Deadeye cashes in at Open Mic Night

Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Reporter

The Student Activities Council hosted an open mic night last Tuesday in the Overman Student Center. The event included an array of performances including poetry, stand-up comedy and live music, all performed by PSU students.
The student band Deadeye won the $100 grand prize. Members of the band include Megan McCoy, vocalist and bass player, and Jenna McCarty, vocalist and banjo player. Deadeye served as the final act of the night, performing two original songs.
“We really enjoy playing music, so we’re always looking for ways to play for the most people,” said McCoy, junior in music performance. “It’s just really fun. There’s no point in writing music if you’re not going to share it.”
McCarty said that the atmosphere was different from what they normally perform in.
“There was a really warm audience,” said McCarty, senior in nursing. “A lot of people haven’t heard us play before.”
Other students like Megan Day participated in the event just to have fun.
“At first, I think the audience was a little freaked out, because I’m so obscene,” said Day, senior in psychology and amateur comedian. “I’ve been trying to put myself in front of an audience. The $100 was just a bonus.”
James Smith, SAC club entertainment chair, says that SAC holds an open mic night almost every month but this was the first time that they offered a cash prize.
“We had a few of these last semester and they were pretty dead,” said Smith, senior in commercial graphics. “I think we got about five times the amount of people. We had 11 people and a waiting list, so there was a good turnout.”
Smith says the SAC plans free entertainment and student events like open mic nights, comedians and Monday’s screening of “Footloose.”

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