nolan ripped off his shirt, a girl fell and hit her head.
It was the evening of all evenings.
After competing in yet another round of competition on Sunday (where we happily and willing lost to a drag queen), we’ve decided to get the team back together. This time, under the new moniker- Steve Perry’s Return to Innocence.
Take a peak inside Austin’s karaoke world….
And if you have any interest in hearing me sing, go here.
1987 hits sing/dance-along at the Alamo Drafthouse
Michael Jackson sing/dance-along at the Alamo Drafthouse the day after he died. The energy in the room was overwhelming. It was that night I decided my goal in life was to make people sing and dance A LOT after I die.
Ludwig, Nolan, and Adley as the Robert Palmer girls
Inspired by David Bowie’s package after going to the Alamo’s Labyrinth sing-along