#1
Im thinking of having a go at an open mic night some time in the future, I've been playing a while now and feel im getting quite a few full songs nailed,
Any tips or stories of your personal encounters with playing to an audience live for the first time
#2
Look after yourself on stage. What I mean by that is make sure you do a good, and quick sound check. The more confident and comfortable you are with your sound and tone, the better you'll belt the tunes out.

Open mics are very very chilled out.
#3
Record your playing and singing and listen to it after some time (at least several days should pass). If you like how you sound, then you probably ready to perform.
#4
Just do it, dont over think it, it's all fine once you start playing..
Shut up and play your guitar!
#5
Know your stuff, try not to overthink it and rather try to concentrate on transmitting feelings with your voice