I’m having a public appearance hangover. Yesterday was a big day of being out and about, and today is the opposite. I’ve spent most of the day on my couch, dozing off. The only thing I did get done was a little bit of shopping. I got my shoes for the wedding I’m in at the end of the month. I’m really happy with the pair I found, and they were only $10.
But definitely, after yesterday, I needed a “Me-day.”
Because yesterday was a lot of performing in front of people. For the first time in about 12 years, I played music in public. The band played a block party in Alameda yesterday afternoon, which was our first time playing out. I was pretty nervous about it, but according to the small group of friends who were there, they couldn’t tell. I guess I can still put on a good game face. I was just glad that none of the little kids tried to come up and touch the horn while I was playing.
And as if that wasn’t enough putting myself out there, then we went to karaoke last night. It is official – I do not know all the words to “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Also, I always forget how low my voice is until I try to sing.
It was a fun day, over all.
It was good to get that first public show with the band out of the way. Now I’m looking forward to booking a real gig that I can tell all my friends about, and possibly even get paid for a little. Of course, whatever we get paid will go right back into the band. We need to make CDs and T-shirts we can sell and make more money that we will then put right back into the band again. This is not a money making proposition.
Now, I’m spent, though. I think I’m going to make myself some dinner, and I might watch a DVD or something.