Silver Supporting Member
In a band. Either making the set list or chatting with the band.
Wondering where the drummer is
WEll, you are ENTERTAINERs first and foremost, so maybe worrying about the room isn't all bad? Is the song going over? Is anyone dancing? Who isthe red head in the low cut top?I just want to be able to spend that hour+ on stage being completely into what we're doing and not wondering what the hell else is going on in the room.
I don't know if it would make a difference or not either. Calling attention to trouble spots, etc should most likely be taken care of in rehearsal.OP here. Here's why I'm asking. When we play bar gigs, we're like everyone describes...peeing/washing/chatting/drinking/thanking friends for coming, etc. We all kind of take the stage at the same time. We get off to a great start, or not, whatever, and then we kind of find ourselves in our own little bubbles. We're all focused on nailing our parts, making sure the mix is good, etc., but I've noticed that my mind wanders to all kinds of stuff. I talked with the guys after our set last night, and they said they were the same way.
We're playing 90% originals, and our sets are usually short (about an hour). The fact that we're all zoned out or focused on different things while we're performing is kind of strange to me.
Fortunately we've got another gig later this week. We're going to try something different and spend a minute or so together before we go on, trying to get focused, talking about what we want to do, calling attention to trouble spots we've noticed, etc. I don't know if it will make a difference or not. I just want to be able to spend that hour+ on stage being completely into what we're doing and not wondering what the hell else is going on in the room.