This year's NAMM Show completely turned my world upside down. I was a performer for a main stage, and I had the best time playing with my amazing band. We rocked the house! Our crowd was huge and it was incredible to look out at all those people dancing and smiling. I can't say much about it, but we were booked for some fun stuff immediately after stepping off the stage.
Friday was spent saying hello to friends who traveled from all over the world to make music at NAMM. I got to sing a little bit for Blackbird Guitars, play Hale's gorgeous Kamaka ukulele, Corey let me play his ukulele as well, and I stopped by my other sponsors' booths to let them know I love them. Friday night? I got to do something very special, and I can't wait to share it with all of you.
Saturday, unfortunately, my back decided to take control and I was unable to leave my bed. My band, boyfriend, friend, and mom all had coffee and bagels in our motel room so that I could see them before they went off on their adventures! To be honest, this was more meaningful to me than walking around the NAMM Show on the busiest day.
Sunday I had a LOT of help from my mom and my boyfriend to get me ready and out the door for my band's last demo at Godin Guitars. We went in there and laid it all out on the floor. I could not be more proud of my little band--the sound we make together is so big and strong and honest.
This year I played one main stage and one demo (and one impromptu song for Blackbird).
Received two new endorsements.
Made countless new friends.
Felt like I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing in the exact place I was supposed to be.
And I fell in love.