Where in the world am I today?: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
–Yoda, Jedi Council Leader
(as quoted from The Empire Strikes Back, Released May 21, 1980)
“Good Actors don’t ‘act’ they ‘are’ their part. Good performers don’t ‘try to perform’ entertainment exudes from every fibre of their being as soon as they step on stage!”
–David ‘checkerhead’ Aiken
If you go on stage and try to perform instead of being a performer the audience will call you on it every single time. The degree of the humiliation will vary in degree depending on the venue. At best they’ll be restless in their seats, at worst they simply walk away… I love Street Performing for this very reason, because people vote with their feet and you get pretty immediate feedback as to the calibre of your performance based simply on your ability to build and hold a crowd.