I’ve often wondered about the psychology behind stage fright. Personally I’ve found whether I get a fair warning or I’m put on the spot my reaction is almost always the same. Sweaty palms, dry mouth and restlessness. Of course once I get going I settle down completely but that panic stricken feeling just before the event leaves me feeling rather insecure.
Today after many years I performed with a choir and while I was prepared there was something about standing in front of those people who had me wobbly kneed! It seems rather crazy because the general idea is that there is safety in numbers.
So while I come to terms with my stage fright I look forward to the day when I’ll be at complete ease. If that day ever comes!