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How to Prep for a Live Performance

If you think you’re prepare for your very own live performance, well think again! It’s not easy to stand in front of an audience for the first time and perform like a real rock star. Anything can happen onstage, from faulty audio right down to stage fright.

Let’s face it, no matter how hard you try to deny it, you’re almost always unprepared for what’s to come. In this sense, it’s important that you prep yourself up for any live performance no matter how small a stage you’ll be performing.

That being said, let’s look at a few different ways that should help make your live performance stand out.

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Visit the venue

It helps you visit the venue itself to get a good feel of the environment. At least by then, you won’t be able to feel anxious and uncertain about your performance.

Take a deep breath

We all know how cliché this sounds, but taking a deep breath actually works, especially if you’re prone to panic attacks. So, before your performance, you should be able to draw in enough air to calm yourself down. For sure, anxiety will definitely affect your performance onstage, so make sure to give yourself a moment’s respite.

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Avoid caffeine

It’s fine if a shot of espresso helps you relax when your body is already immune to it. Then again, if you’re not totally used to it, it’s best that you avoid caffeine altogether. For sure, you don’t want to be a nervous wreck when you’re dealing with a crowd that’s eager to hear you perform.

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Huddle up with the band

A few minutes before your set, make sure to meet with your bandmates for one last “orientation.” There’s not much you’re going to say during the huddle, except for words of encouragement. After all, you need all the motivation you can get to perform well enough for the whole crowd.

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