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Full Moon Craziness at the Highlander

March 8, 2012
bradspurgeon

There may or may not have been a full moon last night over the Highlander open mic – I cannot remember having noted the fact on the way there – but the atmosphere was clearly insane. And fun. Despite there not being an absolutely packed house, those who were there were full of wildness….

I will not go into all the details, suffice it to say that some spectators were really enthusiastic and then quite nasty; while others were so enthusiastic that they took to the stage themselves to join in various choruses and whatnot. I was one of the lucky ones to benefit by that aspect, as I had a couple of gorgeous women join me for my songs. Well, one for three songs, and another for two songs – oh, to say nothing of another standing in front of the “stage” and singing along.

Of course, sensing the madness in the air, I decided to focus only on cover songs, and ones that either make no sense – “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” by Dylan – or ones about our crazy world, like “Mad World” and “What’s Up!”

One of those who joined me was the fabulous Adele, who did her own set a few slots before mine, and she played ukelele and sang in her superb and emotional voice. Adele is studying opera singing, but I think she could do pop if that fails! (And probably any other style….)

I wish I had my set on film this time!! But I got some of the other good stuff, including Thomas Allen and Ninouche Johansson playinig for their first time at the Highlander. I had met them at the Baroc a few weeks ago.

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