Having staged a number of events myself in the past - I once ran an art gallery which hosted, on average, a new exhibition every three to four weeks - I know how exhausting and how challenging it can be to find the energy to keep things moving and to get things done.
But at the end of the day, a well planned event is a reward in and of itself and watching from the sidelines as my friends are currently running their own events is a reminder of that.
I'm enjoying watching the Bande A Sud crew realise their dreams in creating one of Puglia's most interesting and visited new events. It's in its fourth year now and is growing: this year the festival is becoming more and more itinerant.
Remember, if you know someone who is putting their heart and soul into something, then it's your responsibility to lend a hand! It's not about jumping on the winning chariot, but, seeing your friends pull something off, knowing that you've somehow helped in the process is just as rewarding as doing it yourself.
And a word of advice for friends of creatives: you can do your bit simply by snappibg some photos of your friends and their events along the way: it's nice to have something that they can look back on later on. ;)