2014 Karaoke with Ken Wrap-Up, with Photos!

The invitation

The invitation

This year’s outing to The Republic of Texas on San Antonio’s Riverwalk was a smashing success. Between 40 and 50 folks joined us for an evening of singing, camaraderie, and all-around-fun! The venue provided plenty of space and comfortable seating, and the karaoke DJ had every song we requested. Among the many performers were Fran Norton and Wendy Moore as the new Sonny and Cher with “I Got You, Babe;” Rich Leiter with Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire;” Dan Blackaby and George Taoultsides and another gentleman* with Cash’s “Folsum Prison Blues;” a group of young ladies doing Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back;” and Jason Sowards on Taylor Swift’s hit, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Bonny Shucha and I duetted to Elton John and Kiki Dee’s “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart;” Bonnie was much more faithful to Kiki than I was to Sir Elton. I was especially thrilled to take my first try at John Legend’s “All of Me” and to again sing Rufus Wainwright’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Another large group of ladies did Cindi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun.” And audience member Susanna Leers rocked out too!

*There were many more singers and if you want to add your name and song to my list, feel free to let me know! Here are some photos and links to videos courtesy of Cindy Bassett, Meg Kribble, Beth Holmes, and Fran Norton.

Rich sings "Ring of Fire."

Rich sings “Ring of Fire.”

Happy audience members include Bonnie and Susanna

Happy audience members

Fran and Wendy Got Each Other, Babe

Fran and Wendy Got Each Other, Babe

Ken opens with "Hey There Delilah"

Ken opens with “Hey There Delilah”

Ken, Gail, and Caroline starting out the evening.

Ken, Gail, and Caroline starting out the evening.

 

Jason channels Taylor SwiftJason channels Taylor Swift

A Quintet Does "Baby Got Back."

A Quintet Does “Baby Got Back.”

Dan, George, and a Friend are stuck in Folsum Prison.

Dan, George, and a Friend are stuck in Folsum Prison.

 

Jason and Austin having a good time.

Jason and Austin having a good time.

Darth Vader takes a selfie with Cindy and Bonnie.

Darth Vader takes a selfie with Cindy and Bonnie.

Bonnie takes a bow.

Bonnie takes a bow

Ryan

Ryan does his number.

And a bonus: videos of Susanna Leers rocking to our Bruce Springsteen at the table and the AALL ladies singing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”

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