We Came, We Karaoked—We Conquered ICMA 2018
If you’re wondering what our favorite moment from this month’s ICMA conference was, there’s one particular night that stands out. (Though our conversations with thoughtful government innovators offered too many highlights to recount!) We always knew local government folks loved karaoke, but it wasn’t until this year at ICMA that we found out just how much.
We’d heard whispers of late night singing sessions and City Managers to Building Officials belting out tunes. The folklore runs deep, and we knew we had to take part. So ViewPoint Cloud joined forces with Next Request and SeeClickFix to throw the premier karaoke party that ICMA 2018 truly deserved.
Enter the Tin Roof bar in Baltimore–a music venue with old-school vibes, a center stage, room for dancing, and an outdoor patio. Plus some rounds of southern-inspired ‘Better Than Bar Food’ and bud lights, not to mention our new best friend Paul (with the karaoke machine!), and the scene was set for a night of fun.
Truly a nationwide event with City Managers and other attendees representing from Maine all the way to California. It was such a great time that the venue even pitched in to keep the party (and the Karaoke) going past midnight!
A special shout out to our 1st place winners (above bottom left), Ashley Wooten from Mission Hills, KS for her heart-wrenching rendition of Anita Baker’s “Sweet Love” and Christian Williams from Goodyear, AZ for his show-stopping number “A Thing Called Love” by The Darkness.
— C Williams (@MyPublicTweeter) September 25, 2018
ZenCity’s team rendition of “Wannabe” by The Spice Girls, the all hands on deck outbreak of “Cupid Shuffle”, and ViewPoint Cloud’s very own Tom Crosby slaying “Ramble On” by Led Zeppelin are among other highlights.
— Jennifer Teal (@OHJenniferTeal) September 25, 2018
We want to say a big thank you to all those who came out to celebrate what local government is all about—building strong communities.
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We think it’s safe to say, Karaoke was the most happening thing that Monday night in Baltimore.