II smiled as all the people walked in. I was a little scared though. I was supposed to perform tonight. I sang and play acoustic guitar outside of a bank downtown.Somehow Evan heard me and told me I sounded great. I looked at Beth and sighed. She and Emma were my back-up singers. I never really would perform in front of such a big crowd.I have crippling stage fright. I ran my fingers through my hair and groaned. I really hoped that I wouldn't mess up. Forget the lyrics,the chords..... but when Eddie gave my hand a reassuring squeeze I knew I could go out there. I stood up,grabbed my guitar and walked on to the makeshift stage (made of playwood from Evan's garage.) I took a deep breath in and wlaked up to the microphone.
"Hi.I'm Ashley. Ashley Vail.Some of you guys may know me from school. I'm going to sing a song with Emma and Beth tonight. It's called If Today Was Your Last Day by Nickelback." I slowly started strumming the chords and looked back at Beth and Emma.
"My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride"