I played a few acoustic numbers with a friend at an open-mic night on New Year's day, the first time I've done anything in well over a year. I didn't get as bad with pre-gig nerves as I have in the past but I was still physically ill on the day which affected my playing and I made several mistakes.
The few times I've played in recent years have been solo efforts and I've been a wreck beforehand, major stomach trouble and panicking.
How do you deal with pre-gig nerves? I'd love to get past it and have the confidence to play live more.