We're building a karaoke rig on a cargo bicycle so that we can sing our hearts out anywhere, at anytime. It's pop-up karaoke!
Washington, D.C. is the new epicenter of bicycling - and home of District Karaoke, D.C.'s first-and-only team-based, competitive karaoke league.
District Karaoke is dedicated to building community through karaoke - singing is a fantastic way to introduce people to each other and have fun.
So, we thought, why not combine bicycling and karaoke in an #epic mash-up? Inspired by this guy in Berlin who outfitted his Larry vs. Harry cargo bicycle with a karaoke system, we decided to take the District of Columbia by storm and create our own version of a mobile karaoke system. We'll be able to take the bike to such iconic locations as the National Mall (among others) to celebrate this unique, democratizing art form.
With this rig, we'll be able to take karaoke on the road. In Berlin, over 1,000 people congregate each week to take part in public karaoke - in D.C., we can certainly outdo that!
How awesome is karaoke? Look at these karaoke performers (winners of our District Karaoke's second season) and decide if we should have more moments like this!
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We are excited to finally bring this project to fruition. The hardest part of this project isn't acquiring an adequate bicycle, nor is it building a suitable rig for it (we've gotten support to build one), instead the hardest part is identifying the proper equipment and power sources to bring the rig to life. Fortunately, we have friends who have already built and mounted high-efficiency speakers systems onto their bicycles. So, with their expertise, we're confident that this tech challenge will be overcome.
At the same time, we have spent the last nine months running a successful karaoke company. We know what it takes to have an idea, design a concept and then implement it. We look forward to working with local organizations to share the joys of our karaoke bicycle throughout the District of Columbia.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 13.
Nov 27, 2012 - Jan 13, 2013 (47 days)
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Your name will be inscribed on the karaoke bicycle and we'll send you a photo of the finished rig. You'll be invited to a karaoke launch party!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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We'll send you a video showing a behind-the-scenes view of the construction and testing of the karaoke bicycle, culminating in a montage of its inaugural performances.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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For your contribution, we will send you a commemorative District Karaoke t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only
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If you attend a bicycle karaoke event, you can push your song to the top of the song list.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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You'll be invited to be a judge at a District Karaoke event.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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For $500, you will earn yourself a private karaoke party, run from the karaoke bicycle, anywhere in Washington, D.C.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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You will be the guest of honor at the next District Karaoke City-Wide Finals and will join a panel of celebrity judges to score the competing teams. If you live somewhere on the Eastern seaboard, we will transport you to DC for free!Estimated delivery: Apr 2013