at Teatro de la Ciudad
“I hated the attention we were getting,” Makino said in an interview this week. “Every band is like, ‘We should have capitalized on that hype we once had,’ but I wasn’t ready for it. It annoyed me to no end that we were getting attention. People were coming to see us, and I wished nobody would show up at our shows.”
For Makino, music was not a career move but just something she did and something that came easily. She had been in bands since her junior high years but was unprepared for the reality of making music for other people.
“You can’t really control everything; you can’t control your audience,” she said. “But I realized that life isn’t black and white, and that’s when I started accepting and enjoying things that happened spontaneously. Then, once you start enjoying the accidental reaction from people, you want more of it — you want to be surprised; you want to see something you didn’t expect to see. Once you get into that, you want it all the time.”