- performance anxiety
- a desire for a personal connection with an otherwise disinterested crowd.
The show muse may experience swoony feelings of love, or an awkward responsibility that prevents him or her from leaving to get a drink or to pee.
Kate: "It was fine, but I had to pee so bad for the entire show."
Sandy: "Why the hell didn't you just go to the bathroom?"
Kate: "I was the show muse. Couldn't leave. The singer looked terrified."