An individual’s talent is only as good as his/her ability to showcase it. You could be the best pianist in the land, but if nobody hears you play, you may as well be selling that piano of yours for scrap. As a society we don’t just need individual talents to exist; we need them to be displayed. Which is exactly what Open Mic’s do: give you a platform where you can show the world why you stand out as an individual. It could be anything: a poem you wrote about an issue that bothers you, a song you wrote about your dreams, or just a composition which can strike just the right chord in everyone’s heart. As long as it involves a mic, they’ve got your back.
But what if you can’t write music like Mike Shinoda? What if you can’t rap like Eminem? That’s alright. After all, if there’s one thing late stage capitalism has taught us, it’s that there’s nothing more fun on this earth than sitting back and enjoying watching other people work hard while you do absolutely nothing. These people want an audience, and you get to honour their efforts and support up and coming artists in your area.
So, summing it all up, an Open Mic is the perfect place for you to not only meet people with similar interests as you, but also a place to show everyone your true skills. After all, if a tree falls down in a forest and nobody is there to hear it, did it even make a sound?