Here’s the real trick to the industry. Getting in, is the toughest part. I feel being a woman who has blonde hair and blue eyes, it’s extremely tough. Luckily for me, there are so many people who I’ve worked with, that really respect me. Thank. God.
Alright, when you make it past that point, what’s next. Sure it’s the college text book “You’ve got to have skills”, right …. Well maybe not necessarily. I will never sit here and say I know everything about merch, artist hospitality, production, transportation, you know it, I’m not sure about every aspect. Why, because I’m still learning. I need to. I don’t have all the skills I need. Not yet at least!
Someone once told me, half of the job is the job itself the other half is to be able to hang. I want to throw my input in there and saying “fake it til you make it” really has come a long way for me. Because sometimes having confidence is the key to success.Just don’t be a b*tch about it.
If there’s one thing I got from working Pilgrimage this weekend, I’ve really stepped up my game!
For people that think that throwing on an event is easy, you are so wrong.
I know people who have a hard time planning their own birthday party, imagine throwing a birthday party for 10,000 people. Then think about food, parking, sponsors, the artists and most importantly budget. Just think about that and plus more for 10,000-50,000 of your closest friends. Do you think you could pull it off?
I’m not saying my job is rocket science, but it’s definitely not a cake walk either. I hope people appreciate the amount of work, sweat and tears it takes to put on a good show. And if it’s a damn good show, you the know the price is right.
This will be my second year working Rock the Green. To say the least I’m really excited about it. I’m excited to see everyone I worked with again, I’m excited about working another festival but more importantly, I’m excited to be home.
If you are in Milwaukee, come on by and say hi!
It’s that time of year again! Yes, that’s right… it’s festival season!
I can officially say I’ll be back at Summerfest for my fourth year as a production assistant. And I’m pumped! I think things will be different because there are “family members” that aren’t returning this year. But to me, they will always be Summerfest family because they were there when I started.
But if you haven’t checked out the lineup, I mean come on! It’s ballin’!
Needless to say, I think all the festivals are doing a fantastic job this year in regards to the line up. I guess the zombie apocalypse is really going to happen, everyone is going out on tour this year and I want to get there last hoorah in!
…But really, you should head up to the 414 area code and go to the World’s Largest Music Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Yes, we have 11 stages with acts playing from noon to midnight for 11 days. 11 days! Oh, and there’s this band called the “Rolling Stones”, maybe you’ve heard of them. They will be there too!
My Point: Go to Summerfest, it’s going to be awesome! http://summerfest.com
Enough said. I’m swamped. I’m busy. You do the research.
If you want to know where I’ll be ——>www.summerfest.com