First the D.C. area has awesome food trucks, now karaoke in taxi cabs! In a recent NPR article, you can now hail a cab and sing karaoke. Now most cab drivers might stay silent with customers in their cars, while others can talk your ear off. For Joel Laguidao, he just wants to sing with you.
Laguidao has become known as the “karaoke cab driver.” While driving for Red Top Cab Co. on weekend nights around Arlington, Va., he sings favorites like Journey’s “Faithfully” and Bon Jovi’s “Bed of Roses.” It started about three years ago. Laguidao grew tired of the FM radio offerings and bought a karaoke machine. He has two small monitors for reading lyrics, a large silver microphone and a thick song catalog.
The karaoke setup also helps him get passengers on weekend nights. Sometimes, he’ll roll down the window and start singing to potential customers. This sounds like something they’d do on Southwest Airlines, but as long as it makes the D.C. traffic less painful then I’m all for it. You can hail Laguidao’s cab in the DC/Arlington area and get your karaoke on!
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