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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Shout House

So for the first half of Thanksgiving weekend, I hung out here in San Diego while most of my friends left town. It was probably the laziest weekend I've had in a while full of eating and puttering around until Friday came along. My friend Heather was in town and invited me out to a bar in the Gaslamp District called the Shout House. As hard as it was to pull myself away from "Iron Chef" on Food Network, I got dressed and headed downtown.

It was ten bucks to get in, but it was well worth it! I had heard the Shout House was cool from a couple of friends but their descriptions didn't do it justice. It was seriously a LOT of fun! This isn't your average bar or restaurant. Basically, there are a couple of guys on stage playing dueling pianos, interacting with the audience and making raunchy yet hilarious jokes. The best way to describe it is a sort of fusion of Stand up Comedy, Music, and audience participation. Oh, and every song they play is an audience request which anyone can bring and place on one of their pianos at any time. (*Hint* the more cash you put with the request, the sooner it will get played.) The great thing is that they can play ANYTHING and get through every request before the night is over.

Well we nabbed a front row table soon after arriving and proceeded to booze and enjoy the show. The evening was pretty entertaining, but got even better when they requested two male volunteers. Me being the quiet and shy guy that I am immediately jumped up and voluteered myself to the applause of my table. After me and the other guy were on stage, it was announced that we were each representing our respective sides of the bar in a "Dance Off" to "I'm Too Sexy." YES! Anyone who knows me, knows that I have been known to bust a move or two, and relish the opportunity to Dance Off, especially with my side cheering me on. They started playing so I unbuttoned my shirt down (since I was too sexy for my shirt) did a little moonwalking across the stage. My side of the bar went wild and I clearly anhilated the competition! To my amusement, there was this like 55 year old lady front and center in the audience who was enjoying my show way too much!

Definitely a fun night. So if you're in San Diego, and want good, cheap, and very risque' entertainment, check out the Shout House.

1 comment:

Timothy said...

The Shout House is in the Hizzouse! Or something. I'm much too white to say stuff like that. Shout House rocks though.