In the “things I did when you weren’t looking” category – somehow I have become a groupie for a band without a lead singer. Well, that’s not really true – because the lead singer is YOU. Yes YOU… you just haven’t gone up there and sang yet. You see, every Wednesday night at Sully’s in Chantilly, and every other Thursday night, at Jimmy’s in Herndon, a group of guys that I know fairly well sets up their instruments and plays songs that the crowd tells to them play, while someone from the crowd gets up there and sings it.
Oh yeah, it’s live band karaoke. They call it Rock-E-Roke. It’s pretty effing awesome, and I suggest that any one who wants to experience what it’s like to be the lead singer of a band, come out and try it out. It doesn’t matter if you’re slightly off key, off pitch, or off tempo. We’ll still rock with you.
(If you want to check out some of the live streams from there, click this link.)
Now, last night at Sully’s, Brooke and I had a tiny argument over what we are technically called. You see, we come out almost every night them play, but don’t drink, and don’t actually sing on stage. (We do sing at our table though, to pretty much every song.) Brooke mentioned that we were part of the entourage, but I said that an entourage is a group of guys – like the show. We were clearly groupies. I don’t think we ever settled the argument so I pose the question to you guys… are we groupies or part of an entourage?