Nervous as FUCK but excited at the same time because I love being on stage and playing in front of people.
usually nervous, but of widely varying degrees. It's not debilitating.
Full of energy
I feel a little flushed and just a tiny bit nervous, but mostly I feel AMAZING. It is the best feeling in the world.
"I'm in d zone"
Depends how prepared I am!
Lately, I feel clear headed, nervous, and humbled.
When I was in school I always felt horrible, sick, and scared; but I think that is because I never felt prepared.
In the last few years I have grown a lot as a musician from practicing in a way that allows me to understand the music I am playing on a deep level (like how it is put together, what the harmonic and rhtyhmic structures are doing, what the form is etc.) If I understand the music, than in general the technique takes care of itself and my job on stage is easy--I just go out and communicate what is cool about what I am playing.
I think I realized the importance of this from writing my own music and wanting to really communicate something I owned.
With will to come back and to make everything again… hehehehe
Like I'm about to take over the world.
Nervous as can be, still to this day. The day that stops, I'll stop.
I feel excited, especially if there's a big crowd. I do music for the fans as well as myself. I think of myself in my fans' shoes. They came to see a show. Sometimes, I get nervous in front of certain types of crowds. Mostly crowds that don't particularly like the Hip Hop genre. Amazingly, those are my best crowds.