Reliable happiness is regular karaoke with strangers turned friends, cheering at song choices, clapping for singers, humming backup for tunes that ask for it, noting those you’ve never heard before, wondering how you missed them and learning how to get more of that in your life.

The interior of Stay Gold Deli, a black and white checkerboard tile floored, vinyl record walled restaurant and live music venue that hosts Dana Morrigan's twice monthly queer karaoke shows like this one Saturday, January 7, 2023 in the 2700 block of San Pablo Avenue in Oakland, California.

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