Mainly positive responses have come out of the classical open mic idea. New things never scared me, but they seem to sometimes challenge traditional ideas more than expected. However, I always have to remind myself that I need to never assume that people will be a certain way before I even introduce a subject/concept to them. Many of my fears about other's fears are completely pre-conceptualized (can I put the dash there?).
Something to think about that I think carries over to more than just our Classical Open Mic night. Next Tuesday.