Last week I went to the first ever Bamboo Bernies open mic hosted by Justin Taylor. Some people probably thought I was mad last week because I only played three songs and got the heck out of there, but I wasn’t. I just didn’t want to stay out that late and I ended up going on around midnight. I’m not mad at Justin or Keith at all. Trust me, I know juggling the performers at an open mic can be hectic. Not everyone gets their ideal spot and that’s fine.
The sound was better than when I played a paid gig there last year, but that could have been because of the siginifcantly lower crowd noise. hah. Still, Justin had a decent turnout. The regulars from the Crab came out, but it just seems like fewer people since Bamboo Bernies is much bigger. I played “99%,” “I Hope I Die on the Moon,” and “All My Dreams are in Cartoon.” It was great to hear nowayscoob do a bunch of songs since Kopie was home.
Justin and Keith (not Keith Lewis, a different Keith) run that open mic every Wednesday night at 9:30PM, so check it out.