Maria Rodale: Never Miss the Opening Act-- Plus 3 Great New Bands!
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure
After recently attending a bunch of concerts, I have discovered the following secret in life: Never miss the opening act. For one thing, it's a great way to discover awesome new bands that have the stamp of approval from bands you already love. Plus, it's one of those times when the audience really matters, and it just feels good to support people living the dream, or trying to.
Before I was a novelist, I had grand plans to be a rock star. From that experience, I can tell you that warm bodies in the audience count more than anything, and there is nothing worse than playing to a sparsely populated room. Look, you just have to stand there. You can talk to your friend. Bop your head! Sorry, but Kenny Chesney is not going to miss you out of the other 50,000 people there, but your presence will be felt and appreciated by an opening act at any size venue.
I discovered three really great
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