Barbie Almalbis is a singer and songwriter who epitomizes the polar opposite of a “prima donna”.
I’ve witnessed her perform live four times, and she’s the same each time: she quietly arrives early, carries her own stuff, cheers for the other bands while they’re playing, and wholeheartedly mingles with the fans.
In several instances, she even asked the strict security guards to allow fans to approach and chat with her.
During a recent gig, she called in a relatively unknown singer to take center stage while she played the guitar and served as the second voice. Barbie gave her the opportunity to shine. (My apologies to the aforementioned “unknown” singer, I really didn’t know who she was.)
She’s the total opposite of several “divas” and so-full-of-themselves public speakers I’ve met over the years. And that is how a true professional behaves.