Questions, questions, questions… and then just when you think there couldn’t possibly be any more, they came up with another one. How are they always doing that?
Do large groups of people, full of commotion, camaraderie, and a cacophony of sound (I love alliteration), energize me or do they send me reeling away in search of a quiet corner?
Simply put, yes.
When I’m in the mood, I can feed off the energy of a crowd, it can get me going, pump me up and keep me up, moving, interacting, dancing, all through the night and past the wee hours of the morning. I’m a dj. I know how to feed of the energy of a crowd. I know how to take that energy and spin it right back out so that others can feed off my energy. Let’s get this parted started! Let’s keep it moving!
However, I’m not the 18 year old kid I was when I first stepped behind the decks and started spinning those black circles round and round. There are definitely days when I’m just worn out to the core already and having that wall of sound all around me, having those people with their questions and their movement and their need for attention, is just more than I can handle. The sound is like lightning, in a bad way, flashing across my brain. (Yes, I meant lightning there, not thunder. Sheesh! Who is telling this story? May I continue? Okay, here we go…)
So, sometimes I love the crowd and sometimes I hide from the crowd. In general, I’d say that’s probably pretty normal. Hmm, but since I’m the jester I shouldn’t do “normal” right? So, never mind, scrap the rest of the post, and here’s the answer:
I’m an entertainer! Bring on the people! Bring on the noise!
Are you not entertained?