Re: First gig nerves
- From: Jon <jon@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 08:52:40 -0700 (PDT)
On Sep 29, 11:36 am, Brian Running <brunn...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sure. Keep in mind that you will -- and I guarantee this -- find that
audiences are either very forgiving or just not paying attention. The
nights on which you think you stunk up the joint are the nights you will
get the most compliments. Maybe they're just being sympathetic, but
it's true. It's a fact -- the place will not empty out if the bass
player makes a mistake. They'll love you!
You're going to make mistakes, so get over that fact before you even go
on stage. Play strong, play confident, don't react when you make
mistakes. No grimaces, no profanities -- and when bandmates drop a
clam, don't turn and look at them. Even if you completely massacre a
passage, just glance up at the audience, give a sly little smile, wink,
and keep on playing strong.
Make sure someone brings a camera and gets some shots of you, and then
post some pics for all of us to see.
+1 to everything said here. Excellent advice.
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