I just finished my first gig since December, and it felt GREAT!!!! (Yes, the all caps “great” was entirely necessary.). I loved it. There were hardly any people by the time I started playing, but I didn’t care–I was playing with real musicians again. They were all very good, especially the other sax player, so it was a little intimidating when I kept losing my spot on the rides (I couldn’t remember when they ended 8P). However, they were all very nice and encouraging. After playing with them, I am able to pinpoint my weak spots more easily and know what I need to do to improve. Also, tonight gave me more confidence about performing in other locations, such as on the street. I was still a bit intimidated by the idea, but now I think it will work. I need to just keep practicing and go out there and do it.
Mantra for today: “I can do it. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can”
PS: I also had a job interview earlier this week, and I will be a Mellow Mushroom server starting in June. XD. I hope everything goes well.