This has easily been the busiest year of my life, and September was no exception. I played a total of 21 shows. 3 weddings and 4 corporate events. September is my favorite month of the year. My birthday is September 30th and I cannot emphasize enough how little that has to do with why I love it. The weather is perfect, football is back, the weather is perfect, the weather is perfect, idk. I guess I just really like the weather in September. Let’s get into it.
The month started out with some craziness. I had a wedding cancellation for September 1st. This is pretty concerning as a musician because you want all of your dates, especially your Saturdays, filled. The hard part is that I’m pretty sure the wedding was cancelled by someone who was supposed to be the Bride or Groom. As upset as I was, I felt it way more for whoever was on the receiving end of that. If you happen to read this, I wish you the best.
I enjoyed my Saturday off, but things started rolling very quickly. I had my weekly show at Houlihans in Strongsville (Tuesdays from 5-8. They have really good Long Island Pitchers and their food is off the chain. I get the southwest wrap every time and it is phenomenal. John is the badass manager there and Lauren is a super attentive and kind bartender. oh shit. hold on. Just come out and see for yourself. Where was I? Dammit.) and booked some shows in Columbus for the weekend. (That wasn’t very funny, but I’m leaving it.)
Columbus and Back Every Day
I love playing shows. I really do. Obviously, there are days when I’m not feeling it or I just want to lay around and watch movies. All in all, I love what I do. That being said, I can really overdo it. The second week of September, I booked a Corporate event in Akron on Thursday, a morning show in Columbus Friday, a gig in Mentor Friday, another in Columbus Saturday morning, a wedding in Cleveland Saturday night, and a final morning show in Columbus Sunday.
I have a tendency to say yes to every offer that I get. I drove to Columbus and back every day 3 days in a row, and played 2 shows on 2 of those days. I’m not complaining. I do it for the love of music, the exposure, and the money, but I really stretched my self thin that week. Not to mention I had a ton of wedding prep for the coming weeks.
My fiancee and I stayed at The Mirage for one night, and I stayed at The Flamingo for 3. All in all, a pretty chill trip. I had a few bouts of anxiety, and I’m still trying to get that under control. I love Vegas, it is definitely a trigger considering I had my first panic attack there.
The show I played was in an incredible Mirage Villa. It had a private pool, putt putt, 3 bedrooms, a staffed bar and butler. It was a web security company and they were all a bit introverted, but very kind.
Other than that, I had some great food and hung out by the pool. Ended up even for the trip. Not bad…
Came back home for a few more shows and another wedding and here we are. It’s cold. It’s gloomy. The days are short. It’s depressing. Let’s get motivated somehow.