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To Gig Or Not To Gig? That Is The Question ~ Katrina Curtiss 6/14/2020

To Gig or Not to Gig ~ Feeling Untethered In A World Of Uncertainty

I played a gig last night, the first one since COVID-19 came to town.
I hesitated taking it, but the venue is an open air space, outside, lots of fresh, circulating air.
Minding that I’m a “Stay At Home” kid, it was kind of a big deal for me to go out into the world.
When we saw a big spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases this past week, I thought, “Curses!!” I considered cancelling, but didn’t.

I really miss playing live, it feeds my soul, but at what cost? Does the reward outweigh the risk?
It was hard to keep the 6 feet of separation; it was difficult to remember to keep pulling up my mask when not performing; it was strange to see only 6 tables where there use to be so many.

I can’t imagine how any venue can afford to pay musicians who are booked to bring in a crowd, when a crowd isn’t allowed.
I was surprised that people weren’t wearing facemasks, I stayed 12 feet away from them, no judgment, but those people kind of scare me.

I’m reevaluating things this morning. Is “playing out” a wise decision right now?
Seems like I’ve forever trying to “wait it out,” for things to “calm down.”

Thanks to those of you who came out last night, it was wonderful to see you, thanks to Al for sitting in on lead guitar, John for playing the Cajon.

Today’s Musing: “I’ll like to say I’ll see you soon, but I won’t, because I might not, because I feel untethered in a world of uncertainty.” ~ Katrina Curtiss #girlwithguitar


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