This years’ Final Fabulous Fall Friday or FFFF, (as it is known in the trade), was just as F’n as it sounded. Friday night at the Blind Mice Irish Pub, in beautiful downtown Mount Clemens, Michigan was the last fall, Friday magical musical hoot!
From the very first carefully created note until the last, it was an amazing night.
What made it fun, you might ask?
People, is the answer.
To be fair, people is the answer, (or bane) to most things, be it euphoria or disaster related. Most things revolve around the people associated with them; and our nights at the Mice are no different.
We take audiences as we are lucky enough to get them.
Tired, laid-back or super-exuberant. Makes no difference to us. Our job is to help them feel relaxed, engaged or entertained, no matter how we find them. Most times, maybe a little of all three.
Theoretically as they begin to except us into their evening, we attempt to and take them on an musical journey that taps into their life-long emersion into all things musical. Our goal is to somehow connect with complete strangers using only musical notes, lyrics, wile and a little bit of skill.
Funny; sometimes it even works!
Tonight, we had a great time, from beginning until end. All of it because of the fun people that we shared the night with. There were several tables around us that took control right out of the gate, by shouting request after request at us, without any allusions of shyness.
They took control, whatever that means.
You see, we really have no musical agenda. We use no song or set list. We kind of meander down that musical road, turning this way or that, depending on whatever direction the audience seems eager to follow.
We love that, truth be told. . . . it’s what we do.
After all, that is why we are there, to offer our rendition of their favorites; musical knowledge and superb, witty banter; all wrapped in a neat musical package. ( . . . What? It’s possible, you know!)
So people were singing, dancing, drinking, yelling, sloshing, hugging, hooting and all the while taking selfie after selfie. It was wildly amazing.
Good clean fun.
Adults unwinding and enjoying.
Really hearty stuff.
Since we seemed to have the main floor of the wild Mouse well in hand, Carl and I journeyed upstairs, where it was even wilder!
Paper Covers Rock was once again covering each and every era of rock as they blasted out tune after classic tune, much to the delight of the packed house.
Great musicians all; and hard working, as most every Detroit band tends to be. After all, we are smack dab in the middle of a musical Motown heartland.
When the bands, the waitstaff, and even the patrons work this hard to come together on a Friday night, it has to be fabulous. And, so it was.