How many of us go to these Open Mics, and just like the Star Wars cabaret scene, all sorts of weird lifeforms? First, I'm not Gods' gift to music, and I don't want to be mean, but some of these folks leave me scratching my head. Like the djembe player who plays the whole night, and acts like he's the whole show? And the drummer who thumps a pair of congas like it was Latin Night in Ybor City, even on the female singer ballads...And then there's the spoons lady. She's over by the djembe player, and they're banging and clacking away. But at least she'll get tired and quit. What about the guy that can't play a guitar, can't tune a guitar, can't sing, plays the same song every time, has his face buried in his songbook and spends the whole time apologizing for his performance. And is it just my city that has middle aged women suddenly decide they want to be in a band, take up the flute, and want to join a rock band?? Now, to be fair, we welcome and encourage the noobs, and enjoy watching their progress. And this particular jam has been around a long time and has sort of a house band made up of all the players there for the night. The soloists can ask anyone to sit in with them, and so forth. I'd like to hear your take on the matter. And feel free to add your stories.