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Do you ever get stage-fright ?


Ott responded on 06/10/2018
A

Rarely.

The first show I did with the band in Baltimore in 2012 was pretty nerve-wracking. There were a lot of things which could have gone wrong. Not many of them did.

The only other time was Tipper at Red Rocks. My set that night was 50% new material, some of it unfinished, and it was the first time I'd ever played any of it out. It was lunacy to try it out in front of 10,000 people at a packed Red Rocks and my hands were shaking so much I couldn't work the mixer for the first two songs. The lack of oxygen and the jet-lag didn't help.

Still, I seem to have got away with it.

Most gigs I'm just excited.

The only thing that really bothers me is knowing the PA system sounds shit when there's nothing I can do about it. That's more anger than fright.

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