As previously reported, with much success - AND NOISE - Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood gave away free burgers on tax day at an amazing karaoke event with legendary Bret Michaels and KIIS FM's "Manny on the Street" hosting.
At the annual sing-off, guests had a chance to take the cafe stage and “Sing For Their Supper.” There was so much talent in the room! And... well, some who just impressed me with their passion more than with their.... talent.
I made a fun compilation video of the high notes. Have a look:
That tiny person BELTING the shit out of Adelle? She's 11, guys. ELEVEN. FYI, I think my favorite is the courageous man singing Sia's "Chandelier." He was magnetic. HE OWNED THAT song. Love him!
After Poison's infamous front man kicked things off with a classic rock ballad, he and Manny opened the stage for visitors to sing a song of their choosing (with a live band) in front of the entire restaurant. How does a band know EVERY SONG EVER?! I love the live band part. It is so cool and unique. For a moment, everyone is just a larger-than-life rocker. It's rad. Kudos to the band, who also has a great name, Casual Encounters.
And for the brave performers, Hard Rock provided a free LOCAL LEGENDARY® “Hollywoodland” Burger.
It's nice that Bret's appreciating his own free burger. (In fact, Bret was quite a trooper, signing every piece of paper or memorabilia shoved in his face.) That's some deliciousness right there. I had one and immensely enjoyed it! What could be more American than eating a burger, watching a rock concert with an icon on tax day?!
I also must say, I thought our host, Manny, was terrific. Even though he participates in one of the worst Los Angeles radio traditions in history, I liked watching him standing off to the side of the stage, rocking out to the performers. He was their biggest cheerleader and it was adorable.
Yay America! Yay taxes! (I got a refund, I'm not complaining about a damned thing this year.)
Disclosure: Photos courtesy of Coyne PR, my burger was courtesy of Hard Rock and this post was courtesy of my own genius. You're welcome, America. *salutes monitor*