It seems just about every week some drunk troublemaker is 86′ed for behavior ranging from groping another customer to starting a fight. Sometimes it’s a full-on brawl complete with police presence. [...]
For your humble karaoke host, with nothing between me and a sea of drunk patrons, Wednesday nights at Little Red Hen increasingly became a nightmare. On a weekly basis I was subjected to countless threats and epithets from inebriated patrons, damage to my gear, willful destruction of my songbooks, drinks thrown at me and near-violent confrontations with stumbling, staggering customers whose time perception was so impaired they would yell in my face how they’d been waiting for “hours” for their song – when they actually only turned in their request 25 minutes ago. (I timestamp all karaoke slips for that reason.) [...]
Imagine that! Dangerous Karaoke finally got TOO dangerous. For me.
Dangerous Dan is moving on to other venues, yet to be announced. Meanwhile, a new karaoke host has been hired at Little Red Hen.
Ed. note: We hoped to get in touch with Little Red Hen’s owner for a comment on this story. However, we were not able to reach him via phone, email, or twitter DM.