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performing and stage fright

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by chicken bone, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. chicken bone

    chicken bone Guest

    For all you musicians out there, how do you go about reducing stage fright syndrome prior to performing?

    Im competing in a DJ competition next month (don't ask) and normally this wouldn't bother me except for the fact that I've never battled before... Its kinda too late to pick up on experience too, this first battle being especially nerve racking for me because its a qualifier for the Vestax World DJ competition in Tokyo, Japan. Basically I'm just worried about my hands getting ice cold before I perform (a common thing with DJ's, I dunno about other people) thus rendering my hands useless and my scratching very sloppy.

    There are really cool prizes too.. five hundred in cash, a new mixer, some apparel or whatnot, and a plane ticket to Tokyo.
  2. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    really i swear this works

    just get yourself pumped up anyway you can...
    - punch yourself in the face
    -scream at people

    be cocky...
    - if you are the shit whos gonna be able to defeat you?
    -plus girls love cocky guys so even if you lose you go home with a prize

    double check your equipment and records befroe you leave so you arent sweatin balls about something going haywire

    act cool and calm, because if you think you are, then you are.

    get a good body rhythm going it will keep you loose

    have fun you fuck, its not the end of the world :)
  3. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    just go out there nekkid.
  4. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    crab with your peepee
  5. bodice_ripper

    bodice_ripper Elite Member

    Joined: May 10, 2000 Messages: 3,195 Likes Received: 25
    It never bothers me because our band looks so odd (as a group of people) that I can't take it too seriously
  6. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    Re: really i swear this works

    good advice
  7. avils

    avils Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 26, 2001 Messages: 1,574 Likes Received: 0
    well i went through the exact same thing in my first battle.. you just gotta be like "i dont give a fuck if i win or not" and not give a shit. have maybe 2 beers (no more) before the set and practice crabs and 2 clicks etc on somethin as much as you can. oh yeah, just look at the records and pretend the crowd isnt even there til the end of your set when you give them the obligatory 1 finger salute..

    good luck yo, and post up some of your shit if you got an mp3 or sumthin.

    edit - i cant fucking spell
  8. When

    When 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: May 4, 2000 Messages: 10,294 Likes Received: 3
    off topic but...

    anyone know where i can grab a copy of that 'acid jazz' music mixer program? i had it on my computer and then a few months back it dissappeared :( and i havent been able to find it anywhere
  9. willy.wonka

    willy.wonka Guest

    for some reason when i first looked at this thread i thought it said "performing a stage fight"

    i thought that was cool too.
  10. Stapler

    Stapler Guest

    Listen to a chill song that you like to put on when you just want to lay back. That normally helps when I have to rap in front of people
  11. Intangible

    Intangible 12oz Legend

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  12. trampled

    trampled Guest

    well wear mittens then
  13. wiseguy

    wiseguy Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 1, 2002 Messages: 2,543 Likes Received: 1
    Well, i do drama at school and I guess its not in the same league, but, whe i have to perform in front of the school i just chill backstage for a bit and talk to someone, a friend or whatever. just be as nonchalant about it as you can, onece you get going, it's like your the only one there. well, thats how it is with acting.

    TEEHEEHEE Member

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    I just try to do as much stupid stuff before the performance so that there's nothing else stoopid for me to do ;)
  15. MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega

    MisPantalonesEstaEnfuega Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 23, 2000 Messages: 6,494 Likes Received: 1
    I sing in a band and for our first show I was so nervous I played with my back facing the crowd. Towards the end of our set my friend jim(guitar...) and pushed me to turn around forcing me to look at the crowd and it made me realize scene kids are gay and I don't give a fuck.
    So the best thing to do is go out there like you don't give a fuck just be like, "Yo, holler at me dun, I'm bulletproof"