Well, congrats to the Courtside Pub of Cambridge for hosting the worst karaoke night we’ve ever been to.
Matt and I are karaoke veterans. We’ve been to a handful of karaoke places in the Boston area, but never did we have an experience like this. Yes, there were the obligatory past-their-prime women singing “I Touch Myself” whilst donning revealing outfits and dancing in a way that made me feel ashamed of my gender. Yes, there were the drunken cougars on the prowl for 20-something year old boys. These things are often part of the karaoke experience, and a given.
At our evening at Courtside Pub at 291 Cambridge St. Cambridge, Massachusetts was far less than desirable.
After waiting for TWO HOURS to sing our song, we were not given the opportunity to sing! All the while, the karaoke DJs were letting people in their little clique sing multiple times. After we had been there for two hours, I went to see when we were going to sing, and they told us that the last song was being sung, and by someone who had already sung, no less. We put our song in right after Jaron, and he got to sing an hour into our time there. Maybe it had to do with the fact that the song was chose was not poppy enough…but all the people at the Courtside missed out, because Matt and I rock it at the karaoke bars. Rock, I say!
The karaoke DJ wasn’t too nice about it, either. He was snotty and passive-aggressive. Matt and I were filled with fury; I thanked the DJs for hosting the worst karaoke night I had ever been too.
Matt’s contacting the venue to file a complaint, as we don’t think that other people should be subjected to waiting for hours to sing a single karaoke song, only to NEVER sing it, and be treated in an unkind manner by the DJs. We don’t plan on going back to the Courtside unless changes are made. There are many better places to do karaoke at, with friendly DJs. (Not to mention the opportunity to sing at least once in the period of a few hours!) The saga will continue. I hope Courtside hires a new DJ, because they do have a good selection of music and cheap beers…but I don’t plan on going back there!
We could have saved money on drinks and had Magic Hat in the comfort of our own living rooms for the fraction of the cost and played Karaoke Revolution. I know my cat, Levon tends to enjoy my endless renditions of “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”.Filed under Greater Boston (General), Greater Boston Restaurants, My Life, Things to do in the Boston Area |