I went to my first mixed mic yesterday. I was almost not sure if I was even in the right place because just about EVERYONE had a guitar case. I ended up doing pretty well with some stuff that I’ve been working on (didn’t want to risk any new stuff). I got to perform for about 5 minutes instead of the usual 3 so that was nice.¬†Every single mic is a learning experience and every new venue is inherently something new so in that way there really are no “bad mics.”

I’m not sure I’d go back to that mic though because the way it worked was that everyone put their name into a bucket and when they called your name you picked a time slot between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm (in 10 min increments). I got lucky because my name was called early on so I got a slot within the first hour. Worst case scenario I would’ve ended up on a long alt list or at a slot four hours later. Still, there’s no lack of comedy open mics on Mondays so I probably won’t be rushing back to this mic.

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