I Love Being On Stage Performing

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    Why We Live Our Passion

    Throat runs dry, you gasp for breath, you feel sick to your stomach and repeat the steps of the performance in your head over and over again in fear of forgetting it or messing up.You hear the last song play and then your name is called. Palms sweaty and heart pounding up goes...
    fiercefoxyfire fiercefoxyfire
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2011

    Hey Man - Is the Microphone On?

    There is no feeling in life like that last drag on a cigarette right before going on stage to do a reading.  I've been a performer all my life.  It began with the boys choir in church, and school.  Then the cheezy rock bands in college as I did my best to...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto
    56-60, M
    21 Responses Aug 26, 2007

    Tomorrow will be the big day!

    My very first theater performance! Then, on the other day, gonna perform with my band in front of around 5000 anticipated people for a huge gig! Thank you Lord for all the blessings :)
    NadineIsBi NadineIsBi
    18-21, F
    Jun 6, 2014

    Me and my friends. Do you recognize

    which one is me? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCEXanqDAQE
    RatnaUniqueAntika RatnaUniqueAntika
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2016

    I Get Soooo Nervous When I ...

    I get soooo nervous when I did,  but,,yes, I love it.  I do Karaoke on occasion, and its the best feeling, being up there and singing the songs that have touched my life.
    justANNIE justANNIE
    46-50, F
    Aug 11, 2008

    2015 performance, the audience are wonderful

    RatnaUniqueAntika RatnaUniqueAntika
    26-30, F
    Jan 22, 2016

    It's Something Else Alright.

    I remember the first time I played guitar onstage for my band, I just about had a heart attack up there. I messed up the very first chord I had to play (it was a frickin G chord for goodness sake) from nervousness but the rest of the performance went surprisingly well apart from...
    Explodey Explodey
    22-25, M
    Feb 6, 2010

    I Did a Few Musicals a Few ...

    I did a few musicals a few years back and although I wasn't the best singer in the group I just loved performing.  Fortuneatly I was in the choir part of the people singing.  I loved the freedom of being background people. 
    sunnyblues sunnyblues
    Aug 11, 2008

    I Did a Lot When I Was Youn...

    I did a lot when I was younger. I loved being in a comedy play more than a drama though. I had the leading role in a drama called,'The Rats", and slipped on my long dress, went flying and fell on top of the leading man, right in the middle of the most serious part. I got a...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 11, 2008


    You'll come to me as I come to you Im compelled by your language The angelic motions talking to me Over, under, in, out, side to side As our bodies entwine Where'd you go You left me here Stranded in front of this crowd We're their entertainment, but I love it I feel you, the...
    TaintedElegance TaintedElegance
    Aug 10, 2013

    I shall be auditioning

    for my highschool's talent show on the 20th of November :) I will play "farewell hyrule king" by koji kondo on piano :'D wish me lots and lots of luck guys my last performance in 8th grade was spectacular and amazing for me to experience :) thanks for the support :)
    lonelybeast1346 lonelybeast1346
    18-21, F
    Nov 14, 2014

    Darkness And Light

    We run out in darkness, scrambling for our positions before the curtain rises. It's pitch black behind the curtain and everyone is breathing heavy. It's almost time. My long skirt brushes against my ankles and the tall neck suddenly feels restricting. I get in position and the...
    BriStoten311 BriStoten311
    18-21, F
    Dec 16, 2012

    When I am in stage, whether it be singing,

    acting, dancing, playing my instruments or even giving a speech, I know I am at home in that moment 💕🎭
    sensitiveangeldfc sensitiveangeldfc
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2014

    2008 performance, i still swaying hips a lot

    back then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCoFqYNo6-8
    RatnaUniqueAntika RatnaUniqueAntika
    26-30, F
    Jan 22, 2016

    yes. And i dream of hearing the crowd roar

    encore encore ! To my singing .
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow
    18-21, F
    Apr 7, 2015

    It May Be The Best Place On Earth

    I was a theatre major in college and I doon't really get much of an opportunity to perfomr anymore, but I did recently and it all came rushing back to me. I don't know what it is, but it feels so natural and alive and I love it. Not much for song and dance because I never...
    Casualfun Casualfun
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jun 12, 2012

    Local Threatre

    I always loved being in school plays no matter what they were about. I love that for one night you can come out of your comfort zone. Well anyways three weeks ago my friends mom who works at my towns local theatre says to me that they were doing a play and the one of the main...
    aliejameson aliejameson
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2013

    I love being on stage.

    I feel like I'm actually noticed even if I have just a small part. Oh who am I kidding. There are no small parts. Being on stage builds my confidence and strength. Even if I'm just an extra, I can do something to make my role feel more important.
    Lunamoon16 Lunamoon16
    18-21, F
    Nov 30, 2013

    OPENING Night

    Im an actor with the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, and I love being on stage, performing is my world I LOVE IT I WISH I COULD SLEEP ON STAGE, IT'S MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME!!!!!!!!! Some peopl may be afraid of the spotlight, but I crave it I feel invincible on stage, I would much...
    hutinginside hutinginside
    Aug 21, 2009

    Love The Stage......and The Spot Light!

    I love the feeling before and after performing on stage. The butterflies and the churning stomach and the adrenaline. I love singing in front of a large crowd it makes me really nevious untill I get on stage then it all goes away, the judging fades and who you are as a person...
    Haileywashere10 Haileywashere10
    Mar 10, 2011


    When I was in high school I used to sing jazz and play the violin. I always loved the violin more than my voice  but seemed to be worse at it. So, before every recital I would have to hype myself up a little more before performing and concentrate a little harder. Singing...
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2008

    I Need A Critic!!!!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0vKrdS13QM This is me (age 14) performing in the Middle School Production of Annie. I played Miss Hannigan. The drunken orphanage person. Please watch it and comment on either the video or on this and tell me EXACTLY what you feel about it. I need...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 15, 2012

    2010 performance, i sing wrong lyrics in the

    middle of the song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdaOW8gF_6A
    RatnaUniqueAntika RatnaUniqueAntika
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2016

    OMG... it's still there lol one of my

    performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OECOY3otvxo
    RatnaUniqueAntika RatnaUniqueAntika
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2016

    Tra La La...

    You're backstage and can feel the butterflies fluttering in your stomach. On the other side of the curtain, you hear rumbles of the crowd. As the curtain rustles, a ray of light shines through the gap; its bright beam echoing the sun at midday. Whispered voices of those backstage...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2008
    googlefrizz123 googlefrizz123
    51-55, F
    Mar 27, 2015

    .......... ... .

     Yeah, I do. I get nervous as hell before but it's fun. I'm usually concentrating too hard on my music to enjoy myself though. But having hundreds of people watch you play, decide you're great and give you a standing ovation is one of the best feelings... 
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2008
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