July 18, 2012

camp performance

during staff week, anyone who wanted to perform could sign up for the staff concert. i ended up recruiting my new bff victoria to play viola with me to my song "what you do to me." i also got to perform it when the kids got here, which was even more insane!

chantilly sings
photos by graham zinger

chantilly sing


i haven't performed in front of that many people in such a long time. it was also wonderful to have such a supportive audience, and everyone really liked it... i even sold cd's!

it's weird... in new york, EVERYONE has self-released an album. in professional musician land, it's kind of an expectation that you have one. if you don't... you MUST find a way to make it happen. it's not even a question.

but at camp, people were completely bowled over, and i was kind of a rock star for a hot second. people wouldn't believe i didn't have a record deal. one girl swore she saw my cd at best buy.

chantilly sing 2


i guess it goes to show you... i've worked so hard at everything i do, and have sacrificed a lot for my dreams. yet there's always someone who has released more cd's, has toured, has better connections, etc. i get caught up in the comparing game, and never feel good enough about my level of "success."

these pictures are beautiful, and remind me that what i do is worthwhile. having the ability to light up a room full of people IS a big deal. releasing two cd's is a huge deal!


some people are amazed simply because you do the things you do.


xoxo


chantilly

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12 comments

  1. You ARE a rock star ALWAYS! :D I'm so glad you're living this cool experience; you deserve the world!

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  2. amazing!!! this is a great experience, you are very talented :)
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  3. wonderful photos! it's amazing how you're getting yourself out there, really inspiring! xx

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  4. What a sweet story, it's always nice to have a moment when you feel so right about what you do!
    Faye x

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  5. What an amazing experience you had :)

    Sarah
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  6. BEAUTIFUL reflection, Chantilly!!

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  7. Plus, it's extremely rewarding and super joyous to play your music for people who haven't heard it :D Fun!

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  8. You have so much to be proud of. I'm glad you can see that. <3

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  9. That's awesome Chantilly! Sounds like a magical evening full of plenty of love & happy feelings:) I can definitely see how all the hard work pays off in moments like these. Hope you're having an amazing time at camp! xx Marisa

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  10. Kids are the best, but remember that you are already a rockstar!

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  11. You're some kind of awesome. It looks like a blast! Your blog always gives me the itch to preform again. Love it.

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  12. These photographs are so beautiful!
    I think you're a rockstar already :]

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