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Thread #6737   Message #40127
Posted By: Big Mick
01-Oct-98 - 01:09 AM
Thread Name: Stage Presence - How to get it ?
Subject: RE: Stage Presence - How to get it ?
I have always had a natural way with a Microphone, but I may not survive a gig that my Irish band is doing this weekend. It will be a true test of our stage presence.

This weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan is Pulaski Days. It is supposedly a weekend celebration of Kasimir Pulaski, a polish immigrant who fought in our Revolutionary War. The Polish-Americans have turned it into 2 1/2 days of drinking and dancing at halls all over the east and west side of town. Well, one local establishment in the heart of the Polish neighborhood decided he would do Oktoberfest as a change of pace from the 12 or so Polish halls in the area. He hired my strictly Irish band to play. So you have a rowdy Polish crowd (drinking heavily) at a German celebration, listening to an Irish band. If you all don't hear from the aul Big Mick after Saturday nite, you will know his stage presence wasn't up to the supreme challenge. :-))

All the best,