I'm already imagining these people in their underwear...
August 19, 2011 6:19 PM Subscribe
My band has a big gig tomorrow night and for the first time ever, I am a little anxious about performing. What are some simple ways to stay relaxed and have fun on stage?
posted by anonymous to media & arts (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
(Asked anonymously because I didn't want to look like I was shamelessly plugging my own show.)
This is my current band's fifth show, and the biggest venue yet. I have performed publicly in one other band before so I don't historically have huge performance anxiety issues. We know our songs. I'm good friends with all three other guys. I am the singer/guitarist/front man which is sort of a new role for me, and the other guys have less performing experience than me.
There is a little bit of a buzz about us now and I expect higher attendance than previous shows and, perhaps most worrisome for me, is that a large contingent of people from my office are coming.
We're not greatly talented musicians, but we play for fun and write all our own material. I realize that playing at a night club/bar, it is more important to have fun than to play flawlessly with great technical proficiency and I'm worried that I'll over think this and sabotage myself.