On Wednesday, 5/11 one-half of Acoustic Apple (Gary) drove to Babylon to perform at the Babylon Bean open mic for the first time. About 20 names were already on the list when I arrived, but no one ever wants to go first, so slot #1 was open. I wrote my name and waited for the event to begin. The host, Laurie Ann, opened the show, introduced me, and I sang my three songs to a room full of twenty-somethings packed into the narrow coffee shop. The audience reacted well and I must have sounded pretty good. The owner booked Acoustic Apple for 2 Saturday night shows this summer.