I bravely ranted on Facebook and was scared to death to voice my concern/experience for fear that it would HURT Kenz and her opportunities to sing.
I am grateful for other parents who understand why a mom feels sad when their child is treated poorly.
I was amazed at who left comments and surprised by those who DIDN'T.
But I have be reminded that there are KIND, GOOD, GRACIOUS, LOVING people in this world that will stand up for RESPECT, KINDNESS, MANNERS, and EACH OTHER.
Here is my Rant:
Can I be a "mama bear" and RANT for a moment? I hope I don't offend ... Kenz opened for a popular band recently. She was a little hesitant to take the show because she predicted THIS would happen and she wasn't sure she wanted to repeat the "beating". But I personally LOVE this particular band and felt like it was a privilege to open for them. So I encouraged her to take the show. Granted - I am videotaping her in the back where people are more comfortable to talk to each other. Kenz rehearsed this song and was SO EXCITED to try it ... But listen to this audience. I realize the crowd was there to hear the band not kenz... but really? Haven't we been taught to be polite to any performer? Even the man doing sound at this show kept trying to "quiet" the audience, getting off of his podium to abruptly "hush" certain people. Not knowing I was her mom, he turned to me and said - "this is so rude". Her drummer just shook his head in disbelief. It broke my heart. She occasionally gets private messages from people apologizing for others - I just hope we will all stop and think twice about our actions when someone is on stage. End of RANT... I am sure I will remove this post (per Kenzie's request after she sees it)... sorry if I offended..
Here are the comments...
Jason CelayaSaw her at the Haiti fundraiser, she was awesome. Sounded incredible...
Jackie DetamoreI agree though. I was there in the front and I even had to ask people to be quiet so I could hear her. I mean she is like family to me and they made it hard for me to hear. All I know is she did amazing. She should be proud of herself no matter what!
Zander HawkesIt's exactly like going to the theaters to watch a movie. Sometimes there are people who for some reason are unaware, or uncaring, and distract everyone else from enjoying an awesome show. I've had many daydreams of punching such people in the face!
Jennifer Dorius AllenI hope I don't offend either, but there were two tables full of ladies on Saturday at the Mother/Daughter Luncheon that were being very rude while Kenz was singing too. Etiquette people. It's called common courtesy!!!!
Jenna BakerSad! I feel bad when that happens. Same thing happened when I performed at Velour a few years back. I had a hard time focusing on my music because I was so flustered. Hopefully Kenzie knows she is ridiculously talented even if the crowd is loud.
Nick ParkThe sad part about this is that Velour is known for having quiet crowds when people perform, especially when it's softer acoustic artists. It's kind of an unwritten rule that everyone just adheres to, or rather tries to. Unfortunately sometimes you get...See More
Kirk E BengtzenThat is horrible. I couldn't even listen because it would fire me up too much! If that ever happens again, text me and I'll send some boys down quickly to fix it! Sorry Kenzie Hall! I LOVE YOUR VOICE!!!!
Jeff HanzonKenz is awesome and she will continue to get better and more confident despite rude crowds. She will only become more resilient with the public as she does more. Thanks for sharing her talent.
Kristen MolenI agree, Dawn. I put some responsibility on the owners of the facility. I think they need to step up. Gotta be some bag of tricks to use when the facility doesn't step up because it is disrespectful to the artist. Heck, turn all the lights off for two seconds before she starts, lol.