Dropping the Mic

The mic drop is old now.

It has become too popular.

In fact, it is so mainstream now that people are writing blog posts about it. That alone should tell you something.

I have two thoughts on the practice of dropping the microphone after your set to indicate that you are done (and, apparently, to indicate that you think you did such an outstanding job that no one could follow you or top that):

1. That must really annoy the sound techs. Now that mic drops are popular (or at least not uncommon anymore), you must be prepared for the end of someone’s set. You need to switch off the line before the mic hits the floor. Plus you should have extra backup equipment in case the mic breaks on impact.

2. It’s time for some more variety. Let’s have some more creativity in the microphone celebrations.
How about these?

  • hand the mic to the ref with no fanfare
  • shake the mic into your hand then toss it into the air
  • spike the mic
  • sign the mic and hand it to a fan

Any other ways to show you are done with the mic?

After my words they did not speak again,
And my speech dropped on them.

Job 29:22

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2 Responses to “Dropping the Mic”

  1. Ricky Anderson Says:

    Crush it underfoot like a soda can.

  2. Some Guy Says:

    The equipment crew would love that.

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