Last night, Christine and I attended an Open Mic at the Seekers Coffee House in Hurst, TX. It's only a few months old and the open mics there draw a large crowd.
What we didn't know was that they were having a contest. Everyone got a few ballots and voted on their favorite group. There were a lot of performers and most of them had an entourage with them who were pledged to vote for them while Christine and I didn't bring any fans to support us.
How did we do? We won! The winners from each week return at the end of the month to compete for a cash prize and a spot opening for a real band that will be playing at the coffee house. It's great to hear that people like our music and want to vote for us, it's very encouraging and it tells me that we are doing something right.