Ultimate Karaoke - 10 Commandments of Karaoke (Version 2)
10 Commandments of Karaoke (Version 2)
Commandment #1 - THOU SHALT NOT jeer, heckle, boo, harass, or otherwise interrupt a
singer. It's not only bad manners, but may result in a very quick 86 (thrown out of the bar.)
Commandment #2 - THOU SHALT NOT swing the mike by its cord, dance with the mike stand,
or get too drunk to control your actions. The equipment used for
Karaoke is expensive, and you will be held accountable for damages.
The 86 experience may also be encountered here.
Commandment #3 - THOU SHALT NOT whine about when your next turn is; you will sing no
less than everyone else.
Commandment #4 - THOU SHALT NOT be upset if another patron sings a song you were
planning to sing. There are plenty of songs to choose from, and
you can always do it another night. If you didn’t write it, it isn’t “Your Song.”
Commandment #5 - THOU SHALT NOT use foul language when at the mic. You might find
it is the last time on stage for you, if you don't wind up taking
the old 86 Express!
Commandment #6 - THOU SHALT NOT come to the stage with a beer or cigarette. Again,
the equipment is very expensive, and easily damaged by things
such as spilled drinks and cigarette burns.
Commandment #7 - THOU SHALT NOT sing along louder than the performer or join the
performer on stage unless invited. This can be very irritating
and distracting for the singer.
Commandment #8 - THOU SHALT NOT walk in front of the screen or block the singer's
view of the Karaoke monitor. This is very rude, as the singer must be able to see the words in order to sing.
Commandment #9 - THOU SHALT NOT carry on a loud conversation next to the stage.
It is hard for a singer to follow the music cues when they have
people talking loudly next to them. It is also rude to sing along with the song so loudly that you get the singer off key.
Commandment #10 - THOU SHALT APPLAUD!! Come on now, anyone who gets up there
deserves some attention, don't you think? And besides, we're
all here to have fun!!