Since I started this blog, I’ve been thinking of ways to get me and a band on stage at Madison Square Garden. It seems like a tough challenge at first, but the trick here is to break the main goal into smaller and smaller pieces and then do the next logical thing.
So… Here is a short list of possibilities that I have thought of:
- Make it a charitable event
- Get support by one or more celebrity
- Make it part of a TV show
- Book The Garden as soon as possible and hope for the best
Make it a charitable event
This is perhaps one of the best ways to do this. It will take a lot of effort to organize, but there will also be a lot of learning and we’ll meet tons of people from all walks of life.
The question now becomes: What should we support?
An international organization or charity? Something typical American? Something typical European? Cancer? HIV/AIDS research? Our options are endless. All we have to do is to take a few of them, spin them around and make a decision.
Get support by one or more celebrity
How do we get in touch with a celebrity that is willing to support us, not with money, but with time and effort, to make our dream of playing at Madison Square Garden a reality?
As far as I can see, from where I am at, all we need to do is to build relationships with the people we want to connect with and spend time doing it. The goal here is not to abuse the friendship, but to build a long-lasting friendship or professional relationship that is a win-win for all of us.
Make it part of a TV show
I guess we’ve all seen a TV show or two with bands playing. How many of you wondered who played? How many of you actually went out of your way to find out? How many of you became fans? Again, I’m guessing, not many. I did it once for a band I saw on “Charmed” once and that was it. Nothing more.
What I’m thinking here is that we need to get in touch with a TV show, either the producers directly or by means of an assistant or other low-tech person, and make our concept a part of the show. Perhaps the band plays at a grand finale or is a regular part of the show during the whole season or even the whole life time of the show.
Book The Garden as soon as possible and hope for the best
This one is very high-risk, but oh-so rewarding. It will really make us do our best to make this happen and it will drive us to do our utmost at all times to reach the goal of playing for a full house. I believe that by taking this approach, we’ll see things fall into place almost magically, we’ll meet people that are more than willing to help and we’ll be so much more proud of our accomplishments than we could ever have imagined.
The reason for booking the Garden as soon as possible is that I guess it will be quite busy and that our chances of getting a spot becomes slimmer as time goes by. I am flexible on dates. I just know that I want to play at Madison Square Garden in the summer of 2014. This means in June, July, August or September as far as I’m concerned.
Do you have any suggestions on how to get an amateur band on stage at the Garden? Please share below in a comment.
Steeg on the road to Madison Square Garden.