The first thing I did was obvious. Start writing a list. Needed: 12 new things (do/try/experience) for the Champagne year. One item on the list was to sing on stage. That however is cheating as it is not new. It is something I have done my entire life. What I haven’t done is rap on stage. Yes, rap. I am a white cousin who likes to go gangsta (usually after some show tunes). Jay Z is my boy and my kitchen and car are my forums. The audience is typically the Germ, my lovelies or a shared performance with Dr King. This time however there was a real audience. Sadly no Sean Carter in the house, but a little Marshall Mathers would do just fine. Enter Eminem.
There is no question that rapping on stage counts as one of my twelve new things. Before I took the stage, there was some serious performance anxiety, but the always encouraging Germ kept citing his favourite expression which I suspect will be a mantra throughout this year. “Feel the Fear and DO IT anyway“ So I did it.
Here is a video to prove that I did it. It is definitely not the most flattering dress or stance, but it was my one shot, the only opportunity that I got…
Dr Joi would say that I am a hot mess. Either way, I think it is pretty funny but the real bottom line is that I did it. 10 more to go!