Which I'm told is an onomatopoeic term for excitement and could be used to describe last night's event (but I'd be stretching the truth if I did so.) It was a terrific night with some pretty good music, fun goodies for sale and a herd of people of both genders in attendance.
Unfortunately, the chosen DJs were a tad repetitive and that led to some dissatisfaction on the part of the gaijin-crowd (myself included.) Not this guy though...he rocked!
That was resolved by a slight diversion (more on that later.)
Anywho, the evening started out slowly with a half-dozen ladies and myself, soon doubling and trebling as the hours ticked by. Since the gals got in for 500￥ (1 drink) the place was well represented by the fairer sex and by 10:00 there were about 35 people, 90% female.
The guys must have heard about the odds and the population of the place increased exponentially. It doubled in about 40 minutes, with several guys starting to traipse in. Good news though, there two guys there who were older than me. Now someone else can wear the "Creepy old guy ogling young chicks" cap.
Then some of my former co-workers wandered in and I finally had someone to bitch to.
One of the gang was ready to leave, so we convinced her to go out to Karaoke for a bit. This was a welcome respite to the smoky dance floor, so we trekked over to Liga for a bit of warbling.
I debuted my "Lady is a Tramp" which went over well and, as usual, I had to bail others out when the songs they chose were beyond their capability. (Case in point: Be My Baby by the Ronettes (which is way out of my range, La Bamba in which I sounded like Speedy Gonzales, but I refuse to sing YMCA.)
Tony did a great duet with one of the barflies, John & Adam sang
Speaking of Yvonne, she was the break-out talent of the night. She blew everyone away with her rendition of Dolly Parton's "I'll Always Love You" and later "Cry for me Argentina"! I'm almost ready to hand over the Karaoke crown! (Almost.)
Oops, that wasn't Yvonne, this is:
Back to Shaft where Julian had set up a live uplink with a guy in Bolton, Ontario who would donate a buck for every shot that he toasted. At last count, he donated 45$! (He took a sip, we downed the shot.)
Another half-hour of watching people enjoy themselves and then I called it a night.
Ya know what? I only had 4 drinks and two shots last night but I didn't pay for a single one! Thanks Julian & Ed!
I'm looking forward to the next Fundraiser, only this time I hope we can recruit some other DJs (Cough, Mokugohan, Cough!)