We went to a gig tonight. It was at Old Town in Kissimmee. My husband (on guitar) and our lead singer filled in for a band we used to play with. In fact, we met in his band and married a few years later. But we network because any time a musician can express themselves with their craft, especially with other craftsmen to express themselves, we do that.
So, I was in charge of the GoPro and snapped a few pics. Strange going to a gig and not playing keys or singing. So, I ran a little sound and got some video feed and then had some time to kill.
So, my kids and I danced. I got to dance a lot. The band was really good, great songs and played really well and balanced. It was a rocking night.
So, this guy asked me to dance, maybe felt bad that I was dancing alone. And he taught me to Cha-Cha. I had never danced with a guy who led and I followed. And I had never danced the Cha-Cha with a guy leading me. Except that one time in college with the Spanish couple across the hall from my apartment in college and they had that party and insisted I come. But that was like 20 years ago.
Anyway, I learned something new tonight and it was so fun. I appreciated my hubby’s skill on thr guitar. I appreciated the leads. I loved hearing. When you play, you don’t hear the results the way the audience does. You feel it more than hearnit really, it is a combo thing. It is really cool to hear the finished product.
So we got home exhausted and very late and I drank about a gallon of water. But I am so very thankful to have learned a new dance or just even to follow a guy’s lead in a dance. And it is so easy to follow a good leader.
This reminds me that a good, confident, strong leader is easy to follow. When not good, confident or strong, a leader is difficult to follow. You don’t know what the expectations are, especially when it is something new. So if you are leading, be clear, be concise, be confident, be easy to follow. Because when that happens, it is fun and beautiful and you remove the stress and tension of it.❤
Our band is delightful. During the slow season, we were going to biweekly band practice originally. But practice today was so fun, as it has been since we formed up and we all unanimously decided to get back to weekly practice just for the fun. It’s really really fun and therapeutic. Music cannot be under-estimated. It is so powerful and a blast when everyone works together united harmoniously. It is fantastic! Thank you, God for it!❤
I am in thr best band of my life. I have had good bands, but this current band is phenomenal. We are all good musicians, not perfect but good, but when we play together, something extraordinary happens and everyone feels and knows it both within our band and those listening. Every gig we have done has gotten three or four more gigs and rave reviews. Never before have things clicked like this and you cannot believe how deeply I am grateful to God for it, the Giver of all good. 😄 ❤
So, this is a first for our band. We are headed to a Kentucky Derby Gig now in Tampa. Super excited. They are paying us well and we will not disappoint for we learned three songs for this unique gig related to their theme and we are introducing our original band introduction song. And what a fun day! A new place, a new theme, fun, all with our band family. So, Lord willing it goes well. I am stoked. And may God get the glory for a job well done!,😄❤🐴
We usually don’t have mid-week gigs. Most people hire us for weekends. But today, we had a gig. Just got back from it, actually. And this was the funnest gig ever. It was poolside at a resort next to Old Town in Kissimmee. We had all ages present, baby to 90 and everywhere in between. We even had a table of French speakers. And it was magical because all ages knew, danced and sang along with our live oldies music. It was more fun than I remember ever having at a gig. And we all smiled and danced and were vibrant and happy and the weather was perfect and I cannot imagine a better way to spend a Thursday. We helped tons of people remember happy times, have new happy times, enjoy life, spread joy and God Bless the USA was celebrated valuantly. It was wonderful. All ages love oldies music. All ages can dance together. And we heard so much appreciation and they will be hiring us back. The people all told the entertainment coordinator and she told us. They said we were the best band that ever played there in 10 years. And the point is jot that. The point is that we were united as a band family for music, dance, fun, lightening people’s loads, spreading joy, uniting people of all ages and nationalities. And that was truly a beautiful experience. I am so thankful!!😄❤
So, we have 3 gigs next week, well starting this Saturday. We are doing 2 Valentine’s Day balls and 1 Mardi Gras party. So this should be fun. Here we go. And the whole time, we are so excited with new-to-us songs that are either fun or beautiful. So, I may not be blogging much this next week, you will know why. Busy playing with my band family and making people’s lives happy and beautiful. God blesses so much! I am so thankful!❤