Going onstage for the first time ever!

Philippines
December 3, 2012 8:41am CST
A friend of mine lives in Aringay, La Union. He's a singer. Right now it's the town's fiesta and wednesday evening is going to be a BIG event/ My friend will be master of ceremonies. Kind of jokingly I asked him if we can sing together that night. He took it seriously and so we're scheduled to sing one song. He has chosen Faithfully from Journey and I really NEVER heard of it before! Si I played it on youtube and rehearsed it over and over again the last days. It's all in my head now. Today I asked if there also wil be people in high positions. Yes, all great La Union names will be there, together with 5000 visitors!!! I NEVER ever sung in public and now this! My own fault of course. But we're going to make the best out of it and we will let Aringay rock!!!!! And truth be known: It's one of my biggest dreams to sing on stage. Please keep your fingers crossed!
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9 responses
• India
3 Dec 12
This reminds me when I first sang on church, even though the number of people are way less as compared to yours, but first time is always a first time. Since it was on Christmas eve, it couldn't have been much grander stage than that. I remember, I wasn't able to enjoy and concentrate freely on other programs, since I was worried about my one and I was shivering that time, didn't knew that was because of cold or coz of my panic to how to go there and sing in front of packed people, even though I had companions of other two people with me in that song. When our name was called, that shivering just stopped and we got on that stage and my knees were trembling that point of singing but as the song started to went by, it became alright and I certainly from no where started to gain confidence. It was great though!!
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• Philippines
3 Dec 12
Thanks for your sharing your experience. Yes, I think I'll almost be dying but as soon as it starts I will have the power. Fortunately we're together and my friend has lots of experience. The day before we will rehearse together and wednesday two technical rehearses on stage. So all is well prepared! Happy Mylotting!
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
Come back and give us an update. If it is possible post some photos as well I miss town fiesta, it's been a long time since the last time I attend/visit my mom's hometown (La Union) Give your best and enjoy
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
Still don't know how to place pictures here. But will give the link for the youtube because it is going to be filmed. Where have I gotten myself into?????? But for sure I will give the best. What's your mom's hometown? I live in San Juan. Happy Mylotting!
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@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
We're just neighbors -lols San Juan, comes Bacnotan ..next is Balaoan then.... Santol, La Union less than an hour from San Juan.
@KrauseHome (33250)
• United States
7 Dec 12
Wow!! This does sound exciting, and Scary. I am wishing you the Best with this, and maybe it will be the kick start to a singing career you are wanting. I enjoy singing, and have sang in Karaoke, and in Church, etc. but not really wanted to go anywhere further with it. Hope it is all you want it to be and more.
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
Thank you for responding. But see my comment right above yours. It didn't work out that well. But there will be other chances!! Happy Mylotting!
@sharryCD (121)
• China
4 Dec 12
Congratulations on realizing one of your biggest dreams. I think you will give a WONDERFUL performance as you have made full praparation and your friends will stand side by side with you. Remember to take a deep breath before stepping on the stage because God will be there with you, too. Big applause from China.
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
Thank you all! It didn't go as I planned. Changes were made and my friend had to have the lyrics on the stage floor. Only his part. We were going to have some small talk before the singing but the technician started the music as soon as we were on stage. So I started in a key that was too low and got mixed up with my lyrics because I saw his on the papers on the floor. Nobody noticed however and the audience did like it. If ever there's going to be a next I'll make sure I'll have more control over everything so I won't get unwelcome surprises. And pick a song I'm much more familiar with. Nevertheless: I'm glad I did it! The experience was great and I learned alrady a lot! Happy Mylotting!!!!
• China
4 Dec 12
Haha first of all I kindly wish you guys will have a successful performance,I am very envy you that you have such a great chance to sing a song in front 5000 visitors,it must be a great experience,so pls just go to enjoy it and no need to worry about that at all,let Aringay rock!
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
Thank you very much! Am not only nervous here but also excited. And yes, it's my intention to let Aringay rock!!!! LOL
@cobalt20 (1321)
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
I am proud and happy that you can make it onstage in front of people. Someday, you might be discover by music companies. Faithfully is a good song for you. You can do it. I hope I can watch you both in La Union. I am far away from Visayas.
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
Thank you for this wonderful comment. Tomorrow will be the big day and am getting real nervous now. Didn't know it was going to be a real big event! Don't think there will be music companies. Besides: I'm 56 yo. Too late to start a career I guess. But yes, I love to sing and in the past people told me I should do something with that. Well............tomorrow the. You can see it later because my friend made sure it's going to be filmed and placed on youtube. LOL. Happy Mylotting!
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
Just have fun and enjoy yourself. That will help take some of those jitters away. Besides, this is an opportunity you shouldn't miss, being one of your big dreams and all. Will you be singing in Faithfully in Ilocano?
• Philippines
3 Dec 12
hahahaha I'm not even good in Tagalog yet. So no Ilocano. We will sing the original English version. Happy Mylotting!
@al1979ex (125)
• Philippines
4 Dec 12
GOOD LUCK MAN! it was funny you said it was your own fault of course,hahaha! it's your dream, and go out for it and live it! enjoy!....tip: dont look at the audience before singing..look at them and savor the moment after...
@ARIES1973 (9441)
• Legaspi, Philippines
4 Dec 12
Hi franseman! Good luck to you my friend. Give your best shot. Who knows there are some talent scouts in the area and you might be discovered. I'm sure this will gonna be a big celebration. Just enjoy and everything will be fine! Have a nice day!