That’s a great story! Being around music all the time must have been exciting. And since the only name I recognized in your story was One Direction, I’m guessing that either you’re very young, or I’m very old - which I am!
I used to work in managing music festivals, and as a result, have been to a ton of gigs that I otherwise wouldn't have bothered with (like One Direction- not my cup of tea, but I was there for work and, surprisingly, got to see a really good show lol
Let’s compare your job to the summer I worked at a place that repaired the washers and dryers in apartment building laundry rooms. There was no music involved. I was in the office. I answered the phone, typed and filed. I was also Dispatch (I got to be yelled at by people phoning to report that their washer/dryer was broken) and I was Accounts Payable (doing part of the weekly payroll and paying the bills each month). I was also expected to make the coffee and tea each day - both of which I did badly, and so I was regularly yelled at - especially by the tea drinkers. The place was in a scary part of the city, and it was filthy because there was always a light film of dirt covering everything - coming from the electrical equipment used by the repair workers in the other part of the building. Every day, as I wiped that black film off all the surfaces, I would try not to think about the fact that we were breathing all of that in each day. I’m sure that today the place would get shut down for being a health hazard.
And to make it worse, I never once got to see One Direction perform while I worked there! Ha!
A recent revelation was Hugh Laurie's blues album. He's really good!
Before my unholy love of BC, Hugh Laurie was the absolute crowning achievement of men, to me, for awhile, at least. I am nothing if not fickle, except with BC.
You want to know why? Because of Jeeves and Wooster. God, I had the worst crush on Bertie Wooster. This was in 1990 because I saw it when it first came out on PBS (I had not yet graduated from HS!).
After that, I went to college and had the hots for some actor with dark hair - I am an engineer, but all my friends were art majors and we all had a thing for dark haired men in Victorian type clothes so it is probably some movie like Dracula but not Dracula. Good lord, but I can't remember which actor. Probably tall and thin because I have a type. If I remember, I will update.