Anyone who knows us, knows we love karaoke, so we were surprised and delighted on our very first visit to Argenton sur Creuse in France – way back in early 2009 (to see firsthand the town and the house before we signed on the dotted line and bought that which, up until then, we had only seen in photos ) – to find that there was fortnightly karaoke at a café in town.
But by the time settlement took place and we were back in France later that year to start the mammoth task of renovating our stone townhouse, the karaoke was no longer. No matter, we understand how these things come and go – and it’s not like we had nothing to do!
But on our most recent trip, we were pleased to find that Havana Café was once again running karaoke – tous les jeudis – every Thursday.
Unsure of what time it started, we walked into town around 8pm and had plenty of time for a quiet dinner there before the fun finally started about 9.45.
Thankfully, there was a huge selection of songs in English – which is not surprising seeing the majority of songs heard on French radio are in English. Actually, learning songs in a foreign language is a great way to absorb new words and phrases – but to be confident enough to sing French in front of the native speakers? I think that’s a long way off!
The night had a real party atmosphere, with a mix of dance-music and karaoke, and Tony was (deservedly) the star of the show in front of the small but friendly crowd.
There’s nothing like doing a bit of singing and dancing for a great night out (or a great night in for that matter!)
I wonder if the karaoke will still be running when we get back? As our renovations come to an end, maybe we will be able to get out more often (and not be too tired to enjoy a bit of nightlife)!