Jump to content

Unusual performances

Recommended Posts

I am sure many of you have experienced the unusual during a performance ,here is what happened to me one night which many of you may think is untrue but it is not.

We formed a new band many years ago and decided to launch it at a small folk club. Offered our services free and the organiser booked us as the main guest. To say we were nervous was an understatement ,but as it was a small club we did not expect many to be there. On arrival at the venue we were amazed to see a BBC Outside Broadcast lorry and they were there to record us. It was that night I experienced an out of body experience and I suddenly seemed to stand in front of myself watching me play. At that point I panicked and completely lost what I was playing. In seconds I returned back to my body. All the evening for some reason one of us played the wrong note except for one particular number where we all played brilliantly. I thought thank goodness at least they will be able to use this one, only to see the central mike slowly fall and hit the floor with a crash. 


  • Like 2
  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great story; its like the well known type of performer maybe of years experience , who suddenly goes blank in their lines, and has to be prompted; sudden distractions ( like unexpected noise etc could also cause similar panic, pushing one out of the security of years of skill in an instance! Or realising, in a quieter moment,  that you are being watched attentively by an audience of strangers!

I am sure you did brilliantly in the end.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...