Before Friday, March 21st, karaoke had never seen the likes of the nerd. A veritable virgin of the live singing circuit, she giggled through her opening song--Bonnie Tyler's '80s hit, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"--as well as most of the subsequent songs, which included "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Zombie," and "You Oughta Know." Shockingly, our oftentimes puritanical nerd finally broke out of her shell with a loosely choreographed performance of--blush--one Ginuine's scandalous song, "Pony." Our nerd called her performances that followed--including Coldplay's "Yellow," Ace of Base's "Sign," and an especially stirring rendition of "Stay" by an equally bespectacled Lisa Loeb--pieces of cake. The formerly reluctant songstress had to be dragged out of the room that party had rented, the microphone pried from her hands.
She thinks she will karaoke often and eagerly now and wants to thank her friends for the belated good time.