Hey Yeah – Jorge SQL – Rockaraoke

Jorge Segarra (Blog | @SQLChicken) cranking out Hey Yeah at the Pragmatic Works Rockarocke during the PASS Summit 2012.

Originally posted 2013-02-05 10:00:04. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Bump n Grind – Jason and Colin

Colin Stasiuk (Blog | @ColinStasiuk) and Jason Strate (Blog| @StrateSQL) (and later the KJ) wooing everyone with Bump n Grind at PASS Summit 2012.

 

Originally posted 2013-03-07 10:00:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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SQL Karaoke is Approaching

As SQL Geeks all over the U.S. and beyond know, the PASS Summit is coming up in just a month and a half or so…. for many people, that means SQLKaraoke. It appears that for some, the countdown isn’t to the Summit itself, it’s to the networking, seeing friends, and sqlkaraoke. Of course, there is information galore, but there are also lots of awesome (and incredibly smart) people to hang out with too.

In reading through other peoples’ blogs, you will find that SQLKaraoke is a hightlight of the week. Here’s what Allen Kinsel(@sqlinsaneo) has to say about it.

Originally posted 2011-08-24 13:42:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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SQLKaraoke at the PASS Summit

It’s just two more weeks until the PASS Summit.  If you’ve been living under a box, you might not have heard about SQL Karaoke.  So, if that’s you, let’s break it all down.

The Movement

A few years back Kathi Kellenberger (Blog | @auntkathi) took Thomas LaRock (Blog | @SQLRockstar) out for a little karaoke.  There were probably others there too, but those two were at the beginning.  Karaoke always involves singing, some good and some bad (duh). Usually drinks are involved too. The drinking and singing (of questionable quality) inspired others to join. SQLKaraoke was born.

Now whenever people get together at SQL events, and there is a little karaoke, we call it SQLKaraoke.  During some of these events, people have recorded the songs and jotted down notes on the occurrence.  That’s where this site comes in, seeing a need to collect this stuff for posterity (mild embarrassment). Www.sqlkaraoke.com is a place to collect what has transpired (provided people approve their videos).

The Event

At the PASS Summit there is always an official SQLKaraoke night.  This helps people know when the best and the worst of humanity can be found at PASS.  This year, SQLKaraoke is on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:30 PM.

As it has been for the past few years, SQLKaraoke is happening at Bush Gardens.

Bush Garden
614 Maynard Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98104

This quaint establishment features a great KJ and good drinks.  The place is small so come early and reserve yourself a seat.  By 10 PM, expect the establishment to be standing room only.  The KJ also works for tips, so please be as gracious to him as he’s going to be to us.

As has happened the last couple years, the master of ceremonies for SQLKaraoke will be Denny Cherry (Blog | @MrDenny).  Really all that means is he’s running the train, which means saying, “Let’s go!” loudly, to get people down to Bush Gardens.  As an added bonus, Denny has arranged to get two drink sponsors for the event.  The companies NEC and Genesis Hosting Solutions have offered to open the bar to those that have SQLKaraoke wristbands.  For information on obtaining a wristband, that falls into Denny’s lap – he’s the gatekeeper.

The drink wristbands have no effect on being able to get into Bush Gardens, they only bestow special drinking privileges for the night.

The Also Happening

SQLKaraoke isn’t just a one time event at the PASS Summit.  If you miss the first day, there will inevitably be opportunities to join in on nights before and after the official event.  Don’t be afraid to join.  Throw up the hashtag like a gang sign and find out who is with you.

Originally posted 2011-09-27 20:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Hi-Ho, Let’s Karaoke!

This isn’t a long video or post, but it does have a few seconds of why networking after hours at the PASS Summit can be a blast.

Elvira from Jason Strate on Vimeo.

Originally posted 2011-09-06 19:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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One Week… Since PASS

It’s been a week since PASS ended and I’m still trying to figure out if I got any good videos (and then getting permission to post them).  In the mean time, here’s Doug Lane (Blog | @thedouglane) from last year.

Originally posted 2012-11-16 12:00:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Blister in the Sun – Rockaroke

Did you know that sometimes when we SQL Karaoke, there is also a live band?  Last year at the MVP Summit, Microsoft brought in a band to spice up the karaoke.  Here’s clip of Grant Fritchey (Blog | @GFritchey) doing a rendition of Blister in the Sun.  Looks like a hit to me.

Got a video of SQLKaraoke? Shoot it over to videos@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-09-18 10:00:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Time Spent At Karaoke

Maybe we aren’t singing any Will Smith, but there are a few other songs that fit this bit.  Find a good SQL Karaoke, just plain karaoke, picture?  Send it to pictures@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-11-02 10:00:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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People Who Do Karaoke

Karaoke Diagram

I heard this is true for a few of us.  Find a good SQL Karaoke, just plain karaoke, picture?  Send it to pictures@sqlkaraoke.com.

Originally posted 2012-09-21 10:00:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Number 1 Reason to Attend the PASS Summit?

There are many reasons to attend the PASS Summit in Seattle. One of the best things there is Bush Gardens; with the couch in the men’s room. If we are lucky, we get to hear the KJ sing “In the Club”…

Originally posted 2011-05-26 14:08:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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