If you missed it, the First Ever Rock n Roll Live Costume Karaoke benefiting Haitian Families First was an absolute blast, packed with guests, and full of awesome people wearing awesome costumes.

Here’s Ian Rosenberger (Claire), Laura Kelly (I believe her name was Tom), Katie O’Malley (Alfred) and friends dressed as a Guess Who? game (photos by Jonathan Wander):

Jamie and Ali’s parents dressed as Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne:

Slash, Sally Wiggin, and Axl Rose.

You notice Sally didn’t dress in costume, but her buttons did and came as horses.

Emcee Randy Baumann came as hipster Phantom of the Opera:

HAH! Just kidding! He’s Richard from Boardwalk Empire:

Who is very clearly dressed as hipster Phantom.

This girl killed Adele’s Rolling in the Deep:

Britney Spears (Ali), a cereal killer (Jonathan Wander), and a sexy cat (Jamie who came in from Haiti for the event):

Some of the HFF board members:

I didn’t last long as Slash. My hair was touching my face, the hat was giving me a headache, the leather jacket weighed a ton, and how the hell do people wear sunglasses indoors? It was stupid uncomfortable.

Beating out Bill Peduto and Sally Wiggin, because Sally Wiggin donated a crap ton of money to their box in an effort to not have to sing (I voted for Bill Peduto), the winners/losers were Mikey and Big Bob who sang a Miley Cyrus song like they were auditioning for American Idol:

And Sally Wiggin watched them like that dude in Mariah Carey’s Hero video (skip to 3:11 to see him):

Then Bob showed Gina Cerilli and I his moobs and we reacted accordingly:

Formerly of KDKA, now of Boston (patooie!), Jim Lokay was on hand to sell raffle tickets with Elena LaQuatra and Gina. He killed it at the mic:

Ali sang I Kissed a Girl with her friends:

And Laura Kelly and Katie O’Malley serenaded Randy and he enjoyed that very very much.

And on and on it went. One awesome or awesomely hilarious singer after another. It was the most fun I have had in ages, and I stayed up until 2:30 in the morning and I drank TWO gin and tonics and half a beer.

This is what I look like after two gin and tonics and half a beer (with Jonathan’s son Alex and special guest photobomber Bill Peduto):

Duck lips. I blame the alcohol. I’m so sorry.

Anyway, it was a HUGE success and I can’t wait for next year.

I’m going as a Kardashian.

I figure I’m untalented enough.


  1. Noelle
    October 22, 2012 12:53 pm

    I totally called that Slash costume! (next year, don’t come as the beastly one)

  2. KT
    October 22, 2012 1:59 pm

    There are so many funny things in this post I don’t even know where to begin. Sally’s buttons, moobs, hipster Phantom, photo bomb Bill – Can’t. Stop. Laughing. It’s a miracle to me that the Internet didn’t spontaneously combust. Thank you, my friend.

  3. spoon
    October 22, 2012 2:35 pm

    Please tell me that there is video of Lokay

  4. Kelsey
    October 22, 2012 2:47 pm

    Such a fun night! Thanks for recapping!

  5. Lauren Hopkins
    October 22, 2012 2:47 pm

    Such a great event! My friend and I had a great time checking out everyone’s costumes!

    It was awesome to see such a big crowd come out for such a worthy cause :)

  6. bucdaddy
    October 23, 2012 1:24 pm

    I didn’t think Jamie and Ali could possibly get any hotter.

    And you probably shouldn’t mix your drinks like that. I’ve made the mistake (more than once, I’m a slow learner) of having a wine and a beer and ended up on the floor in the fetal position until the volcano in my stomach became dormant again.

  7. Butcher's Dog
    October 23, 2012 3:33 pm

    In moderation the adage, “Whiskey on beer, never fear; beer on whiskey, always risky” has worked for me. And I haven’t had much problem with pouring several beers on top of several smooth cabernets over the course of several hours. As bucdaddy testifies above, your mileage may vary.

  8. bucdaddy
    October 24, 2012 2:13 pm

    You should have flashed Bob YOUR moobs (Mom-boobs) and scarred him for life.

    I KID! I KID! I’m sure they are way up firm and high, and they are magnificent.