Ever since listening to a track by one of my favourite bands, Metallica, I was in awe of this band. From binge watching all of their documentaries, most of their interviews and live performances, my love for this band reached its fever pitch when I got to see them, LIVE!
With my best buddies, we reached the venue at 7am for the concert, which was scheduled to start by 8pm. Call me crazy, but I would still do the same thing if they were to come again. There was tiredness from standing in the long queues that did not seem to end and waiting for over 12 hours on our feet without moving around because we thought we’d lose our spot. But finally, we watched them come on stage and over 30,000 people sang along to their songs and it made this whole experience worthwhile. That day I wondered how it would feel to play on such a stage…
Needless to say, they were also my inspiration to learn an instrument. During the course of my continued learning, I finally fulfilled my aspiration of forming and playing in a band. The journey since has and continues to be one filled with learning and experiences, which I cherish and apply in my life as well.
Like the well-known saying, the journey has definitely taught me a lot more than the destination. All along the way, the most important factor has and always will be – building relationships. Because of this, I have not only been able to form a band, but I’ve made some very good friends.