Posted by: Denny Cherry
SQL Karaoke, SQL PASS, SQL PASS 2012, SQL Server
Like every year at Bush Garden in the international district of Seattle, WA the SQL PASS community will descend onto Bush Garden at 9:30pm Wednesday night for an evening that it to be remembered. This is our annual SQL Karaoke evening event, which for the second time ever is being sponsored. This years proud sponsor is Idera Software who is also a silver sponsor for the SQL PASS Summit itself.
What this sponsorship means is that the drinks are paid for, provided that you have a wristband which you have picked up from the Idera booth in the Exhibit hall Wednesday during the day. If you don’t get a wristband, don’t worry you can still come and have a great time, the event isn’t limited to those with a wristband. The only catch if you don’t have a wristband is that you’ll have to buy your own drinks. Now don’t worry about singing, singing isn’t a requirement of attending SQL Karaoke. Trust me. I can’t sing at all (see the videos below if you don’t believe me).
If you sing or don’t, if you have a wristband or not, the night is a great night, with some great singing, and some truly awful singing (this one probably isn’t safe for work) (yes I’m in all awful videos, this should give you an idea of my singing ability), it’s some awesome singing and an awesome night, and isn’t to be missed.
Now to be fair Bush Garden is small, cramped, hot, and the service can be a tad on the slow side (ok, that’s being pretty generous), but the vibe in the place is just right and SQL Karaoke just isn’t the same anywhere but Bush Garden (though we will try really hard next year in Charlotte) and pretty much everyone who attends has a great time. If you don’t believe me, watch the videos above to get some idea of the insanity.
Spread the word, SQL Karaoke is just 6 days away. Be there!
P.S. Don’t forget to head over to the Idera booth Wednesday during the exhibit hall hours to get a wristband for the drinks.