Open Mic 09 - July 09 2022
What a fantastic event. It may be a cliche to say it was the best yet, especially as in our case every event has exceeded expectations. But it sure was a wonderful couple of hours entertainment, many audience members commenting that it was a real show. I don’t keep track of numbers but I suspect that attendance grew again, both performers and audience. So much so that each performer played just one song.
All the performers stepped up and delivered with heart and soul. A wonderful mix of songs, and variety styles. We had regulars who’ve player the majority of the events, those who joined in post the merging of the website users and the old Forum to establish this Community platform, and debutants. Every single person can feel pride and satisfaction in their contribution.
And what is now becoming a tradition a small group hung out afterwards, so the ‘after party’ is now in situ rather than in this Topic, hence this topic only being posted the morning after.
I will come back and edit once Adrian has posted up the recording in YouTube. It takes some time to render once all the artists have signed off on releasing their performance to the world at large.
THANKS to Toby and Jason, the Coordinator and Host respectively for OM 009.
It takes the willingness of a few to ensure the event takes place, continues to be ‘An Open Mic for the JG Community run by the JG Community’, and I believe one of the Crown Jewels in the JGverse. The door is always open for others becoming regular attendees to put their hand up to play a role in the running of an OM. Like everything else, we all had to do it for the first time and were supported as we did so.
During the event, as the last echoes of Shane’s performance faded away, many were already asking about OM 010. The CFI (Call For Interest) will be published early next week.
We have now posted a “How it works, access, and eligibility” Topic. The OM Organising Team felt this was a necessary step as the awareness of this event grows through posts made by the JG Team in various channels and interest grew. We will continue to maintain the original intent and ethos, and ensure it remains in service of the Community Members to contribute to our learning to play, to be the musicians we dream to be.