Anyone planning to do a show and is a first timer like myself should learn from my mistake and the outcome will be nothing but perfect.
If bands like Last Year’s Tragedy, In Oath, Void of Belonging or Absence of Light never release anything again, it will never deduct from the wealth of precious time and music that they have already given us.
2015, if nothing else, has taught me one painful lesson, manage your expectations!
the nature of the material universe is that everything loses meaning the moment it is put into effect. As time passes that great 14 yard throw you just did is quickly surpassed by the exploits of another teenage hotshot whole be throwing an extra 2 or so yards in the not so distant future (with or without the help of narcotics).
Factoring in the economies of scale it makes sense for all these small scenes to take advantage of the larger playing ground. Bands, with the help of fans and other stakeholders, need to spread their wings. Kenya alone has an estimated 20,000 following of rock music. There are close to twenty active bands in the country. If bands were to cultivate an active effort to make collaborative projects with other acts across the continent then it can be reasonably said that they would open themselves up to a wider audience.