The Abby London is Miss-Cheivous show last Friday went very well. Let me tell you more about it.
It was hard work preparing everything out and bringing life to my song creations by adding costumes, pictures, an amazing beatboxer and some glow in the dark baton action. I had little interludes between each song while I changed my costume. There were a few lighting changes that happened too. These are the papers that I typed out so the show would go as smoothly as possible.
Sammy, a volunteer at The Pocket for the night, ran the sound and lights and introduced me. My boyfriend helped with equipment and videos and ran the audio interludes backing tracks. He also helped me pick out costumes and came up with the name of the show. The Jackal helped me so the audio didn't need adjusting. We practiced the cues at home every day the week before. Brian Kirkness did beatboxing which we had rehearsed, he got an effects pedal to do the electric guitar solo (which sounded so cool!) on Rollercoaster, helped with equipment, opened and shut the curtains, and came up with the idea to do Time completely a cappella at the end of the show.
I was able to get some photos courtesy of Christopher A. He even let me take his phone home with me after the show so I could upload them.
It felt so good to give a performance my all and be able to put so much energy into every aspect of the show. I think the songs made more sense and were more impactful than usual. I feel very proud of myself for putting this together and motivated to do more shows like this in the future. One of my friends sent me an email the day after the show and said she felt affected the next day as one does when seeing a good movie. What a great compliment!
I had a bunch of help during the show and preparing for it but it would have been weird if there was no audience. Promotions are such a huge part of getting an energetic performance because, of course, an audience is such an important part of the equation. I emailed, I ran ads, I sent texts, I invited, I facebooked, I posted on various places online. When I learned I had sold out I was elated! Lots of people shared and commented about my event (before and after) which I am so grateful for.
All in all, it feels so good to be dedicating so much time and energy to my art and to have it be so well received. Thank you to everyone who helped me promote and who came to see me.
I will be sharing more photos and clips online and am looking forward to getting the video of the event from The Pocket Theater sometime in the next week or so.
'til next time ;)