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50 people gathered around me, shouting play! play! My 5 friends laughed as I picked up a generic guitar, and then I played...
I have always been a
shy person at heart. Stage fright is something that I have always dealt
with. I was at a party on this particular night, surrounded by simply
too many people for my comfort. Someone got wind that I played guitar.
Playing guitar around 2003
Picture this - sitting at a table are some people playing cards,
in a corner are others dancing, in another part of the room a kid was
showing off his "moon walking" skillz, and the noise was deafening. The
"professional sounding" music was blaring and I was feeling just a
little out of place. I was sipping on a drink, while trying to pretend
that I was actually enjoying the terrible sounds of "hip for a day" pop
music. "The whole time people were conversing with me only because I was out of place - only out of pity,and they could sense it - like lions to prey."I
don't know exactly how it started, but someone whispered that I could
play guitar. The music stops. All heads turn - at first not knowing
where to turn, and then someone points. At me. *gulp*.....big time.
Picking practice super shot!
I try every way in the WORLD to peddle backwards (awkward me), but soon a piece of crap guitar gets shoved into my hands, and people are shouting play! play! It was more like taunting to be honest. My handful of close friends, the ONLY people that I knew here, who had dragged me here....laughed.
They were already planning an exit strategy (more drinking games),
because they knew that I was about to humiliate myself in front of tons of total strangers. And then I played...I was so terrified that I did the only thing I knew how to do - play guitar. For about 2 minutes I shut out everything, totally forgetting where I was. When I finished, I was brought back to the reality of rejection. I looked up to see wide open eyes, not staring at me, but the guitar. Mouths were open. A glass literally dropped to the floor. CLICK HERE TO GET COMPLETE NOW
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