The Highlander Open Mic in Paris Celebrates its 9th Anniversary This Wednesday
October 5, 2015
If I was in town this Wednesday, I would be going. As it turned out, I thought the celebration was happening last Wednesday, so I went. Well, that just set up the right situation to get some videos up on this blog for the preparation for the ninth anniversary!
I’ve been attending this open mic more than half of that time, although all sorts of personal commitments have meant that I have not attend as much as I would like to in the last couple of years. But attending last Wednesday, I found the same open mic in the basement of this neat Scottish pub in Paris, run by Thomas Brun in a way that I would like to say is inimitable, but that would not do justice to the many open mic MCs in Paris who have, in fact, used Thomas’s presentation as a model – and imitated it to the last detail.
But as someone said last Wednesday, there are no other open mic MCs quite like Thomas – and that’s what makes an open mic work or not. (In addition to the location and the management…!)
Anyway, enough frothing at the mouth. Just check out the videos to get an idea of the atmosphere – and check out Thomas’s accompaniment of a rapper.
October 5, 2015 at 10:45 pm
Happy birthday Highlander! One of my favourite stops on the Brad Spurgeon tours of Paris
I’ve done (three in the last four years).
Not to mention Noctambule two weeks ago with the incomparable Rafaele!
October 6, 2015 at 11:29 am
Thanks for that Paul! Yes, the Noctambules!!!! (By the way, it’s Raphaëlle…)