I'm in SC but i'm about an hour and a half from north carolina. Everyone seems to love maggie valley, boone and all the little towns in NC especially in cherokee country.
And yeah it can really be a challenge your first time on the mic but after a while you learn that you have control of the crowd and it feels great especially when you get them really involved and having a good time. For me i've never really had any issue with confidence and the only thing lots of performers, especially younger ones, have issues with is that they sometimes become cocky and thats just not cool and certainly doesn't attract the girls like they think it does. Confidence is good, cocky is bad and thats what I always try and teach people when I'm training a new MC or DJ.
And Zach...he's just jealous of my cruise history