...will be in front of 19,000 people. Be careful what you wish for... Well now I've gone and done it. Next Wednesday I am playing the national anthem solo at the Spurs v. Mavs game. The initial jitters have receded, but I'm sure they'll come back Wednesday. Can anyone else share their first time playing the anthem at a major event? I am tempted to bring a flask just in case! And, no, I will not be taking it up to a high C on my first time...I am keeping it just as F.Scott Key wrote it. Also, my idol in this regard is the late great Tommy Loy. Does anyone have a link or a clip of him playing? Searches on youtube and here netted me nothing. I thought his daughter had posted here recently, but again, a search for "loy" gave me zero results. Thanks so much.