Husbands and wives should communicate with candor. Who better to watch your back than your spouse? That’s why it was OK for Helaine to say what I was thinking about an event I’m emceeing tonight. “Don’t say anything stupid,” were her words.
I am the emcee for the CABO Anniversary, Business Expo and Awards Event tonight in Middletown.
I emcee a lot. These never worry me. Tonight is a little different.
CABO is a non-profit organization comprised of Connecticut’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business owners, corporations, professionals and supporters. CABO is dedicated to promoting the economic prosperity of the LGBT community in Connecticut by encouraging the support of like-minded businesses and entities. CABO also provides information that is both vital and useful to the continued prosperity and expansion of the Connecticut LGBT business community.
My problem is I want to be myself, be funny and have a good time, but I don’t want to say anything that will offend. I’m very unsure where that line runs. That makes it easy to be inadvertently offensive.
If I totally play it safe I won’t be entertaining. Being a disappointment is nearly as bad as being inappropriate.
Much of what I do will be decided on-the-fly. I will try and get the vibe from the audience and go from there.
It’s unusual for me to worry about appearing before a crowd. I’ll report back later.