“How beautiful it is to stay silent, when someone expects you to be enraged.”~ Unknown
The world by now already knows what tragic events happened at SXSW Festival. But what many are not hearing are the people who make this world such a great place to be.
There is a band JARED & THE MILL that is from the desert Southwest and they traveled to Austin to play at SXSW this year. They had a show to play that very night when tragedy struck.
Some of the fans of this band were involved and were listed among the injured and hospitalized.
Then JARED & THE MILL decided to go to the hospital with their instruments and enter the hospital room of their fans and play a concert. The very concert these victims had missed because of the idiot actions of a drunk driver.
I sure as hell applaud this group of people even though I am not familiar with their music at all. This is how it should be in the first place.
They should be caring and giving enough to know that its the fans that make or break their musical career. Without fans, they have nobody to play for but themselves. And generally musicians aren’t playing with themselves, for themselves.
Musicians play music for you and for me.
So the Class Act Award of March 2014 goes to JARED & THE MILL.
Personal note to them: Thank you for doing what you did for your fans. Truly classy and totally inspirational. Come back to the ATX at any time!!!!!!!!!!!!