29/365 Stage Fright

Stage Fright is a common fear for anyone who enjoys performances. All performers have had stage fright before, our moms, dads, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, sisters, brothers, even our ancestors! And if you say that you have never had stage fright, then you’ve probably never been on a stage before, but I have! I remember the first time I had stage fright was when I was gonna sing for my talent show. There were two times when I went to the talent show but I will tell only one of them. This was when I was probably around 7 or 8 years old at the time, and I decided to sign up for my schools’ talent show. This time I wanted to perform, and sing for an audience. The auditions went fine and I was singing my song, which was Out of the Woods. All was going well, then the big day rolled around.

Now, at first, I wasn’t too nervous to go on stage, in fact, I was excited! I was excited to showcase my singing to everyone’s parents in the cafeteria. First the little kids went, and that is where I came, I was on the stairs, ready to go on stage. However, the realization of knowing that I was gonna perform on a big stage, in front of many people, and knowing that I was nervous. I started to get emotional and scared, one person knew that I looked like a mess and was trying to console me, soon my mom and some of my friends came over to comfort me. Everyone one around was telling me that I could do it and some were saying if I wanted to quit, but I decided that it was too late to turn around, so I got up on stage, took a deep breath, and sang my song. While I was singing, I looked around that crowd and saw that everyone was clapping and even lip syncing with the song, and I was happy. There will always be those times when you feel scared of doing something, one of them could be performing on stage or scared of doing something brand new. Even before the performance I was always self-conscious about performing in front of people, but after seeing everyone else do it and seeing myself doing it, I saw that, sometimes you just need to take a breath and let it go.

2 thoughts on “29/365 Stage Fright

  1. I think you are a strong person coz you had stage fright only at the time of delivering your act. Many of us have stage fright at even early stages that we couldn’t make it through the audition itself. Great going Rahi!

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