Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Night to Remember

Sometimes it takes people a while to look through their SD cards and find pictures they have taken. Especially when the pictures are from a evening filled with alcohol. That is the reason why this post is coming to you now.

So way back in December my wife and I attended a formal employee Christmas Party aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Since my wife and I rarely get to “dress up” we decided to go all out. I rented a tux and she wore a beautiful dress. I will say it, we looked hot.

So after dinner and festivities at one of the five star restaurants we all headed down to the Observation Bar for drinks and fun.

Once we got in there, I was handed a shot of tequila and then another. And another. The nice thing was that my company had booked rooms for all of us at the hotel so no one had to drive home. We all took advantage of that. At one end of the bar a singer was entertaining everyone. There were at least 400 people in this place. It is a big lounge and it was packed! This guy was singing songs from Elvis to old Motown stuff. It was all older mellow music and it was sounding pretty good especially after a few Rum and diet Coke’s. I should tell you that he was by himself and singing along with accompaniment on CD.

As I was about to do another shot of Patron I hear, “George Simmons” on the loud speaker. I turned to look at the stage where the singer was and I see my boss standing in front of the stage with the singer motioning me to go up there. In fact he shouted, “Get your ass up here!”


So I walked up to the stage and the singer asked me what I wanted to sing. Now remember, this was not Karaoke night so there is no screen and no lyrics. After going through all of his CD’s I settled on The Gambler by Kenny Rogers. I know it and I figure, everyone in the bar will know it.

And they did.

It was so much fun!

The funniest part was the strangers that were taking pictures of me probably figuring I am some star that graced the Lounge with the gift of song. I have no clue but I saw several cameras flashing and no one I knew behind them. It was funny.

As soon as I was done, the singer asked me to sing another. I told him, “dude I don’t want to step on your toes.” And he said, “This is great. I get to take a break and I still get paid.” So I sang “Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Seger.

Everyone dug that too!

It turned out to be a very memorable night! And no hangover!



Araby62 said...

Cool :-) Hey, are those your groupies?!?!

Jillian said...

aLOL. You gotta know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em...great now it's going to be stuck in my head.

Nicole P said...

Oh, good God... Classic!!!! :D I've had this happen before, so I know exactly how you feel, G. It's usually fun, but those initital moments are slightly uncomfortable. You look like you OWN the place... Rock. On.

Sara said...

You know what George -

You gotta know when to walk away and when to run.

Where is the picture of your wife?

Lea said...

I'm waving my lighter in the air!

You look very comfortable up there! Rock on!!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Dude!!! You look like an MC RUNNING the SHOW!!!

Watch out Jay Z!

Rocktastic man!