Last week I found these photos on my phone from one of the more unusual gigs I've played recently and thought they would be fun to share. I was hired to play for the grand opening of one of the L'Occitan stores and got to witness firsthand all of the craziness that goes into prepping a retail store for business on opening day - including installing the sign out front at the last minute!
This is not the strangest place I've ever played by a long shot (that would be the time I played in a Spanish convent in college or maybe the time I played for a caterpillar convention - I'm still not sure if the attendees were bug or tractor enthusiasts). One of the things I like best about being a freelance musician is that you never really know what you'll get asked to do. Often, the most unexpected gigs turn out to be the most fun. After all, how often do you get the chance to hear a concert harp in a shopping mall?