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The Weekend Vote

V.com weekend vote: When you have an evening concert, do you eat your meal before or after?

September 17, 2011 at 1:57 AM

The concert season is getting into gear, which means evening concerts for performers. One important way to prepare is to eat well, but everyone has different habits and rituals that work for them. Some eat a nice hearty meal before a performance, others would prefer to have a little snack and wait until 10:30 to actually have dinner. Or, then again, on a musician's schedule, you might just get up late, have a meal at noon, one before the concert, and another after! When do you eat your big meal, before or after an evening performance?


From Mendy Smith
Posted on September 17, 2011 at 2:17 AM

I try to avoid having a heavy meal just before a concert and try to time them to occur about 3 hours before a concert with a light snack an hour before the down-beat.  If it is an evening concert, I'll have another light snack afterwards.  For afternoon concerts, I go for a regular dinner.


From Jason Hurwitz
Posted on September 17, 2011 at 2:40 AM

 While touring with Barrage, we always ate a small meal before shows so we'd have the energy to bounce around the stage. Then, post-show, we'd usually go get more food -- either a meal or at least a snack. I guess it's lucky we were exercising on stage so that our eating schedule didn't catch up with us :-)


From Thom Zolghadr
Posted on September 17, 2011 at 4:00 AM

 Both! Usually by the time you've gotten dressed and at the venue and performed its been a few hours! :) 


From Steve Reizes
Posted on September 17, 2011 at 5:34 AM

Playing violin takes a lot of energy and I just can't do it with out being fed.  Several hours later it's time for a well earned dessert.


From Jo Parker
Posted on September 17, 2011 at 7:31 AM

 I can't vote as my choice is not there :(


From Michael Divino
Posted on September 17, 2011 at 2:49 PM

 Both, which explains my waist line.  ;)

 


From Bobby Yang
Posted on September 17, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Keeping hydrated is most important - getting a leg/hand cramp is not an option. I usually go to the bathroom at least twice right before my show starts. A big lunch is good. No dinner, then Powerade Zero and sushi at the afterparty...


From Karen Allendoerfer
Posted on September 18, 2011 at 7:19 PM

 If it was an orchestra concert, I would eat before, because I wouldn't be that nervous.  If it was a solo concert, I would wait to eat until afterwards because I wouldn't want to feel sick to my stomach.


From Corey Worley
Posted on September 19, 2011 at 9:50 PM

 After passing out before a concert because I didn't eat enough, I now each BEFORE a concert! :)


From Corey Worley
Posted on September 19, 2011 at 9:50 PM

 After passing out before a concert because I didn't eat enough, I now each BEFORE a concert! :)

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