“An Artist’s Life Lesson” I learned from Adam Levine & Maroon 5
This week, I saw Maroon 5 play for the very first time at the Hollywood Bowl, in front of a sold out stadium. Adam must have said 5 times during the show, this was his ‘dream come true’. At the end, he acknowledged one very special girl in the audience, someone who didn’t know that he knew she was there. Her name was Heather. Heather was the ONLY PERSON who showed up to their first gig in Los Angeles, several years ago. This night, she was pulled up onto the stage, where she received a very special moment to cherish for the rest of her life.
This reminded me of so many of the artists that I hear speak about how hard it is to get people to shows, or how disheartening it is to play in front of only a few people…until eventually, they find themselves not wanting to play out at all.
Just remember, it only takes one. One Believer to set a spark….Artists acknowledge your believers, and value them…and Don’t give up before the miracle occurs!!!
Before you know it, YOU will be standing at the Hollywood Bowl..wondering how the heck did I get here????
And in that moment, you will remember the struggle and innocence of your beginnings, and know deep in your soul, exactly who helped put you there.
Don’t ever underestimate the power of one fan.
Maroon 5 at the House Of Blues Hollywood with original member (who actually started Maroon 5) RYAN DUSICK!!! :)
i can’t wait to go to this! :D
On 10.06.11 Adam gave me a 2nd guitar in Williamsport, PA.
This is him signing it for me at M. Fredric in Los Angeles on 11/22/11. :)
“that’s a nice guitar!”
“it’s sexy isn’t it?”
“a nice guy gave that to you didn’t he?”
“yeah if only he would sign it!”