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Haha, yeah. I did set an alarm, but I was so exhausted I slept right through it and my clock turns itself off after about 20 minutes. I'm also studying for finals so it's just been a very awful stressful time period. To all of you guys saying YDI, you're totally right. I spread myself too thin and didn't adequately prepare, so it was all my fault. Luckily it was a small ensemble performance, and 2nd chair took my place, rather than a big solo, so it wasn't the end of the world that I missed it, but it was a big opportunity to exhibit my talent. There will be more to come though, and I will make sure not to be sleep deprived! Also to all y'all saying "sorry for your neighbors", luckily my school's music building has very nifty sound proof practice rooms which I spend a lot of Time in. Thank you all for your support and I'm mad excited this got published. To anybody else who also just suffered through/is taking finals, may luck be on your side!
By bruhskoni / Sunday 31 May 2015 02:25 / United States - San Francisco
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  TJJOE  |  15

Op should get a classic twin bell alarm clock. I was to the point that nothing would make me up and I bought one of those and now I almost have a heart attack every time the thing goes off

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  davidpropert  |  32

If OP felt so unprepared for their performance that they needed to stay up all night in order to practice then they deserve it 100%. Should have practiced more the prior week so they could get a good nights sleep before the big day so sleeping through the concert wouldn't have even been a possibility.

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  doodlecloud  |  26

35 - If it was that important I doubt they were totally unprepared. They could probably play it fine before, they just wanted to get as much practice in as possible. Probably nervous too.

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  wRIPPERw  |  23

@35 Have you ever had to memorize any sort of sheet music? Practice makes perfect, OP could've practiced for weeks beforehand and an all nighter for more practice would still have an imperfection.

By  swaglesshipster  |  22

Well damn that sucks but you can't have good without some bad :) you'll get another chance

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  sorainu  |  18

You clearly know nothing about the music industry... He/she will likely NEVER get a chance like this again due to the competitive attitude of the music industry.

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yeah, it's very unlikely OP will get to sit in another preformance. Empty chairs reflect really bad on them and ruin the overall sound (according to my old drama teacher that loves preformances like this) so they will likely find someone new to fill it.

By  EverestMelting  |  23

Oh shit, that is 100% your fault. If you're tired and have something important, I suggest some sort of caffeine, maybe some cocaine. You know, whatever works

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  bruhskoni  |  12

Haha, yeah. I did set an alarm, but I was so exhausted I slept right through it and my clock turns itself off after about 20 minutes. I'm also studying for finals so it's just been a very awful stressful time period. To all of you guys saying YDI, you're totally right. I spread myself too thin and didn't adequately prepare, so it was all my fault. Luckily it was a small ensemble performance, and 2nd chair took my place, rather than a big solo, so it wasn't the end of the world that I missed it, but it was a big opportunity to exhibit my talent. There will be more to come though, and I will make sure not to be sleep deprived! Also to all y'all saying "sorry for your neighbors", luckily my school's music building has very nifty sound proof practice rooms which I spend a lot of Time in. Thank you all for your support and I'm mad excited this got published. To anybody else who also just suffered through/is taking finals, may luck be on your side!

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