With less than two weeks to go, I’m both thrilled and terrified to note that a significant number of tix and RSVPS for the upcoming show at Brisbane Powerhouse are from folks I went to school with some fifteen + years ago. A significant number. A healthy portion of whom I have not seen in years.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m utterly thrilled to feel so supported by these amazing people from my past. I’m stoked to have a home crowd to perform for. I’m genuinely excited to catch up with these folks (really: I was quite the Pollyanna at school. I loved EVERYBUDDY!), yet I’m finding myself also feeling the pressure of the usual “school reunion” kind.
It’s the usual worries like “am I good enough?” and “what will they think?”, you know, the insecurities that would rear their heads on me before going to any kind of reunion…only with the added ingredient of knowing that at this one, I’m going to be getting up onstage by myself in front of each and every one of them. Attempting, with varying levels of success, to sing, be moderately amusing and bare my soul. (Hmm. When I put it like that, it’s really just like any other night out.)
However, a desperate plea: if anybody knows of a magical protein shake you can ingest to make you look stunningly attractive, fulfilled and living la vida loca within 7-10 days, then now would be a damn fine time to share.
PS You can buy tix to “The Unexpected Variety Show” at Brisbane Powerhouse over here.