Thursday night is “open mic” at Spoons, and we’d been entertaining the idea of paying a visit and singing a few numbers. We ordered dinner and listened to the acts who entertained the small crowd. There is a lot of really good talent in the young people around our community. These kids are pretty gifted.
Pete got up to sing harmony on a couple pieces, like “Stand By Me”. It was a pretty relaxed environment, and everyone was having a good time. Spoons is on the corner of Louisiana and Tennessee in Downtown McKinney, the square. The atmosphere is very laid back, but the Groto a few doors down sounded a bit more energetic.
The food was very good, and the $2 margaritas hit the spot. After a few minutes, we went up to the mic. We immediately went into “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” written by Freddie Mercury, followed by “When I’m Sixty-Four” written by Paul McCartney, and finally, “Under the Boardwalk” co-written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick.
We had a great time, and we’re looking forward to returning in a couple weeks. We’re also looking forward to seeing more talented performers like these kids.