Notes of Gratitude to ALL the Mad Ones! (04.01.15)

by on April 19, 2015 :: 0 comments

This past 1st Wednesday Mad Swirl bid adieu to the stage where the mic magic all began over 10 years ago. (If you hadn’t heard, Absinthe Lounge at its current locale will no longer be our Open Mic home. But don’t fret, we will be easin’ on down, easin’ on down, easin’ on down the road to their NEW locale come May Day.)

The vibe on the mic was a bit more nostalgic than usual but just as mad as always! The whole swirlin’ world of mic madness came full circle. The faces that have graced our stages thru the years seemed to be swirlin’ in from all corners. ’twas quite the night to be a part of this final-ish show. Thanks to all who came to celebrate, appreciate & participate last night…

photos courtesy of Dan “the man” Rodriguez

Johnny O
MH Clay

Paul Konieki
Opalina Salas
Carlos Salas
Paul Sexton
Devorah Titunik
Roderick Richardson
Jolee Davis
Dan Evans
Desmene Statum
Bear the Poet
Chris Zimerly
Josh Weir
Suza Hep Kat
CJ Critt

Mad Cast:
Harry McNabb
Eileen Simeonov
Laurie Lynn Lindemeier
Mike Adreani
Dante Dadon
Brittney Buster

HUGE thanks to Swirve (Chris Curiel, 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!

And as always, big THANKS to the patron saint of the loco local mad ones, Kevin, owner of Absinthe Lounge, who has given 123 reasons to give him all the mad props and love that we do!

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! Stay tuned…

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