In this Preshow Rituals segment, the singer-songwriter, CeCe, shares what she does before every show. You can check out her rituals, after the break.
My preshow rituals have been the same for as long as I can remember. I usually spend the day of the show just getting in the right head space and finding my inner balance. I used to get so worked up before shows with excitement/nervousness that I would get terrible stomach aches. Now, I drink my tea and honey, take a bath if I have time, and give myself “me time”, and I don’t get them anymore.
I always make or customize my own performance outfits so I make sure all aspects of my look are put together. Then, a couple hours before showtime, I do my own hair and makeup before my shows because it helps me get focused, but also relaxes me at the same time.
I definitely like to be alone until I get to the venue, but then I love hanging out with my band and getting pumped up with them. We talk through the set if we need to, but mostly we just laugh and have a good time. Then, right before I go on stage, I take a shot of whiskey to warm my throat and get me loose and ready to party with the crowd!