MusicCityGhost The Price Of A Pat On The Back
Does anyone remember the girls fainting on the front row when Elvis sang?
Many years ago I got to go backstage at a concert that was being headlined by one of the biggest Country Music Stars at that time. I couldn’t help but notice a lot of people in the backstage area that were not musicians or people wearing media passes but rather they seemed to be just standing around with their hands in their pockets. It wasn’t until the Star took his final bow and came backstage that I learned why those people were there.
One by one they rushed up to their employer and gave him a big pat on the back as they said such things as, “Man you knocked them out tonight, Wow you sure had them in the palm of your hand, That was one heck of a show,” and various other praises which escape me at the moment. I thought to myself I wonder how much these people were being paid to do this? What was their title? Artists worshippers?
It seems that this so called Superstar was so insecure that he was willing to pay people to tell him how great he was. I got to witness that activity and I never forgot it. I can’t say it was the first time I had ever heard of such a thing however. Does anyone remember the girls fainting on the front row when Elvis sang? How about the girls crying when the Beatles performed? Did you know they were being paid to do this?
– The Music City Ghost [File#2018/06]