TAYLOR SWIFT RAISES THE BAR ON HOW CREW SHOULD BE TREATED
Wednesday // December 2, 2015
It isn’t common to hear praise for the crew silently working in the background. The better the crew are at their jobs, the less anyone notices them. But they aren’t invisible just because they always wear black and stick to the shadows backstage. That’s why we we're ecstatic this morning to hear that Taylor Swift is taking her 125-person crew on a vacation to celebrate the end of her 1989 World Tour.
"So stoked to be able to take my band and crew on a vacation at the end of a long and wonderful tour," Swift wrote in a post on Instagram. "For all their hard work this year, they really deserve it. Thank you to Hamilton Island for taking such great care of 125 of the people who work tirelessly to make sure the 1989 World Tour stage gets built, the lights are on, the costumes are made, the guitars are tuned, and the show goes on.”
Good industry professionals are in high demand in the music industry, and a great team will stay in place when a band treats the crew with respect.
“Anybody who is good in the business is in great demand. When a band treats somebody right, you want to work for them. When you don’t, they want to leave as quickly as possible and go and find another band,” Paul Natkin, a photographer and tour manager in the industry for 37 years, said in a Forbes article.
Road crew will always be the unsung heroes, but we thank you for making sure all of our shows run smoothly.