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A Message From Oengus

It's the privilege of a lifetime to make a living doing what you love to do.

The stage is my home. It’s my safe place, my happy place, a place where I have a little bit of control and a wee bit of power. That’s why I choose to use that power for good! I don’t have much to give, money is simply a necessary evil in life to me, and oftentimes causes more problems than it solves. I'm not a problem solver, or a great leader or have many skills or talents that most of society deems, "worthy."

But what I DO have to give, is joy. I get to make a living making people happy, and THAT is what makes what I do less of a “job” and more of a “vocation.” I take it very seriously, and want everyone to walk away from a show a wee bit happier.

You see, my job is to give people respite, to make them forget about their problems, their cares, their worries and their stresses for a short time. My job is to facilitate an experience where no one cares who the person sitting to their right voted for, or where the person sitting to their left went to church, or anything like that. My charge is to create a place of unity, a place where we’re “all in this together,” one family, one TRIBE, united by the music. Whether you’re dancing with beautiful, reckless abandon, smiling and tapping your feet, or simply sitting and soaking it all in...I see you, and I want to thank you. Thank you for allowing me to do what I love to do, and make a living doing it. I promise you, I will never take it for granted.

I’ve said it a million times: One of the greatest parts of Pictus is that our fans often become friends, and our friends often become family.

Thank you for an absolutely incredible 2021! We didn't know what to expect, but the love and energy we received when we returned to the stage will stay with me for the rest of my life. I love you all, and we will see you in 2022 for Pictus’ TENTH ANNIVERSARY YEAR!

Until then; Do the most good. Do the least harm. And may your hearth and your heart always stay warm.



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