In this Preshow Rituals segment, the pop punk artist, Peach Martine, reveals what she does before taking the stage. You can check out the rituals, after the break.
My pre-show ritual starts with the drinks. I chug water all day and I switch out my usual iced coffee for hot tea and Diet Coke. Staying hydrated helps my tone stay clear. Food-wise, I avoid grease and dairy day-of-show. I’ll usually stick to eating fruits and veggies to keep my throat clear and my stomach full but energized rather than groggy.
I spend a long time picking out an outfit because I like to have a new outfit for every show. I spend about an hour on my hair and makeup. I do my stage makeup a lot heavier than my everyday makeup so that it looks good under harsh lighting and in photos. I like to warm up in the car, show up early, and write out my setlist.
Right before I perform, I like to see where the cables are that I could potentially trip over (only need to make that mistake once to learn your lesson) and set a water bottle next to my setlist on the ground. Then, I say some prayers, and hope to give people a very entertaining show!!