The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band Accomplished a One in a Billion Feat
You've heard "You're one in a million." But how often do you hear "One in a billion?" Well, that's what the Mark J. Lindquist Big Band accomplished this weekend on November 21st, 2015. Let us break it down to you like a fraction.
The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band took the stage at the historic Fargo Theatre this past weekend for their debut performance. They sold out Saturday night's house. They sold over 1200 tickets over the weekend. They sold the tickets for $35.00. Remember, this was their very first performance, ever.
Let's examine how rare this is.
Of all the musicians in the world, how many of them get to headline their own show? 1 in 1,000?
Of all the musicians in the world, how many of them headline their own show and sell out the house? 1 in 10,000?
Of all the musicians in the world, how many of them headline their own show, sell out the house, and charge $35.00 a ticket? 1 in 100,000?
Now for the real question.
Of all the musicians in the world, how many of them headline their own show, sell out the house, and charge $35.00 a ticket and do all of that on the very first weekend the band exists? Remember, The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band didn't exist prior to 7:45pm on Friday, November 20th, 2016. That night, they sold 350 tickets. The next night they sold out a house of over 850 seats. Think about it. That is a stat line that's pretty hard to put together if you haven't played a single house, ever. If you go to the local dive bar and ask the owner to headline Friday night at the bar, they will ask you for a promo reel, they will ask you for a demo tape. They will want to see something that you've done. If you say to that bar owner, "I don't have anything to show you, we don't exist yet. Right now we're just an idea." They will laugh at you. They will tell you to come back once you've gained a following. They will kick you right out the door.
The point is, before you exist as a band, you couldn't even get a gig at the local dive bar, much less sell out a theatre.
The Mark J. Lindquist has done something that we think is 1 in 1,000,000,000. That's one in a billion for those of you counting the commas. Have 6 or 7 people in the history of the world done this before?
Headline your own show. Sell out a house and over 1200 tickets on your debut weekend. Charge $35.00 a ticket. Our guess is that if you do that, you'll be the sixth or seventh person to do that. One in a billion.
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