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The middle is where the magic happens

Magic can happen on a Tuesday night in the Red Room Studio. And it goes like this:

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"I think the whole verse is louder, yeah?"

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"Do you want the beat on the 2 and the 4, or...?"
"I think on the one..."

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"I'm open to it...because maybe the lyric 'isn't it just nice'...Should I already be slowing down...?"

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"I actually can't wait for gray hair. I want that dark gray."
"Yeah, for serious. I want speckles though"
"Oh! Speckles...I have a song called Speckles!"

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"Let me hear an A. I haven't heard an A in a minute."

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A show doesn't come together in a minute. It comes together in days and weeks and hours. It comes together in laughter and frustration and conversation. It comes together in silence. It comes together in the stops and the starts and loops. And the most frustrating rehearsals come right before the performance.

In the end though, it does come together. And in the end, it can feel like it was seamless.

But you know what, the middle, the in-betweens, is where the magic actually happens. The middle can be a lot of work, but it can also be the best part. The middle is sitting in the Red Room Studio on a Tuesday night. SPN's on the guitar, advising and supporting. Coach K's just walked in, the glue that connects the RRC and the Creative School. Jazzo's looping her chords, piping out  melodies. Querida's scribbling away, soaking in the creative vibes. And we can't forget Charlie, our resident puppy, lookin' cute and cozy cuddled in a corner. 

The magic happens when these part-time and full-time and some-time artists come together to work on their craft, to support each other, and to put some after-hours work into prepping for a show.

When the part-time and full-time and some-time artists come together to create, to share, to dream - when all that creativity happens in the middle - that's where the magic happens. 

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And that's how it goes. Come be a part of it. Join the Red Room Collective this Saturday March 10th for our Creative Saturday. You can buy your ticket now or at the door. 

See you there. See you where the magic happens.