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Saturday, June 19, 2010
And So It Begins
The first week is the hardest...
Somehow, even after all these years, I still manage to forget just how tough it is to get a show up and running. You start at zero, with an empty stage, and five long, hard, up-early-work-late days later, the sets are almost finished and the lighting roughed in. Much remains to be done in the week(s) to come, but the worst is almost over.
A good thing, that, because on this gray Saturday morning, everything hurts. A wide variety of shooting/stabbing/aching pains now afflict my back, neck, arms, hands, legs, and feet, thanks to the sustained beating delivered last week. And since I have to be at the airport in one hour in order to wait two more hour before being shoehorned into an aluminum cylinder for the fifty minute flight back to the home planet-- a process I shall reverse tomorrow morning -- that's it for this week's post.
Right about now I'm wishing the loving couple had simply decided to elope in Las Vegas rather than stage a real wedding, but they didn't -- so away I go...