There is a scene on the movie “Flipped”, where Bryce’s father is reminded by his wife that he was part of a band when they first met. Anyone can notice immediatly the change on his facial expression and attitude. It isn’t hard to imagine that he used to love playing the saxo on his band, but life happened, and somehow he ended being an asshole. Yeah, he has a beautiful family, a big house, he has money, but he is unhappy inside, because he stopped doing what he loves, music.
That’s what being in a band means, just being happy. You can buy any musical instrument you want, but you can’t buy folks to play with, unless you have money and can hire them. Anyway, most of the people find their musical buds at school, they start playing covers and eventually try to make their own songs. Is in that moment when the band have to make a big decision, keep performing on local bars and be happy about that, or leaving their comfort zone and take the plunge to be fucking famous and bring their music to the biggest stadiums.