Kumoricon 2007 Open Mic Karaoke Rules
Please try to keep your energy at a manageable level. There are many pieces of expensive equipment around to give the best karaoke. We will be forced to take appropriate action if things get too unorganized. The whole point is to have fun, so we would prefer to keep things organized.
Open mic is done mostly on a first-come, first-serve basis. To minimize waiting times and to give everybody a chance, you must wait until you have sung your song before you can sign up to sing another one. Generally, songs will be performed in the order in which people signed up. However, the staff reserve the right to shuffle people around if: (a) the song in question was very recently performed by someone else, or (b) the performer in question has signed up repeatedly to the exclusion of other people. In other words, don’t hog the mic and pick something unique. ^_^
Any songs, including American, are allowed, but songs related to Japanese culture are preferred… remember, this is an anime convention. Some songs may be denied due to content (just remember PG-13).
A list of available songs will be available at the sign-up desk. If you are unsure a song you really want to sing is in our library, bring a copy yourself (audio CD or .mp3 on CD) so you can flaunt your musical prowess for the masses. Just remember to pick them up after you sing!!
The choice is yours if you want to sing the karaoke version of a song or a sing-along with the normal version. If you do not specify a version, we will play the karaoke version, if available, by default.
If it is something you really want to sing and you want to make certain you have a lyric sheet, it is always nice to bring your own… again, to flaunt your musical prowess.
- grab another microphone and go onstage without being invited.
- boo or heckle a person on stage—we are all here to have a good time.
- be upset someone sang your song. There are a lot of songs to choose from, so find another one.
- stay onstage after your song is over. Give others a turn in the spotlight.
- get your request in so you’re not left out.
- clap when others are done, no matter how bad they may have been—they got up there.
- have fun!