Karaoke and Saving Lives


There was one guy wearing dress pants and a dress shirt who had been in and out the venue all night. I figured he was a friend of a friend that had heard about how wildly great karaoke is at this place and decided to check it out, but he never danced or sang. At the end of the night, my friend asked if he wanted to sing something before they shut it down. At this point it was just me, my two friends who manage the venue and the DJ. The man declined, creating a long awkward pause that led into the most drastic tonal shift I’ve ever experienced.

The man, emotional, confessed that he was planning to kill himself that night […]