One of the funniest questions we get asked regularly is
"YOU ACTUALLY LIVE WITH THE REST OF YOUR BAND?!"
People hear so much about these amazing bands from the past with horrible inner relationships, and I'm here to tell you, that is not the only way things are. Here in the Fat Stallion household, we make a concerted effort to be a FAMILY.
Why would that be so important? What does that even mean? Why do we care?
Living together as a band is very advantageous in our situation!
Logistically speaking, rehearsals are a breeze. Does someone have an idea? Great, everyone's already here, let's talk about it. Where do we rehearse? We have a house. We don't have to worry about storing our instruments or the time it takes to tear down or setup, it can just stay up. The convenience is overwhelming.
Beyond business, sharing living expenses is another huge help. We can be a safety net for each other (life is not a straight line...) in times of need, and with the cost of living so high, you may as well live with your band rather than some Craiglist-roommate.
Mostly though, we want to be around each other. What we are doing is attempting to build our future career, and there is a huge amount of trust that comes into play. We need to be on the same page about everything,
we need to be family.
FLEXIBILITY, LOVE, AND TRUST.
Being together for most of your time, no doubt about it, is trying. You get to see all sides of another human, not just the good. You see them sick, you see them angry, you see them lazy, you see them tired, you find their Nickelback collection. But you liked them for a reason, right?
Our mission statement is:
"UNITY OVER UNIFORMITY"
and who would we be to preach this idea without practicing it? Living together reminds us every day of why we are doing what we are doing- to help people learn to love each other.
Love is a verb, we cannot stress this enough. Love is a choice that you make, every single day, to care for the people around you no matter how they are feeling on a particular day. This applies whether or not the person is similar to you! People are different, and that is what makes humanity wonderful.
the quality of bending easily without breaking.
willingness to change or compromise.
People will push you. Let them. You will grow from the change and they will learn to trust you.
firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
"relations have to be built on trust"
And in this business, it is imperative that we trust one another. We trust each other to have the band's best interests in mind. We trust each other to be safe, and to be the best individuals we can be to better the band and our future.
And to reiterate, it is important to us to practice what we preach because frankly, not everyone does. John Lennon is a great (sad) example, while singing about peace and love he would abuse his family.
We want to show the world that this is possible! And to give hope to those who might not believe it.
Not every day is perfect. But we trust each other enough to know that loving one another is worth it, and we are all better for it. Our band is a better band for it. Our community is better for it.
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Thank you again for being here with us, from all of us in Fat Stallion-
Emma Dawn, Jack Elliott, Riley, and Light ✌🐴❤