First time Out
hows this for a first time out... I always used to get nervous before shows but it wears off after awhile, until you stop playing live for a while then it comes back..at least for me..
So here it is. i've been playing for 10-12-15 years i dont keep track anymore and having been in a few bands in that time, i never played out until 4-5 years ago. we spent 6-8months on some really complex original material and i was psycin myself up to do this live thing in downtown houston.. a big event at the plaza. so i'm loading my gear on stage cabinets guitars effects trying to stay focused. i get all set up and go back to the truck to put my phone in it and i realize i have locked my keys in the truck!!! AARGGHHHH I was sooo stressed out after that. i mean, we were due on stage in like 5 minutes. so here i am in this terrible situation and there is nothing i can do about at all. I knew i wasnt gonna make it through the show in one piece and along comes this homeless dude, a skinny guy, who thinks he can sqeeze his arm through the ext cab window as i pry it out and use a hanger to unlock the door... sure enough he did it.. of course i showed my appreciation and i was stiill a bit shooken up, i was able to put to rest that stress. I still believe that he was divinely sent to help me and ease my mind.. theres more details on that but i wont go into them now.
So i got up on stage and played the show. For my first time out it wasnt too bad. kept thinking everyone knew when i messed up and i kept tripping over my pedals and cables!! needless to say i hate pedals and no longer use them.
all together the crowd loved it and it was a great break in for me. i actually have it on video to look back on!!!
and that my story...