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Jul 18, 2013

What better way to escape the hot and humid New York summer than singing your heart out and enjoying cold beverages with some old and new friends in a private air-conditioned room in Manhattan? A good-sized group of people, both local Finns and friends of FCF, got together last Thursday for karaoke at Gagopa Karaoke, a popular Koreatown spot providing great service for a very affordable price. And, in addition to their inexpensive drink selection, they encourage patrons to bring their own bottles. They also have a fantastic music selection from hard rock classics of AC/DC to the latest hits from the likes of Katy Perry. Even Eurovision gems were covered when our music-loving singers took over the karaoke room.

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The party took off from the moment we arrived. We popped some tags with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, got a little paranoid with Black Sabbath, and declared ourselves as superstars with Lady Gaga. Songs from many genres were heard and most of them ended with a loud sing-along. Whoever said Finnish people don’t show emotions or dance in public is horribly wrong! Our energetic singers could no doubt have continued until morning. The evening was brought to a close by two Finnish sisters performing a saucy version of Pink’s Blow Me (One Last Kiss).

Thank you so much for attending and for making our first karaoke event a great success! In response to your demand, we are happy to inform you that FCF is looking at organizing the next karaoke night in the near future, so stay tuned for round two!

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