by Jeremy Warach
The band was between sets, and Meg, the singer, worked the crowd at the mid-sized club. She knew that part of her job was keeping patrons in the club, buying drinks. And one of the ways to do that, besides being part of a killer band, was to work the crowd. Be accessible, be personable, let people buy her drinks (but don’t get drunk).
The other members of the band tried to do the same thing, but she was the star of the show, and aside from a few younger girls flirting with the guitar player (which the keyboardist clearly resented), Meg attracted the bulk of the attention. It was not something she desired or was entirely comfortable with, but she accepted it as a necessity when performing music.