Everything went fine at rehearsal in the morning… but when I went to Tom and Peggy’s for tea, treats and a run through of my set list after supper yesterday, this is what I found out.
I do have performance anxiety, and I performed considerably worse in front of people taking pictures of me that I do in in my rehearsal space.
My voice RISES THREE SEMI TONES between 7 am and 7 pm. Songs I can sing with no difficulty in the morning I cannot sing at night. This is VERY PROBLEMATIC, especially since Otto capos up about as well as I twerk.
I may have to rethink having the lyric and lead sheets on stage. In my urge to appear ‘professional’ I may lose the ability to get through a song without stumbling. Or, I could, like, practice more every day.
Anyway, it’s all food for thought, so I am ruminating.