So get this.
I was talking with my dad last night about his high school experiences (BFE middle of nowhere Kansas), and we got to talking about prom experiences. We were comparing our senior proms because he and I both unfortunately remember the unmitigated disaster that was my senior prom (personally. The dance? great.). So we were rehashing that whole dilemma, and then I asked him how they went about getting music for proms in the early ‘70s since now we just have DJs with laptops and all the musical access they can imagine. He said that they just found some ways to find people who wanted to play. I then had the best moment of my life when I asked my dad who played at his senior prom, and without missing a beat he said, “Oh, we had Kansas play. They were looking for gigs, so we hired ‘em.” AND THEN HE PROCEEDED TO TELL ME THAT AFTER PROM HE AND HIS BUDDIES HUNG OUT WITH THE MEMBERS OF KANSAS BECAUSE THEY WERE SUPER CHILL AND NOT FAMOUS YET. Kansas is one of my favorite bands ever.