Culture of Karaoke

Karaoke can be thought of as a celebration, a ritual or a bonding exercise that requires participants to score points based on their singing, tune and melody of the music. While anxiety is common towards the un-anointed, alcohol is often used as an aid for social anxiety to assist the participants in their performance, make them more out going, and being friends and strangers closure together.

Karaoke venues typically consists of separated rooms, with doors opening to face the bar. In asain culture specifically china, Feng Shui plays a role meaning letting the wealth and prosperity towards the bar and ricochet back towards the customers in the rooms.

Karaoke venues aim to be colorful, low light, club-like and safe. The color design of the club is important and often a great deal of effort is made to synchronize colored lights with the theme. Its not uncommon for furniture to be permanently fixed to the floor or walls. This offers safety, comfort and security both to the customers and the employees.

A few rules for karaoke:

  • Be friendly
  • Say please and thank you
  • Don’t be rude
  • Don’t drink to much
  • Drink lots of water
  • Use the bathroom regularly
  • Shower before coming
  • Be prepared to sing
  • Have self control when it comes to interacting with others
  • Don’t be aggressive
  • Have fun