It is the day before the big show. I am beside myself. I have big time anxiety pulsating through my body.
Let me be clear - I am not performing in this show. I am firmly planted backstage wrangling rockstarlets and keeping stage parents away from their progeny.
So why am I so nervous???
It is a huge undertaking. We have 30 children and have to manage them for 12 hours. The youngest is 6. Is she going to need a nap? Will she get scared / bored / tired / sick?
We are doing a full run through of the show with the sound and lighting crew. How will the students cope in such a big auditorium?
We usually do the concert in a school auditorium. This year we have hired a full cabaret theatre. It cost
$15 000 to hire the room (with the sound and lighting crews) and we have been fundraising all year!
I guess I am so nervous because this is soon going to be out of my control. There is no amount of lists I can make, or systems I can create, or things I can organise.
Come 6pm tomorrow night most of this is out of my control. I can deliver the rock stars to the side of the stage, in costume and ready to rock. What they do once they set foot on the stage is up to them!
I am also nervous because this is my husband's business. He is an amazing guitar teacher and the kids adore him. Eventually he will teach full time and give up working in the guitar store. Maybe.
I want this to go so well for him! All our family and people from my work are coming.
Supporting him in this show is a huge part of my wife life. I have learned so much about guitars, music, lighting design, sound engineering etc. I am off early today to pick up the wireless guitar packs we have hired.
I love supporting my husband in his world. I am so proud of his skills as a musician and his passion to aps that onto as a teacher. I am so proud to be his wife.