FRINGE REVIEW: MASSAOKE

Karaoke may be old hat and tired, MASSAOKE however is so 2016.

Making a splash over in the UK, Massaoke is now lighting up Radelaide this year in The Garden of Unearthly Delights.

If you love to loudly (and obnoxiously) sing along to all your favorite anthems in the car 12767648_10205617544414524_448697935_nwith your mates, then you (and your mates) will be met with open arms at the Spiegeltent at this year’s Fringe Festival.

Massaoke is when everybody comes together to sing, howl or scream along to their most loved hits, which are performed by a live band while the lyrics are displayed on a big screen. It’s as simple – and as irresistible – as that.

Nothing creates a sense of common unity and shared purpose more than a room full of people singing ‘Living on a Prayer’ together. Massaoke might just be the answer to world peace – as it is impossible to attend and not be completely swept up in the atmosphere.

Unlike standard Karaoke, you manage to avoid the cringing stage fright associated with getting up alone to sing an intensely passionate, but intensely out of tune, rendition of ‘Hallelujah’; instead – everybody gets to sing out of tune TOGETHER and it feels f*cking amazingly therapeutic.

We ripped along to such classics as ‘Never Tear Us Apart’, ‘Take On Me’, and even slowed 12325428_10205617546774583_1908818494_nit down with a little ‘Beautiful’ by Christina Aguilera. The songs had never sounded so good. Massaoke also features some cool little cameos by some of the other much loved artists performing at the Adelaide Fringe this year.

The party kicks off at midnight every Friday and Saturday at The Garden of Unearthly Delights (plus Sunday 13th of March), so come down and get your fix. I guarantee you’ll be back for more!

4 stars

Grab your tickets from Fringetix

Reviewed by Daisy Sumersford

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