The Open Stage…

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Jon Berger No Comments

“Ben Krieger has betrayed us!”

That was the cry heard from many a mouth as word spread that Krieger would be absent from this week’s Open Stage. In his stead, soundman Peter Ingles would be running the boards and hosting the event.

Ingles, who performs as rapper Inglewood in the hip hop duo Scab Gods, and drummer for a series of AntiFolk acts, has subbed for hosts when running to the bathroom or getting dinner at the Open Stage, but has never taken charge of the event from start to finish. Some were worried.

“It’s the end of the world!” at least one person hissed.

It wasn’t, of course. Through the introduction, Ingles described the workings of the night with great fidelity, thinking well on his feet and interacting ably with the audience. The line moved quickly and everyone got a number.

While the night didn’t last as long as it normally would, a wide variety of characters played, both old and new. A surprising number of blondes were in the audience. There may be no correlation to Ingles hosting work, but it’s worth noting anyway.

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