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foobaa
foobaa

spinning for ages
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Sep 2001
Total posts: 125
Posted:My first gig in a couple of weeks....and there are going to be something like 150,000 people watching us, as well as 7 huge screens that we will be on. Is this a good number of people to do your first show in front of??------------------fe fi foo fun

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Cassandra
Cassandra

Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !
Member Since: 8th Jun 2001
Total posts: 4224
Posted:Congratulations ! what is it going to be ? a concert ?IMO, it is sometimes harder to perform in front of 50/100 people whose face and reaction you can easily see an who are very close to you than thousands you don't really see cause you have the spotlights in your face ...I don't mean to minimize the importance of whzt you are about to do, I think it is quite an adventure, just trying to reassure you !shine onCassandra

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Marlboro
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Location: St.Annes, Lancashire, England
Member Since: 28th Jun 2001
Total posts: 180
Posted:FoobaaCongrats on getting ya 1st gig. Cass is right about the number of peeps there, plus with that kinda set-up and a decent crowd the energy will be pumped - you'll be buzzing off the crowd!!Good luck and let us know how it goes!!M
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JeStEr
enthusiast
Location: Melbourne Australia
Member Since: 20th Jul 2001
Total posts: 214
Posted:Holy $H!Tand I thought i had a big crowd at a gig (a few thou)Once you get into the twirling any pre gig nerves should disappear, and I defininitely think that if you feed off the energy of the crowd, it will be the biggest buzz.congrats and have fun
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audax
audax

freelance bum
Location: Upstairs
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 286
Posted:I reckon it'll be cool. Well done on scoring the gig. Will we get to see some video of this?Are you doing fire or glowstick or what?

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Thistle
Thistle

old hand
Location: Nottingham UK
Member Since: 27th Jan 2001
Total posts: 950
Posted:Hi foobaa! Thats a lot of ppl. Congrats on scoring a brilliant first gig. Good luck.Onelove, Thistlefirepixie
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Charles
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:Foobaa, that is one of the best numbers ever for a first gig. And I'm not just saying that.The larger the crowd, the easier it is to entertain them. This formula stops applying when the crowd is so big they can't all see each other, but it stays at the maximum level for easy entertaining.The hardest crowd to entertain is a crowd of one, and gets easier as the numbers grow.So you barely have to do anything to get a great reaction, imagine the reaction when you really pull some moves!!!Congrats on the gig, I have to say I don't have anything like that in my portfolio yet...
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Charles
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Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
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Posted:Foobaa, that is one of the best numbers ever for a first gig. And I'm not just saying that.The larger the crowd, the easier it is to entertain them. This formula stops applying when the crowd is so big they can't all see each other, but it stays at the maximum level for easy entertaining.The hardest crowd to entertain is a crowd of one, and gets easier as the numbers grow.So you barely have to do anything to get a great reaction, imagine the reaction when you really pull some moves!!!Congrats on the gig, I have to say I don't have anything like that in my portfolio yet...
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foobaa
foobaa

spinning for ages
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 16th Sep 2001
Total posts: 125
Posted:WEll that is encouraging...thanks people!!I should mention that I am not alone...there are about 20 of us and a samba drum group...so they will not be staring just at me (thank goodness!!) Had a practice the other night...and I don't think I have ever been lit up with sooo many people before...it was incredible..and with the drummers giving us beats...excellent!!Numbers are probably about 6 double staffers, about 8 single staff and about 6 poi people (including me), and we are freestyling moves, then on drummers signals sychronising for 4 beats then freestyling again...is all good. Is for the opening night of Rally Australia.------------------fe fi foo fun

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