In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the indie folk artist, Madeline Megery, shares one of her stories from being on the road. You can check out the story below:
As a new artist, I never thought I would perform at a big festival as one of my first shows. And as a California native, I never thought that festival would be Outside Lands. Fast forward to 24 years old, and my younger self would be shocked to find out that I ended up performing at the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands. Growing up in California, Outside Lands was a big deal and I always looked up to the artists who played there, so to be on that stage last summer was wild.
I found out only a week before the festival I would be singing when the artist Forester, with whom I had written a couple of songs, was booked for Outside Lands and asked me to join. I had never played a major festival before so I was nervous, but also very excited and knew I had to do it. I practiced, drove up to San Francisco, stayed in a little beach cottage in Pacifica, and got ready for the set on Sunday.
The Forester guys and I grew up together, so all our friends showed up, along with a big crowd of new faces. The mist of the morning turned to sun as the set began, and soon enough I was up on stage singing the songs we wrote to a sea of dancing people. It was incredible to share the music we created in such.