Each is warm or cold, depending on the room itself, or maybe the overall feel of the venue. Some may have a great sound system and no sound person, or perhaps a sound person who isn’t really into what your music has to offer. Some don’t have the appropriate sound gear or sound equipment you need to get the job done. Some may have a great sound system, a great sound engineer — and then you see they have a very small stage, or sometimes just a corner of floor space. Then there are the ones that don’t have anything at all except the space that they call “the live music area” when a band comes in and agrees to take on the challenge of making it all happen for the night, right? Then there are the ones that are so very small and don’t even look like there should be any music there — but they have such an amazing client base, and the venue is always packed when they have music, so you know you just have to deal with the circumstances and have fun sharing your music with the fans. Sometimes those “challenging” venues turn out to provide the best nights of all!
Well, no matter what the situation is, we passionate music types will do whatever it takes, and we’ll have fun doing it. No matter the look, the smell, the neighborhood, the size, the lack of parking, the terrible load-in situation, the yucky vibe, the nonexistent dressing area, the so-called backstage area that is open to everyone so you don’t have any privacy to get ready before going on — we go in and make it happen every time, because we love it, we live it, we breathe it, we long for it, we want it so bad that we can’t go without doing it! And for those reasons, we will endure just about anything, just so we have the chance to share our love of music.
Stay true to yourself, and in sharing your sincerity to support the venue. We should all remember to never forget: that without the venue, we have no venue to share our true passion…our music!
So stay tuned, as there will be more to come. Peace.