Photo of the Day #22 – May 29, 2012

Chris Brooker
May 29, 2012

Jason Rolland from Karaoke at Grind House Burgers.


Shot in RAW, levels adjusted in Lightroom 4. (Exported to jpeg at 60)
Nikon D5100, 45mm, ISO4000, F5.3 1/40sec exposure.

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2 weeks late but I didn’t forget – Tech Karaoke

Chris Brooker
July 31, 2009

Hey everyone! I was looking through all the video I had shot, mostly because my card had run out of space and I needed to delete somethings, and I ran into these wonderful videos I forgot about from the last #TechKaraokeTO at Tequila Sunrise.

It was the second one that we’ve officially had in Toronto and it’s still some of the best people and fun to be had. Plus 710ml bottle of beer.

Enjoy the dark, yet exceptionally performed, version of Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-lot.

If you just can’t get enough, here is the video from the first Tech Karaoke

Toronto #TechKaraoke, #KaraokeTO was so much fun!

Chris Brooker
May 25, 2009

Saturday May23, 2009 at Tequila Sunrise was the amazing night that was Tech Karaoke. If you weren’t there, well, you missed out.

Here’s the setup:

The phenomenon of TechKaraoke is coming from New York to Toronto for one very special edition!

Come out and demonstrate your singing prowess & bear witness to a showdown between some of Canada’s hottest start-ups including sponsors FreshBooks, RedWire & Zoocasa.

Join the NYC team & your Toronto startup community for one evening of complete debauchery.

I got there around 10:30pm-11pm after trying to find parking for about 20mins before conceding and paying $10 at an underground lot. When I walked in I was surprised at how small the venue was but wow, it was filled with energy. Everyone was dancing and singing along! Best Karaoke event I’ve been to and I’ve been to a lot. No sitting quietly at tables, no groups of people afraid to perform. Pure energy!

How could you not have fun with these:

Huge Beer

Ya, that’s a 710ml bottle of Molson Canadian for $7.50

In case you were wondering, yes, I performed. As I got there a little later my name was at the bottom of a large pile. By the time my name was called I had sufficiently lost most of my voice from yelling and signing along. (At least that’s what I’ll tell people)

Here I am performing This Love by Maroon 5

You can also see the party that’s going on!

Random comments from the world of Twitter:

Great time at #techkaraoke last night – thanks @oz & @brett for making the long & arduous trek from NYC – a great time had by all.

Great seeing everyone at #techkaraoke l made it home alive and am off to fav brunch patio. Enjoy your beautiful Sunday!

Public embarassment is not my thing, but #techkaraoke was one step in the right direction #jasonmraz #ftw

P.S. @alterton was the victor, taking home Rock Band 3 donated by my new lovers at @aiderss! He was amazing and they’re amazing! #karaokeTO

Props to the other #karaokeTO finalists who KILLED it last night: @issarged @D_Hock and @photojunkie!

I hope we do it again sometime soon!!

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