First off, to any UMass Nerdfighters out there, a big thank you from the bottom of both my hearts for your excellent welcome and your kind feedback. Thanks are specifically due to my lover, Missy, who steadfastly hung in there for me and videoed my performance, and the Game Hobbyists' League, who put it on- quite specifically, the members on duty on the last day of the con, who let me do my thing while herding gamers around. Not an easy task.
It went fairly well, though I admit, I botched a few lyrics. Monster of the Week was quite good as I recall, though I have yet to review the footage. I even got people to dance to 51st Century Fox, despite my nervous inability to decide on a key. I don't know why I was as nervous as I was, but the crowd, though small, was extremely appreciative, which made me totally happy. They are all now officially Companions. A few cool things that I came up with by the seat of my pants at the gig are as follows:
Dr. Josh's Not-So-Psychic Paper of Feedback - - One of the aforesaid helpful club members had some enormous newsprint which she let me use as a stand-in for an email list sign-up etc. By the time I collected it, it contained such gems as "that was OVER NINE THOUSAND!!" and helpful tips like "That was great - please learn your lyrics."
And when I played the theme for a second time I started to say "And coming up on the BBC. . ." but I couldn't think of what to say next, so I dropped it. Rather awkwardly. Oh well. Someone liked it.
That's all for now, friends! Stay tuned for the video highlights, and quite possibly lowlights, from this, my first gig. Any suggestions for gigs in the so-called "future," or songs that I "should write," or to comment on my "overuse of scare quotes," you know where to find me.