AAHH!! I 'm going to an open mic tonight!! Honestly, it really isn't that exciting. It's exciting to me though, because let me first start off by addressing the differences between a show and an open mic. A show could could have a plethora of people, or it could have nobody. It really depends on if the show was advertised well, or if the person playing has a good draw (number of people that they brought to their show). At open mics, there are usually a good number of people there (I'm generalizing. Every place is different and every night is different). There are usually a good amount of people because at open mics, people all go up to sign up for a 15 minute minute slot to play for. That being said, if the night lasts for three hours, that is a guaranteed 12 performers (add possible friends and family of said performers) in the audience. Not only is there an audience listening to you, but you also have the opportunity to meet, and network with other musicians who may be doing exactly what you are doing. Truth be told, as always, I'm pretty much terrified. I have no clue how open mics work here in New York, and I have no clue what high level of talent I'm throwing myself into. But, here's to new experiences! Cheers!
What did I learn tonight?
I learned that laughter really is the best medicine. Although I went into the night with one of my lonely-spells, I got to talking to about 3 guys, and I laughed so hard. When I say "hard," I mean the amount of laughter that is only brought out by the company of my friends Nolan, Skyler, Alex, and Mariah