MAY 2016 CROSSROADS was an excellent open-mic with visitors from far and wide.
Some people are still unsure what exactly an "Open-Mic" is - so to clarify - according to Wikipedia, "An open mic or open mike (derived from open microphone) is a live show where audience members may perform at the microphone. Usually, the performers sign up in advance for a time slot with the host or master of ceremonies. These events are typically focused on performance arts like poetry and the spoken word, music, and comedy." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_mic)
Open-Mic's are not "Jams" however it is always fun to wrap up an Open-Mic with a Jam of its musical members, like we do at CrossRoads sometimes.
The main thing to realise is that Open-Mic is exactly that - Open and Social - it is not a closed club as some people think. Anyone can join CrossRoads at any time and regulars can come all the time. CrossRoads has both and everyone is tolerant of the variety of expressive beautiful folks who "jump-up" to share their flare!
Every month, CrossRoads music director - Paul Tidiman - has the confusing job to sort out the activities of each participant and orchestrate a show for the spectators and he does the the best he can - given the amateur nature of these events.
HERE ARE THE VIDEOS FROM THE MAY 2016 EVENT
Maxine Goodie and her dance gang attended our May 2016 CrossRoads Coffee Morning Social & Open-Mic. It didn't take long for the participation spirit to move Maxine before she "jumped-up" to "let it shine". Bravo !!! https://youtu.be/MKleS9lyY8s
"Sweet" Roger Saunders - another regular CrossRoader brings out his harp to wow us all with his dreamy melody. https://youtu.be/Ow9Jpw317qA
Adorable sing-a-long with Kathleen Misson and Jorge Enriquez Jurado. Rated X https://youtu.be/KNnleQ9oF-Y
Long time CrossRoader, Mr. "Trouble" OShea - finally brought out his guitar and shades and ripped off a blues tune that blew us all away. Bravo! - https://youtu.be/1R_EaBpHg2w
Hilarious duo performs a side splitting oldie goldie at May 2016 Open-Mic Coffee Morning. https://youtu.be/puZtC3QB-uM
Daring dancers dip and jive their way to some fun. https://youtu.be/7Nut5MR7dYI
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