I went out last night. This is not something I often do on a school night because I’m normally just too tired.
My social life amounts to zilch between Tuesday morning and Saturday.
Last night, however, I went to the first Open Mic night organised by a friend of mine in a pub in the village. It was good.
Here he is, belting it out with co organiser Keiran. He’s not really called Kwayzee (his name’s Neil) and for the life of me, I can’t remember why we all call him Kwayzee but there you go).
Now the first thing I learned is that I seriously need a hot shoe flash gun.
The light was dreadful, the acts were positioned in front of a window so the flash kept bouncing off and I need a proper flash gun.
The landlord of the pub (Dog and Partridge, Yateley, serves Hobgoblin for anyone interested) wants me to provide some photos for him. I think he’s going to put some sort of display board up for future promotion. So it looks like Kwayzee and his gang might be returning for another session soon.
It was an opportunity to take a few different shots and get in a little practice.
I’m not going to comment about what I thought of the musical efforts because, to be honest, I wasn’t really listening. I was looking instead. I must be the only person who hears the words Open Mic Night and doesn’t remotely think about the music.
Gorgeous daughters numbers one and two were there with a whole host of their friends, although they sat outside and didn’t participate. A couple of people I’ve known for years were also there and there were lots of new faces. In fact it was a pretty decent crowd for the first event and considering it was Hump Day and not the weekend.
Another thing I’ve learned is that when I get home at a reasonable time (bout 10:15pm) and go to bed. I should not, half an hour later, think “I know, I shall just have a very quick look at the photos.”
This is not a good idea. Before I knew it it was gone midnight and I’ve now had about four hours sleep.
Never mind, it was fun. And it seemed very popular so hopefully Kwayzee can make it a regular event and I can get some more practice in.