The BoCO Summer Concert Series has concluded, and was fun for the participants: The performers and the patrons. The summer series just needed more patrons, and on occasion more performers. The performer / patron zeitgeist is a tenuous relationship: One cannot function fully without the participation of the other. The BoCO Summer Concert Series was lacking in its ability to complete that successful codependency in that proposed relationship of musician and music lover.
What was missing to effect a successful summer series: Warm bodies filling the comfortable seats within this wonderfully renovated acoustical masterpiece. Without those who love live music filling the empty seats, the musical symbiosis between entertainer and the entertained cannot occur.
While I sincerely believe that it is the responsibility of the patron to first find his rightful place (just fill an empty seat) to complete their part in this codependent relationship, on one night the Greensboro-area band Sinful Savage Tigers did not show up to complete their part of this tenuous bargain. It appears that one vehicle carrying some of the band members had car trouble, and, surprisingly, the other vehicle arrived in Washington, N.C., unaware of their stranded bandmates' predicament. Thankfully, the warm-up band Both did arrive, and did perform two sets, rather than one, in their absence. The Turnage Theater management graciously offered free tickets for a future show in the series, but most sincerely, Both was well worth that night's admission price.