The host posted online before the open mic the following: “If you want to possibly get your picture in a certain well-known magazine, this would be a good night to stop by the Monday Open Stage at Sidewalk.”
The people listened, or read, or did whatever it is people do that results in them trudging out in the pre-snow weather to for their random sign-up opportunity.
There was an excited number of people out – many perhaps unaware of the photographer – until the photographer showed up.
Then, for the next hour and a half, the show was shared between the act on the stage and the act that joined them on stage.
No one spent much reacting to the photographer, but between the artist and his assistant, it was a distraction nonetheless. All for the good of the club, perhaps.
Some were more excited than others. “I convinced the photographer that Peter Ingles is the most important person in the scene,” Jen Kaplan gleefully reported, “and then they took lots of photos of him. I bet my Inglewood recommendation will get him in the Times. ”
We’ll see. The picture man seemed pretty interested in the Jesse Statman, too.
Who knows what, if anything, will make the cut?