Friday, 21 November 2008

inklight

so off we go to st andrew's to see inklight's open mic night. being used to spartan attendances i took some stuff in my bag but didn't need it as it was packed! we were highly entertained. we particularly liked the bloke who managed to get a rhyme in with oubliette, the boy callum who was on for far too short a time and my favourite, the girl who managed to get a poem out of whatever it was she was studying in maths. no mean trick!

plus, they had a bunch of people reading for the first time which has to be a good sign. there was totally none of the tenseness (or aggression!) i remember from when i started - no hecklers either in the venue or coming in from outside! they even had people reading a bit of prose. i was far less convinced by this than the poetry, it being trickier to get right i think, but i came away feeling very positive.

or at least i did until the drive back. you realise we probably stuck out a bit said t. you think so i said. yes, she replied, they probably thought we were someone's mum and dad. ouch!

5 comments:

Rachel Fox said...

I was once in a club in Leeds in my late twenties and some young thing said to me 'I think it's great that people your age still go out to clubs and stuff'.
x

Sorlil said...

oh I'm sure nobody thought that - you didn't look that old at StAnza, but then maybe it's been a tough year for you, lol

I got asked for ID when buying beer from the supermarket the other week which cheered me no end, ok maybe she needed glasses

swiss said...

it's true that i probably don;t look that old but the realisation that i have a child older than most of them was still a sobering one! lol

Dave King said...

Sounds a lot of fun. I wish I could have been there.

(Incidentally, your reading list sounds absolutely fascinating.)

swiss said...

the reading list has been fascinating dave but sadly, as with most things, i've been too lazy to update it. what's more, given that it's coming to that 'best of' time of year i don;t think i will be ub=ntil the new year....