bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003
I'm not sure if my view on performance has changed much, I've just gotten a lot better at it. And that just comes with practice and repetition. For me it's all about engaging the crowd, however I can. As an MC, I don't do covers very often, but I have a lot of ways I can get people into the performance even if they don't know the music. That being said, I don't really perform very often these days, and when I do it's for a smaller group in an intimate setting, so it's easier to draw people in.
Actually I was getting pretty stagnant musically (aka not writing, not doing anything really besides singing in the shower), but last November my buddy asked if I would do a short set before his band for a friends and family type show. It was so much fun, and it really inspired me to get back at it again.