I am just back from the 400 Bar and the 16th Annual Bob Dylan Sound Alike Contest. Oh, man, what an experience - I had the time of my life! I was one of the many profoundly amateur contestants, and I must say, first and foremost, that I was very impressed with how supportive the staff was...it would have been so easy to dismiss me in all my amateurness, either subvertly or overtly, but MC Cooker John was so unpretentious and utterly cool - he really put me at ease. Cooker John alone was well worth the cover. (Wow and wow, what a performer.) The contest could have been terrifying, but instead, it was an incredible blast.
Yep, the drinks were too expensive. Yep, the bar was understaffed. And YEP, I will be back next year for the 17th Annual Bob Dylan Sound Alike Contest!!
Pros: atmosphere, history
Cons: expensive, understaffed