I don’t know why I didn’t write about this a long time ago. But everyone that I know always ask me “what do you do in music?”. I tell them, “I work in production.”… (silence)… (Them)”What does that mean?”
It means I help put on the show. Whether that’s being a runner, a production assistant, a stage manager… it pretty much means if my team and I weren’t there, there wouldn’t be a show.
Then people ask me, “Well that means all you have to do is work during the show, right?”… “Not necessarily, I work ahead of time, you would be surprised how much work goes into putting a huge festival or concert together.” (Them)” Oh, I didn’t know that, that’s pretty cool.”
So the next time you decide to go to a show and complain that the band is five minutes late, know that there is a crew working behind the scenes fixing the problem to get the band out there. In a nutshell: There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of a show.