The Snooty Fox 1011 King Street West

The next stop on our tour kick-off night was Karaoke Sunday at Snooky Fox in Westdale Village. Now, we’ve already mastered the art of singing karaoke in front of each other, so we decided it was time to step it up a notch. Not only was singing karaoke – live in front of an audience – one of our to-do items for the summer, it was also on each of our life lists. We knew we would be scared to do it, but figured if we started off the tour by challenging ourselves with a new experience, it would set the tone for the coming months.

“Happy Together” by The Turtles was our song of choice

We watched the fearless individuals, who were most likely Snooty regulars, go before us (a little Gaga, some Cee Lo, and the interesting choice of Sum 41?) while we worked up the nerve and perused the extensive song selection. After much deliberation, our song of choice was The Turtles’ “Happy Together”. It’s simple, it’s a crowd-pleaser, and it’s already a song that we have belted out at many a Motown night at Club Absinthe. We pulled it off, and even had some of the regulars singing along. Mission accomplished! (We’re all about documenting the tour with photographic evidence, but, alas, I was too nervous about our performance to think about asking an audience member to take a picture of us. Next time!!)

The next challenge will be to go it solo. I couldn’t help but notice the Barbra and Liza songs in the collection of tunes. A bit too ambitious? It’s ok, we’ve got all summer.

By curious coincidence, Carly and I heard our karaoke song on the radio while driving home. A sign of good things to come!

– Kristin

Kristin Archer is the creator of I Heart Hamilton (, where she has blogged about experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing a social media presence along the way. Encouraging locals to “be a tourist in your own city,” she promotes arts and culture across her various social media platforms, blog, and weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU.

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