First and foremost I would like to apologize for being fairly absent around here lately. Between the site build, some client work, a conference and two rambunctious little boys I have been neglecting my writing, and that is bad, as I tell my clients all the time. I don’t have a good excuse, just exhausted and busy.
I was asked some advice on Twitter recently regarding a fairly specific situation. The person was not able to bring me on as a consultant at the time, but since talking to her I have been thinking about the scenario quite a bit. So, I thought I would share some insights into what I would do if I were in her situation. With her permission, some of our email correspondence is below. Think about a big dream you have and see what insight you can glean from her experience.
…For obvious reasons, [my small town] doesn’t allow for many bands to tour [in] the area. I am…a fan and devoted show goer when it comes to music…I’m willing to go to nearly any lengths to be present at shows, [though] i find that the general population of [people] my age don’t share the same drive that i do.
However, in recent months, there has been minor shifts to the music scene in my area. Most notably a sometimes venue, that’s all ages and cheap for the bands that are coming through, run by the university’s student body located on campus here in [town]. I was overjoyed at this development. But it seems that others were not as overjoyed as I.
Attendance is poor at best. I don’t want this place to go down in flames. I am not a student at the university so i can’t join the group. I’ve only briefly spoken with the guys who run the group, and i was kinda told to piss off. [This] isn’t a town that i have roots in, so I’m running into social road blocks. And since I’m kinda going at this on my own, i don’t know where to start.
Though i have been thinking of starting my own mini promoter job. But i don’t know how to go about that either…
So here is what I would do, if I was in that situation.