My First Performance
I’m sure everyone had some point in their childhood where they dreamed of being famous. Obviously I was one of them, because it’s still a dream of mine. And I will never forget the moment that I really felt that ambition kick in (too bad I was too lazy to use it properly until now…)
I was in either six or seventh grade. I had quite a few songs under my belt and I rocked out every night in my room.
One day I brought my guitar with me to school. At lunch time, I wanted to play a song for my friends at the table. In middle school, we had this crazy lady who watched over us in the cafeteria with a microphone. I knew I’d have to ask her for permission. I sent my friend up to ask her for me.
My friend came running back, “she said you can play a song up there!”
I just wanted to play a song for the five or six friends I sat with at lunch, not the whole, huge cafeteria! I don’t live in a town with the nicest people, especially kids. I feared they would tear me apart. I could already hear everyone talking while I played, and worst of all, the boos.
"Come on up here and play a song for us!" said the crazy lady. I sucked it up and went up there. A girl who was on the stage held the microphone up to my mouth as I played and I began to sing "Don’t Tell Me" by Avril Lavigne.
To my suprise, you could hear a pin drop. Everyone was listening to me. And when I was done, everyone stood up, clapped, and instead of “Boo!” I heard “Woooo!”
What a feeling that was.
Not to mention people asking me for their autographs. That was a crazy day. It was also the day where I knew I wanted to be a musician.
Let’s hope it works out.