By: Theo Hirsch
The new owner of the Santora and Ramona building of DTSA, Jack Jakoffcity (Jack Jakosky), destroyed the best open mic in southern California. We had a weekly gig going on downstairs. It was an event that began attracting some amazing talent, talent that you rarely see in Orange County. The buzz on the street was attracting all kinds of amazing artists from multiple walks of life. We had stage performers, (one girl even swallowed a sword), clowns, actors, poets, pop singers with those digital music maker boxes, acoustic performers of all kinds, comedians, full bands, poets, and some amazing community going on downstairs. But when Jakoffcity and his Girlfriend came to visit our open mic a couple or three months ago, he was not going to have it, although he pretended like he was ok with it at first. And his girlfriend was like, “Oh, this is really nice, we really like this”. Like you have any of the say, yeah right. In fact, when I asked Mr. Jakoffcity if she was his wife, he gave me that immediate response: Like, no way in hell I would ever get married, “that’s my girlfriend”, he said. I am sure a man like that shares as little of his money as possible, the last thing he would do is risk his estate with some woman in a marriage contract.
He told a friend of mine “there will be no more parties”. Open mic was not a party, it was a community event that attracted real people, real artists, and a bohemian open atmosphere. Granted, Halloween did get a little out of hand but what are you going to do? Things happen sometimes, but it wasn’t even that bad at all, just a little mess to clean up but worth it! We were doing this thing, you know what its called Jakoffcity? Having fun. You know, fun? Have you heard of it? So Jakoffcity calls me up and tells me that I can no longer have open mic there. When I asked Jakoffcity why I had to close down the weekly open mic, he told me he didn’t have to give me a reason. Come to find out that Jakoffcity emailed everyone in the Santora explaining that he didn’t want the open mic anymore.
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