How Performing Has Helped Shape Our Favorite Musicians' Identities

"If you want to figure out what you're afraid of, try performing"

Photo by Lindsey Byrnes

Life is a performance. It's a weird and beautiful performance that we're a part of, no questions asked. For some, their performance is the day-to-day grind. For others, their performance is on a literal stage in front of thousands.

This year, we asked a selection of our favorite musicians at Life Is Beautiful how their performing on stage has helped influence their identities. For, as The Naked And Famous' Thom Powers said, there's really no better way to figure out what terrifies you than performing in front of many, many, many strangers. After all, it forces you to confront yourself. Hell, maybe it can even help you find yourself. It sure has for these stars.