I haven’t posted for quite a while–the crazy people have left me alone for a while. But I got this email today from a wedding planner I work with all the time. She was referencing a wedding show I was playing Saturday and Sunday last weekend, from 9am to 3pm each day.
The ultimate irony is that I only got ONE phone call the entire two days…and that was from a bride who went on for an incredible 9+ minutes about how excited she was to have a harp at her reception……
I guess I’m guilty of not being able to divine the Mother of the Bride (neither of whom I’ve met) the instant she walks by—out of the thousands of people who attended!
I just wanted to give you a heads up I just spoke with the mother of the bride, Patricia, for this event. She was at the bridal expo this weekend and apparently walked by your booth when you weren’t playing and were on your phone (not a big deal we have our phones out at the expo as well which I explained). She seemed very concerned about your ability to play since you weren’t playing right at the very moment she walked by. I spoke with her over the phone to reassure her you are quite a talented musician! I come from quite a musical family myself an explained to her that musicians need to take breaks and that it was unrealistic to expect someone to play straight from 9am-3pm. I did tell her that she should have introduced herself as you had no idea with all the hundreds of people at the expo who exactly is a client of yours or not. I think I successfully reasoned with her and I encouraged her to reach out to you to maybe discuss song options. I just wanted to give you a heads up that they may need a little additional reassurance. I just wanted to give you a heads up that this mother of the bride may be calling you.”