I've been working on the Warner Brothers Studio lot, helping with production of some big events during their International Week. I've been doing everything from placing/decorating buffets to working with security to make sure only those on the guest list have access, to golf-carting executives around the studio, to making sure the event photographers get the money shots. A leg up from PA work, technically logistics, basically an assistant stage manager. And as stressful as it is, I've actually really enjoyed it. Events, especially those of this scale (BIG budget) are just like theatre & as crew, you operate the same way. I love it. Maybe after I travel the world working arts festivals, I'll go into SMing events... (Chick, are you listening...?)
Though my feet sure are tired.
It was an amazing event. There were parades, shirtless cowboys serving shots, a jug band & can-can dancers on the back of a pickup truck, aerialists, fire-eaters, a burlesque show, a ferris wheel and merry-go-round, costumed performers interacting with the guests, fireworks and little person bartenders. Definitely the coolest event I've ever been to, let alone been a part of. Unfortunately, since I was working, I couldn't get any pictures. Waaa waaahhhh...
Not much else is going on. My friend Loz from Australia is coming to stay with me for a week starting Monday, so that will be awesome. Until then... sleep.
oh and ps - speaking of, the memorial day fair is setting up in the park outside our house! It comes every year at this time but we always forget about it & therefore are always surprised when we see the carnival lights flashing above the trees...
Today I am so grateful & happy for:
~ free food
~ being part of an incredible event
~ a purring kitten on my lap