This is part of the journey… it took me nine months to work up to this.
It was so much fun. I love to sing… I’m almost even good at it!
My husband (of 16 years today:) put a deadline on it and helped me take that first step. Last night we went Pat’s BBQ early (at 6pm) so there would be a smaller crowd. Ironically, there were more people at 6 than the rest of the night.
Richard Parkinson and I had a quick rehearsal since he accompanied me and then he played a few songs. Here’s a picture of us rehearsing in the corner:
I went up right after him and sang two covers songs: A Little Bit Stronger by Sara Evans and Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland. It’s the first time I’ve been in front of a microphone in about four years, and the first time I’ve done anything like this.
Here’s a picture of us performing:
- The mic was really close to my head. It’s been a many years since I was that close to one, so I’ll have to get used to that.
- I couldn’t see the audience’s facial expressions. (which was ok:) The light on me was so bright that it made it hard to see out.
I was really nervous all day (okay, all week), but once I got up there I wasn’t as nervous as I thought I would be and I had a lot of fun!
It was fun to see my fellow cowriters Eric Michels and Hope Charissa, and Val (who my husband has dubbed Val Halen, with his cool red electric guitar) They all sang songs last night, making it a memorable night.
One more step in the journey.