"The Mint" a San Francisco karaoke bar was accosted by a few un-named graduate students after consumption of Tapas and Sangria. Being they were in the area for the ASA, the Madison theory of karaoke (Freese and Harried 2004) had to be tested. Overall, the theory seems to be a good predictor of karaoke performance. The louder the cheers for those without a group of friends or the first-timers, the better the karaoke performance. Also, lots of friends are made and sociologists are seen as supportive, friendly academics, if amateurs, (don't ask about Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car"- unless you are a bass don't try it - which threatened to ruin prior credibility established by Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer").
The prairie-grass dividing—its special odor breathing, I demand of it the spiritual corresponding, Demand the most copious and close companionship of [women and] men, Demand the blades to rise of words, acts, beings, Those of the open atmosphere, coarse, sunlit, fresh, nutritious,... -Prairie Grass-Dividing, Walt Whitman