Do you like to eat a meal before or after playing a concert?
When I was in college, our conductor would always tell us, "Now go have a big meal before the concert!" Certainly it can work to play on a full belly, but I'm not sure if that works for everyone. For some, it makes sense to have a snack before the concert, but have the actual "big meal" afterwards.
Then there is the question of what exactly to eat before performing? Some time ago, my favorite thing to eat before a concert was a Subway sandwich; somehow it seemed like uncomplicated food. A banana works pretty well before a concert, and many feel that the humble banana has calming properties. I feel like the conductor mentioned above probably would enjoy a big steak dinner before a concert!
Do you have a little snack before the concert and save the meal until after? Or do you need a nice meal and a full belly to play? Please respond to the vote with when you would eat a main meal, and also in the comments share your thoughts about what you like to eat before a concert, what works best, and also what does not work.
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