We went out to the open mic in Marsworth to see what it was all about and maybe meet some new people last night. And what a great and fun night it was. My experience so far with open mic's in England is yes. Do them. There are really fun people that run them and participate in them and it is worth getting out to do every time.
We walked in at the same time the host James was trucking in sound gear and the owner Pauline was stuck in a freezer cleaning it out. We had a lovely chat with them over the joys of sound set up and freezer defrosting as we sipped on a local beer called Sidepocket I believe. A nice and refreshing citrusy and hoppy sort that I quite liked.
The live music was held outside in the beer garden and when it was time to start, James started us off with some really nice songs. He would end up coordinating and providing sound for all of the artists that were to follow with a smile on his face, making everyone feel welcome. And such a mix of people, such an interesting audience, I enjoyed myself immensely. We played our set to a warm supportive group gathered under a giant red umbrella in the cool air. We stayed and listened to everyone, managed a couple more songs at the end of the night, and had the opportunity to connect and speak with some of the artists afterwards which was lovely. I'm really glad that happened just the way it did. Thanks to James and Pauline and everyone that was part of such a nice evening. I dare say we might come by again.
Today is Friday in the world and I wish you a lovely one. I can't wait to see what happens today.