Monday, August 13, 2012
It was open mic night at Bullets Lounge. Apparently the place is usually much more crowded on Open Mic Night. Most of the bar stools were occupied but the tables were empty. I sat in a folding chair by the pool table for an unobstructed view of the first band, "The Other Shoe." They sang originals written by the bass player Joseph Perricone. Candles illuminated the tables while red and green stage lights illuminated the band. It was Joseph's birthday and Deborah Vicino had baked enough cupcakes for everyone at the bar. Man that cupcake was good, especially washed down with the beer.
Band members were out in the parking lot smoking as I left. They joked with me as I asked about the band's name and I scribbled notes in my pad. The drummer said, "Be sure to get Joseph's license number." I shot back, " I just need his credit card number!" It is amazing the talent you find in even the smallest hole in the wall bar.