This could be you with perhaps nothing outwardly suggesting that a superstar is in the house. The audience almost defies you to move them. Low expectations abound. Fine! It's better that way, you say. You are ready.
With nerves on edge you pace. Doubts scream in your mind, "Who do you think you are! You have no business going out there on that stage. You have nothing to say that has not already been said much better than you'll ever say it!"
But you have none of that. This is why you're here, for moments such as this. These are your working conditions, and you'll be getting used to them very nicely, thank you.
Now, it's your turn. The crowd awaits. Play your part well, connect with the audience, and move the skeptics.
Nice job! Let's see if you can even make more improvement in the next show! What do you think? Even better, yes!!