Thursday, August 16, 2007

Finland Breaks Karaoke Record

A karaoke club in Kouvola, a small town in Finland, passes the previous Chinese record of 145 hours of straight karaoke late Tuesday night, putting them well on their way to hitting their goal of 240 straight hours of karaoke by Sunday.

We sat down with the town of Kouvola to discuss the record.

Us: It's a privilege to talk to you today.

Kouvola: Let's get this party started.

Us: You bet. So is this something you've wanted to do for a while?

Kouvola: Always on my mind.

Us: So how did you feel once you decided to do it?

Kouvola: At first I was afraid. I was petrified.

Us: I can imagine. Why did you decide to go ahead and move forward with it?

Kouvola: It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance.

Us: That's deep. Any other reasons?

Kouvola: Looking for adventure and whatever comes our way.

Us: And now, you finally passed the new record?

Kouvola: Yesterday.

Us: You've got to be excited.

Kouvola: Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this.

Us: And you're this little town of 30,000 people and you're beating a record set by China, this country that should have had billions of people to draw from to set the record.

Kouvola: Isn't it ironic, don't you think?

Us: I don't know if I'd really say ironic. But it is impressive.

Kouvola: Nobody does it better.

Us: What do you have to say to any townsfolk who are weakening, and maybe don't think they can make it to Sunday?

Kouvola: Lean on me, when you're not strong, and I will be there. I'll help you carry on.

Us: What's the hardest part about this whole experience?

Kouvola: People try to put us down.

Us: Really? They tease you for doing this?

Kouvola: It's not unusual.

Us: Well, hopefully now that your voice has been heard, it will put a stop to that.

Kouvola: Only in my dreams.


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