Tuesday 10 Feb 09
Thanks so much to everyone who came along to my shows on Saturday in NYC. I feel very relieved and also excited to have lost my concert virginity and to have a new career as a lounge lizard. I am actually a liitle overwhelmed about the reaction. It couldn't have gone better. So thanks to everyone who helped me get it together and make it happen, especially Lance Horne, my musical director, and also Dannielle, Bianca and Peter from Team Alan.
It's funny because last night I performed at Broadway Backwards, an evening to benefit the LGBT Center in NYC, and in the past whenI have perfromed at these sorts of evenings I have been freaked out as you get so little rehearsal and I feel very ill-prepared doing something I don't feel very confident about in the first place. Well, last night, even though I only had one rehearsal with the band, and a few run-throughs with the dancers; and even though I had to get changed onstage and do a lot of prop acting, I was actually really calm about it and I think that because of this weekend when I felt the fear and did it anyway I have turned over a new leaf in my whole outlook to singing and performing in this way.
Some naughty person videoed the song I sang as the encore at the second concert and put it up on youtube. Beware, it has sweary words in it.