Tuesday night I was reminded that my presence in the audience at a concert really does count. Now when I say ‘my’ I mean “the fan”, not specifically me, “Trina Nichelle Green.” I went to see the fantastic Everest at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. After the show I was at the bar talking to Joel Graves who plays guitar in the band. They’d been on the road and this was their first hometown show in a while so we were catching up. Joel said that from the stage he could see my necklace. And seeing my necklace he knew I was there…and he was glad for that.
So if you’re a music fan, just a regular fan of the stuff that a band that you really love does, don’t ever underestimate the value of your presence in that venue, in front of that stage. And not just because of the money you paid to get in the door because you’re worth so much more than that to that band.