SAB hosts open mic night at Anthem
Published: Thursday, May 31, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012 18:05
It can be nerve racking when you are put on the spot. Say you are asked to read something in front of the entire class by your professor, or your coach asks you to run extra laps after practice. In this case you are told by your friends during SAB’s Open Mic Night at Anthem Coffee to go up on stage and perform. UWT students packed out Anthem Coffee Wednesday, May 16, and displayed their wide variety of artistic talents, such as dancing, singing, rapping, poetry reading, guitar, saxophone, piano and ukulele playing. There were many different collaborations and combinations of performers, such as duets between guitar and vocals, and ukulele with rapping.
All the different forms of entertainment made the event come alive with diversity, making it fun for everyone that attended. The purpose of an open mic is to promote and stimulate the creative mind and construct an atmosphere that brings it out. When an artistic person walks into an Open Mic Night they can’t help but to go on stage, even if they are nervous. A bearded man with long dark brown hair was persuaded by his friends to go up on stage, even though he didn’t even have his instrument with him. Since there were plenty of guitar players already present, he just borrowed someone else’s guitar so that he could perform.
Non-UWT student Caroline Lindsley closed out the evening with her piano playing and singing ability. She amazed the crowd with her cover of Adele’s “Hometown Glory”.
She said, “My friends forced me to go up on stage. The nerves are always there, but it’s all in your head. You just have to tell yourself that it’s not as scary as it seems.”
An artist, if given the opportunity, has to perform; it is a calling within them. If you want to experience this kind of artistic expression at an Open Mic Night, be sure to check Anthem Coffee across the street from UWT or ask SAB when their next Open Mic Night will be.