On Wednesday nights in Fishers, Indiana, the mic at Claude and Annie’s is turned over the crowd. Open mic night features local musicians and comedians taking the stage for short sets. One of those musicians is my husband, and I love being in the crowd when he plays. Though for some reason, I can’t get him to come back with me for karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights.
I’m so proud of him, though. It takes a lot of bravery to get up there and share your heart. He plays some covers, but he also performs a few songs he’s written. That is literally words from his heart, on stage in front of strangers. That’s why he fortifies himself with a rum runner or two first. You gotta love liquid courage.
We started our evening with a plate of loaded French fries (is there any better bar food ever?) and a couple rum runners as we watched his fellow open mic night-ers on stage. Then it was his turn, and he rocked it. I am amazed by his talent every, single time. Once everyone had their chance on stage, it was turned over for an open mic night jam session.
That was a lot of fun to hear (and dance to), while we decompressed with a few games. He beat me at darts until we were out of ones. It was an awesome date night and (hopefully) a fun way for him to relax after the stress of being on stage. We are definitely planning to head back for another Wednesday open mic night soon, especially since it starts late enough to get the kids into bed first before we leave them with our teen.