What To Take Away!
Have I mentioned that I have crippling social anxiety? Have i mentioned how un-enamoured i am with drunk people. Should I add that I spend every weekend around them? When a paycheck depends on them you’d be surprised what you can bear. Which is good because we’re about to put your people watching skills to work.
Watch them, pay attention. Notice how they react to each song.
Each show you do, add a few more tunes. Pay attention to the audience reaction. As you add material, you can start cutting and refining. Before you know it you have a songbook of over 1000 songs like mine and can field most requests. Which as things go on is where you want to be. Requests are what sets you apart from the pack because you can read and react to the crowd. A happy crowd is a full bar. A full bar is happy bartenders. Happy bartenders means happy receipts. Happy receipts means happy owners. You’ll play forever if you pay attention and deliver on your half of this agreement.