Francis Beringer (Caustic Casanova)
SPB: Do you get nerves before you play a show?
Beringer: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I used to get nerves before every show, now it happens only once in a while. There are different kinds of nerves - the "no one is here" nerves, the "there are so many people here" nerves, and the "the microphones/monitors in this venue do not work" nerves. For me, those nerves manifest themselves in tightness and stiffness in the hands for the first song, but that goes away once we get going. When we're on tour and have been playing for weeks I rarely get phased by anything or nervous before a show.