On Friday night, I took the stage for the first time in my life.
At about 9:00pm I was standing at the bottom of the stage steps with my eyes closed, taking deep breathes.
It was almost show time and I was the first Burlesque dancer to perform.
The stage kittens were rubbing my back, holding my hands telling me I was going to be amazing and that it was my time to shine.
I was beyond capable and they believed in me.
Before I knew it, Miss Violet O'Hara made the announcement...
"Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the stage Miss Foxx E. Licious!"
I walked up the steps, put a smile on my face, got a swing in my step and took my place on stage.
The red glitter on my lips, sparkling in the stage lights made me feel like I was the most gorgeous woman in the room. The mirror check I had before I got on stage assured me I was having a great butt day. It might of just been the fishnets. >smiles<
I knew the audience was out there, although, I could only see the first few rows of an almost sold out show. Near 200 people were sitting in front of me. Cheering. Anxiously awaiting my performance.
The music came on and I started moving how I had rehearsed, only this time it was different.
My nerves were calm. I wasn't scared, I was empowered. I wasn't doubtful, I was confident.
In that moment, I belonged on stage. It was mine and no one else's.
With each slip of the glove, stroke of my leg, each shimmy in my hip - the crowd went wild. (Although, looking back, It's not the cheering I remember from being up there.)
What I remember most is how happy I was to be performing. I was happy to be putting on show for people who PAID good money to come and see me dance.
To come and see me Bust-Out!
When my performance ended. I didn't rush off stage. I stood there next to Violet O'Hara in my pasties, fishnets and boa smiling. We didn't say anything to one another, but our gaze was a heart-felt, "wasn't that AMAZING Soul Sister? You did great"
And I did. It was awe-mazing.
To be continued....
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