It’s only been three shows with Rhapsody but they were enough to confirm once again the actual reasons why me and the other bards do what we do.
For the last 7 years, our life has been an incessant balancing act between the fulfillment of our duties and the pursuit of our dreams. For what concerns me, at 19, once finished high school, I found myself having to decide what kind of career I wanted to undertake. I was really envious of all of those who had clear in their minds they wanted to be a doctor, or a lawyer, or a veterinarian… me? I only ever liked music, I would have loved to be a singer, but you know, unless you make it big, singing isn’t really profitable (in Italy being a musician isn’t even commonly considered a real job).
I chose an academic path that intrigued me but that I wasn’t really passionate about, while, just for fun, I started my journey with Ancient Bards, having absolutely no clue of the satisfaction and places it would bring me someday.
What I’m trying to say is that in all these years not a single dime came in our pockets, the little money we get is always so much less than what we have to spend, we can’t certainly pay our bills with music. So why do we do it?
We do it for the passion.
Musicians is what we are, we can’t close our eyes and pretend we don’t feel that burning feeling inside our hearts that prompts us to go out and play our music loud and proud and share energy with everyone who wants to listen. The stage is our element, it’s the place where we feel at home, together, ‘cause we are a wonderful family, the bardic family <3 .
We do it for you.
I can’t even begin to describe the feeling I get when I see our fans singing every song with their hands in the air, when at the end of a concert people wait for us to come out and take pictures with us, even bring us gifts. Every single act of love and support from you guys is worth every sacrifice we make.
So thank you, thank you for making us believe that with hard work and dedication we can keep our dream alive!