Vote. It’s Patriotic.

28 Apr

All right, folks.  It’s poll time.

Last night I went out to face the biggest of my Lollipop Tuesday adventures yet: singing in public.  I ventured out to an open mic session that Dave frequents (Dave’s a musician, for those of you who are just tuning in) after psyching myself up all evening.    It features a small but loyal crowd of about 40 folks on a good night and would serve me well as my locale of choice for absolute suckage.

Unfortunately, I failed to realize that the Penguins game was on and it was a home game.  And it’s finals week.   And since I live in Pittsburgh, home to the Penguins and several colleges and universities, the open mic was absolutely dead.   There were ten people in the crowd and I knew 3 of them were good friends.  And one was Dave.

It wasn’t exactly the pee-myself-scared experience I was looking for.

Now don’t get me wrong – I was scared.  I was nervous enough to not have any breath when I went to open my mouth at the microphone – but I wasn’t nervous enough to feel like I wanted to run away crying.  

And if I don’t fight the urge to run away crying, what kind of Lollipop Tuesday is it anyway?

So I’m taking a poll.  I want to know if my singing in public counts or if it was unworthy of the Lollipop Tuesday series.  Whatever you say goes.  I can do a redo on a night with a full bar, I can nix the idea altogether, or I can call it a day with last night’s performance.   So please do chime in: I want to know if I have to shake in my boots until the next open mic or if I’ve shaken in them enough. ♣



12 Responses to “Vote. It’s Patriotic.”

  1. Robin Waller April 28, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Well I think you should definitely redo, but do it when we can be there!! That will get ya shaking in your boot! You know what a terrible critic I am!!! But I would travel 5.5 hours 2 ways to see that one. (Truthfully, I don’t think it was probably much of a challenge. Even though singing in public has to be one of the hardest things ever, you where probably wonderful and everyone loved you) lmao


    • Jackie April 30, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

      Just so you know, that’s incredibly unlikely. 😛


  2. Jules April 28, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    Hahaha! I’m sure you know my answer.


    • Jackie April 30, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

      So hard on me, Jules. Whyyyy.


  3. Sarah April 28, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    If you thought it was a LT-worthy experience you wouldn’t ask for our opinion. So I say it should be redone. You owe to Lollipop Tuesday and to us all!
    p.s: Apologies, but we are a tough crowd!


    • Jackie April 30, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

      No need for apologies – I know you’re all tough but that’s what I like about ya 😉


  4. pegoleg April 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Small audience or not, how’d it go?


    • Jackie April 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

      Pretty well, I think. I’ve got the post lined up for next Tuesday, so more on it then 🙂


  5. KristenSays April 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    i say: good for you! small crowd or not, you still got up there and sang. and there are waaaayyyy too many LT options to waste your time redoing one of them. so pat yourself on the back and move on!

    unless of course you want to re-do by making it a stop where you are on the sidewalk and break into song. a BUSY sidewalk. no organized open mic bar. hmm… 😉


    • Jackie April 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

      LOL Thanks for the backup plan 🙂


  6. Renee Mason April 28, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Heck yeah, it counts. As someone who got kicked out of choral class in 5th grade for being tone deaf and who wouldn’t set foot in a karaoke joint for fear of being recruited…you did it, absolutely! KUDOS!


    • Jackie April 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

      Thanks, Renee! It’s a close call right now – I’m prepared to do it again if I have to, though! And hey – a lot of people get called tone deaf but they just need a little adjustment. You should give singing a shot again sometime. Karaoke is a great opportunity since most people are completely drunk and if you suck you can blame it on the beer 😉


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