Hey guys. I'll be playing my first real gig here soon and it is actually pretty big. Decrepit Birth asked us to play with them.
So I get really anxious and a little shaky when I play in front of people for like the first 10-20 minutes, then I relax a bit. I hear it gets easier the more you do it, but do you guys have anything that you do to take the edge off or ease the anxiety?
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Have one beer. Maybe two. Not more than that. Also, with stage lights, it gets hard to see the crowd anyway.
Other than that, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, and don't sweat the small stuff. Put on a good show, have fun, and get into it. That's what really matters, and what the audience really picks up on