In this First Concert Ever segment, the pop singer, Lorelei Marcell, talks about the story of her first experience with live music. You can check out the story, after the break.
My first concert ever was incredibly exhilarating, but also really anxiety-inducing. It was at the Constellation Room in Orange County, CA supporting Transviolet – before that I had only performed at open mics, local gigs, and in school musicals. When I got to the venue I felt fine, but once I changed and put makeup on the weight of the night set in. I remember sitting in the green room feeling so nervous. I was running through every scenario in which I would mess up, or look funny. It wasn’t debilitating nerves or anything serious, but I was still anxious. I would count each and every person that I saw walk into the venue. I would also take a mental note that they were about to watch me possibly mess up or make a fool of myself. However, the second I started performing I felt amazing, and all of the nerves immediately disappeared. Afterwards is easily the best part of any show. I felt so relieved and I was on such a high. The feeling I would compare it to is a “runner’s high,” if you’ve ever experienced that feeling…but I absolutely fell in love with it.