In order to move forward, we must remember where we began. Most of us can remember starting elementary school not knowing how to write a proper sentence. We remember our first time playing soccer and how difficult it was to run and kick the ball simultaneously. However, through years of practice, we not only learned how to write sentences and score goals, we learned that for every moment of dedication and determination there came a moment of achievement and success.
All bias aside, Green and Gold have accomplished more than most of us could have ever imagined.
What started as the downfall of one band, led to the beginning of another, and ended off with something even better. Although members have changed, instruments have been added, and songs have been rewritten, their energy and commitment has expanded way beyond expectation. Sharing the stage with bands such as Hey Rosetta!, Mayhemmingways, Wintersleep and more, Green and Gold have outdone what they set out to do.
Recently the band has acquired not 1, but 5 of The Overcast’s “Best of” awards, including “[The Band] Most Deserving of a Serious Record Deal.” After attracting serious attention after their first album, “The Body Knows” in October of last year, and witnessing their fans’ reactions over the performance of a new song, expectations are set high for what the band has planned for the future.
The members of Green and Gold have transformed dreams into reality. Music has been recorded, new instruments have been learned, relationships have strengthened and well, now members are about to embark on their third tour in less than a year.
As a critic, a fan, a friend, and part of the family, I wish all the best to Green and Gold on their tour, and throughout their future. They have taught me quite a lot in the past two years, but the most valuable lesson I learned was to accept things as they are, for real friends will support you through it all.
If you’re trying to find me at the show tomorrow night, I’ll be in the front row, singing my heart out for what may be the last time.