I can rock a shower stall with some tuneage. Ditto commuter solos in my Scion xB, windows rolled up. Public performances, not so much.
But I still have the mic check fantasy.
You know, it’s a couple of hours before the show and the band members are all on their instruments tuning up and stuff, and my sound man is trying to get the mix right. He gives me the nod and I make a minute adjustment to my wireless headset and give him something to work with.
What do I belt out? I give him the lead-in to Fatboy Slim’s remix of Front 2 Back (click to play).
In the fantasy, my percussion player breaks out some supportive rhythm behind me, and the keyboard chick grins and comes in right after. We start rollin’ it out and the handful of roadies left on the set bust a move or two as they finish up their work. The sound guy gets me in the mains, monitors, and gives me the thumbs up. The levels are awesome; I’m in Tha House. Everybody loves me. I am the party mistress, before whom all shall groove.
I don’t mind that this will only ever happen in my dreams; that way I can keep the fantasy pristine.
What’s your mic check song (fantasy or otherwise)?