Steve Faulkner - Distinctive Magic
28 May

I’m Scared


Blackpool Grand
Performing at Blackpool Grand. A routine I hadn’t done for years. Terrified.


As a performer and a self-employed person, fear has been a part of my life for a while now. Not real fear you understand. Real fear, I imagine, is being on the front line just about to go over the edge, or being on a plane that goes out of control, or being in any situation that provides you with every right to be very scared indeed.  No, I’m on about the fear that is shared by most of us in our society. More of a phobia than a fear because of its irrationality. But fear is quicker to write so we’ll stay with that.


It’s a fear that can stop us dead in our tracks. It can stop us from (more…)