I have never worn in public before, and this side of me has been kept super secret from the world. I'm pretty scared of ANYBODY finding out. I'm afraid to wear to events or places I may meet people I know, even if it's to simply buy some candy or food or something. Like, a quick trip to the dollar store while wearing? Not happening.
So I decided that a great way to try it for the first time would be attending one of the world's biggest music festivals with thousands of people attending. Seriously: it was huge!
Also hot. It bugged me, but an Abena S4 lasted the entire event. I never used it, too much sweating for that. I just wore shorts and a long white T-shirt. I was there for probably 9 hours, with no way to take it off or change because the bathrooms were very busy, and I'd be embarrassed. I was also an hour and a half from home.
Not terrifying at all. Seriously, just do it. I told my girlfriend on the way home: "You know, I'm seriously happy about my wardrobe decision for the day." She kinda blows me off and says "yeah, white was a good color." I told her, "no, about this!", showing her the padding and she told me she completely forgot about it since we left the house.
Just do it. I've been terrified my whole life for nothing. No one's gonna know. No one's gonna care. Just prepare and plan, and have fun. It's not a big deal. LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES! It's so freeing. Completely changes the aspect of whatever you're doing. It made me feel so great. I personally wasn't awed by the music, but I'm stoked to go next year.