Unknown variable: the performance space
When you pull up to perform at a venue you’ve never played before, what’s going through your mind?
Maybe the set list. Maybe you’re stressing over what the attendance will be that night. Or maybe you’re worried that the place is a dive, or the lighting will be terrible, or the way the tables are arranged around the “stage” is going to make you look like a total amateur.
Well, your set list and your draw are both certainly up to you. The layout and ambiance of the room, you might think, are largely out of your control. BUT there may be a creative way to remove some of that uncertainty, and to convert even the most uninspiring room into a space where you control the vibe (which is pretty essential when you want to communicate your music and aesthetic to listeners)…