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The weather for the last two weeks in Vancouver has lived up to its saying, that being the rainy city. It has been grey and cold and raining constantly therefore unfortuantely this has left little opportunity for exploring. For Easter weekend however with four days off I definitely did not want another weekend stuck indoors and therefore intended to fit some hikes in and travelling to new places in Vancouver.
On Thursday night Anna and I decided to go back to Cafe Deux Soleils for the open mic night. We arrived after 8pm and the place was full up, leaving little room to sit down. Luckily a group left after 15 minutes so we went and sat on a big table with some other people who we ended up chatting too. The music at the beginning was pretty poor with one act just screaming into the microphone however as as the night went on, they also improved. Singing two songs each, there were 20 acts in total and the choice is drawn by being picked from a hat. The cover charge for the night is $5 but you don’t have to pay this is you decide to get up and sing (this has been noted for future reference). The songs are also a big mix ranging from folk to blues to slow moving ballads to songs where you couldn’t even hear the lyrics but all in all it makes for a good night.