One of the things that can generate new practices and rituals is marrying a musician. I didn't have any background in music, but have been a huge music fan my whole life. We've had a couple of bands and have been performing onstage for over a decade together. He's had his own bands off and on for about a half century. When I first started going to gigs it wasn't long until sitting in the audience for 4 hours got old. I needed something to do onstage.
My husband suggested I start 'running sound' and taught me how so now I'm the Sound Guy, which means 'live sound engineer'. In our set up, the guitarists and bassist control their own amplifiers and the drummer rarely needs amplification. All voice mics are connected to the powered mixer. Each channel is adjusted separately so that each person's voice sounds its very best and each voice has the amplification it needs to be balanced with all the others. During Open Mic, we have an additional mic so that voice can be adjusted in realtime without moving the other singers.
Later, I started singing, at first as backup singer, then a few leads. As a consequence of having to learn a skill and finding out I was good at it, I was able to make a place for myself in the local live music community. It's a good feeling, being a valued part of a group of people that produces live performances in public.