In this Preshow Rituals segment, the pop artist, W. Darling, shares what she does before every show. You can check out her rituals, after the break.
My preshow ritual is as follows:
-Turn to face North.
-Put right index finger on nose.
-Say “Cholera” eight times in a row out loud in a British Accent.
-Eat three almonds
-Learn the sound guy’s name.
-List the Canadian provinces to him.
-Sing a scale.
-Go on stage.
No. Not really. Honestly?… I just go pee.
Even if I don’t have to, I go, because the second I walk out on stage I’m going to have to go. Performing is like going on a road trip. Just go to the bathroom so you don’t have to pull over 15 minutes into the drive, or worse, sit in agony in the backseat because you’re crossing a massive bridge and there is literally nowhere to stop to use a restroom.