Friday night changed the way we look at things.
We had been feeling excited and lucky to be opening for Indigo Girls and The Shadowboxers at the Vetter Stone Amphitheater. Our friends helped us make a big deal of it and a lot of you reading this assured us it would be fine, fun and great. But in the back of our heads, we had no idea how it was going to go.
We’re talking semis, national touring people, millions of dollars of equipment and … two voices, one guitar. Would we sound tiny? Or worse, tinny? Would we annoy stage managers? Audience members? Would I remember to bring the damned capo?
Fast-forward to being in the little makeshift greenroom and being told by the sound tech: “You’re on in three minutes.”
Three minutes later, we walked on.
Now that it’s over, we’re ready to do it again as soon as possible. Thanks to the Indigo audience – likely the largest we’ve played for – we know we can pull it off, “it” being holding our own on the stage ahead of a respected and fiercely good national act. So I believe we’ll be taking future steps with a changed view of things, of us. A stronger view. The view that says this is for real, this feels right and who can we play with next?