What does it feel like to be famous?
Well that can depend on a number of things. Are you ready to be famous? Are your family ready for you to be famous? Do you have the energy to remain positive night after night when you meet fans at your concerts? Can you face the pressure of always having to better the last single or potentially get dropped by your record label?
The above can be potential negatives to being famous but there are many positives and these usually come when you consider fame as a by-product to doing what you love – making music, performing music, recording music and being part of a musical family!
Recently we attended The Tide’s tour where our artist Josh Taylor was performing. His professionalism is outstanding and he knows how to treat his fans well, whilst still managing to keep to a busy, stressful schedule. But what’s it really like behind the scenes?
In the dressing room
Boys will be boys and the dressing room got more and more messed up as the night went on. Josh Taylor, New Hope Club and The Scheme all shared a large room and there was a lot of fun to be had. Lightsabers were brought out, remote control cars raced around the room, last minute practising went on and all of the acts were happy to help each other look the part, ready to go out on stage.
But of course there are also downsides to being someone recognisable, someone in the public eye like all of these acts are…the simple task of needing to get a sandwich or going to the bathroom suddenly become impossible when you can’t leave your dressing room area due to the layout of the building meaning that you’d have to go through a line of fans to be able to get anywhere. Security guard the entrances and only those with passes get through.
As for the main act, keeping the energy up can be even harder – aside from travelling from city to city each day and staying overnight in hotels, The Tide had their soundcheck at 2.30pm but were the last to go on stage at 8.20pm.
That’s a LOT of waiting around day after day. So why do so many people still want to be famous singers? The answer is in the videos below. There is nothing the like anticipation of going on stage:
Or having the adoration of the crowd as you perform your songs!