1. Don’t wear a funny hat. In fact, don’t costume yourself at all.
2. Don’t bring an instrument to open-mic that you can’t carry with one hand
3. Don’t say “mother fucker” on the mic. It’s just rude.
4. Don’t bring up Nashville.
My friend Don keeps coming up with these list of blunders for open-mics. They are pretty funny, so I started keeping track.