Been there, done that, too many times
He was standing on the stage of the helix generally in awe of the auditorium.
This was the first time I had been there, and it's a nice hall, but not that amazing.
Beside him stood a regular member of choirs and he agreed with me.
The awe is gone.
I realised why I thought the gig on the Late Late Show wasn't a big deal. It wasn't. For me that is. I mean that I've done a lot. My active (and singing) CV spills over quite a bit, and all of it on stages large and small across the country.
I left out the stuff I did as a kid (playing the Gaiety in Dublin when I was 13).
Being on a stage is no longer impressive. I find the auditions more nerve wrecking than the performance.
I miss the awe. I miss being impressed.