The inaugural Star Bar karaoke has come and gone. It is but once that you have a first.
And much to my surprise and chagrin, I enjoyed it. People came in, sang and enjoyed themselves. A very simple and honest reason ingot into this business is because I like to be there to help facilitate a good time. I like to see people smile. I like to help people crawl out from under their overcast skies and shine. And people did that last night. There was dancing and singing and the making of merriment. People had fun singing rock ‘n roll. People having shitty days stayed because their days got better.
What more, really could I ask for?
Oh, how about to not be annoyed? That would be something to ask for given my previous disdain of the art form known as karaoke. I was not annoyed.
We also hosted a successful holiday party over the weekend. We had fun as a bar and they, as party goers, enjoyed themselves.
Other than that, it has been slow going at ye ol’ Star Bar. I guess that is what happens when bar and restaurant sales are down 11% city-wide from last year, eh?
Signing off. Keep your nose between the ditches and smokey out of your britches.
Star Bar, Portland Oregon. Dec 6, 2010