Could the wait nearly be over for LIVE music to return to our lives? As each day goes by, it is starting to feel more and more likely, and I can speak from a personal view when I say that, we (the performers) have missed the audience as much as they have missed their music. I have had the pleasure of performing a few outdoor concerts in the last few weeks and I have thoroughly enjoyed them. What a difference an audience makes.
Before it wasn't so much 'Lights, camera, action' but more 'lights, pack the camera away and the only action was sanitizing our hands'. So what a welcome relief it feels to enjoy the company of people again (at a distance mind you) but that's good enough for me for now.
Looking back over the last 15 months and reflecting on exactly how much everything changed (most things for the worse but some, actually for the better) and it has really made me appreciate the true value of music to me as a performer, but what music brings to each individual in its own way. For some, music is a form of relaxation and for others it is inspiring and uplifting. I have found I have used music for both purposes over the lock down. Sometimes when I am feeling completely lost for direction, it helps to inspire ideas for new projects, and when I have felt overwhelmed with worry about the future, it has helped me to relax and destress. And lets face it, keeping fit over lock down was hard too. So, there are a certain few tracks that are the only ones to get me up and moving.
How has music helped you? and what are you looking forward to most about live music in the future? I'd love to know. Leave a comment below.
Take care everyone and stay safe, we are not out of the woods just yet, but the clouds are starting to move.