It always makes me laugh when customers (audience members) and normal people (I’ll admit people like me aren’t normal) have this idea that all I do is drink beer all day and assume that I’m related to the band that’s playing or I’m sleeping with them. Here’s a tip. Ladies, if you’re in this to sleep with your favorite band, you’re probably in the wrong side of this business. I put in sixteen hour days to connect an audience music not to accidentally wind up pregnant with someone who won’t remember my name in a week.
AND at the end of the night (usually around 1 AM) we celebrate a great show sometimes with a shot or a beer…that’s not to say occasionally we get a little out of control…but lets face it. There are no sick days in this business. Occasionally we hang out with the band… I’m not going to lie, I have many friends that are successful musicians that I hangout with. But I know the line between friends and friends with benefits.
Trust me when I say it’s hard to find a job if you’re a woman and word on the street is that you’ve been known to sleep around.
I have always stood by my belief that my career is more valuable than a one night stand. Think about this:
What makes you want to work in music. I challenge you to write it down (you could do this for any job) and what boundaries are needed to help you excel in your field. Wether it be music or nursing. Post it on a bulletin board where you can see it in your room. It will serve as a reminder to you everyday when you wake up.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: NEVER drink and drive. Spending money on a cab will always be cheaper than the price of losing you or your friends life.