Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness! Mad Swirl & Swirve parted ways and said our goodbyes to the only open mic home we’ve known, Absinthe Lounge. t’was a Mad Eulogy of sorts as we paid our respects, reminisced on the swirlin’ scenes we’ve seen, and shared what the drunken muses have gifted us these past 132 1st Wednesday’s at the Lounge…
(pssst… before we go on, we think we should say that Mad Swirl’s monthly mic madness isn’t goin’ away. we’re just gonna be swirlin’ our madness upon different stage at our new open mic home… The Underpass Bar located at 650 Exposition Ave in Dallas… starting the 1st Wednesday in December. and yes, Swirve will still be swirlin’ up the madness with us!)
Thanks to all who shared in the Mad Eulogy. What a night of the beat-utifullest poetry and music! Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with their words, their songs, their divine madnesses…
photos courtesy of Dan “the man” Rodriguez
Desmene M. Statum
Brett Ardoin aka BA aka Zipline Shazam
James “Bear the Poet” Barrett Rodehaver
Konnichiwa Zach Schrotter
HUGE thanks to Swirve (Chris & Tamitha Curiel & Gerard Bendiks) for keeping the beat til the wee hours of the night. We got taken to another dimension of time and space on the wings of their jazzy madness!
More HUGE thanks to fantastic photogs Dan Rodriguez (he captured these scenes) and Rosie Lindsey for sharing their mad eye and giving y’all a taste of the night’s mic madness.
And finally we would like to thank ALL of you who freely shared their hand claps, finger-snaps, hoots and howls with all the mad ones who got up on this sacred mad swirlin’ mic.
We look forward to ALL the m-adventures to come at The Underpass in December! Stay tuned…