Though he can sell out Madison Square Garden now, Dane says he didn't always play large venues. "Early on, not so epic," he says.

One of the first large venues Dane played was Boston Garden—which holds 15,000 people. Dane says he was performing during a music festival when he saw the audience start to turn. Next thing he knew, they were pelting him with lighters! "Thousands of lighters," he says.

Then the crowd started throwing shoes! "I actually had an epiphany in that moment," he says. "I was standing there going: 'I understand the lighters. Who throws their shoes? Did they bring extra shoes to throw?'"


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