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News and Views: Live music, timeless memories

Newsletter – Tuesday, June 20, 2023

June 20th, 2023

By now I am sure you have figured out that I am a music fan, maybe not as much as I was back in the 70’s growing up and spending all my disposable income on concerts, albums, and stereo equipment. It was not a lot of money back then, but music was a passion of mine. Recently I was away with a group of guys, and we were comparing what bands we have seen over the years; it was a great walk down memory lane. While I will still go to shows, some of the old ones (like me!) aren’t quite as good as they used to be!

Speaking of shows, my daughter begged me for Taylor Swift tickets as a Christmas gift. When I said yes, I had no idea what an event this would be! As the day approached, she had it all planned out, everything from what they would wear, when they would arrive, how much they would drink (so they would limit the need to use the restrooms), when they would buy their souvenirs and how they would exit the stadium. It was a well-thought-out plan. It seems like if you bring up the topic someone will share that they too have been or are going to see her show. My friend took his three daughters to the show, and he said that while it was not his favorite show, it will be a memory that he will share with his kids forever. 

I have spent a lot of money on tickets for myself, but usually, because it’s a small venue and there are great seats and most likely there is a charity involved! But Grace went to the Boston show, and she said it was one of the greatest days of her life! Taylor Swift has changed the business of music. This tour will rival the highest-grossing dollars ever, expecting to take in over $1 billion just in ticket sales. It’s quite the change from when I had to scrape together $50 for a ticket to see Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and the Dead. And while these were great shows, I don’t know that I would have ever labeled them “life-changing”. I admire Taylor for taking on big business and making sure the artist gets what they deserve. Music has always been a reflection of our culture and something that drew people together. I am sure we need more of that in today’s world.

While the Tuscano Agency will not be sponsoring any big named artists anytime soon, we do write more special events than any wholesaler I know! Be it a big-name concert or a backyard block party, we have a wide range of markets and staff that know how to get them quoted. You name it – whether it be a wedding, a festival, a concert, or an antique show, we can help you with it all.

Another line of business that I wanted to make sure you were thinking of the Tuscano Agency for is Trucking business. It would seem like some other carriers are starting to restrict what they are considering and are once again changing their appetites. Again, we have a great team of underwriters and markets that will do everything from dump trucks hauling coal and construction materials to long-haul and everything in between. 

We are celebrating the July 4th holiday by closing the office on July 3rd and 4th. Our team is back on July 5th to help you with your risks. Be sure to celebrate safely, my friends!

Thanks for your business!

Rob

rob@tuscano.com

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