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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Anthem

When I heard sing for an audience...I was half okay. But when I heard at the Wildcat's hockey game, that was a whole different story. I've spoken to crowds before, but never this big...and I have never ever ever sung in front of  a crowd before!! And of all songs, the one any Canadian should never screw up!! So the pressure was on! People at work were talking about it constantly and I printed off the words in order to visually get them in my  head...I even sang in the car on my way to pick up my son over and over again. I know the song, and it's only 9 lines long but I still couldn't remember it.

The time comes, I gotta get to the coliseum. I get there, and we sit with the crowd for the first 10 minutes of the first period until it's time to make it down next to the ice. It makes it more real, almost wishing I had a few drinks...of water...before I hit the ice. My throat was so dry, my heart was beating hard and fast, my hands were cold and all I can think of are the words...I can't forget the words. I get on the ice...another thing to worry about, don't fall!! Finally Paul introduces me and hands me the mic...and I start to sing my heart out spotlight on me and all...I get to the french words and hesitate for a split second...but finish with a bang! What a gracious crowd! I didn't hear them sing, but I sure heard them cheer! Thank you!!!

What an experience! I was sooo nervous but it was definitely worth it...on to the next challenge...stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. omg your face when mandy told you what the challenge was that was epic.
    PRICELESS!!! way to go chantal!!!