Mudcat Café message #3812789 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #160711   Message #3812789
Posted By: Andy7
04-Oct-16 - 07:00 PM
Thread Name: 'I never want to perform again!'
Subject: 'I never want to perform again!'
Do you ever get that feeling, after a singaround session? It happened to me quite a lot when I started out, and still does, just now and then!

Perhaps the session even went rather well ... people seemed quite appreciative of my songs, and there were no blunders.

But suddenly, along come those feelings:

"Did people really enjoy what I did, or were they just tolerating me (because folk folk are welcoming), and being polite?"

"I sang that song way better at home, it must have sounded really awful just now!"

"I put everything into that, I thought I did great; yet no one made a single comment."

"I was way outclassed by the singers that went just before me, and just after me! Why would anyone else want to listen to my stuff?"

"That's it; I never want to perform again!"

I've been performing now for long enough to ignore these feelings, and just carry on. Yet they still do occur from time to time; so I'm interested to know how many other performers have them too.