I never thought I’d be one to enjoy Karaoke, but I have been twice in the last week! Thanks to the encouragement of my friend Nicole and couple BlackFly Vodka’s, I took a shot at it. On Wednesday night Karaoke is at The Blue Marlin Inn (The Arli). We arrived to a turnout of maybe 30 people, which isn’t bad for a Wednesday night. I headed up to the bar with Nicole, who just so happened to be buying the drinks because she won 70 dollars at the Casino only minutes before. We ordered two of our favourite shots, Marijuana Milkshakes. Our bartender was new, he had never made them. That being said he was quick on a call to another bartender to get the recipe. While waiting for him to make the drinks.
We felt a little embarrassed for ordering such a “fancy” shot in a line up full of men wanting bottled beer. They weren’t hiding their annoyance either. I felt terrible for the man behind the bar, he had been nothing but kind. After a couple of minutes of standing there awkwardly, to our relief the he asked if we would like to take a seat and he would bring our shots over. He ended up bring two light blue drinks over, they were not exactly what we asked for but the were delicious none the less. They were also complimentary, which was thoughtful. We sang, drank and overall it was a fun experience!
Friday night was Karaoke at the Port Pub, not somewhere I have been very often. I didn’t think that there would be that many people but, I was wrong. Packed full of enthusiastic patrons of all different ages, we even saw some returning singers from The Blue Marlin. One of the many wonderful voices I heard that evening was that of Niklas Burton, a resident of Port Alberni and Karaoke fan. His melodious voice stood out among the crowd. Tackling Sia’s complex song Chandelier is not for the faint of heart but Niklas had the vocal range to pull it off. He was not the only talented voice there that night, multiple others surprised the audience with powerful renditions of their all time favourite songs! The service was great and if I am not mistaken they also had Pool Tables on the upper level for those not courageous enough for Karaoke. I strongly urge anyone who hasn’t already been to go in and check it out!
So Port Alberni if you’re looking for a fun Karaoke night out, those are some of your options! If anyone knows the name of the Karaoke company, feel free to leave their name in the comments so I can add it to the blog! If you have videos from your Karaoke experience feel free to leave them in the comments as well!
On a side note, I am looking for recommendations for topics for my next blogs! Tell me what you love most about Port Alberni so everyone else and myself can check it out!