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Friday, October 15, 2010


Some moments happen, some moments you create to yourself.

This was such a moment that was created by me and probably a nice moment for safe-keeping in my memory and can be remembered for years and laugh upon heart-fully :)

I felt a chill run down my spine when my name was called out for the duet performance.

Lack of practice was clearly on my face, even the lyrics of the song was not known by heart. My confidence was low, and the thought of being embarrassed infront of a pretty large audience was running in my mind.

The music had started, the mic was handed over to me, I tested it by tapping my fingers on it, there was no sound, the co-ordinator sitting in the first row pointed to the podium mic.

I moved across the dias and stood behind the podium and placed the notepad on it and was standing before the mic, my partner too joined beside me.

The introduction music was about to end and I was ready to take off. I sang the opening lines, rather I brayed.. :D

Some how I managed to finish the first stanza that also includes the part sung by my partner, she did outperform me!!

However, we messed up the second stanza, there was a notable difference in the time we were supposed to start the opening lines of the stanza and hence the synchronization was lost with the music.

By this time I was desperately waiting for the last line, I felt even the expressions of the crowd were similar, it seemed like they were forcibly made to witness a 'killing' performance and as though they were eagerly waiting for the song to get over.

I didn't mention the song right, it's Kilimanjaro, which I almost killed it.. ;)

That's how my first karaoke 'performance' unfolded and lot many lessons learnt, and certainly it deserved a post!! :)

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