Posted by: jwtarr | December 5, 2008

Karaoke at the . . . Airport?

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Photo Credit: Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle

I love to sing; I’m just going to throw that out there.  I sing in the shower, in my car, and on my way to classes.  But, I don’t think I have ever thought about singing in the airport, well, at least until now.

I saw a story today in the Houston Chronicle about a new program at the Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas has set up karaoke booths inside of the airport.  It’s not American Idol and it certainly isn’t the stage at the Video Music Awards, but travellers still have a chance to come away with small prizes.

Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle

Photo Credit: Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle

The karaoke booth is just one of many music related initiatives at the airport.  For the past two years, airport officials have been inviting high school bands and other choirs to perform at the airport lobby. 

A karaoke booth was up and running yesterday in the airport and the response seems to be pretty positive. 

Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle

Photo Credit: Mayra Beltran, Houston Chronicle

Reporters in Texas say that while a lot of people enjoyed the musical diversion, most travelers were too busy and hurried to even stop and take a look.

And if you are asking where they came up with the karaoke machine, we have a story for you.  The machine was actually donated by an airport employee who normally takes the machine to his mother’s nursing home.

The karaoke machine will move from Terminal E to Terminal A before its tour in the International Baggage Claim area. 

I can’t wait to try it!

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