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HOUSE OF BLUES

posted Mar 26, 2018, 10:53 PM by Apryle Dalmacio

It’s 3am in the morning. I was going to wait until daylight to post this, but I still have adrenaline rushing through my brain from tonight’s show at The Foundation Room House of Blues Anaheim. Tonight was a true testimony of “enlightenment”, as the giant Buddha hovering over me signifies. 

Buddha, after six years, finally was at the verge of enlightenment. Unfortunately Mara, the Demon of Illusion, tried to dissuade The Buddha from the final last steps. The Buddha meditated all night to overcome the fears and temptations sent by Mara, and then called the Earth Goddess to witness that the Buddha achieved enlightenment in order to share with the rest of the world.

It is very rare to see me play a show where the artist has to sell tickets. Why do all this work promoting and trying to sell tickets hoping that maybe I’ll make a percentage off my efforts, when a local restaurant will pay me upfront to play songs that other people wrote for 3 hours with little effort to promote?! I had one really bad experience playing at a so called, “pay-to-play” show in my past and promised myself I would never do it again. After 10 years, what made me change my mind? The answer... the songs from my heart. 

I really want to thank those who bought pre-sale tickets to my show. Especially the ones who knew they couldn’t come, but bought a ticket anyway! Without YOU this experience would not have turned out as amazing as it did. This night made me realize who my TRUE FANS are, and similar to Buddha meditating all night, singing MY SONGS helped me overcome fears and temptations and achieve enlightenment to share with the rest of the world. THANK YOU!



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