Tonight, we performed at Higher Grounds Coffee on the corner of Abbott’s Bridge Road and Peachtree Parkway in Duluth. It’s our first time doing an open-mic as Alchemy. We had a good time, though we were all a little nervous. We’re also not used to doing a 15-minute set. More like 2-3 hours on average. As such, I only felt warmed up after our set was over. My wife, who constituted the third member of our group, said that we were less of a performance piece and more of just some people drumming. She’s right. Our style doesn’t come off as a performance that your average American audience can sit through. We would need a schtik or some amazing solo pieces to really orchestrate a performance piece. That said, we’re not really a band. We don’t practice songs, but rather rhythms. Perhaps we could put together some nicely polished performance pieces, but it would be a stretch. A better fit would be to include the dancers. Next time, we’ll definitely get them out with us to entertain people. We’ll just do what we do best and make some noise!
Oh. And I’m stupid and didn’t have any pictures or recordings made. Lessons learned.