Who needs a theme park when you can get all the thrills and chills you can handle just by embarking on a music career. No question mark, cause it is a rhetorical question. Sometimes I feel like we’re on a huge rollercoaster that goes something like this…
There is a good crowd out to see you play who seem to love everything you do. You float home from the show on a cloud of optimism, order a celebratory pizza and bask in the glow of the day. You can’t wait to play your next show and do it all again.
Except at the next show there’s barely anyone there to love everything you do. One of those days when you couldn’t even bribe your mom to come out if it meant missing ‘Deal or No Deal’. It’s what we refer to as a “Character Building Gig” because it takes some strength of character not to let your disappointment show. Character is a good thing but no one wants to build too much of it!
Then the next show comes along with another appreciative assembly of individuals who listen to every word you sing, buy CDs, and even take the time to tell you how a specific song touched them. Then we are floating home again, picking up celebratory Rotis on the way! And so it goes…up, down, up.
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