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Best karaoke in Vienna?

I need your opinions on the best karaoke experience in Vienna please! My friend and I are really looking forward to singing some Phil Collins. Thank you! Danke!

Posted by
209 posts

Thanks for the snarky reply.
I did google it.
Ideally, I wanted opinions from people who have experiences to share.
I hope you got your jollies, though.
I'll be sure to jerk around the next person who asks a question that I know the answer to.

(Holy cats this board is going downhill.)

Posted by
209 posts

"Practice what you preach. "

wt*?!

srsly, this place USED to be helpful.

Posted by
209 posts

Geez, how is that relevant/constructive/anything other than mean spirited?!

Posted by
2234 posts

I can't defend bad manners or snarkiness, but the mere thought of karaoke can cause one to lose all sense of decorum. And the thought of karaoke in Vienna, well it's hard to get your mind around that one. But if that's what you enjoy, Tamara, go for it.

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209 posts

Carroll, I really enjoyed the karaoke that I had the pleasure of attending in Pittsburgh, PA. I thought it would be an activity with more locals, an endeavor which Stevesy himself might approve of as it is less touristy. I would think that there would be locals to chat with and interesting backpackers with fantastic tales to share. Maybe I'm just way off the mark here, but I was hoping for a fun vibe. I don't think anyone's going to have a money belt hanging out of their low-rise jeans though.

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Tamara, I like the way you are thinking. I personally can't stand karaoke; I just don't get it at all. However, lots of people really enjoy it, and I can see what you mean about being a good way to meet people.

I'm glad you had a good time in Pittsburgh. We don't get many tourists from Italy. In fact, you may be the only one. :)

Posted by
2193 posts

Perhaps the Helpline would feel more accommodating and beneficial for everyone if the trailer trash jargon were left at the air base. It’s really not necessary to use foul vocabulary and acronyms here to make a point. Indeed, the level of decorum could be ratcheted up a bit.

Posted by
951 posts

When you post on forums, it is like being sent out to a pack of wolves. When I asked for some good vegetarian restaurants in the meat loving Central Europe (for my veg head boy friend), I was told to find myself a new boyfriend. So when you ask about Karaoke, get ready to rumble. These forum posters can be quite cynical as opposed to helpful. Try not to take it so personal........but Phil Collins? Genesis maybe, but Collins? (LOL, just kidding, Tamara).

Kelly

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2193 posts

I think reasonable people might conclude that using coarse and raunchy language here might prove provocative and result in less than helpful exchanges between posters. And, it’s true that replies often times could be much more respectable. Clearly, the recommendation to find a new boyfriend was absurd.

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Tamara – at first I also thought that your question was ridiculous – singing karaoke in a city famed for its liberal attitude toward song and music? - but then it struck me that you may be on to something. Please try it and report back.

I don't know Vienna that well, but I do know that you won't have any problems meeting locals, even if your karaoke idea doesn't work out, which I doubt. People share tables with strangers in most of the restaurants, inns or “beisels”, and Viennese typically aren't shy about striking up conversations. If that doesn't do the job, go to one of the places where they serve a “Heurigen” (a new vintage of one of the wines grown in the region), and try a glass or two. You'll find a congenial atmosphere, people intent of fun and conversation, and often locals who burst into spontaneous song. This is classical Vienna. Ask your hotel or pension host for recommendations, and you will not be disappointed. Enjoy.

Posted by
9363 posts

Tamara, what's so snarky about Michael's reply? Those are the results I got when I googled it, too. What's with the attitude and foul language (talk about this board going downhill!)?

Posted by
843 posts

Tamara - Perhaps the first response you got back was a bit smart-alecky (I have to admit that I chuckled out loud), but I have to completely agree with Kelly that sometimes such responses are to be expected, especially with such a controversial topic as karaoke. I recently posted a question and got a somewhat judgmental first reply, but then I thought about it and decided not to take it personally (because I don't think it was meant that way), and am now in a better place (both intrapersonally and interpersonally with this forum). Your second explanation really cleared things up and made a lot of sense, but I agree with others that it would have been better done without the foul language and hostility. I'm sorry you think this forum is going downhill, but then again, your response did not help in changing that trajectory.

Here is a visual that works for me: When I read responses to my questions, I pretend I'm sitting in a bar (having a beer/wine in hand helps) and asking the questions and then picture the faces of my friends/family responding. It helps since it puts a friendly tone to the responses. Perhaps Michael Schneider is your sarcastic yet good-natured work buddy.

As for your initial question, have not been to Vienna, but have read Rick's book (I read them like novels), and if the karaoke does not work out, the wine bars seem like great places to meet others and strike up a conversation. Or he did mention some college cafe/bars (I think), maybe that would be a good location as well. Have fun!

Posted by
2349 posts

There, now, everything seems a bit better now.

I can feel it in the air tonight, oh lord.

Posted by
51 posts

I am with Tamara on this one.Just read her post.PLEASE,THANK YOU,DANKE.What in the world is wrong with that to deserve a"smart" answer? If you don't have anything nice and helpful to say,you don't have to click on every post,feel free to skip some.Otherwise,if my post gets in your nerves,that's your problem not mine.You are the one trying to get on the Guinness Book of World Records.

Posted by
8293 posts

Gezim, actually your post does get on my nerves but I don't consider it a problem, just a passing nuisance.

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Norma,i hope you get some kind of financial compensation for spending 24/7 on this site,otherwise i got an advise for you:GET YOURSELF A LIFE or at least a hobby.See you around.

Posted by
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I guess she doesn't realize that most of us log on here to gain knowledge and advice from those who are on here as a "hobby". And since there is not financial gain for the "hobby typers", we should be that much more grateful. There are some posters on here that just grate my nerves, but I always read their opinion and use their judgement as a tool for learning. The savings, money alone and not mentioning lost vacation experiences and time, are well worth the occasional "snarky" remark.

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951 posts

Tamara, See what karaoke has done to people? It is ruining the moral fiber of this forum! It is causing people to correct spelling & grammar. It is causing people to internet fight. I am waiting for the next round of insults. I am probably starting the next round. oh no, now I am throwing gasoline into the fire. I must walk away. I won't be a forum cynic. I need help with Europe like the best of the. I do not want my posts to come up in the future to be used against me. I am just an innocent bystander......
Seriously Tamara, I hope you have fun in Vienna. I will be there soon, in like 8 days. If I see any Karaoke in cool places, I will let you know.

I am outta this forum thread....It's dangerous in here!
Kelly

Posted by
2349 posts

Feeling hot hot hot.

Now, I do seriously want to know this. In Vienna karaoke, is it mandatory that someone sings "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"? How about "I Will Survive"?