At some point in every little girl’s life, she fancies being a star. Whether it’s the big screen or center stage, she can picture herself as the girl everyone came to see. My dream was fleeting – I couldn’t sing, had no inclination to act, and genetics had passed me by for modeling. You have to remember that I’m fairly old, meaning I grew up before the days when simply showing up in front of the camera could guarantee stardom in the form of reality TV.
Elena has considered “famous” a legitimate answer to the question of “What would you like to be when you grow up?” for some time now, and it doesn’t show any sign of going away. Unlike her mother, she at least as the ability to carry a tune, play an instrument and the desire perform in front of a crowd going for her.
She also has very realistic role models to look up to like the pop duo of Megan & Liz. I had the chance to watch Megan & Liz perform an acoustic set at my local Macy’s, as part of their tour and partnership with American Rag clothing. Megan & Liz are twin sisters and singer/songwriters who got their start performing original songs and covers on YouTube. For Elena’s generation, it has to feel as if the chances of making your dreams come true aren’t so one in a million anymore. Thanks to outlets like YouTube, you don’t have to travel to New York or LA in ordered to be discovered.
Of course, it still takes talent, hard work, and an element of luck for the stars to align to make someone a star. What I love even more about the world we live in today, is that even if you have no desire to follow that path, you still have incredible access to the people who make the music that moves you.
I met a mother and daughter at the event who had driven to Indianapolis from Ohio. They had tickets to Megan & Liz’s show later that evening, but also wanted to the chance to see them up close at Macy’s. They were treated to a short set of songs as well as a meet and greet after the performance. Thanks to social media, fans young and old have the chance to interact with the musicians they love in ways I never dreamed possible from my room decked out in New Kids on the Block posters back in 1988.
If you or someone you know is a fan of Megan & Liz, be sure to check out the upcoming dates in their partnership with Macy’s for live, in-store performances. You can also follow their adventures on the American Rag Tour on Instagram.
I attended this event on behalf of Everywhere PR. I was compensated for my participation, however all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are mine.