Vocabulary – R.E.M.
Quintessential: noun; the most perfect example of something
Thriving: verb; growing, doing very well
Alternative: adjective; unconventional, outside the establishment. In this case a form of music that is different than mainstream music.
Headquarters: noun; main area or office.
Audiences: noun; a group of people assembled to watch and listen to a show, concert, movie, or speech
Commercial: adjective; relating to commerce, relating to the buying and selling of goods or services
Rave: verb; to give praise in a very enthusiastic way
Contract: noun; formal agreement, a formal or legally binding agreement, e.g. one for the sale of property, or one setting out terms of employment
Unprecedented: adjective; having no earlier parallel or equivalent
Inducted: verb; to install somebody formally into a position or office.