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At Lord’s he opened up about the stage he once feared, and how he dealt with the “adrenaline spike” of performing on stage in front of thousands of people.
A newsletter he sent to fans, reports BillboardsThe New Zealand singer explains how the performance anxiety she once felt has improved over the years.
“I don’t think I realized, when we booked these more intimate events, what the emotional feeling in the room would be like,” he wrote.
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“And my fear of the stage is just a reason now – I just feel calm, eager to be with you for an hour and a half. It feels different now, more manageable, more on my terms,” Lord continued.
“I would come off stage and feel like I was stepping from one planet to another, the spikes of adrenaline are so huge, the fear response I have to resist so huge,” he added. “I need to chew a glue or drink a tequila to get down a little.”
One way he was able to bridge the gap between the on- and off-stage worlds was with a new post-show he started, where he wrote in detail about the audience members. He explained that it could be “someone wearing a sun dress, someone wearing an old product, someone wearing beautiful eye makeup, someone who hypes all the time, someone who has just sung a word but is completely attentive.”
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He probably also wrote about the resurgence of post-show events. “I’m eating quite healthy, yet I haven’t gotten into the inevitable post-show Stoneer pizza routine (although you know www it’s coming),” he wrote, explaining why he wants to stay on track.
“For these nights I want to be my most tip top for you,” she said, “these can’t be anything less than here.”