Essay 1 - My First Time - Keath 1 Sam Keath Professor...

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Keath 1 Sam Keath Professor Diebert ENGL 1101-109 7 November 2010 My First Time Performing in public for the first time can be nerve-racking and exhausting, but at the same time it can be fun and exciting. I still remember the first time our band got a gig. It was during the summertime at a small Chinese restaurant in Columbus, GA. The weather was very hot and sticky. The performance was for a friend’s wedding celebration at about 6 P.M. in the evening. On the way over there, I was feeling kind of nervous since this was my first performance in a public place. I felt like butterflies were fluttering inside my rib cage. My jaw muscles were tightened up and my shoulders were tense. My palms were sweaty, but I don’t know if it was from the summer heat or being nervous. I have never fainted in my whole life, but this time I felt like I was going to faint. My bandmates just told me to think positive and try to relax. So I tried to imagine myself in front of all the guests and my position on the stage. When we got there early to setup the equipment, do a sound check, and rehearse, the restaurant was so empty and quiet that you could hear your voice echo off the tables and the walls. Now it was time to setup the equipment. I started by hooking up one cable from a piece of equipment to the mixer. It was a simple hook-up and the stage still looked clean. Then I added a microphone, which meant another cable. Well, two cables didn’t look that messy. But by the time I got every piece of equipment hooked up, there were so many cables running along the floor that it looked liked spaghetti but without the sauce! We found some duct tape and taped some of the cables to the floor so that people wouldn’t trip and fall over the pile of cables.
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Keath 2 Most of the equipment was now hooked up except for my keyboard. My keyboard was a matte black Yamaha PSR-520 and this was also my first keyboard. It had 61 keys which were black and white. The black keys were narrower and shorter than the white keys and stood about a
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