Many baby boomers were talented singers and dancers when younger. Sure, age takes its toll, but here's a good example of how you can still reach for the stars and succeed, within limits.
At Shay's restaurant in the Shoreline district of Seattle, a group of greying adults are caught up in the joy of singing, karaoke-style.
As featured in Seattle Weekly, Shay's has spotlighted karaoke on Thursday and Saturday nights for over 20 years.
The Seattle Weekly reviewer affectionately described Shay's as a 'classic karaoke dive.'
The room is compact and hold about 40 patrons comfortably, but the longtime bartender, says karaoke night packs in folks every week, beyond capacity.
Regulars at Shay's are deadly serious about their singing aspirations. A lot of old-timers drop by on a regular basis and earnestly fill in their request slips. Some even bring along their personal karaoke discs. They are a grey-haired crowd out to relive memories with songs like, "Satisfaction" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."
One die-hard type from Tacoma performed a rendition of Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again (Naturally)" with oxygen tubes attached to his nostrils.
The crowd's dream was over by 11:00pm and gave way to a younger group.
Sway's in Seattle. The place where dreams come true.
Karaoke is a popular form of entertainment in assisted living residences.