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When a musical artist is performing in front of a large group, you have to wonder what they're thinking. What do you think?

Asked by Jude (32198points) September 5th, 2011

They’ve sung the same song over and over at various events. I wonder what goes through their mind when they’re singing in front of an audience.

This is what brought on this question. I love it at 0:55:44. I also love the one kid near the front. He’s really getting into it. :)

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He or she is probably thinking “God, when is this going to be over? From one performance to another, from one city to another, from one hotel to another! Where am I tonight? I can’t wait to get off this stage and for this damn tour to end!” Lol.

KateTheGreat's avatar

As someone who has to perform the same opera about 20 times, it’s actually not too bad. Personally, I like to see if I can make it better each time I do it. It’s like a little challenge.

Aethelflaed's avatar

I always assume they’re thinking “Thank God I got high/drunk before I came out here.”

Cruiser's avatar

You have to think of every seed they planted with each time they played these songs from the dive bars all the way up to these grand stadium filled performances and I guarantee you they are all on cloud 9 the highest of highs. They paid their dues and deserve the adulation. The money is great but I am sure they would do it for free just to feel that incredible feeling that you get playing live whether at an open mike or in front of 50,000 fans. I love playing my guitar for people and we had an incredible jam Sunday for an adoring crowd of 27 people!

YARNLADY's avatar

When I used to perform in a magic act with my Dad, all I thought of was “I hope I don’t make any mistakes.”

Blackberry's avatar

There’s a lot of things. It probably ranges from just being a job to where they want to hurry and get off stage, to I can’t believe I’m here, I’m so awesome, my fans are so awesome, and life is great.

harple's avatar

At this point, I think that is when my head is at it’s clearest, you just get lost in the moment… The music itself is second nature by the point you mention, so you just want to soak up the experience, almost view it from another point in the room inside your head.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

After awhile I imagine it is like any other job where one just shows up and gets it done.
That’s what it seemed like when I saw the Stones.Worst concert ever

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I don’t think it’s all that different than what everyone else thinks during the day. I was at a Crosby Stills and Nash concert a few years ago, and Graham Nash started a tune. Then he stopped and said“Holy shit, I just realized I wrote that 40 years ago”. It was kind of fun.

FutureMemory's avatar

“I hope the audience is enjoying this”.

rebbel's avatar

“I really need to fix this damn microphone stand tomorrow….., oops, FUCK, there he goes again…pheww, just caught it…., those suckers think it’s a stage gimmick, hahaha….., losers.”

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