Hello. Welcome to Rainyday. I had an interesting discussion with a local wordsmith last night over a few wobblypops and some pie. This young man writes for the local entertainment rag and has had the duty of interviewing many performing artists. As he talked about his interviews for the upcoming music festival in Sioux Town, he made a comment that I found particularly interesting. He said, "The artists I've interviewed have attitudes inverse to their status in the industry. The bigger performers are really chill and the lesser-knowns cop an attitude with me." This newsman said he recently wanted to interview a local band for his paper and they rescheduled the interview several times and didn't have the "right" band members available for another attempt. He said it was easier scheduling an interview with a well-known member of the Grateful Dead.
Now, I have made this same comment about bands I've booked over the years. I have had more issues with local bands, than international touring acts. Most of the world renowned performers look at the gear you provide and say, "This is cool, let's rock." Many of them don't even do a sound check, unlike some of the up-and-comers who require hours of sound check and equipment changes.
I don't know the reason for this, but I have a theory. Perhaps all artists start out with an attitude and the successful ones realize that they won't make it very far being difficult. I guess none of us will make it very far being difficult.