After I went to the comedy show last night I headed across the Student Center for DAB’s Open Mic Night. Once again food and drinks were provided. Although this time it was coffee, vegetable patters, and an assortment of pastries. Unlike the Comedy Showcase, which was almost empty, Open Mic Night was packed with students waiting to perform.
Open Mic Night is pretty much self-explanatory. It’s an open forum with a microphone for any one who wants to perform. Students get there early to sign up first and then perform in that order. What kind of students perform you might ask? Literally, all kinds. Students with guitars showed up to played their favorite songs and some played songs they had written themselves. While most of the talent that showed was of the musical variety I was told that it is opened to pretty much any thing. Sometimes people read poems they have written or perform a monologue. It changes every time DAB holds the event. I think it’s a great way for students who like to perform get practice they need in front of an audience of their peers.
I will keep you posted on when the next Open Mic Night will be and strongly urge you at least show up and support your fellow students. Those that perform are really talented. The crowd is really welcoming and friendly and once again, I will stress that free food is provided. If any of you are cheap college students looking to save a buck or two, these events are definitely for you. You get entertainment, food, and the opportunity to meet cool people. Not to mention a fun break from homework! There is no Open Mic next week, but there is a Game Show Night planned for next Tuesday in the Student Center at 6pm. Prizes will be given out and knowing DAB, I am sure food and drinks will be provided. I’ll be there covering the event and I hope to see you there!