The school year went by fast. Evie was set to be the class valedictorian so she was very busy studying and making sure her grades didn't slip. She'd also secured a weekly gig at the Hoi Polloi Center to keep her busy with her music, and of course she still had her weekly gig at the karaoke bar and the occasional gig at the club. It was probably good that she had so much to keep her busy as she wasn't getting to hang around with Jules as much as it had turned out that Nolan liked him back and they'd started going out, it also meant she hung out with Nolan less. Not that she didn't have other friends to hang out with, but she wasn't near as close to them.
Soon it was Evie's birthday, and Mae's too of course. They didn't do anything too special for it just had a small party at home.
Evie wondered if her stage fright would ever go away, but looking out into the crowd at the Hoi Polloi Event Centre it was impossible not to be nervous. The venue dwarfed any other she'd performed at and the seats seemed to be nearly full. It was crazy to think that so many people had shown up to watch her, she wasn't that good, was she? At least her family was in the audience, she couldn't see all of them amongst the crowd but just knowing they were there helped. She tried to pretend that it was only her family there as she pulled out her guitar.
Aside from her weekly gig at the Karaoke bar, Evie hadn’t performed anywhere in a few months. She’d been working diligently on her album, and between that and school, she just didn’t have time for lots of performances as well. But, her album was finally out and it was summer break so she was back to auditioning for gigs. When she wasn’t busy trying to sell her album around town, of course.
A couple weeks had passed, aside from her weekly gig at the Karaoke bar Evie hadn’t performed anywhere. She had auditioned a couple times for a gig at a club, but she’d been turned down. It was probably silly but she found it slightly discouraging. She’d just been having so much luck up until then, but she knew she shouldn’t expect it to last forever.
She was hoping for a bit of luck at least that day as she was performing at a talent show at the karaoke bar. It was a Sunday so she watched the whole thing though she was 2nd last to perform. Her competition seemed tough, she’d need luck.
The day of Evie's gig at the karaoke bar had arrived and she was just as nervous as she had been for her Christmas performance at the coffeehouse. She wondered if the stage fright would ever go away. She didn't even get to rehearse during the day as she still had school and after school she stayed behind to finish her homework there since she'd been too worn out by the time her performance was over. From school she just went right over to the karaoke bar, she wanted to make sure she had plenty of time to spare as she had barely made it to her Christmas performance. It was excessively early when she got to the karaoke bar, but she grabbed a bite to eat some nachos from the bar, she wished she could grab a drink for her nerves too.
Though, with her nerves she could hardly eat. Marcos, the proprietor seemed to notice. "Nervous?" He asked as she absentmindedly played with her food.
So a simblr thing inspired me. There is supposed to be a simblr twins appreciation thing for sim twins today. As Evie has a twin sister, Mae, I thought I'd take part with them. Then I got to thinking it would be a fun way to get to know them and their relationship a bit for those who didn't read this before I started posting it on a blog as I used to just post on the EA Sims forums. Also for the people there as not everybody was there for the whole thing, and I jumped around trying to recover from serious technical difficulties and stuff. So I thought a recap of, and update on (for those who've known the family for a while), the girls and their relationship would be nice. Of course, we'll get to know some of this anyway in actual updates, but this is just a fun bonus thing that might offer different insight. It's not perfect, as I said I hit some severe technical difficulties and that messed things up and left me with gaps, and I didn't want to get too fussy or anything I wanted this to just be brief and fun. So I hope you enjoy.
Christmas had arrived, though perhaps a bit too fast for Evie. She'd spent nearly every free second she had preparing for her performance, but she didn't feel like she was anywhere close to ready. It was her first proper performance and it had to be perfect. Ready or not her performance was in only a few hours.
Her nerves were a mess and she just wanted to spend the rest of the day preparing, but she'd promised her family she'd take a break to hang out with them—but only after her parents tried reassuring her that she would do great and didn't need extra practice. She did sneak in a bit of practice by playing piano and singing carols for everybody in the morning.
After several years of practice and vocal training, Evie was ready to start singing in public, rather than on the karaoke machine at home. Mainly she was just performing sing-a-grams for people which wasn't exactly her dream, but she knew she had to start somewhere.
Sometimes she embarrassed herself by messing up words or falling on the floor, but she kept at it. No star got where they were without a few embarrassing moments along the way.