I apologize if there's already a thread on this, but I couldn't find one.
I'm going to be playing my first live show ever (I'm going on 23 and am trying to make a career out of music… sad, no?) with these guys: myspace.com/usdfinc . I'm not on the Myspace yet.
Any suggestions for how to deal with some mild nervousness (or adrenaline, as I think is more likely), gear things to remember, etc.? Much appreciated, thanks.
Less bass and less gain than you think you need on the amp.
Act confident, even if you aren't feeling that way.
Take two or three deep breaths before starting each song.
Don't be afraid to watch the drummer to help you 'lock in.'