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Offline mozartgonebad

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before-performance nervous symptoms
« on: July 03, 2004, 11:35:13 PM »
i always have a problem of yawning and wanting to go to the bathroom before a big performance/competition... what are you guyz' "nervous symptoms"?
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Re: before-performance nervous symptoms
«Reply #1 on: July 03, 2004, 11:40:34 PM »
Sweaty hands, loss of appetite and normally I get quite moody!!!!!

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Re: before-performance nervous symptoms
«Reply #2 on: July 04, 2004, 12:58:46 AM »
Normally, just a tad nervous and hands get somewhat sweaty and/or shaky.

Last concert I gave (my first and only full-length concert), I felt absolutely calm and at ease.
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Re: before-performance nervous symptoms
«Reply #3 on: July 04, 2004, 05:03:57 AM »
i get sweaty palms and feel really sick in the stomach, like i want to vomit but don't so then find it hard to eat properly before a performance which is annoying. otherwise if i'm in a good mood about the performance i'll be bouncing around the place and won't be able to stay still! did that last year and my friend's like stop moving you're making ME nervous!
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Re: before-performance nervous symptoms
«Reply #4 on: July 04, 2004, 09:16:23 AM »
Pacing, and want to be left completely alone.

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Offline donjuan

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Re: before-performance nervous symptoms
«Reply #5 on: July 05, 2004, 12:29:40 AM »
My hands sweat, the sweat evaporates along with my body heat, and my hands are ice cubes.  I put on mittens, the hands warm up, but get sweaty again, I take off the mitts, the sweat evaporates.... >:(

Also, I keep feeling like I have to pee.  I also experienced the yawning problem Mozartgonebad was talking about.

Offline Clare

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Re: before-performance nervous symptoms
«Reply #6 on: July 05, 2004, 03:19:16 AM »
I can't imagine what it's like to yawn uncontrollably before a performance. Sounds interesting!

I get this thing where I talk to everybody I see. I experience a severe form of verbal diarrohea. This is quite bad when other people about to play are really nervous and they don't want to talk at all. I love to tell everybody how nervous I am. Somehow that makes me feel more relieved if I can just vocalise my nervousness.

Also, I get the shaky hands thing. I wish I could control that.

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Re: before-performance nervous symptoms
«Reply #7 on: July 05, 2004, 06:27:55 AM »
My hands get sweaty and freezing cold.  I get "jittery" too.  Sometimes my heart will start racing (connected to a congenital condition - though worsened by stress).
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