- County Down
- The Dance of the Capricorn
- The Day after the Feast/Kadourimdou
- Bright Field
- Castle's Call/Pilgrims Flight
- Fare Thee Well
- (encore) A Smile
I think that The Day after the Feast would have gone alright, but at that point I was battling heavily with the sound, which was less than ideal. At first, I couldn't hear anything coming from the mains or monitors, which really threw me on Capricorn, because it is such a punchy rhythmically driving piece. THEN, when I turned my preamp up, this buzz appeared everywhere, so I just killed my pickup and used an instrument mic. So, shaken from my second tune, it was very difficult to try to regain composure for Feast, which requires, as I've mentioned before, a high degree of right hand control.
After that, everything went pretty well. I originally had Chasin' the Groove in there, but bailed because I was still feeling a bit freaked about the sound. I think that was the right decision. I worry that it cost me some energy later in the set, but the response from the audience was good.
This experience was a good one also in terms of tuning my expectations for an open mic feature. The key is that people aren't there to see you, by and large - they are there for the open mic. This is a good thing to keep in mind so that a proper set of expectations can be built.
Other things to work on: my interaction with the audience is very sparse, and I would like to talk more to them, and draw them in more.
That's it for now. Thanks to everyone who came out last night... it was great to see you and play for you!