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One Question Interviews: Magana


SPB: Do you get nervous before you play a show?

Magana: Yep!  There are 2 distinct phase of nervousness. The first one is my self-manager side. Did I do a good enough job with promotion? Should I be outside handing out flyers to the people passing by? Will anybody show up, or will I be playing to the person doing sound? And then immediately following is the performance anxiety. Did I practice enough? Am I going to mess up the solo in the third song? Are the people that are here going to get bored and leave in the middle of the set? And then I get onstage and drink wine and it's usually totally fine.

I get more nervous playing solo than when I play with a band.  I feel more exposed and it's something that I'm less used to. And I get more nervous in front of tiny crowds than big crowds because it seems so much more personal.  Like if I don't put on a perfect show, I'm going to deeply offend the people that are listening. 


Words by Loren on Feb. 18, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

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