Rhomylly Posted May 8, 2004 Share Posted May 8, 2004 Just when I get really feeling like I'm going absolutely nowhere in my music life, I get the most encouraging email! It had the subject line, "Bands for Twilight Festival." Yes, I'm IN! Okay, it's only one time out of a possible eight, but I'M IN!!! I'm performing at Twilight Festival (for you non-locals, a 2-hour downtown arts festival every Thursday evening in June and September. Guess I should explain that, huh.). I officially get paid $30. I wonder if you're allowed to put out an instrument case for tips? Hmmm, better scope out earlier weeks and see if anyone else does it. (let me also point out that $15/hour is half again as much as I make on my day job so yes, it is worth it even without tips) Plus I'm tickled to death that I have been referred to as a "band." I have NEVER been "officially" referred to as a band or even a musician -- until about 20 minutes ago! How legitimizing! I guess the demo CD didn't totally suck as I feared. Speaking of which, does one EVER get used to listening to oneself? I shuddered and wanted to crawl under a piece of heavy furniture the whole time it was being played back for me. PLUS my first real day being a street musician in one of the small historic towns nearby starts tomorrow. I played some a couple weeks ago under the awning of the shop that hired me. It was cold and wet so I didn't want to play long...but someone actually dropped a Susan B Anthony dollar in my case. I am keeping that dollar! First money I ever made playing music! Note to self: find out where coin collectors get those little square plastic sleeves... And I even finished some appropriate 19th-century looking garb today for my big debut. Being a costume history minor (sort of) in college continues to pay off... Someone wants to PAY ME to play CONCERTINA. I am flying... Must go practice... Did I mention lately that I've only been playing since August??? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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