11/11/09…Anais Mitchell @ Cactus Cafe

Cactus Cafe

This joint is literally one room in the UT Commons Building.  It took me a minute to realize this and I drove down Guadalupe past the address.  Oh well, at least I found it.  I came to see Anais Mitchell tonight.  This is a CASH ONLY spot so leave the plastic at home.  It’s a fairly intimate room with small round tables set up in front of the stage.  There were a smattering of solo chairs lined up along one wall, in case of overflow.  There is a nice round stage for the artist with a beautiful red velvet drapery backdrop.  It almost felt like I was in an old school coffee-house, although they do sell beer & alcohol here.  There was a decent turn-out.  By her second set, the place was full.  There is an early start time for artists here…8:30 pm.  The cover charge is pretty high compared to what I’ve seen charged at other places.  I only paid $10 tonight, but I know they have charged $15 for several other shows.

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