Open mic shows talent and ‘takes a lot of guts’

Victoria Hammond belts out a number during Humber Students’ Federation Open Mic & Variety Night on Oct. 8 at LinX Lounge on North campus. Photo by Hayley Michaud Victoria Hammond belts out a number during Humber Students’ Federation Open Mic & Variety Night on Oct. 8 at LinX Lounge on North campus. Photo by Hayley Michaud

Hayley Michaud
A&E Reporter

Humber’s LinX Lounge was packed Wednesday night for the first of four monthly Open Mic events hosted by the Humber Students’ Federation.

The event had a good turnout with 22 performers showing off a variety of talents, from guitar acts to bands rocking out their instruments during their 10-minute time slots.

One performer beat-boxed for the entire ten-minute time slot. Several of the participants chose to do comedy routines and two acts showcased their dance moves.

“It was great, the first one of the semester. I think it went really well,” said Ahmed Tahir, HSF Vice President of Student Life for North campus after the event.

Between the Open Mic and the Toronto Maple Leafs’ season opener that evening, Linx was pretty packed and buzzing with excitement.

“There’s a whole bunch (of these events) throughout the year and we really want to get as many talented people out there, so they can perform at a huge event at the end of the year,” said Tahir, adding that two acts from each of the Open Mic events will be selected by HSF to move onto the Humber’s Got Talent event in March.

“I thought it was great, there wre a lot of really talented people there with some different acts, so it wasn’t just people with acoustic guitars.” Karry Jodlowski, 19, a first-year Humber student in the General Arts and Science program.

“It takes a lot of guts, and I’ve got a lot of respect for the people who go up there,” Emilia Majerus, 19, a second-year Bachelor of Interior Design student said.

Coming Open Mic evenings will take place the first week of November and then the third week in January and February.

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