This is going to be a short blog post but a very important post none the less.
Picture it like the equivalent of a water bottle; not much in the grand scheme of things but when you need it, you'll be thankful.
So SFK was in the process of playing our second show at the El Mocambo. We got a nice little spot on the second floor despite the fact it was one of those pay-to-play gigs. We're all getting prepped for the show; battling nerves and warming up to what looks like an otherwise good showcase.
Right before our set time some high school band comes marching in with an impressive amount of people. I don't know how they did it and I don't want to know, but it was quite a gathering.
They come on, finish their set and tear down. At this point the promoter let's us know that the band that was supposed to perform right before us has bailed out. There's now this big gap of at least 15 to 20 mins of just dead air.
Realizing that our audience wasn't going to wait around, I start grabbing gear and setting up.
Now, at the time a previous member of our crew had some friends that were going to come. He mentioned that we should wait for them. After all, these are people we know and will come out to our future shows.
So instead of playing a set to about 50 people or more, we ended up playing to a virtually empty room.
It has been over 2 years since this show and to this very day, I'm still plagued by not being able to put my foot down.
So if I have but one piece of advice; Don't wait for things, do it and do it while you have momentum.
Matthew Tyler Di Leo
Searching For Kim, Lead Vocals