Throughout our rehearsing Elizabeth has told us many stories about what happens to people after they give their all in a performance. She says that people break down, start shaking, and cry hysterically. Before yesterday, Wednesday July 7th, I didn’t understand why someone wo
uld do that. When one does their all I would think they would be immensely happy, but not to the breaking point that Elizabeth says people are. My mind was changed yesterday. We all have put our all into all of the songs but I was especially attached to three songs: Panta Rhei, Picaflor, and An Der Shonen Blau en Donau. Yesterday we performed the first two of those songs. Right before I entered the stage I was the most nervous I had ever been for a performance. I got on the stage and halfway through the first song my knees started knocking together. I could barely stand but I couldn’t give up. The rest of the performance I concentrated on not falling down. The last clap happened and our hands were up. I was beaming with pride. We had done it. I walked offstage. My eyes started watering and I couldn’t breathe. I looked around. Everyone’s eyes were wet; people were out of breath; we had done it.