So, the other night I went to my first ever karaoke bar! Yes, I know. First. In 23 years.
It looked like a set from a Coen brothers film (mostly Blood Simple, which I would argue is their best film), with wood-panelled walls, long tables in rows, and a giant vending machine. It’s for serious karaoke-ers. And boy, did they really belt it out.
There was this guy who was always onstage that knew the chords to EVERY song. He backed up everyone. I’m pretty sure he backed up my friends when they sang “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy and Monica. Which is totally fantastic to have a guitar rendition of that song.
Anyway, the greatest thing about this place was the awesome murals on the wall. On one side of the bar the murals were of an aquarium, like sharks and stuff. And it was pretty realistic and framed to look like glass panels.
BUT, on the other side was a giant, life-size mural of Sidney Crosby! He was looking pretty fierce and about to score on the Habs. At first I thought it was ridiculous to have a mural of Sidney Crosby, I mean, maybe Wayne Gretzky, but Crosby? However, someone was quick to inform me that he means a lot to the people around here and that he’s from Halifax. So yeah, I take it back. He’s totally mural material. And he did do that Tim Horton’s commercial…